Marketing Charts recently released a great chart documenting what types of communicates lead to customer purchases. This is extremely helpful if you offer a product. Of course each businesses’s audience is different and will respond to things differently. One restaurant I work with responds well to amazing text deals but email can sometimes be a struggle.
Here is the chart:
Some interesting notes from this research:
1. Retargeting is at the bottom of the list. I wonder if people artificially lowered this number because it creeps themÂ out. But it is interesting that direct mail ranks higher on the list. I suppose it has a lot to do with the quality of the direct mail list you buy.
2. What is interesting is that the top three items are all emails! I love email marketing.Â Â Email is a great form of permission marketing and its something businesses should always be thinking about, “How do we increase our permission base?”.
3. The Staggering drop off between two and three. Free shipping and discounts reign supreme here. I suspect this tactic will become more and more prominentÂ as we increasingly stop buying things in brick and mortar locations and instead switch to online stores. Free shipping will be the gold standard and is already used by things like Amazon prime to attract consumers.