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Email Marketing Software for Gardening Centers

Jul 6, 2008
Email marketing software will assist your gardening center maintain client loyalty in a fast paced spring and summer season, when there is tons of competition. It will assist your stay ahead of the competition by ensuring you track your clients' interests and needs.

Email marketing software enables you to better understand you client. You can then send out campaigns that are specific to their interests and needs. This way, you achieve greater loyalty to your store; and with greater loyalty, there are greater profits.

Email marketing software comes equipped with a tracking feature that is able to chart your clients' "opens", "clicks" and "forwards". Within your email marketing campaign, part of your design will be established so that when you send out a campaign to all of your subscribers, they will be able to click on a promotion that they feel is appropriate to their needs. You can then track which clients are selecting the different promotions you have offered. What's more is email marketing software has a feature that allows you to export this data (who clicked, what they clicked on, and when they clicked on it) into a file that can be used to create a new email marketing software campaign geared to this refined list.

Email marketing software automatically segments your client base for you, to assist you to better target your client's wants and needs. By offering these people who have showed interest some discounts and promotions, you will obtain a greater number of people consistently returning to your store. Their loyalty will increase when you personalize your emails to them.

Another promotion you can offer your top clients is a special invitation to a "Garden Party" in their honor. You can use your email marketing software to track your email campaigns and figure out who these top clients are. Then, just use your email marketing software to automatically send out a personalized invitation, and make your clients feel like they are your most preferred. You can even include family activities in your event, allowing your clients to share their love of gardening with their entire families.

So, how exactly do you decide who is a preferred client? Having segmented your clients, you can now cross reference the people who are selecting on your promotions, with those that have actually come in to your garden center to purchase your products. Another great feature of email marketing software is the tracking of "forwards". This important tracking mechanism indicates which of your clients are promoting your store for you. Sending out an invite to these people will make them understand how much you appreciate their business and effort in telling their friends about your center.

By tracking your preferred clients you will be able to better serve their needs and make them feel valued as a client. Having a greater amount of loyal clients will translate into consistent growth in sales. In the quick spring and summer season, you don't want to only service "annuals", you want to make sure you've got "perennials."
About the Author
Robert Burko is the President of Elite Email, the complete email marketing software package used by gardening centers around the world. You can deploy comprehensive email marketing for your gardening center with a no risk free trial. Start harnessing the power of email marketing today!
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