Web and mobile applications have given rise to transactional email. Not too long ago, email marketing focused heavily on promotional email like newsletters and offers, but now transactional email has been given a boost by web and mobile applications that rely on email to deliver notifications, updates and subscriptions. That’s part of the reason why our funding has been so successful and why our customer base has grown so rapidly in the past year.
Transactional email has essentially become business critical for application based businesses. It’s the driver by which they communicate with their subscribers, grow their customer base, and drive revenue. Flash sale or daily deal sites rely on transactional email to deliver time critical messages to its audience and once purchased, to confirm the sale. … Read more ›
Listia is an online auction site where you sell your unwanted things and bid other people’s stuff using credits instead of real money. Listia relies on email to communicate with their users and since bidding is a real time function, it’s imperative for bid notifications, reminders and friend requests to reach their customer’s inboxes in a timely and reliable manner. … Read more ›
We know that 20% of email never makes it to the inbox. Those are the facts according to numerous studies on email deliverability. As an app developer, even if you have built a winning product, it means nothing if you can’t communicate effectively with your customers to get them to use it.
There are two types of email messages traditionally pushed out to customers – marketing email and transactional email. Marketing messages (a.k.a. commercial email) are email messages that encourage recipients to take an action such as purchasing a product, registering for an event or downloading content. Emails like newsletters, coupons or other promotional mail fall into this category. While recipients have actively subscribed to this list, it does not necessarily mean that this subscriber has converted to an active and loyal customer. … Read more ›