Emails: smart marketing

Emails: smart marketing

How can you improve your use of email communications across your customer lifecycle to get better results for your business?

Email marketing is still one of the best ways to deliver targeted, relevant messages to prospective guests or customers.

Anytime Booking can help you to stand out in the inbox across your customer lifecycle. Our e-marketing module allows you to segment and target your customers to tell them about your latest offerings and entice them back in for another stay.

The benefits of using email marketing

It’s cost effective

Easily one of the most obvious benefits of email marketing is its lower cost compared to mainstream marketing channels. You pay £10 base rate + 2p per email for each campaign you send out but these costs are still far lower than what you would be paying using other marketing channels.

Target your fans

Your customers opt in to email marketing, so you are already in an advantageous position. You should see a much higher conversion rate using this marketing method as you are only targeting those who already have an interest in your holiday brand.

Segmentation gets the right message to the right people

If you gather information about your guests you can harness that information to only send emails to subscribers who meet certain criteria. You can send an offer to subscribers who live in certain areas of the country, to couples, or to those guests who have brought pets in the past, for example. Studies have shown that this marketing tactic often results in improved engagement rates.

A call to action invites a greater response

Email marketing is great for taking your customer from enticing offer to a purchase within a few clicks of a button. With a tempting call to action (“four nights for the price of three”) and a link straight to the checkout booking process, email newsletters can push sales into your till like no other channel.

Design and technology skills needn’t be a barrier to output

You don’t need to be a technical whizz, you can use the templates to easily drag and drop content and images to create a quick and easy campaign. The textual content of an email is the most important thing, not necessarily how beautiful it looks.

Trackable

You can automate, track and evaluate your emails, including click-through and conversion rates. This in turn will give you ideas on how a campaign can be improved. You can also make changes immediately too – not so with broadcasting or print!

Easy to share, with global reach

Your subscribers can forward any of your offerings to their friends at the click of a button, with no geographical boundaries. There aren’t many other types of marketing that can be shared as easily as this, other than social media, which is harder to target. Your current fans can effectively introduce your business to a new market.

Right here, right now

Due to the immediacy of email, you can start seeing results within moments of an email being sent, right down to who is opening it. A ‘limited time only’ sale, for example, is a fantastic marketing opportunity that can be pushed out by email, creating a sense of urgency and persuading your subscribers to take immediate action.

Return on investment

In 2011, the Direct Marketing Association estimated that email marketing typically returns £40 for every £1 invested. With this kind of track record, why not adopt it as a regular marketing channel for your business?

 

Top reasons for using Anytime Booking

Top reasons for using Anytime Booking

Simply put, with us on side, you will be more efficient and sell more holidays online

  1. Convert your web traffic into sales and keep ahead of the competition
  2. Cloud-based software accessible anywhere, Anytime
  3. Unlimited bookings, no commission
  4. Decrease your costs by saving time and money on administration
  5. Speed up your cash-flow with secure, stress-free online transactions
  6. Increase your exposure using Anytime Channel Management
  7. Show your browsing customers live availability
  8. Seamless integration into your website and branding
  9. Clever reporting, statistics and revenue tracking
  10. Enhance your CRM (customer relationship management)
  11. Fully supported software, with dedicated email and telephone support