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MailChimp Holiday Email Volume

This past December, MailChimp sent 14.1 billion emails. Whoa. That’s up 72% from December 2013. Our largest sending day of 2014 was Cyber Monday, when our users sent 741 million emails. Our top hour was 11am EST that same day, when they sent 50 million emails. Cyber Monday and Black Friday both experienced larger growth rates than the month …

Betabrand Makes Money by Making Fun of the Holidays

Betabrand has always been pretty weird. So it was no surprise when the San Francisco-based retailer went a little over the top with the holidays this year, sending campaigns that promoted their end-of-year sales while mocking the very idea of end-of-year sales. "We like to make fun of the excess, the gluttony, that comes along …

Need/Want’s Radically Transparent Approach to the Holidays

We all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big days for retailers. But how big, exactly? Companies sharing their holiday balance sheets is about as rare as an unclaimed Tickle Me Elmo on December 24, 1996. But for Need/Want, it’s just part of doing business. Founded earlier this year, Need/Want sells “products that solve problems.” …

Email Design Inspiration

I can hardly believe it myself, but apparently it’s November—and that means it’s time to get your holiday email marketing plan in order. We recently surveyed 1,067 of MailChimp’s e-commerce and retail customers about their holiday email marketing plans, and it’s no surprise that 100% of them said they’re going to use email to encourage sales. But we also …

Holiday Email Marketing for Small Businesses

With 2014 coming to a close, we asked some of our customers about their holiday email marketing plans. We wanted to know more about how they run small businesses so that we could better support them in the future. Our survey got 1,067 responses, and we learned a whole lot in the process. You can …