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Order Follow-up Emails
Email marketing programs keep customers coming back
Any ecommerce business that thinks the job is done once the sale is made is just asking to lose customers. An order is only the beginning of a customer relationship — a crucial opportunity that no serious online company can afford to ignore.
You have to nurture a great customer
When customers buy from you and sign-up to receive regular emails, they’re asking to hear more about your company and what you have to offer. A series of time-released trigger emails tailored specifically for your business can turn an ordinary sale into a solid customer relationship that leads to “lifetime” loyalty.
Keeping customers is far less costly than acquiring new ones — and much more profitable. Develop an email marketing program to:
Thank them for ordering
Email a thank-you note after each sale. Include additional information about the product they are about to receive and specifics about its arrival time. Never let a sale go “cold.”
Give them something back
Offer a special discount on their next purchase or suggest a related product they might be interested in. There are proven ways to do this that can be highly effective.
Be there when they need you
Ask for feedback on the product they just purchased and reinforce your quality guarantee.
Reward them for being faithful
Set up a loyalty program that pays easily redeemable dividends for frequent buying or puts good customers in a special category they’ll appreciate.
Get them to spread the word
Happy customers are the most credible, enthusiastic salespeople. Give them something to shout about and ask them to tell all their friends.