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Research Shows That Customers Prefer Email
By Daniel Burstein, Marketing Sherpa
The amount of channels available to communicate with stakeholders has expanded dramatically over the past decade and options continue to grow. To help you communicate with your customers, MarketingSherpa asked 2,057 American adults about their channel preferences.
Market Research Question: How do you recommend that companies communicate with you? Please select all that apply.
Customers Overwhelmingly Prefer Email
“It’s not the tired email-is-dead 2003 world anymore. Junk mail didn’t kill email the way most ‘experts’ expected. Instead, the struggle to stay afloat in an ocean of junk made permission emailers much, much stronger.”
This was before the rise of the latest threats to email communication – Facebook, Twitter, smartphones and WhatsApp, etc. However, according to our latest research, email marketing could borrow from Mark Twain’s famous quote, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”
We discovered that a large majority of U.S. adults – 72 percent – prefer communication with companies to happen through email.
In many ways, customers prefer traditional versus digital tactics – with email being the main exception. Email was unique among digital channels. In fact, it was the only digital channel to outperform old media standbys – postal mail (preferred by 48 percent), television ads (preferred by 34 percent) and print media, such as magazines and newspapers, (preferred by 31 percent).
For example, only 11 percent of people preferred mobile apps and just 7 percent preferred online video ads.
Across Every Demographic, Email Was The Most Popular Channel
There were variations on channel preferences among different demographic groups. For example, 64 percent of those 55+ preferred postal mail, and 41 percent in that cohort preferred print media, while 38 percent of people ages 18-54 preferred postal mail, and 24 percent preferred print media.
However, across almost every demographic surveyed, email was the preferred way to communicate with companies. The only exception was females 65 or older – 64 percent prefer email, and 65 percent prefer postal mail.
Males aged 35-44 were the biggest fans – with 87 percent preferring email as their favorite channel.
For More Information About Digital Marketing Trends, visit: http://www.marketingsherpa.com/article/chart/customer-communication-by-channel
Editor’s Note: Of course this insight puts a premium on data collection and management. That’s the first part of the equation–building your email lists. We have many tactics that we recommend for email harvesting and relationship management.
Small business is booming; sometimes it needs a payment facilitator and sometimes it becomes one. Sometimes huge business takes the plunge too.
Microsoft this past week introduced a Microsoft Office Service named Microsoft Bookings, designed to ease scheduling of appointments for business owners between themselves, employees and customers. It’s a short leap to see that businesses could ask customers making appointments to pay first or lock in a date with a deposit. MindBody comes to mind, with its focus on wellness businesses and appointment bookings and payment enabling.
MasterCard thinks the U.K. is a jolly good place to do business. With its $920 million purchase of processor VocaLink, the card brand gets a firm owned by 13 U.K. banks that did 11 billion transactions in 2015, but that gaudy number might be the milk and sugar in the cup of tea that is a platform it coveted.
The same day Visa made an ACH-related move by partnering with PayPal so the two mega brands putting their money in bank accounts is no coincidence. ACH represents 50 percent of total electronic payment flows across the world’s 50 largest countries.
PFs, make sure your PayPal and Visa relationships are strong. PF giant PayPal and card brand titan Visa each struck digital gold from a partnership announced last week: PayPal can be used with contactless payments because it gets access to Visa’s tokenization feature, while Visa gets access to PayPal’s 188 million users and can sell issuers on a differentiator the other brands don’t have.
Rick Oglesby, principal of AZ Payments Group and a partner of Double Diamond Group, says on this week’s paymentfacilitator.com podcast that frictionless speedy payment processes drives the deal on both ends. PayPal has the signups to cut down a step at checkout while Visa has the rails to decrease the time it takes for PayPal to get paid by banks.
Facebook is charging back into the payments space but this time charging hard — taking 5% on every donation it processes through its recently launched non-profit features, announced to page administrators Tuesday. Facebook introduced a Donate button for 19 select non-profits in 2013, but didn’t charge a fee, instead sending 100 percent of donations to the charity. The social media giant says of each donation made through Donate buttons that keep donors on a non-profit’s page:
“We’re committed to building products that make it as easy and safe as possible for people to contribute to the causes they care about. To make this possible, starting in August, 2% of contributions will be used to cover a portion of the costs of nonprofit vetting, security, and fraud protection, operational costs and payment support and 3% of contributions will go to payment processing. The remaining 95% will go straight to the nonprofit. Facebook’s goal is to create a platform for good that’s sustainable over the long-term, and not to make a profit from these charitable giving tools.”
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