Solve your one time buyer problem

Making a sale is great… but it’s repeat business that dictates profitability and brand affinity. Without the second sale, your business will struggle to be profitable.
PostPilot is a reliable way to generate repeat business.

So you’re ready to dive into postcard marketing (smart!).

If you don’t already have a campaign you can import, you’ll first want to build out a very simple campaign. And you probably want to start with the two biggest problems facing most ecommerce businesses: abandoned carts and first-time buyers.

The One-time Buyer Problem

This is something a lot of ecommerce retailers face, especially ones that aren’t subscription businesses.  

Let’s say you're running marketing at Patagonia and you get your first order from a new customer. The average revenue off that order might be around $100. But you also need to factor in the COGS to secure the product, such as sales and warehouse costs. So let’s say the revenue off that sale is $50.

But you haven’t factored in the cost of acquisition. On a typical prospecting campaign, that can be high—around $40—leaving you with a gross profit of just $10, or 10%. If you subtract out whatever you're going to pay yourself, your team, and for rent, that quickly goes to zero. This is the first-time buyer problem, and it’s why a lot of ecommerce companies have trouble scaling: They don't make a lot of money on that first order. The solution is simple: Get your customer to make a second purchase.

A second purchase with a much lower customer acquisition cost (ideally zero) fetches you a lot of gross profit. You can then take that same customer and get him or her onto your email list, a Facebook marketing list or a postcard list. You're then left with a much higher gross profit on the second order.

How do you get that second order? You send out a campaign that pushes products that are cross-sold or related items to their first purchase. Patagonia has been sending out a “15% off your next purchase” postcard campaign for a while, and it's done extremely well for them in driving profits.

Using postcards to address this problem keeps mailing costs low and the process automated. Setting it up is simple: Download PostPilot, create a second purchase campaign, and set it up to automatically send a coupon or related item to every new customer, 30 days after their first purchase. Watch the ROI over time and adjust as needed.

The Abandoned Cart Problem

On average, about 70% of carts get abandoned—left sad and hanging, used as a wishlist or to check pricing somewhere else. Ultimately forgotten.

Many ecommerce insiders know that the solution is a cart abandonment campaign. These campaigns work for almost every ecommerce retailer, and data show that you can get a 10-12% lift in return customers.  

Bonobos, a men’s clothing brand, solved their abandoned cart problem with a simple email prompt: “Hey, you forgot something! Come back and complete your purchase.”

Dollar Shave Club, which was bought by Unilever in 2016, made waves when it started running abandoned carts through their Facebook marketing.

And then there’s Boxed, the company that sells food and home supplies in bulk. A handful of years ago, Boxed was experiencing a high cart abandonment rate. Instead of turning to Facebook or Google ads or even email, they rolled out their abandoned cart promo via a postcard. They did really well with it. 

Postcard marketing changes the marketing game. As long as you have a physical address for your customers, you can reach out to them via postcards. With PostPilot, it can be easier to set up than a Facebook or AdWords campaign.

The PostPilot app plugs into your Shopify account, pulls out your customer data, and allows you to design, build and send automated postcard campaigns. Set the campaign up once and then they run in the background. And if you’re not on Shopify, that’s OK too—you’ll just have to manually upload your customer lists. But you still get to see the dollars pour in.

PostPilot is 🔥 for DTC

Jon Tucker

Email is a killer channel, but if you layer in postal mail you can really supercharge results. The team at @getpostpilot will spark ideas for ya.

Keep rocking it @getpostpilot. Killer tool.

Helen Guo

Been using PostPilot for years. Good for re-engagement. And you can get creative with your messaging.

Nathan Woods

We have done some rad winbacks to 360-720 days since purchase that have rocked. PostPilot team is one of my favs.

Chris Lander

Another +1 for PostPilot. Have only done winbacks, but it's been wonderful. Their team is also top notch. Super helpful every time we set something up.

Jeremy Horowitz

MailMatch from @getpostpilot will be every Email Marketers' favorite hack. 

Converting  5-10% of fence sitters that make up 40-60% of your email list in a less crowded channel will fundamentally change most brands' acquisition funnels.

Mark Ritz

Direct mail ROAS = 4+ on winback offers. results seem pretty standard after testing on Carnivore Snax and discussing with my ecom circle. @getpostpilot is fantastic everyone should try :)

Don't sleep on direct mail.

Coming into Q4, ~80% of last year's buyers stopped opening your emails. 

They can't see your Black Friday offers. 

With direct mail, you can finally get in front of them again.

Check out @getpostpilot to bring back those lapsed customers. 

Oren Charnoff

PostPilot is the tool we see most brands we work with use or switch to.

Jake the Ad Nerd

We’re 100% focused on what we do best (with paid) so I leave direct mail to the experts @getpostpilot

Rahuv Doshi

We’ve had success running an automated campaign to re-engage lapsed customers. Sent after an email series didn’t convince them to buy again. We run this through PostPilot.

Dennis Hegstad

The $1m to $100m a year @shopify app stack

Direct Mail: @getpostpilot

Email: @klaviyo

SMS: @postcriptIO

Help Desk: @gorgiasio

Ron Shah

ROAS DOESN’T LIE

More importantly though, working with the @getpostpilot team is awesome.

We love direct mail.

GOING ALL IN ON POSTCARDS & DIRECT MAIL

@mrsharma thanks for 🔌

us to the best platform PostPilot

Ben Gogos

@getpostpilot driving results through win back campaigns, next frontier is abandon cart.

We're using @getpostpilot and it's an absolute no-brainer to test out. Our first campaign we saw a 1000% ROI. 

Bryan Porter

We are excited to be partnering with @getpostpilot for direct mail.

Jon Tucker

Email is a killer channel, but if you layer in postal mail you can really supercharge results. The team at @getpostpilot will spark ideas for ya.

Keep rocking it @getpostpilot. Killer tool.

Helen Guo

Been using PostPilot for years. Good for re-engagement. And you can get creative with your messaging.

Nathan Woods

We have done some rad winbacks to 360-720 days since purchase that have rocked. PostPilot team is one of my favs.

Chris Lander

Another +1 for PostPilot. Have only done winbacks, but it's been wonderful. Their team is also top notch. Super helpful every time we set something up.

Jeremy Horowitz

MailMatch from @getpostpilot will be every Email Marketers' favorite hack. 

Converting  5-10% of fence sitters that make up 40-60% of your email list in a less crowded channel will fundamentally change most brands' acquisition funnels.

Mark Ritz

Direct mail ROAS = 4+ on winback offers. results seem pretty standard after testing on Carnivore Snax and discussing with my ecom circle. @getpostpilot is fantastic everyone should try :)

Don't sleep on direct mail.

Coming into Q4, ~80% of last year's buyers stopped opening your emails. 

They can't see your Black Friday offers. 

With direct mail, you can finally get in front of them again.

Check out @getpostpilot to bring back those lapsed customers. 

Oren Charnoff

PostPilot is the tool we see most brands we work with use or switch to.

Jake the Ad Nerd

We’re 100% focused on what we do best (with paid) so I leave direct mail to the experts @getpostpilot

Rahuv Doshi

We’ve had success running an automated campaign to re-engage lapsed customers. Sent after an email series didn’t convince them to buy again. We run this through PostPilot.

Dennis Hegstad

The $1m to $100m a year @shopify app stack

Direct Mail: @getpostpilot

Email: @klaviyo

SMS: @postcriptIO

Help Desk: @gorgiasio

Ron Shah

ROAS DOESN’T LIE

More importantly though, working with the @getpostpilot team is awesome.

We love direct mail.

GOING ALL IN ON POSTCARDS & DIRECT MAIL

@mrsharma thanks for 🔌

us to the best platform PostPilot

Ben Gogos

@getpostpilot driving results through win back campaigns, next frontier is abandon cart.

We're using @getpostpilot and it's an absolute no-brainer to test out. Our first campaign we saw a 1000% ROI. 

Bryan Porter

We are excited to be partnering with @getpostpilot for direct mail.

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In addition to the significant savings on every card you send (which means the subscription pays for itself very quickly), our Pro plan is like having your own direct mail agency on retainer. We can help you with everything from strategy to custom designs from our pro design team to analysis and optimization. You literally don't have to lift a finger (unless you want to, of course). And you always get all of the powerful, exclusive features of the PostPilot platform.

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