Have you ever gotten a bill that—inexplicably—is two or three times more than usual? What was your reaction? Probably something like this:
[A SaaS vendor] pulled a massive price increase on us (over 300%!) and that was it. I don’t care how much I like their product, I’m gone. We use Drift now.
You already know by now that high email open rates are useless if click-through rates (CTRs) are low. You need people to click the links in your email to end up on your website. Click-through rates are a much better indicator of email engagement and success than only open rates for that reason.
But the average email CTR is 4.19% — across all industries.
Which means around 4 recipients click your links for every 100 opened emails.