Email activity and promotional trends during the past week:
The Retail Email Index fell 1% to 242 during the week ending Aug. 28, 2009, and is on par with where it was four weeks ago. The Index score indicates that the top 100 online retailers sent about 2.4 promotional emails each on average last week.
Year-over-year, the Retail Email Index is up 15% (moving 4-week average versus comparable 4-week moving average last year).
The Retail Email Participation Rate: Friday was the most popular day to send retail emails last week.
The Retail Email Seasonality Meter: Back-to-school references continue to ebb, while Labor Day references prepare to surge this week.
Selling Seasons on the Horizon:
Labor Day (9/7): Labor Day 2008 Season Finale
Columbus Day (10/12): Columbus Day 2008 Season Finale
Halloween (10/31): Halloween 2008 Season Finale
Christmas (12/25): Christmas 2008 Season Finale, Retail Email Guide to the Holiday Season
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