Every month, we track opens from more than 1 billion emails sent using Litmus’ Email Analytics and share the trends we observe in various email clients and environments for email client market share. In May, desktop opens increased to 20%, webmail opens increased to 26%, and mobile opens dropped for the first time since January, to 54%.
Every month, we track opens from more than 1 billion emails sent using Litmus’ Email Analytics and share the trends we observe in various email clients and environments. In April 2016, mobile opens rose to 56% while desktop opens maintained at 19%. Meanwhile, webmail decreased to 25%. This represents a peak for mobile market share, and the longest sustained growth we’ve seen after the holiday season.
Every month, we track opens from more than 1 billion emails sent using Litmus’ Email Analytics and share the trends we observe in various email clients and environments. March market share maintained the mobile growth we saw in February, with mobile email at 55%, webmail maintaining at 26%, and desktop opens maintained at 19%. Let’s take a more in-depth look at what’s shifting and what’s not for the month of March.
In the State of Email Production report, we take a detailed look at how brands (1) Build their teams, (2) Plan their email content, (3) Allocate their time among various production tasks, (4) Use technology in their workflow, (5) Handle quality assurance and approvals, and much more.
February market share saw mobile email opens climb back to their highest levels yet—55%. While webmail opens decreased slightly from 27% to 26% of opens, desktop opens remained stagnant since last month. Let’s take an in-depth look at February market share data!
In our 2015 Email Market Share infographic, we analyze over 13 billion email opens to see where subscribers read emails. We take a look at mobile, webmail, and desktop opens over the course of the year, providing insights about why these changes occurred and how they may affect your email campaigns.
As another year wraps up, email is still reminding us that nothing in this industry is boring, despite what some naysayers would like to have us think! We tracked nearly 1 billion emails every month throughout 2015, measuring where and how your messages are opened around the world. While some things remained the same—the top three email clients in January were still the top three in November—there was some drama along the way.
Here are our picks for the most impactful and illuminating research stats of the year—many of which are great figures to share with your CMO as the email marketing budget for 2016 is finalized.
In the first half of 2015, we’ve seen email open data continue to favor mobile apps and providers that focus on new and innovative solutions. Desktop opens have fallen 4% in the first half of 2015 now representing 22% of opens. Mobile opens have seized desktop’s fallen share, growing 4% to capture 49% of market share. Conversely, opens in free webmail services like Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook.com have decreased 4%; opens in these providers currently make up 29% of opens.
We’ve been tracking email opens for more than 4 years. And it’s incredible to see how behaviors have changed over time. Mobile email was barely a blip on our radars in 2011, and made up just 8% of email opens. Fast forward to 2014, and nearly half of emails are opened on smartphones and tablets—a 500% increase in four years.