Why Email Marketing
For many small business owners, managing the daily operations of a company is a full-time, borderline 24/7 job. While you may try to play the Jack of all Trades, you’ve probably felt like there’s never enough time to do it all.
As a result, it’s common for marketing to become an afterthought for business owners. You’re already struggling with the “essential” tasks, how could you possibly add another thing to your list?
With email marketing, however, promoting your business and connecting with customers becomes a whole lot easier – and that’s only a snapshot of the bigger email marketing picture.
Email marketing delivers a return of 4,300 percent, is more cost effective than other forms of marketing, and it frees up your time so you can get back to running your business. And consumers love it. Take a look – the stats don’t lie:
- 74% of consumers prefer to receive commercial communications via email
- 66% of consumers have made a purchase online as a result of an email marketing message
- 138% more is spent by consumers who receive email messages
At its simplest, email marketing is a powerful communication tool for building relationships with customers. It gives you a chance to speak to a lot of people at once and even expand your reach. And it allows you to stay connected with loyal customers and on-the-fence prospects who otherwise may have never interacted with your brand again.
Imagine this scenario for a moment: A bright-eyed individual is exploring your website. She looks around a few pages, but leaves with an empty shopping cart when she doesn’t see a sweater in her favourite colour. Maybe she’ll return and consider making a purchase, but the chances are slim.
Now imagine she had an opportunity to hear from you again – a chance to sign up to your email list and leave the door open for future interactions. And quite possibly, a win-win scenario of a sale for you and a satisfied customer who found a sweater in the perfect shade of teal.
Email becomes so much more than just another way to throw your company name before customers – it’s a way to connect with people, develop their trust, and present the value of your business and products.
And that’s what sets email marketing apart from traditional advertising. Instead of just telling consumers about your company and hoping they make a purchase, you’re making real connections with those who are truly interested in your business and building long-lasting trust.
Considering that most people prefer to communicate with brands through their inbox, email marketing is a no-brainer. So what are you waiting for?