Email Open Rates By Hour Scheduled, 2013 [CHART]

Email Open Rates By Hour Scheduled, 2013 [CHART]

Mailer Mailer has released its latest annual “Email Marketing Metrics Report” analyzing data from almost 1.2 billion opt-in newsletters. While the topic of timing seems to often inspire debate as to its usefulness (and should always be based on an individual list’s performance), it’s certainly interesting to look at general trends based off a large sample.

Open rates tended to be highest for emails scheduled in the evening hours, and lowest for those scheduled in the early morning and during traditional work hours. (The abnormally high open rate for emails scheduled at midnight during the first half of the year is offset by the average rate for those sent at that time during the second half.) Read the rest at MarketingCharts.

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