Easter is one of the biggest retail holidays and an ideal occasion to get customers engaged with your brand. In the UK, more than 1 in 2 consumers (62%) plan to spend money over the long Easter weekend.
Yet with more and more retailers vying for customers' attention, making your holiday email marketing campaigns stand out can be challenging. Marketers should avoid repetitive communications and should provide customers with a convenient experience that caters to their needs and interests.
If you’re stuck for inspiration, read on for six of our favorite Easter email campaigns.
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1. Turn shopping into a fun experience
Sunuva made Easter shopping fun by introducing an egg hunt for their customers. Customers could search for hidden eggs on product pages to win 20% off their latest collection. This is a great way to get involved in the holiday spirit if your products aren’t specifically related to the occasion.
2. Increase urgency with countdown timers
Thorntons used a Fresh Relevance Countdown Timer in their Easter email to highlight a limited-duration offer. Temporarily offering a luxury product at a lower price is a great way to boost loyalty with bargain hunters who might normally be turned off by the higher price tag.
3. Give shoppers a dose of inspiration with product recommendations
Product recommendations are a smart tactic for any email campaign and are proven to generate results. In fact, one retailer saw a 24% sales uplift with product recommendations in their email newsletters.
Add product recommendations to your Easter email campaigns to showcase a wider range of your Easter fare, give shoppers an extra dose of inspiration and help them find the perfect products for them.
Molton Brown highlights their bestsellers, showing items that are most popular with other shoppers. Without the ability to try on, touch and see products in the flesh, customers are more likely to be swayed by other shoppers' opinions, making this a persuasive type of product recommendation.
Crate&Barrel includes personalized product recommendations with the heading ‘recommended for you’, signalling to the shopper that this is a selection of products specifically curated for them.
Retailers can use past purchase and browse data to send shoppers recommendations that are most likely to peak their interest.
4. Help shoppers have their best Easter yet with useful tips
Going in for the hard sell has its time and place. But for holidays such as Easter where your customers might have extra free time to fill and families to entertain, try sharing useful content to help them have their happiest Easter yet. This softer approach will help you build your brand reputation and foster customer loyalty in the process. Use your email newsletters to share tips for the perfect Easter roast or tutorials for DIY egg decorating - anything that helps your customers have fun and get the most out of your products.
Paperchase fills their newsletter with DIY Easter projects to delight and entertain their subscribers.
5. Reassure shoppers with social proof
Social proof is an effective way to ease any purchase anxiety and boost conversions. Tactics such as star ratings, customer reviews and user-generated content serve to build shoppers’ trust with your brand, while popularity and scarcity messaging increase urgency and reduce click to purchase rate.
Getting Personal gives their Easter email campaign extra converting power with user-generated content, showcasing their chocolatey products with happy customers.
To keep content fresh and the manual effort to a minimum, retailers can incorporate real-time social feeds to automatically pull the latest posts into their marketing emails.
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