Valentine’s Day Sales

Constant Contact’s survey of business owners, "," shows that most respondents feeling rosy about the Valentine’s Day sales season:  55%  expected strong sales  leading up to February 14th, while 71% were expecting healthy online sales. Fifty-one percent said that Valentine’s Day was an important holiday for their business.

Seventy percent planned on promoting Valentine’s Day offers through the following methods:

  1. , 76%
  2. Online marketing, 49%
  3. Direct mail, 25%
  4. Flyers, 25%
  5. (TV/Radio/Newspaper), 16%

Thirty-two percent of small business owners expected customers to spend less than $25 on Valentine’s Day gifts; 35% expected them to spend between $25 and $50; 14% expected customers to spend between $50 and $75; 9% expected them to spend between $75 and $100; and 10% expected customers to spend more than $100.

Small business owners believed that flowers would be by far the most popular gift bought by their customers:

  1. Flowers, 59%
  2. Jewelry, 21%
  3. Chocolates, 16%
  4. Clothing, 4%

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About David Erickson

David Erickson is principal of e-Strategy Media, a digital marketing consultancy based in Minnesota. David has extensive experience in digital marketing and is often used as an expert source by media and asked to speak on the topic before organizations and to sit on panel discussions.