Use Email Marketing to Produce Food Orders Online

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Where to Start

Assess the Email Marketing Activities of Your Business

At what stage (1-5) is your business on each of these activities?

(Source: Smart Insights)

Promotions and Communications Strategy

  1. Do you have a newsletter and send promo email blasts?
  2. Have you started email marketing automation? Automatic welcome emails for example?
  3. Are you now applying more advanced automation? For example, an email nurture sequence towards a product purchase?
  4. Are you now at the stage of full customer lifecycle automation? For example reactivation emails for dormant customers?
  5. Are you now developing additional automation sequences specific to your market?

Email Capabilities 

  1. Are you simply tracking responses to your sent emails?
  2. Are there regular reports on the number of email opens and/or clicks to promo links?
  3. Do you track the results of your marketing campaigns, or segment your target audience from their responses?
  4. Does your business evaluate target audience engagement and devise strategies to improve engagement activities?
  5. Have you reached the stage where you apply a CRM (customer relationship management) system and respond to analytics data?

Creatives and Templates

  1. Simple headers and subject lines
  2. Multiple templates
  3. Insert dynamic content
  4. Mobile optimized, video reviews
  5. Real-time content

Targeting Your Audience

  1. Do you just pray you’re sending to the right audience?
  2. Are your email marketing campaigns based on demographics?
  3. Are you applying basic triggers for various market segments?
  4. Have you crafted customer lifecycle message sequences and score and grade prospective buyers?
  5. Are you crafting even more additional sequences?

Customer List Quality

  1. You’re not managing your customer list.
  2. You have list building options in place.
  3. You’ve started improving the quality of your list.
  4. You’re reactivating dormant customers and removing unresponsive ones.
  5. You’ve established email preference centers.

Optimization

  1. No optimization.
  2. You’re experimenting with different offers, subjects.
  3. You’re testing subjects, structured offers.
  4. You’re analyzing layout reviews, conducting AB testing.
  5. You’re into multivariate testing and use of artificial intelligence.

Your Score

How did you do?

If you’ve reached level 3 in all of these categories, you’re well on your way to achieving great marketing results from your email campaigns.

But if you’re only at level 1 on all (or maybe only 1 or 2 categories), then you should consider getting a digital marketing partner to help you with email marketing.

The Benefits and Advantages of Having a Digital Marketing Partner

Hiring a digital marketing partner to work with your in-house marketer or team can be the most effective way to optimize your marketing budget. Here’s why:

Broader Skill Set

Almost all businesses would benefit from the services of a full-time web developer, writer or analyst. But most can’t justify the cost of hiring one. A digital marketing partner gets you a team of experienced professionals working on your promotions for much less than an in-house team.

Less Costs

Generally speaking, for the same price as one or two full-time employees, you gain access to a team of professionals across multiple marketing specialties. That said, total cost can vary greatly based on the size of your business and how much you’re looking to accomplish.

Lower Commitment

Digital marketing partners are easier to hire and easier to fire than someone employed by the company.  Your company won’t be responsible for any hiring, interviewing, onboarding, and other time-consuming or expensive tasks for committing to a new employee. 

Results Driven

Professionals are driven by actual results. We want to make sure we are gathering accurate, insightful data to guide your marketing strategy. Providing meaningful data and reporting is a crucial aspect of the partnership so you can make informed decisions moving forward.  

Productivity

With a digital marketing partner, 100% of your investment goes toward the production of deliverables. Your marketing budget won’t be spent on benefits, equipment, ongoing education, training and similar costs. Typically, we can get digital marketing work done more efficiently.

Advanced Tools

We have access to a great number of tools and resources that are usually not practical for only one company to have. Some of them are exclusive to industry professionals. Having a large network of vendors and channels can also lead to further partnerships down the line.

Stability

Many junior-to-mid-level marketers change jobs every 2-3 years. When one leaves, the company often incur delays in marketing campaigns and the added costs of recruiter fees and training. With a partner, your marketing strategy will still be executed consistently month to month.

Flexibility

Having a digital marketing partner gives your company the flexibility to ramp up audience engagement, or slow it down as needed. If you want to launch a new website, you can quickly have your digital marketing partner create it. Once the website is live, you can allocate that time to another aspect of your campaign.

Objectivity

A digital marketing partner isn’t influenced by company biases or assumed knowledge. This makes it easier to craft a clear message to your target audience. In-house teams often lose the core message because of too much internal knowledge. An unbiased report help communicate clearly to the outside world.

What WE Do

How We Level Up Your Email Marketing Capabilities to Grow Your Customer Base

We support your business with multiple channels plus analytics to power your marketing campaigns.

Email Marketing

Many successful businesses prioritize email marketing for many good reasons. Email newsletters yield high returns on investment, provide value to your subscribers and keep customers engaged with your business. Good email marketing can provide a regular income stream, and can even be the lifeblood of your business.

 

Content Marketing

Our Culinary Scene Investigator Blog provides relevant, quality content to help keep your customers engaged in between marketing promotion periods. Our network of writers regularly publish articles about local, regional and international cuisine in the Lifestyle sections of Business Mirror and The Daily Tribune newspapers.

Marketing Promotion Lead Pages

Our promo lead pages functions as one of your primary channels for gathering customer contact data. We design it with your logo, brand name, products, contact info, location and customer contact form.

Analytics Support

We use Google and email analytics to support your marketing promotions. Analytics allow us to create customer profiles, plot visitor demographics and identify key performance indicators (KPIs) that help you create better marketing campaigns.

Why Email Marketing is Profitable for Your Business

Email marketing is an efficient way to reach out to your customers, grow your customer base, and build your online reputation. When done right it can generate profits on a regular basis.

(Stat Sources: Constant Contact, Emarsys, DMA)

Strong Returns on Investment

The return on investment from email marketing is massive because of its widespread popularity and indisputable benefits.

Customer Engagement

Emails create user engagement if you provide customers with a steady supply of relevant content. It’s an effective way to create brand awareness.

Repeat Orders

A well-thought-out email marketing strategy makes money. For every $1 spent on email marketing, you can expect an average return of $32.

Grows Your Business

Email continues to be the main driver of customer retention and acquisition for small and midsize businesses.

They Like to Hear From You

50% of consumers said they like to receive promotional emails from their favorite brands on a weekly basis. 

Access to a Mobile Audience

50% of all emails are opened on mobile devices. Promotional emails opened on mobile often result in a visit to the business.

High Open Rates

Welcome emails have an average open rate of 82%. Such a high rate helps you generate more customers through a good marketing strategy.

Personalization Works

Personalized emails generate 75% customer retention rates, 73% lifetime customer value, 71% promotion conversion rates and 66% average revenue per transaction.

More Chances to Buy

If they did not purchase the first time, email marketing enables you to give people 2 or 3 more chances to complete their online orders.

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of email marketing?

The primary purpose of email marketing is to keep your customers engaged with your business. The goal is to get repeat orders. The best way to do that is for customers to remember your business ahead of competition, once the need for your products arises.

How much return on investment can I expect from email marketing?

Email marketing remains one of the best ways to reach and engage your target audience. It’s power lies in its ability to provide businesses of all sizes an attractive return on investment. According to an eMarketer study, the median email marketing ROI is 122%. That’s four times higher than any other digital marketing channel.

Sounds too good to be true? The best way to break down this incredibly high return on investment percentage is to take a look at the true value of email marketing ROI when it comes to different aspects of your business.

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How big are mobile audiences for small and medium-sized businesses?

“Today’s marketing initiative goes far beyond the mainstream print ad, newspaper ad, and hoardings. Much of the evolution in the marketing world can be credited to the rise of mobile phones in this era.
People spend 59 per cent of their time on their mobile phones according to research by app geeks, yet somehow businesses spend 15 per cent of their budget on mobile marketing and 85 per cent on desktop marketing. This gap is where the main problem arises. Businesses need to start concentrating on mobile marketing along with desktop marketing. The overwhelming adoption of mobiles, technologies give marketers another window to reach out to prospective customers and provide those buyers with irresistible incentives.”

– from Entrepreneur

What is customer engagement?

Customer engagement is the means by which a business creates a relationship with its customer base to foster brand loyalty and awareness. This can be accomplished via marketing campaigns, new content created for and posted to websites, and outreach via social media, mobile, email, among other methods.

Customer engagement strategies help prolong the customer journey beyond purchasing. Engaged customers become repeat customers.

Why do i need a marketing promotions page?

Your marketing promo page is your primary media channel for gathering new customers’ contact info. It’s the main source for gathering data that paints an accurate profile of your customers. Use this data to make better, more targeted product promotions.

What are email open rates?

Email open rate is the percentage of the total number of subscribers who opened an email campaign. These rates can vary depending on the subject line and the relevancy of the subject matter for subscribers, but a healthy open rate is typically in the 20-40% range.

How does email marketing generate repeat orders?

The best time to solicit a second purchase is immediately after customers have placed an order. The experience is fresh, and if they were pleased with the overall process and the products they received they would likely buy again soon.

To create repeat orders you need to ensure your follow-up email marketing program is optimized. Make sure to include offers or coupons in the body of order confirmation or shipment notification emails.

For example, send a “thank you” email after customers receive their items with a free shipping offer on their next purchase. The point is to bring down any barriers that will prevent people from buying again immediately. Shipping costs are often a reason for not placing another smaller follow-up order.

There many other ways of getting repeat orders in your follow-up marketing strategy.

Why do consumers prefer to get promotional offers thru email?

While this study was made in the U.S. it can readily be applied to most countries where digital marketing is prevalent.

More than 7 in 10 US consumers would prefer to receive email communications from businesses over direct mail, SMS, and push messages, and the preference for email extends across age groups and genders, per a study by Adestra.

Additional study insights include:

  • Half of respondents sign up for text messages from businesses, with this figure highest among Millennials (60%)
  • National and local retailers are the businesses that consumers are most likely to sign up for text messages from
  • Emails containing discounts have a greater perceived influence on purchasing decisions than review websites and online ads.
What happens when a customer places a food order from my promo page?

Food orders or inquiries placed on your promo page is sent directly to your staff via email, for processing.

What is the purpose of your food blog?

Our Culinary Scene Investigator Blog is our main source of relevant content (in the form of interesting articles) about the local food scene. It keeps your customers engaged with your business. It informs them of your upcoming promotions, and can also attract new buyers for your products.

How do I use my marketing promotions page?

Use your special promotions page as your primary channel for gathering new customer data when you launch marketing campaigns. 

What is email personalization?

Email personalization is an email marketing process that uses the personal information of subscribers to produce more targeted emails. It gives a personal treatment to the customer and increases email marketing metrics greatly.

Marketing Promotions Page Templates

Click the image to view the full page (at our party food order website).

Get Exactly What You Need

Custom Pricing

Our digital marketing pricing consists of two parts:

1. A one-time setup fee to build your marketing promotions web page. We will update the logo and color scheme of the template of your choice, and update its text and images from the content you provide.

2. A fixed monthly fee for email marketing and analytics support. This fee is based on the number of emails to be sent monthly, as needed by the digital marketing strategy we will manage for your business. Our price includes the cost of email marketing software, Google analytics report and email analytics.

Our price does not include the cost of any advertising service necessary to grow your list, such as social media advertising, search engine advertising, or print media advertising.

Our digital marketing services is designed to help you engage your target audience, speed up your sales cycle, generate repeat orders and save you the time and trouble of trying to do this on your own.

Dynamic Digital Marketing Team

Mark honed his digital marketing and analytics skills by delivering a broad range of web application services to various clients in the Philippines and the U.S. since 2009. His focus is on small and medium-sized businesses in the food industry.

Mark Mendoza

Digital Marketing Manager

Cesar studied communication arts at the University of Santo Tomas. He writes articles in the Lifestyle Section of Business Mirror as a freelance writer. He manages Pancit Malabon, his own restaurant at Banawe St.

Cesar Cruz Jr.

Writer, Business Mirror

Danii is a media analyst. She deals with different brand messaging systems on TV, radio and digital channels such as social media. Danii has dealt with both types of media messages for enterprise and medium-sized businesses.

Danii Mendoza

Media Analyst

Gabe organizes what she sees around her and loves to put it into words. She has been contributing her articles for the Daily Tribune newspaper, Tinig ng Marino (maritime) newspaper, Cook magazine, Appetite magazine and F&B World magazine.

Gabrielle R. Borromeo

Lifestyle Writer, The Daily Tribune

David deals mostly with enterprise-level web software. Occassionally, he applies his skills on software applications for medium-sized businesses.

David Mendoza

Software Engineer

Reggie is co-founder of Write Concepts Company, the publisher of www.write-experts.com. She manages a network of professional writers and artists in the Philippine publishing world to form a pool of experts and talents that can deliver optimum communications services.

Geraldine R. Borromeo

Public Relations Consultant, Write Concepts

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