Email activity and promotional trends during the past week:
The RetailEmail Index fell 4% to 209 during the week ending May 2, and is up 2% from where it was four weeks ago. The Index score indicates that the top 100 online retailers sent nearly 2.1 promotional emails each on average last week.
RetailEmail Participation Rates: Last week, 94% of the retailers in the RetailEmail Index sent out at least one promotional email, up from 93% the week prior, and up from 93% during the 4-weeks-ago period. Monday was the most popular day to send retail emails last week.
RetailEmail Seasonality Meter: Mother’s Day emails were huge last week, accounting for nearly 40% of all retail emails, and should clock in around the same level next week.
Other things referenced by retailers: Iron Man, summer, summer travel, swimwear, the beach, the outdoors
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