People respond to welcome emails, pure and simple.
For one, they click on them. Just under 31% of welcome messages were opened in 2020. Our ecommerce statistics report discovered that, of those, an astounding 52% resulted in a purchase.
FiGPiN is one ecommerce merchant taking advantage of this technique to drive sales of its collectible pins. While the company advertises new releases every week, its automated workflows are “gravy on the top,” in the words of Senior Marketing Manager Allison Caufield.
Caufield, a one-woman marketing show, shares how she’s managing it.
We explore how a pop-up form on the website increased the contact list by 16 times, before slicing into the strategy behind the “hello” series and the content within. The three-part approach generates a 22% conversion rate.
There’s the matter of SMS, too—a perfect match for capitalizing on the FOMO (fear of missing out) nature of the FiGPiN fan base.
Plus, we ask some experts (the Omnisend customer success manager who has steered Caufield toward success, and an email marketing industry guru) to discuss their tips for a bang-up welcome series.
We answer the following welcome-related questions and more:
About the Guests
Allison Caufield, Senior Marketing Manager, FiGPiN
Caufield is an experienced marketer with over 10 years spent in the industry. Her previous roles have provided her with extensive knowledge in the affiliate marketing space, as well as business growth strategies. She resides in Everett, WA with her two young kids and loves to get outside to explore the PNW (when it's not raining)."
Heather Wiand, Customer Success Manager, Omnisend
Wiand works with numerous ecommerce brands, helping them build upon their marketing approach and increase email and SMS marketing sales. She guides them with best practices, automation optimization opportunities, and product support. Wiand also serves as a lead for Omnisend’s new customer onboarding process, aiding them in quickly driving high ROI and setting the stage for long-term success.
Lucas Walker, Founder, Rolled Up
Walker is a serial entrepreneur. He has started three successful businesses in the software, ecommerce and media spaces. Lucas’ experience also includes marketing for an internationally-recognized sales trainer, where he launched the Make It Happen Mondays podcast, oversaw partners around the world, and reviewed over 10,000 ecommerce websites.