It’s Friday afternoon, I’m up the walls after a really busy but great week.
Before the afternoon closes out I’m determined to clear down my emails..
There is an email from Amazon in the middle of all my other emails …before I hit “delete” the nice image catches my attention and I give the contents of the email a quick glance:
“Reprave: Volcano Choir – BON IVER, new 2013 album from his collaborative side-project with fellow Wisconsin crew..“
hmmm… I love Bon Iver, which of course Amazon will know from my previous transactions.
Click …it’s a new album
Click …the reviews are good
Click …buy (they have my credit card and delivery address already)
Bought in under 30 seconds!
I’ll avoid clicking or looking any more because they have recommendations for me, which are always so spot on that I end up buying more. They also show me some of the other music people have purchased who also bought this album – even more temptation.
Amazon must have the best, most intelligent database management system for e-commerce ever – ask my credit card!
Know your customer, understand what they like, write to them and remind them you exist, make recommendations, make it easy for them to buy, update your database and start the cycle all over again.
Where was I?… Back to my emails
Note in diary: Send out an email to my database on Monday