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  • October 1, 2007

AM Inbox: Ill tidings for the holiday season

RetailEmail.Blogspot monitors the email marketing campaigns of more than 100 of the top online retailers. Here are highlights from our inbox this morning:

Chadwick’s, 9/28 — 40% OFF (and more!) to Thank You for your patience
After Norm Thompson apologized for site issues from over the Labor Day weekend (see Sept. 5 AM Inbox), Chadwick’s has now apologized for recent site issues as well. If you had to apologize to subscribers for the performance of your site during the back-to-school season or during the launch of your fall collections, it’s a sure sign that you’re probably not prepared for the upcoming holiday season.

PetSmart, 9/28 — Check out the new PetSmart.com & receive free shipping
PetSmart announces the relaunch of their website and includes a site tour link in this email. One of the new features highlighted in the site tour is an “Email Friends” feature that allows you to email product comparisons, product detail pages and wish lists to a friend.

OfficeMax, 9/28 — $25 Coupon Enclosed - Preview the New OfficeMax.com
OfficeMax also announces the relaunch of their website, which now features a unique directory system for browsing.

Macy’s, 9/30 — What's new beautiful? Fresh favorites and whole new way to shop!
Macy’s tells subscribers that they’ve reorganized their beauty department into skin care, makeup and fragrance sections.

Target, 9/30 — Free Shipping on select.
Based on the content of this email, the subject line was supposed to say “Free shipping on select furniture.”

Bed Bath & Beyond, 9/27 — Cook for the Cure with KitchenAid
Hallmark, 9/29 — Join Crown Rewards: No tricks. Just treats.
Brookstone, 9/28 — Introducing the Looj robotic gutter cleaner
Norm Thompson, 9/28 — Ironing is so yesterday.
Crate & Barrel, 9/28 — Imagine Crate and Barrel for Baby [promoting The Land of Nod]
Sharper Image, 9/28 — Look Your Best - and Save 50% on our fog free shower mirror!
Newegg, 9/29 — Accessory Upgrades at Your Fingertips = Keyboards, Mice, and More

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