We recently published our guide to Black Friday discounts, based on all the software sales we've processed over the years. But whilst data is great, we also want to bring this to life with some practical examples: over the next few weeks we'll be adding real life stories of what software businesses did for Black Friday - and the results they got out of it .
The results: sales x3 on Black Friday
Cindori saw a large, direct 3x increase in revenue on Black Friday whilst the rest of the week, from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, remained fairly stable.
What did Cindori do during their Black Friday campaign?
They sent a newsletter, with several key points:
Simplicity : all apps are discounted, by the same amount
Clarity : you can see at a glance the products, the initial price, the discounted price, the discount percentage and the reason why there's a discount - a great use of space, without any useless information; however it requires knowledge of what these apps actually do
Appeal : since the apps have a low price point (between $9.99 and $19.99), a 10% or 20% discount would likely not look significant enough to take action immediately - whereas 50% feels generous and is much more likely to be perceived as a great deal, not to be missed!
Cindori also promoted a very similar offer on Twitter, on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
— Cindori (@cindoriapps) November 25, 2016
— Cindori (@cindoriapps) November 27, 2016
Interestingly, despite a fairly similar promotion on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the former was 3x more successful since customers were looking for deals predominently on the actual Black Friday.
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