19+ Email Marketing Statistics (2021 State of Email)

With an increase in email campaigns and usage around the globe, it’s important to know whether you’re doing it right – or if you’re just wasting your budget. Here are some email marketing statistics to help you out.

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Let’s get right to the facts.

1. Global email users amounted to 3.9 billion users in 2019.

2. 93% of B2B marketers use email to distribute content. 

3. 80% of business professionals believe that email marketing increases customer retention.

4. 59% of marketers say email is their biggest source of ROI.

5. 75% of marketers are using at least one type of marketing automation tool.

6. In 2019, 293.6 billion emails were sent DAILY.

7. Nearly 87% of marketers use email marketing to distribute their content.

8. 81% of small and midsize businesses rely on email as their primary customer acquisition channel.

9. 46% of email opens happen on mobile devices.

10. 35% of business professionals use a mobile device to check their emails.

11. 83% of B2B companies use e-newsletters in their content marketing strategy.

12. Welcome emails have an 50% average open rate. 

13. In the US, 59.7% of email openers read emails while 21.7% just skim them.

14. 90% of content marketers say email engagement is the primary metric they use to measure content performance.

15. The average ROI for email marketing is 4200%. That’s $42 for every $1 spent.

16. If email users don’t know the email senders, about 43% of users will label them as spam.

17. About 59% of customers say marketing emails influence their purchase decisions.

18. Emails rank as the third most influential source of information for B2B audiences. 

19. The average email open rate is 20.81%.

20. Transactional emails have an average Click-Through-Rate (CTR) of just 4.8%.

Sources: Statista, HubSpot, Social Media Today, Content Marketing Institute, Emarsys, Litmus, Convince & Convert, Campaign Monitor, DMA, SaleCycle, WordStream

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