Valentine’s Day In The Ecommerce Sector

Valentine’s Day may not be the biggest event in the ecommerce calendar, but it certainly poses an opportunity for campaigns to push sales in a period that is often a bit of a lull between New Year and the spring. Keep reading to find out more about what we do and how we assist our partners with their ecommerce campaigns.
Valentine’s Day In The Ecommerce Sector

Engage Shoppers with Valentine’s Offers

Depending on the types of products you sell, you may be able to lure customers in with special offers, discounts, free delivery options or specially themed products.  Even free gift wrapping or personalised messages are excellent ways to increase traffic and conversions at this time of year.  

Here at Vertical Plus we work closely with our ecommerce partners to create campaigns throughout the year and for some, Valentine’s Day is one of the key selling opportunities in the first quarter of a new year.  We thought this would be a good opportunity to showcase a few of the websites and ecommerce partnerships that we are proud to have built and be a part of.

Valentine’s Day Campaigns For Our Ecommerce Partners

Party On Balloons

Party On Balloons joined us in 2017 and have over 20 years of experience supplying high quality, personalised bubble and helium balloons.  Their range of printing options is extensive and will cover every occasion imaginable, including weddings, children’s parties and of course Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s is a key selling opportunity for Party On Balloons and as part of their ecommerce partnership with Vertical Plus, we created a Valentine’s category on their website, wrote a blog relevant to the occasion and sent emails in both January and February to approximately 14000 subscribers promoting their Valentine’s balloon range.  

Devon Hampers

Devon Hampers are a family owned and operated business based at Milford Farm in Lifton, West Devon.  Their passion and focus is to deliver delicious, local Devon and Cornwall produce.  These carefully selected products are then hand packed into a range of fantastic gift hampers.  We formed our ecommerce partnership with Devon Hampers in 2013 and we have seen this brand go from strength to strength.  With everything from cream teas, local ciders, ale and pasties and vegan hampers, they really do have something for every occasion and that includes a range of Valentine’s Day Hampers.  As part of our ecommerce package, we populated a Valentine’s category on their website to include everything from champagne and chocolates to flowers, cheese and chutney and we also wrote a blog focusing on Valentine’s Day Hampers to help you celebrate in style.  

Tipple Hamper Co.

Our partnership with Tipple Hampers began in 2019. The Tipple Hamper Co is managed by a relatively small family team who have many years of experience in the spirits sector.  They offer a vast range of exciting and varied tipple hampers with something to suit everyone’s taste and budget.  We have recently created a Valentine’s category for their website and written a blog as part of their Valentine’s campaign, that will also add to the website content.

Flapjackery

One of our more recent (2020) partnerships is with Flapjackery.  Based in Devon, Flapjackery started out by taking their delicious homemade flapjacks to farmers markets up and down the country.  Needless to say, their wonderful products were snapped up.  They became a little more adventurous and opened their first shop in Tavistock, a second shop in Somerset in 2020 and as they say, the rest is history.  We built a new website for them and as part of their Valentine’s campaign we have sent out over 5600 emails, written a blog focusing on Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Food Lovers and created a Valentine’s category page to show their fantastic range of special flapjack boxes.

The next opportunity in the ecommerce calendar is Mother’s Day.  If you would like to increase the traffic to your ecommerce website, encourage growth and sales or you just need some direction with your sales campaigns, then get in touch.  Or, if you are feeling inspired and are looking for a last minute Valentine’s gift, why not take a look at one of the websites featured above.