Five Tips For Maximizing Holiday Gift Card Sales

Retail TouchPoints

Considering that the average number of physical gift cards purchased per consumer has increased over the last three years from 4.7 Invest in incentives: Besides making a perfect present, gift cards can also help encourage additional spending.

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‘Tis The Season For Gift Giving…But Will Experiences Win Out In The Long Run?

Retail TouchPoints

Nearly seven in 10 Americans (69%) said they would skip exchanging gifts this holiday season if their friends and family agreed to it, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of SunTrust Banks. For those born without the gifting “gene,” we need all the help we can get.

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Should Struggling Retailers Gift Execs With Massive Holiday Bonuses?

Retail TouchPoints

Last week, Toys ‘R’ Us won U.S. bankruptcy court approval to pay its top 17 executives $14 million in incentive bonuses. Judge Keith Phillips of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Va., signed off on the bonuses following lengthy arguments from attorney Lynn Kohen on behalf of the U.S.

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Customers Demand Flexible Gift Card Options this Holiday Season

Kibo

With roughly 80% of consumers expecting to buy gift cards this holiday season, […]. The post Customers Demand Flexible Gift Card Options this Holiday Season appeared first on The Omni Channel. eCommerce Uncategorized gift card promotion Holiday eCommerce

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Crafts, Gifts & Non-Profit Ecommerce Site Design

BigCommerce

At Man Crates, we believe men deserve better giftsgifts that are just as exciting to give as they are to receive. Gifts you can’t wait to arrive because you know the recipient will love opening them. The gifts of water cooler legend! Out of the Box Gift Themes.

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How-To Boost Your Ecommerce Holiday Sales with Gift Finders

ecomdash

To address this issue, a number of online retailers are starting to offer interactive gift guides and finders. Gift finders engage shoppers by asking a few questions about the gift recipient, and immediately providing them with gift ideas. Creating your gift finder.

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Big Freeze prompts flurry of festive gift buying online

Retail Technology Review

Widespread snow and sub-zero temperatures across the UK prompted an early flurry of online festive gift buying, with searches around 'Christmas gifts' up 12% week-on-week*, according to data from Summit, specialists in online retailing

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Deliver the Goods: Evolution of the Gift Guide

Bronto

If leveraged correctly, gift guides can get your business a big piece of the holiday pie. The post Deliver the Goods: Evolution of the Gift Guide appeared first on Bronto Blog.

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The 2016 eCommerceFuel Holiday Gift Guide

eCommerceFuel

New post from eCommerceFuel : For a third year in a row, we’re back with the ultimate holiday gift guide so you can shop right here from the wonderful stores that make up our eCommerceFuel community. We’ve got some great gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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For Personalization Success this Holiday Season, Unwrap the Gift of Data.

Kibo

The post For Personalization Success this Holiday Season, Unwrap the Gift of Data. There’s no time like the holidays to prove the time- and money-saving potential […]. appeared first on The Omni Channel

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How to Use Gift Cards as a Marketing Tool to Increase Conversion Rates

Bootstrapping Ecommerce

Gift cards aren’t just a product, they’re a powerful marketing tool you can use to increase your conversion rates, you just need to know how to use them. The post How to Use Gift Cards as a Marketing Tool to Increase Conversion Rates appeared first on Bootstrapping Ecommerce. Conversion Optimization Strategy & Analytics

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Gift cards big for Christmas: Top 10 products sold on Amazon in December

Jumpshot

Gift card and Echo Dot sales drove a 30 percent month-over-month increase in the volume of US consumers that purchased a top ten product on Amazon in December. In December, these two Amazon-brand products fell one slot in the list, while Amazon gift cards rose to first place.

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How To Double Your Gift Card Sales

Springboard Retail

44% / Consumers who said they were more likely to visit a store they would not have gone to otherwise because of a gift card. 52% / Consumers who said they were likely to visit a store more often because of gift card. 75% / Consumers who spend more than the value of their gift card. $38 38 / Average overspend per gift card transaction. It's pretty clear that gift cards are a win-win for both retailers and their customers!

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Weebly Website of the Month: Glow Gifts

Weebly

If you want a gift that captures the essence of the hip city of Portland, Oregon, there's no better place to turn than Glow Gifts. The brainchild of entrepreneur Courtney Kennedy, Glow Gifts offers hand-picked gift packages featuring Portland's finest artisan products.

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Real-Time Personalization: The Gift That Helps Gift Giving

Dynamic Yield

Here's how real-time personalization can help shoppers find gifts for friends and family during the holiday shopping season. The post Real-Time Personalization: The Gift That Helps Gift Giving appeared first on Dynamic Yield.

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Real-Time Personalization: The Gift That Helps Gift Giving

Dynamic Yield

Here's how real-time personalization can help shoppers find gifts for friends and family during the holiday shopping season. The post Real-Time Personalization: The Gift That Helps Gift Giving appeared first on Dynamic Yield.

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How Macy’s, Saks and Nordstrom Are Putting a Personalized Twist on Holiday Gift Guides

Sailthru

But this holiday season, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue are solving that challenge with a personalized twist on gift guides. Gift guides are a great way to make recommendations, a must this time of year. Nordstrom’s gift guide goes far more granular than “him” and “her.”

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Stocking the top gifts of 2017: A retail Christmas story

Bamboo Rose

‘Twas months before Black Friday, most were at the beach Sourcing managers were scurrying – not enough coffee in reach What would be the top gifts? The post Stocking the top gifts of 2017: A retail Christmas story appeared first on Bamboo Rose.

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Custom Gift Cards: Creative Ideas for Black Friday & Cyber Monday Rush

Weebly

Black Friday and the Cyber Monday rush are the perfect times to get creative with Weebly's Custom Gift Cards. The holiday is an ideal time to introduce a new product like custom gift cards. Here's why gift cards are so effective and how you can take advantage of them.

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The Ultimate Weebly Holiday Gift Guide

Weebly

Need some last minute gift ideas this holiday season? Check out the top curated holiday gifts we discovered after searching through thousands of online stores. Look no further than the hand crafted products designed and sold by members of the Weebly community.

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Custom Gift Cards: Creative Ideas for Black Friday & Cyber Monday Rush

Weebly

Black Friday and the Cyber Monday rush are the perfect times to get creative with Weebly's Custom Gift Cards. The holiday is an ideal time to introduce a new product like custom gift cards. Here's why gift cards are so effective and how you can take advantage of them.

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Emphasize Emotion In Your Holiday Customer Service

Forrester eCommerce

As the holidays approach and the post-holiday return rush quickly follows, a few things will occur simultaneously: hundreds of millions of customers will make purchases, total holiday retail sales will push the $720 billion mark, and millions more will send odd, ill-fitting, or unwanted gifts […]. This blog post is part of Forrester’s Holiday 2018 retail series.

Targeting the Last Minute Shopper

UpSellIt

Shopping for last minute gifts can be an arduous process. Shoppers can often feel a sense of hopelessness as they hurriedly search for suitable gifts. A recent study found that 40% of consumers wait until the last minute to find gifts for friends and family.

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Seriously Silly Socks: Personalization + pick, pack, ship simplification.

BigCommerce

Many of our socks are bought as gifts and our product range includes a lot of gift boxes designed for this purpose. We have 3 types of gift box: Branded boxes containing 3/4 pairs of socks that have been packed by one of the sock brands. Why they won.

Bidali integrates Enjin Coin into payment gateway enabling seamless Liquidity and real-time payments

Retail Technology Review

Bidali, Canada’s first regulated crypto-payment processor and online gift card retailer, has announced the integration of Enjin Coin (ENJ) as a method of payment across their ecosystem, in a move to offer seamless liquidity and real-time payments to gamers.

The Very Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Emails of 2018

Zaius

Le Creuset highlights free shipping as its main Black Friday discount, as well as offering a free gift, but only if you spend $200. Ball and Buck continues that community theme with the promise of free gifts for people attending its Small Business Saturday event.

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Retailer Finds Savings in Carrier Costs

Retail TouchPoints

This Holiday Season, Give Your Customers a 360-Degree Marketing Strategy  

GetElastic

If you’re like millions of others shopping for the perfect gifts for your family and friends, you know the drill. Maybe you finally find the new kitchen gadget for the culinary-inclined cousin you drew in the gift exchange. The shopper buying a KitchenAid or Cuisinart as a gift would be flagged as a new customer interested in culinary products, despite being unlikely to purchase again. The holidays are upon us.

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What’s the Best Way to Pay on Amazon?

CPC Strategy

From credit and debit cards to linked bank accounts, gift cards, > Read More. There are dozens of ways to pay for your purchases on Amazon. The post What’s the Best Way to Pay on Amazon? appeared first on Retail Performance Marketing Blog - CPC Strategy. Amazon Marketplace

Using Wishlists Beyond the Holidays

UpSellIt

In addition, the list can be shared with friends and family to provide gift ideas for special occasions. While carts often include items for others, a shared wishlist is a direct indication of what a customer personally values and desires as gifts. When You Wish Upon a List.

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50+ Father’s Day Email Subject Lines for eCommerce

eCommerce Training Academy

Gifts he truly deserves this Father’s Day. Send a Gift to Dad in Time – Order Before 12 PM PST. Shop Our Father’s Day Gift Guide. All Bets on Him – Gifts Ideas for Father’s Day. Order Your Personalized Gifts For Dad By Sunday.

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7 Examples of the Best Shopping Apps in 2019

CPC Strategy

Just need help finding those holiday gifts on the go? Thinking of launching (or re-launching) your store’s online shopping app? We’ve got you. Read More. The post 7 Examples of the Best Shopping Apps in 2019 appeared first on Retail Performance Marketing Blog - CPC Strategy. Ecommerce

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Holiday Readiness Series: Take Your Social Strategy to the Next Level

Retail TouchPoints

There’s no better time than now to get your social strategy ready for the gift-buying rush. Shoppers want brands to be just as social as they are — whether to help address issues or find the perfect gifts.

The Ecommerce Holiday Readiness Checklist: Mobile Optimization, Checkout CRO & The 11th Hour

BigCommerce

Process orders, scan shipments, modify products, coupons, banners and gift cards. Create sneak peek or “coming soon” pages: These are perfect for when you are planning your gift guide and help to provide a nice boost to your SEO rankings. Offer a “gift with purchase” promotion.

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Top 7 Holiday Ecommerce Marketing Emails

ecomdash

Gift Card Offers. Gift cards are always a big holiday seller — some people are difficult to shop for, so an open-ended gift card leaves everyone happy. Rather than promoting your products all the time, take some time to promote your gift cards. Gift wrapping options.

Top 10 Christmas Products to Sell Online for Adults

ecomdash

For many of us, eating and receiving gifts are two of our most favorite activities around Christmas time. Recipes would ideally combine both delicious dinners and irresistible desserts to enjoy after the gifts have been unwrapped. Gift Cards.

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Christmas Comes Early: Five ecommerce tools retailers need to implement in July to be ready for the festive season

Retail Technology Review

Considering that 26% of UK consumers begin hunting for the perfect Christmas gifts come August, July would seem like the ideal time to prepare By Chris Boaz, Head of Marketing at PCA Predict (a GBG Company). Retailers around the UK know that summer is the ideal time to begin the build-up to the Christmas season. When should they start though?

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Grinchbots Seize The Holiday Season: A Data Lesson For Retailers

Retail TouchPoints

You won’t regret the expenditure, and the gift won’t wind up in the return pile after the holidays. By Julian Waits, Devo Technology It was Christmas and my nieces and nephews asked for just one thing: Hatchimals. I was desperate to find them, but everywhere I looked was sold out.

Four Unexpected Holiday Expenses Your Business Can Prepare For Now

Retail TouchPoints

The last thing you want is to prevent your customers from getting their gifts on time. One in four Americans expect to see their employer show their appreciation for employees around the holidays, whether it be in the form of a monetary gift or otherwise. Business owners who plan to give gifts to their employees should also plan for that added expense and may want to consider financing to cover it in case the holiday revenue hasn’t quite settled.

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My Exact Abandoned Cart Email Sequence And How To Recover Lost Sales From Your Shop

My Wife Quit Her Job

One time, I was shopping for my wife’s anniversary gift online when I was rudely interrupted by screams from my kids downstairs. Whenever I shop online, I like to comparison shop before I buy most things.

Seriously, Stop Trying to Beat Amazon at Ecommerce

Zaius

For example, use high quality packaging, or include a free sample gift, or offer one-on-one customer consultation with experts on your team. This article originally appeared in Website Magazine. It’s just not worth it to try to beat Amazon in the world of ecommerce. .

Weaponized Bots And The Risk To Merchants

Retail TouchPoints

Gift cards are attractive targets. Advanced bots make it easier to find valid numbers and required verification data, and either exploit the gift card balances or sell them on the black market. Another reason hackers love gift cards: over $100 billion is spent on them annually.

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7 Sales-Producing Holiday Promos to Run

ecomdash

3 – Offer a Bonus with Gift Card Purchases. may be difficult for people to buy gifts for others since it can be expensive. Offer gift cards so the recipient can buy the items they need or want. Offer gift buyers a holiday bonus promotion to entice them to buy gift cards.

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