As the saying goes, less is more — and nowhere is this ideology more relevant than with email marketing. As subscribers are becoming more sophisticated and expecting personalized brand experiences, marketers need to tailor email frequency based on individual engagement and preferences. While most marketers do understand the importance of not over-emailing subscribers, many still stick with this outdated practice. However, receiving too many emails from a brand is one of the biggest drivers of subscriber dissatisfaction, as highlighted by a recent survey from Yes Lifecycle. If this isn’t reason enough to consider adjusting your email send frequency, here are four more reasons that prove the case that less is more: Click Read More below for additional detail.
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) may change how retailers and consumers interact, according to data from Gartner.
By 2020, 100 million consumers will shop using AR technology online and in-store, according to Gartner data. A 2018 Gartner also survey indicated that, by 2020, 46% of retailers planned to deploy either AR or VR solutions to meet customer service experience requirements. Gartner analysis indicates that AR and VR technology have the potential to let retailers individualize offers and enable customers to visualize products in different settings.
In addition, Gartner says that using VR’s immersive interfaces, retailers can create task efficiencies or reduce the costs associated with designing new products. They can also enhance the understanding of information through advanced graphical visualization and simulation technologies.
“Retailers are under increasing pressure to explain the purpose of physical stores, and take control of the fulfillment and return process for cross-channel execution,” said Hanna Karki, principal research analyst at Gartner. “At the same time, consumers are progressively defining the value provided by the experiences they receive from retailers. As a result of these pressures, retailers are turning to AR and VR to offer customers a unified retail experience inside and outside retail stores.”
Gartner data further suggests that 5G mobile network technology represents an opportunity to accelerate the adoption of AR and VR in stores. Gartner’s recent 5G enterprise survey indicated that AR/VR applications running on 5G attract the highest expectations for becoming drivers of new revenue, across all use cases and respondents.
According to Gartner, 5G capabilities can support multiple uses cases, such as real-time rendering for immersive video, shorter download and set-up times, and extension of brands and shopping experiences beyond stores.