In our latest post, we listed the important days that should be included in your marketing calendar in 2023 – one of these days is undoubtedly Black Friday.
“Black Friday” refers to the day after US Thanksgiving and it is symbolically seen as the start of the critical holiday shopping season – and this year, it will be on 24th of November.
Black Friday is typically a day full of special shopping deals and big discounts and on this day, you have the potential to make the biggest sale of the year. However, it can be a little difficult for you to stand out, as every brand offers special deals to their customers for that day. That’s why it will be beneficial for you to launch your Black Friday campaigns as early as possible and try different strategies.
Here are 5 marketing strategies to try for Black Friday:
1- Partner with Influencers: Influencers are literally everywhere on social media, and they have a deep bond with their followers.Joining forces with influencers to promote your offer is a great way to reach out new customers.
Find an influencer based on how well their audience aligns with your brands buyer persona. Influencers can shout out your offer, can host a giveaway for your product or service, they can create a special bundle of their favorite products etc.
2- Offer Free Shipping: How to easily win the hearts of your customers during Black Friday? Just offer them free shipping! This will boost your Black Friday sales. You can offer free shipping for a limited time or conditional on how much money they spend (such as free shipping for purchases over $50, $100 etc.). This will encourage customers to purchase during your promotion and spend more money.
3- Organize Flash Sales: Flash sales are discounts and deals that last for a short period of time, usually from a few hours to a day. That’s why flash sales create a sense of urgency for shoppers so they’ll want to take advantage of the discounts while they can.
You should promote your flash sale in advance so that your customers can plan their purchases. And don’t forget to highlight the start and end times of the flash sale and display a countdown timer on your website.
4- Share A Special Discount Code with Email Subscribers: If you want to boost your black Friday sales while growing your e-mail list, here is your opportunity.You can share special discount codes with your email list and at the same time you can promote how you offer premium deals to email subscribers on your website using a pop-up to grow your email list. Sending special discount codes to your subscribers will make them feel special for being on the list.
5- Prepare a Gift Guide: People use Black Friday sales not only to take advantage of the biggest discounts of the year, but also to take care of their holiday shopping. Gift guides are curated collections of your products, categorized in a way that makes it easy for shoppers to understand. You can prepare gift guides based on target audience (gift ideas for Men, Women, Children, Teens, Girlfriend, Husband etc.), or based on interest (gift ideas for technology lovers, sports lovers, book lovers, etc.) or based on price (gift budget less than $50, less than $25, etc.) Gift guides a great way to show off your products and provide a helpful resource for your customers. You can publish these gift guides on your website, on your social media, or in email newsletters.