The holiday season is quickly
approaching – an exciting time for B2B
and B2C companies alike. Consumers
shop for gadgets a...
The 2013
State of Online
Holiday Shopping
The number of online
shoppers is expected
to grow from

167 million in 2012
to 192 million in 2016


SOURCE: FORRESTER RES...
47%

of consumers
say that the
internet is their
favorite
shopping
destination

SOURCE: DELOITTE
49%

of marketers have created and launched a
holiday campaign before Halloween this year
SOURCE: STEELHOUSE
In 2012,

129 million
consumers shopped
online on Cyber Monday

SOURCE: EXPERIAN
3 in 5 retailers dedicated

Over 20%

of their total 2012 online
marketing budgets to
holiday efforts

SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
34%

of shoppers plan to
shop online and
in-store equally
this holiday season

SOURCE: THOMSON REUTERS
SOURCE: IPSOS MEDIACT/GOOGLE
Takeaway:
Shoppers are going online at an increasing rate to find the
right products and services for them. All the while,...
Mobile & Search
This year,

66%

of tablet owners will use their
tablets to make holiday
purchases

SOURCE:
SHOP.ORG
76%
of smartphone owners will use
their devices to research &
make holiday purchases

SOURCE: NATIONAL GOOGLE 2013 HOLIDAY...
SOURCE: IPSOS MEDIACT/GOOGLE
74%

of shoppers
search online to get ideas
for their holiday wish lists 

SOURCE: CATALOG SPREE
82%

of retailers are making
investments in mobile
technology this holiday
season

SOURCE: INTERNET RETAILER
84%

of marketers
use
mobile-optimized
websites

SOURCE: EXPERIAN
SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
77%

of retailers are enhancing
the search capabilities of
their website this season

SOURCE: INTERNET RETAILE
Over 25%

of retailers will make significant
use of smartphone & tablet
paid search campaigns 

SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
55%

of retailers are using
search marketing
to persuade
customers to
snatch up
in-store deals 

SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
Takeaway:


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Email
49%

of all emails are
opened and read on a
mobile device



SOURCE: YESMAIL INTERACTIVE
1/3

yet …
of top ecommerce
brand emails linked to
a non-mobile optimized
landing page


SOURCE: YESMAIL INTERACTIVE
80%

of online
shoppers and

71%

of in-store
shoppers say email
offers influence them to buy
SOURCE: YESMAIL INTERACTIVE
55%

of brands use email as their #1
holiday marketing channel



SOURCE: ACCENTURE
44%

of shoppers learned
about the best Cyber
Monday deals
through retailers’
emails in 2012

SOURCE: BIZRATE INSIGHTS
74%

of holiday retailers are using
email to get customers to
cash in on deals

SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
56%

of businesses plan to increase their
investment in email marketing this year

SOURCE: SEARCH ENGINE PEOPLE
93%

of those marketers
plan to increase or maintain
the same level of email investment 

SOURCE: EXPERIAN
Takeaway:


Email is a powerful tool to offer your potential customers
valuable information and offers directly. In fact, ...
The Anatomy of a
Five-Star Email

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Social
Media
64%

of shoppers
have bought a
product because of
something they’ve
seen on Twitter

SOURCE: CMO.COM
30%

of Twitter users tweet about holiday
shopping before October

SOURCE: CMO.COM
64.8%

of consumers
will turn to
social media sites
to find the perfect gift

SOURCE: CROWDTAP
24.8%

of consumers trust peer
recommendations on
Facebook and Twitter
when deciding to
purchase a holiday gift
SHOP.ORG

...
On Pinterest,
revenue per visit
is up by

150%
SOURCE: CMO.COM
67%

of consumers would be likely to share
a digital coupon on Facebook during
the holidays

63.4%

would be likely to sha...
49%

of marketers plan to include social
sharing tools & buttons from their
website (up from 36% in 2012)

SOURCE: EXPERIA...
53.9%

of shoppers will use social media
while shopping in-store, and

38.4%

will tweet about promotional
offers, deals, ...
SOURCES: CMO.COM AND GOOGLE 2013 HOLIDAY SHOPPER INTENTIONS STUDY
Takeaway:
People and businesses are using social tools for product
suggestions and reviews, both from their friends and fr...
250 Holiday
Stock Photos

Free Download
39%

of shoppers hear about
the best holiday deals by
visiting a company’s
website directly

SOURCE: MONETATE
41%

of consumers visited a retailer’s
site directly to learn more about
Cyber Monday deals in 2012

SOURCE: BIZRATE INSIG...
92%

of holiday shoppers will
go online to research
and/or purchase gifts
this season

SOURCE: CMO.COM
39%

of marketers
plan to incorporate
ratings & reviews into
their customers’ holiday
shopping experience



SOURCE: EXPER...
Compared to 2012,
consumers are
viewing an average of

35%

more pages on
retail websites

SOURCE: INTERNET RETAILER
SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
RCE: INTERNET RETAILER & EXPERIAN
Nearly 40%
of retailers will use free shipping
offers on their website to entice
customers to shop online this
holiday sea...
yet, less than

1/2

of retailers will use
homepage messaging
to get the word
out about
in-store offers

SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
But for the 2012
season, marketers used
fewer site-wide promotions
in favor of

Personalized
Discounts

SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
Online holiday sales will reach

$82 billion
in 2013, up 15%
over 2012

SOURCE: NATIONAL RETAIL FOUNDATION
Takeaway:
Don’t forget the value of a true-blue, user-friendly website. Use your
homepage to promote your best performing ...
5 Blog Post
Templates

Free Download
Checklist:
Mobile & Search
q  Make sure your website is mobile-optimized
q  Check that your emails are easy to read and ...
Checklist:
Email
q  Plan your holiday email calendar
q  Decide what offers you will send via email, like coupons or
spec...
Checklist:
Social
q  Share your best content throughout your social accounts
q  Have a plan to monitor social engagement...
Checklist:
Website & Blog
q  Use some of your homepage real-estate to promote your best
offers and CTAs
q  Keep visitors...
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47 Stats for Remarkable Holiday Marketing

  1. 1. The holiday season is quickly approaching – an exciting time for B2B and B2C companies alike. Consumers shop for gadgets and gifts, while businesses buy new products and wrap up budgets for the following year. All companies need to think about how to make lovable marketing that will earn them business in this high volume, high stakes season. This SlideShare will dive into important stats from the past couple of seasons to help you take advantage of the top marketing trends that successful businesses are using. Happy Holidays!
  2. 2. The 2013 State of Online Holiday Shopping
  3. 3. The number of online shoppers is expected to grow from 167 million in 2012 to 192 million in 2016 SOURCE: FORRESTER RESEARCH
  4. 4. 47% of consumers say that the internet is their favorite shopping destination SOURCE: DELOITTE
  5. 5. 49% of marketers have created and launched a holiday campaign before Halloween this year SOURCE: STEELHOUSE
  6. 6. In 2012, 129 million consumers shopped online on Cyber Monday SOURCE: EXPERIAN
  7. 7. 3 in 5 retailers dedicated Over 20% of their total 2012 online marketing budgets to holiday efforts SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  8. 8. 34% of shoppers plan to shop online and in-store equally this holiday season SOURCE: THOMSON REUTERS
  9. 9. SOURCE: IPSOS MEDIACT/GOOGLE
  10. 10. Takeaway: Shoppers are going online at an increasing rate to find the right products and services for them. All the while, businesses are taking advantage of this growing trend by increasing budgets for Q4 and making holiday marketing a priority. Take advantage of this important time of year and consider increasing your marketing focus during the holiday months. But what’s the best way to attract new business during the holidays? Learn what channels and tools other marketers are using in the next sections.
  11. 11. Mobile & Search
  12. 12. This year, 66% of tablet owners will use their tablets to make holiday purchases SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  13. 13. 76% of smartphone owners will use their devices to research & make holiday purchases SOURCE: NATIONAL GOOGLE 2013 HOLIDAY SHOPPING INTENTIONS STUDY
  14. 14. SOURCE: IPSOS MEDIACT/GOOGLE
  15. 15. 74% of shoppers search online to get ideas for their holiday wish lists SOURCE: CATALOG SPREE
  16. 16. 82% of retailers are making investments in mobile technology this holiday season SOURCE: INTERNET RETAILER
  17. 17. 84% of marketers use mobile-optimized websites SOURCE: EXPERIAN
  18. 18. SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  19. 19. 77% of retailers are enhancing the search capabilities of their website this season SOURCE: INTERNET RETAILE
  20. 20. Over 25% of retailers will make significant use of smartphone & tablet paid search campaigns SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  21. 21. 55% of retailers are using search marketing to persuade customers to snatch up in-store deals SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  22. 22. Takeaway: Be prepared to have all of your web content just as accessible on a tablet or iPhone as it is on a computer. How do your emails look on a smart phone? Can people access your coupons via their iPads? Are email buttons clickable and web content easy to find? Don’t miss out on an opportunity to gain new customers because they couldn’t consume your marketing while on-thego! Mobile content consumption is growing rapidly, and being unprepared could cause your marketing to take a big hit.
  23. 23. On-Page SEO Template Free Download
  24. 24. Email
  25. 25. 49% of all emails are opened and read on a mobile device SOURCE: YESMAIL INTERACTIVE
  26. 26. 1/3 yet … of top ecommerce brand emails linked to a non-mobile optimized landing page SOURCE: YESMAIL INTERACTIVE
  27. 27. 80% of online shoppers and 71% of in-store shoppers say email offers influence them to buy SOURCE: YESMAIL INTERACTIVE
  28. 28. 55% of brands use email as their #1 holiday marketing channel SOURCE: ACCENTURE
  29. 29. 44% of shoppers learned about the best Cyber Monday deals through retailers’ emails in 2012 SOURCE: BIZRATE INSIGHTS
  30. 30. 74% of holiday retailers are using email to get customers to cash in on deals SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  31. 31. 56% of businesses plan to increase their investment in email marketing this year SOURCE: SEARCH ENGINE PEOPLE
  32. 32. 93% of those marketers plan to increase or maintain the same level of email investment SOURCE: EXPERIAN
  33. 33. Takeaway: Email is a powerful tool to offer your potential customers valuable information and offers directly. In fact, consumers have grown to expect it! Use email to send enjoyable holiday content, product coupons, or last minute special deals to your network. But don’t abuse the technology – be smart about what you send. Making marketing people love is crucial year-round, but especially important during the holidays.
  34. 34. The Anatomy of a Five-Star Email Free Download
  35. 35. Social Media
  36. 36. 64% of shoppers have bought a product because of something they’ve seen on Twitter SOURCE: CMO.COM
  37. 37. 30% of Twitter users tweet about holiday shopping before October SOURCE: CMO.COM
  38. 38. 64.8% of consumers will turn to social media sites to find the perfect gift SOURCE: CROWDTAP
  39. 39. 24.8% of consumers trust peer recommendations on Facebook and Twitter when deciding to purchase a holiday gift SHOP.ORG That’s more than banner ads, magazine ads, TV commercials combined SOURCE: CROWDTAP
  40. 40. On Pinterest, revenue per visit is up by 150% SOURCE: CMO.COM
  41. 41. 67% of consumers would be likely to share a digital coupon on Facebook during the holidays 63.4% would be likely to share a link to a holiday contest SOURCE: CROWDTAP
  42. 42. 49% of marketers plan to include social sharing tools & buttons from their website (up from 36% in 2012) SOURCE: EXPERIAN
  43. 43. 53.9% of shoppers will use social media while shopping in-store, and 38.4% will tweet about promotional offers, deals, and finds SOURCE: CROWDTAP
  44. 44. SOURCES: CMO.COM AND GOOGLE 2013 HOLIDAY SHOPPER INTENTIONS STUDY
  45. 45. Takeaway: People and businesses are using social tools for product suggestions and reviews, both from their friends and from the vendors themselves. That means you need to share your best content on social, as well as have your content easy to share by others. Also, consider how you can use social channels to collect and promote reviews and ratings from your best customers. Finally, have a visual product? You never know, Pinterest may become your best performing channel!
  46. 46. 250 Holiday Stock Photos Free Download
  47. 47. 39% of shoppers hear about the best holiday deals by visiting a company’s website directly SOURCE: MONETATE
  48. 48. 41% of consumers visited a retailer’s site directly to learn more about Cyber Monday deals in 2012 SOURCE: BIZRATE INSIGHTS
  49. 49. 92% of holiday shoppers will go online to research and/or purchase gifts this season SOURCE: CMO.COM
  50. 50. 39% of marketers plan to incorporate ratings & reviews into their customers’ holiday shopping experience SOURCE: EXPERIAN
  51. 51. Compared to 2012, consumers are viewing an average of 35% more pages on retail websites SOURCE: INTERNET RETAILER
  52. 52. SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  53. 53. RCE: INTERNET RETAILER & EXPERIAN
  54. 54. Nearly 40% of retailers will use free shipping offers on their website to entice customers to shop online this holiday season SOURCE: STEELHOUSE
  55. 55. yet, less than 1/2 of retailers will use homepage messaging to get the word out about in-store offers SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  56. 56. But for the 2012 season, marketers used fewer site-wide promotions in favor of Personalized Discounts SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  57. 57. Online holiday sales will reach $82 billion in 2013, up 15% over 2012 SOURCE: NATIONAL RETAIL FOUNDATION
  58. 58. Takeaway: Don’t forget the value of a true-blue, user-friendly website. Use your homepage to promote your best performing marketing materials, whether it be coupons, a specific CTA, or a piece of content. Use that real estate to your advantage. Another key piece of your website is, of course, your blog! Are you creating blog content that tees up the promotion of your products and services? You should! And of course, just like we mentioned before, make sure you have a mobile version of your websites so your best customers can research your products from anywhere.
  59. 59. 5 Blog Post Templates Free Download
  60. 60. Checklist: Mobile & Search q  Make sure your website is mobile-optimized q  Check that your emails are easy to read and buttons are clickable on a mobile phone q  Consider creating a mobile app to support your marketing q  Check that your product pages come up in search, or optimize those pages if they don’t Plan ahead with the On-Page SEO Template: Free Download
  61. 61. Checklist: Email q  Plan your holiday email calendar q  Decide what offers you will send via email, like coupons or special deals q  Make sure your emails link to an optimized, mobile-friendly page on your website q  Have a plan and tool in place to measure your emails effectiveness Craft the perfect email with the Anatomy of a Five-Star Email: Free Download
  62. 62. Checklist: Social q  Share your best content throughout your social accounts q  Have a plan to monitor social engagement while taking any holiday vacation q  Showcase customer reviews via social channels q  Consider experimenting with product visuals on Pinterest q  Make sure all your content and product info is easy to share Use visuals on social media with 250 Holiday Stock Photos: Free Download
  63. 63. Checklist: Website & Blog q  Use some of your homepage real-estate to promote your best offers and CTAs q  Keep visitors up-to-date with deals on your website q  Use your blog to write great content that tees up product promotion q  Work with guest bloggers for third party reviews Create remarkable content with 5 Blog Post Templates: Free Download
  64. 64. Happy Holidays! from your friends at
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