Email Marketing is one of the most used Marketing tool to reach out to the prospective customers. You have been designing Email campaigns, sending mass mailers , hey but wait a minute-are you aware of the Language and the jargons.Read through and armour yourself with the terms and speak the language of Email Campaigns .
Abandonment:Refers to an email, a Website, or an online shopping cart. Abandonment involves the customer responding by clicking through an email, navigating through a Website, adding contents to their shopping cart and leaving without finalizing the conversion.
Above the Fold :The part of the email message or Web page that is viewable without requiring the user to scroll.
Analytics: A technology that analyzes the performance of a Web site, online marketing campaign, or offline marketing campaign. Analytics often reviews not only the metrics associated with the campaign, but the user metrics as well.
AOV (average order value) :The average order value is determined by calculating the number of orders versus the total sales generated.
Authentification :An automated response that verifies an email senders address.
Autoresponder :An automated email message response capability traditionally launched by triggers, like subscribes, unsubscribes, abandonment, or conversion.
Block: A refusal from an ISP or email server to send your email.
Call to action.:The link or body copy in an email message directing the customer to the action. Actions may include click, download, submit, or purchase.
Click-Through Rate: The number of clicks in an email versus the number of emails sent. Includes multiple clicks by a unique recipient.
Conversion Path :The influence and experiences that lead to a conversion. A path can include multiple touches in both online and offline marketing.
Conversions: An email recipient performs the desired action based on an email received. A conversion can be defined as a lead, a sale, or a download.
Cost-Per-Acquisition :An email marketing ROI model in which a return is based solely on the qualifying actions such as sales or registrations. The actions are then measured against the associated costs.
Double Opt-In: Process by which a customer receives, via email, a confirmation of their opt-in request. The recipient must complete the necessary designated steps prior to receiving the email. Considered a best practice.
ECOA Email Change of Address.:A service that tracks email address changes and updates.Header Routing and program data at the start of an email message, including the sender’s name and email address, originating email server IP address, recipient IP address and any transfers in the process.
List fatigue :A condition where your list has diminishing returns due to frequency of sends or too many of the same offers, in too short a period of time.
List Management :Mailing list set up, administration, and maintenance. Can include processing subscribes, unsubscribes, bounce management, and list hygiene.
Open Rate :The percentage of html recipients who open your email. Opt-In: A specific request by an individual email recipient to have their own email address placed on a mailing list.
Opt-Out :Similar to unsubscribe, it is when a customer chooses to be taken off a mailing list.
Preferences :Options a user can set to determine receipt of messages (html or text), messages they want to receive, frequency of messages, or specific content they would like to receive.
Preview pane: A preview window used by certain email clients to provide a view of the message prior to it being opened.
Relationship email :An action message such as a purchase, complaint, service agreement, or warranty information. Generally not covered by Can-Spam requirements. Sometimes referred to as transactional messages.
Re-mail :Re-sending a message to those who didn’t open your original message, changing the subject line to better attract their attention.
Retention: The ability to prevent a customer from unsubscribing or opting-out by sending relevant, timely messages. Can also refer to the sales cycle.
Soft Bounce :Email returned due to a temporary error, such as an overloaded system or a user over their email storage quota. These messages are typically re-tried several times.
Thank-you page: Dedicated page that is displayed after someone completes a transaction or survey. May include a receipt.
Welcome Email: A message sent to a customer to inform them of their addition to a list and what to expect from future emails.
Win-Back :The process of targeting customers that haven’t purchased within a designated timeframe, and sending them offers that entice them to purchase again.
Happy Emails !Happy Customers !