Online stores collect a lot of data on their customers but usually, they aren’t aware of the value that this information presents. The level of growth indicators resulting from the implementation of a data-driven multichannel marketing automation platform can surprise even the greatest of optimists.
Szopex is a Polish company that has been selling sports footwear and the clothing of the world's biggest brands (including Adidas, Nike, and Reebok) since 1991. In addition to its 27 stationary stores throughout the country, Szopex has also been selling online via its 10 specialized online stores. These eStores are visited by over one million users monthly.
In order to streamline the work of its online stores, the company needed an easy-to-use and efficient tool for the automated distribution of large numbers of email and SMS messages to separate subscriber lists. Efficient multiple variable subscriber list segmentation and high deliverability were also important features. Szopex was hoping to improve both the open rate and the conversion rate of the messages they were sending. When looking for a new email marketing and marketing automation solution, Szopex turned to ExpertSender who had contacted the company in the past.
After some initial tests, Szopex decided on ExpertSender, a multichannel marketing automation platform that not only supports email and SMS channels, but also offers an extensive system of data tables that can be used for all types of messages. The option of freely combining data from multiple tables opened up virtually unlimited opportunities for message segmentation.
Sklep Biegacza saw an OR increase of 63% for email.
Implementation of ExpertSender has allowed Szopex to organize and automate the sending of newsletters for each of their 10 online stores. It also enabled better subscriber list segmentation which in 2019 translated into an increase of the overall message open rate (OR) relative to 2017 by 24%. For particular online stores, these numbers were as follows: Worldbox – increase by 44%, Sklep Koszykarza – by 41%, Sklep Biegacza – by 63%. Also, the share of sales coming from automated messages in the total sales from email increased globally by approx. 115% (for the Worldbox and Sklep Korzykarza stores this increase was about tenfold, and for Sklep Biegacza – up to twelve-fold).
The share of sales coming from automated messages in the total sales from email increased globally by approx. 115%.
Currently, Szopex employees use ExpertSender on a daily basis which has significantly improved their email marketing workflow.
What we were looking for were: a trouble-free solution, high deliverability of messages, good communication with the customer support, and minimal involvement of our IT department. ExpertSender successfully met most of these expectations.
Allow you to store external client data (e.g. a customer’s purchase history) and use them for advanced segmentation.
Allows for hassle-free segment calculations in real-time based on purchase and behavioral data.
Allows for the use of cross-channel and behavioral data to create a unique customer experience.