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Last updated on October 8, 2021
Would you like to grow a customer’s email list and be able to send him specific news and promo offers?
In this article, we will go the extra mile in exploring alternative ways to collect emails.
In the past it was enough to keep the subscription form with a boring paragraph of text, saying something like: “Subscribe to our newsletter to receive interesting content on your e-mail”.
Today 99.9% of users will ignore such calls simply because it doesn’t connect well enough and doesn’t provide any value.
This article focuses on new ways for e-commerce shop owners to grow their mailing lists and convert those customers into buyers.
Marketers know this and it doesn’t take long for businesses to adjust their approach when it comes to collecting customer e-mail.
We are already seeing methods like this:
And many more.
All these methods provide something extra for the user and increase the opt-in rate.
Now let’s see what e-commerce owners can do.
Here quality is more important than quantity.
Customers are not stupid and newsletters like spam will not give you good results.
A list of 300 targeted (and involved in your brand) customers can beat a 30000 list of random e-mails.
If you are a shop owner and you want to grow your list of customers, here are 3 ways you can achieve that.
Who doesn’t love a little gamble?
Coupon Wheel (displayed above) is one of the easy-to-use WooCommerce plugins you can add to collect customer emails, and spin them like crazy in minutes.
The plugin can be set to collect first and last names, e-mails, or even phone numbers (redundant).
In the back-end, you can set the discount slice, the amount of coupons, and the winning odds – from very low to very high.
I like this plugin because it has everything you need to customize it in an easy way.
There is a variety of styles and backgrounds.
In addition, Coupon Wheel has an anti-cheat engine that can limit spins per user based on IP, cookies, and e-mail.
There’s also a remainder bar after someone wins, which displays a promo code and a timer for using it, which creates urgency and increases conversions.
The plugin integrates with MailChimp, or it stores the data locally, which you can then export to your favorite mailing client.
There is also a free plugin for WooCommerce called Lucky Wheel – Spin a Sale.
The design is good, but it lacks some features. It also has a premium version.
And finally, don’t forget to add consent to all your subscription forms!
This is a very simple method, but very effective. Since you have already collected customer e-mail (because it is needed to make a purchase) you only need consent to use it for marketing purposes.
There is a free plugin that does this brilliantly.
WP WooCommerce Mailchimp
You can set the checkbox to be checked by default, which increases the subscription rate to 80%.
If you don’t use MailChimp, you can create your own consent box by simply adding a custom checkout field and importing the email into your mailing service later.
The notification bar is a great way to show what’s happening on your website.
They perform better than pop-ups and provide better user experience.
I recently got this new free notification bar plugin called NotificationX.
This plugin a. is wonderful for free (Make sure it has a premium version too). Actually, it is not just a notification bat plugin, but a complete marketing tool.
Currently, it only has 10K+ active installs, which is completely less than the number it deserves. (something I thought of RankMath when I first found it)
All these options combined with an easy-to-use interface feel like a lot for a free plugin.
I think this deserves a separate review, which I will release soon, I hope.
Before that you should know, that this is the plugin when it comes to the free notification bar at the moment!
You can save yourself a little time (and money) and use some all-in-one solutions when it comes to collecting email in WooCommerce.
These plugins combine everything above and are easy to set up for everyone, no matter your technical level.
WooKit integrates with all popular email marketing services to give you easy to set up tools to capture and grow your mailing list.
Let’s highlight all the features you can get with this plugin:
The plugin also has a nice live dashboard to track the performance of each element.
Price: $19 Launch Price / $38 Standard Price
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