Are You Doing Email Wrong? Just Four Steps to Increase Sales!

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Another great MarketingProfs article.  This one is by Joy Gendusa the founder and CEO of PostcardMania.

Four Steps to Increasing Sales Using Email Marketing

Email marketing is similar to social media in that it’s a marketing tool that’s most effective for follow-up, not lead generation.

Consider these statistics about follow-up: 2% of sales are made on the first contact; 3% of sales are made on the second contact; 5% of sales are made on the third contact; 10% of sales are made on the fourth contact; and 80% of sales are made on the fifth to twelfth contact.

Yet… 48% of salespeople never follow up with a prospect; 25% of salespeople make a second contact, then stop; and just 12% of salespeople make more than three contacts.

Effective follow-up equals more sales, yet most businesses do not follow up enough with prospects. Enter drip email marketing: To nurture leads…

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