2019 Black Friday & Q4 Facebook Ad Playbook: How to Stay Efficient When Costs Rise

The holiday shopping season is upon us. For advertisers, Q4 and particularly the week surrounding Black Friday is unlike any other time of the year. Ad costs typically spike by 25% or more. The competition for quality inventory is fierce.  Ecommerce advertisers are managing their boom time, while other advertisers – like mobile games and apps – are hoping to just close the year strong.   Late Q4 is the busiest time of the year for

Black Friday Ecommerce Statistics for 2018

Black Friday continues to be the most popular shopping day on the planet, with most of it in retail outlets. 2018 had incredible growth, with a 23% increase in overall sales and 9% increase in average order value! Consumer enthusiasm drove online sales to new heights this Black Friday 2018 weekend at $18B in turnovers just in the United States. This trend reflects globally as well, as more retailers across Europe and Asia adopt the

5 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Email Experience in 2017

Our partners at 250ok, an email performance platform, along with Hubspot and MailCharts have provided some essential data and variances with the last two years of data for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To give you the best advice available, Joe Montgomery of 250ok teamed up with Courtney Sembler, Inbox Professor at HubSpot Academy, and Carl Sednaoui, Director of Marketing and Co-Founder at ‎MailCharts. The email data included comes from MailCharts’ analysis of top 1000

Priming the Omnichannel for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

There’s no question about it, retail is undergoing a dynamic transformation. The constant flux among all the channels is forcing retailers to sharpen their sales and marketing strategies, especially as they approach Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Digital sales, which includes online and mobile, are clearly the bright spots in retail. Cyber Monday 2016 claimed the title for the largest online sales day in U.S. history, with $3.39 billion in online sales. Black Friday came

10 Ecommerce Trends You Will See Implemented in 2017

It wasn’t too long ago that consumers weren’t really that comfortable entering their credit card data online to make a purchase. They didn’t trust the site, they didn’t trust the store, they didn’t trust the shipping… they just didn’t trust anything. Years later, though, and Combined with purchasing activity, an incredible selection of ecommerce platforms, an unending supply of distribution sites, and a rock-bottom barrier to entry… ecommerce is skyrocketing in both sophistication and growth.

Reducing Abandoned Carts This Holiday Season: 8 Tips to Impact Sales

I recently watched a video of a Target manager standing atop his checkout, delivering a rousing speech to his staff before opening the door to Black Friday shoppers, rallying his troops as if he was preparing them for battle. In 2016, the mayhem that was Black Friday was bigger than ever. Although shoppers spent on average $10 less than they did last year, However, mercifully for the staff who had to brace themselves for the