7 E-Commerce Sales Promotions that are Perfect for Converting Holiday Shoppers

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With the holiday shopping season still very much in swing, it’s a great time to take a look at a few examples of high converting sales promotions from established e-commerce businesses. I’ve put together a list of different types of e-commerce promotions that you can use to drive more sales during the remainder of the holiday season!

Holiday Themed Email Pop-Ups

One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to promotions during the holiday season is that you have to run a lot of different promotions, offer huge discounts, and constantly change your promotional messaging.

Because of this, many e-commerce businesses avoid holiday promotions all together and miss out on the year’s largest opportunity for sales.

Don’t want to go crazy with promotions? Engage your visitors with a holiday-themed pop-up. This allows you to capitalize on increased traffic and boost your email capture. This also shows that you keep your website up to date and that you’re in business for the holidays. Shoppers are going to respond positively with holiday branding and design. It’s a trust thing.

holiday pop up example

Pendleton made small changes to their email pop-up to reflect the time of the year. This example has a strong and relevant call-to-action which is imperative for a high converting pop-up. This is barely any work at all and can drastically increase conversion results.

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Reshoevn8r took a similar approach to their holiday promotions. This email pop-up is simple, festive, and encompasses its brand. They offer a 10% discount as an added incentive to join their mailing list. This is something that any e-commerce business can implement to appeal to holiday shoppers!

Flash Sales

‘Tis the season of flash sales! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are widespread flash sales but don’t restrict yourself to just those dates. Host your own flash sale for your own purpose.

Whether it’s to create urgency to purchase, boost sales during a period of time, move excess inventory, or all of the above, this can be a powerful tactic for your business.

holiday promotion with timer

Watches.com ran a 48-hour flash sale for a specific type of watch. Shoppers are notified of this sale when this full-screen pop-up comes up that has a countdown timer aimed at creating a sense of urgency behind using this deal.

It’s also worth noting the comparison between the discounted price and the difference from the normal retail price. Shoppers are looking for deals to make it as appealing and obvious as possible to them.

Notification Bar

Global site messaging is always important. It’s the perfect way to showcase deals, upcoming sales, and also provide a CTA to direct traffic to key pages.

During the holidays, a notification bar can be a very useful tool to display important holiday shopping information. They are also very easy to make changes to as your offerings change throughout the holiday shopping season.

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Onnit does an excellent job with their notification bar. It shows different product category discounts, sale end date, and a countdown timer to create urgency. It’s simple and it provides relevant information to holiday shoppers and deal seekers.

cyber monday promotion

Soccer Corner notifies its shoppers in a similar manner for their extended Cyber Monday sale.

Call-to-Action Pop-Ups

Call-to-action pop-ups are ideal for directly engaging shoppers and providing them with direction for that next step in their visit. During busy shopping times and holiday sales, you want to direct shoppers to the key pages on your website. To do this, place a strong and appealing call-to-action (CTA) pop-up in front of them and tell them where to go.

holiday promotion CTA

Spinning uses an incredibly simple pop up to direct traffic to their sales page. This is simple, easy to implement, and it works!

united by blue pop up CTA

Here’s United By Blue‘s Blue Friday promotion. Very clean design, intriguing copy, and a very strong CTA. If you’re doing something different with your sales, let your shoppers know about it. Blue Friday is their initiative to clean up local parks and waterways. It’s a good cause and deserves clear amplification on their site.

Countdown Timer Pop-Ups

cyber monday promo with a count down timer

Countdown timers are a proven method for creating urgency and can easily be added to any pop-up on your website. Here are several upcoming dates that you may consider using a countdown timer pop-up on your site:

  • December 12 – Green Monday
  • December 14 – Stamp and Ship Day
  • December 18 – Free Shipping Day
  • December 23 – Festivus, Gift Card Day
  • December 25 – Christmas
  • December 26 – Boxing Day, Coupon Code Day

Holiday Special Notification

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As the holiday shopping season nears its end, your focus will turn to drive last minute sales. Rustico has provided an excellent example of how to notify and incentivize shoppers to complete purchases. The use of order size thresholds for higher gift card amounts should also lead to higher cart value.

Shipping Info Notification

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Last minute shoppers are only going to purchase from you if you’re able to fulfill and deliver by the desired date. Instead of waiting until later in the purchasing process to display holiday shipping info, Shwood Shop takes a different route.

Shoppers are presented with this pop-up that contains shipping info as well as free shipping thresholds. This immediately shows shoppers that they can still fulfill orders for Christmas gifts while also providing an incentive to buy more in order to get over the free shipping threshold.

Add These Promotions to your Site!

Hopefully, these holiday promotion examples get the ideas flowing for your holiday promotional strategy. Feel free to take any of these tactics and implement them on your own store.

To set up any of these promotions on your site, hop on the Justuno platform. You’ll have every conversion tool you’ll ever need!

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