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Using Automated Campaigns

Square Marketing allows you to set up automated campaigns. These are emails sent to customers on an ongoing basis following a one-time setup. They’re only sent to customers that meet the specific criteria for each type of campaign. The emails will continue to be sent until the campaign is turned off.

Automated Campaigns

There are several types of Automated Campaigns available:

  • Welcome: This email is sent to new customers within 24 hours of their first purchase, and encourages them come back again.
  • Winback: This email is sent to lapsed customers. Your lapsed customers are those who’ve made 3 purchases within a 6-month period, but haven’t returned in the last 6 weeks. This message is meant to bring them back.
  • Birthday Offer: This email automatically sends an email to each customer 7 days before their birthday. By default it includes a coupon to encourage customers to visit, but you have the option of removing this.
  • Birthday Collector: If you’re missing birthdays for some of your customers, this campaign will help you collect them. This email will ask up to 500 customers per day if they want to share their birthday with you, and it will add their birthdays to your Customer Directory when customers opt-in.
  • Build Up Your Facebook Presence: This campaign automatically asks certain customers to visit your Facebook page. It goes to any customers who are regulars at your business or have left you positive feedback through Square receipts.

Note: To view or change the definition of a regular from your Customer Directory., select the regulars group under All Customers and select Edit Group to make an update.

Enable Follow-Up / Reminder Emails:

Follow-up / reminder emails can be enabled from the Audience & Send step when creating an automated campaign. If the original email is not opened, the same email will be re-sent 5 days after the delivery date of the initial email. Additionally, if there is a coupon / discount included in the campaign, a reminder will be sent 7 days before the coupon expires.

Follow-Up Emails

Set up a Welcome Email:

  1. Visit Marketing in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click Create Campaign.
  3. Select Welcome new customers > click Continue.
  4. Customize the email and offer > click Activate.

Set up a Winback Email:

  1. Visit Marketing in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click Create Campaign.
  3. Select Bring back your lapsed customers > click Continue.
  4. Customize the email and offer > click Activate.

Birthday Campaigns

Set up a Birthday Offer:

  1. Visit Marketing in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click Create Campaign.
  3. Select Wish your customers a happy birthday > click Continue.
  4. Customize the email and offer.
  5. Click Activate.

Turn on a Birthday Collector:

  1. Visit Marketing in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click Create Campaign.
  3. Select Ask for your customer’s birthday > click Continue.
  4. Customize the email > click Activate.
  5. When you’re collecting your customers’ birthdays, activate your Birthday Offer campaign to start sending automatic birthday emails with rewards.

Note: Once activated, Automated Campaigns must be cancelled to prevent further emails from being sent.

Cancelling Automated Campaigns

Once they have been activated, Automated Campaigns must be cancelled to prevent further emails from being sent.

To cancel an automated campaign:

  1. Visit your marketing campaign in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click on the title of the campaign you’d like to cancel.
  3. Click on the and select Cancel.
  4. If a coupon is part of the campaign, decide whether you want to continue to honor coupons that customers bring in .
  5. Click Cancel Campaign to confirm.

Viewing the Results of Your Automated Campaign

You can view the ongoing results of your automated campaigns . You’ll be able to see how many customers received your campaign, as well as open rates, coupon redemptions, and attributable sales for each campaign.

To see the results of your automated campaigns:

  1. Visit Marketing in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Select the campaign > click View Report, or click on the campaign name.

Marketing for Multi-Location Businesses

If your business has multiple locations, you can only create automated campaigns that work across all of your locations at this time. Your customers will qualify for different campaigns based on their engagement across all of your business locations, but will only receive one Welcome email, one Birthday offer each year, etc.

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