Whether you own a B2B or B2C business, there are often similar small things that you can do to have a significant impact on sales. Sometimes these are less than obvious. When you’re focusing on a wider marketing strategy it’s easy to forget the simple things. Here are four easy ways to rack in more revenue.
First Impressions Count
Usually, you only have one chance to make an impact and leave a good impression. The thing is, some customer’s first experience of your business will be when they pick up the phone and call you, for others, it will be when they land on your website. One of the first things to do is make sure that all your channels of communication are aligned. If your website boasts a great offer across the homepage, this needs to be the same when someone phones in. To flip this on its head, will someone who calls up and speaks with your support team receive the same information and offers as someone who’s on your website?
A good motto to live by is to ‘always go the extra mile’. Going above and beyond gets you noticed and keeps you highly sought after as a business. One way to do this is by adding complementary services or products to an order. Choose something that isn’t time-consuming or complex to deliver. The freebie should add enough value for your customer that they are impressed by the additional service/product. It shouldn’t, however, put a strain on your own business or lose you any money in the process. It’s worth checking your competitors and seeing which extras they might be already be offering to customers. If something is working well you could match or (ideally), beat that offer.
Extend Your Market Area
Limiting yourself to certain geographical areas, when there is no real need to, can be just that – limiting! Spread your business wings and try running similar campaigns slightly further afield. Just a small radius increase on the areas you target could make all the difference. As well as this, if you’ve been hitting a dead-end with your immediate local area, it’s always worth looking at places where your market is less saturated.
Check-in & Say Hello
Sometimes just checking in with a customer will remind them of something that you can help with or that they have been putting off. That could spur them into action, especially if your message has a compelling offer. You could send an email and get lost in the digital clutter, or instead, send a card or letter to stand-out and be different. The fact that you made the extra effort to send a personal letter can win extra points with your customer. It is quite common for our customers to see a surge in calls/contacts when they send out a monthly newsletter in print.
Offer Bundle Deals
Some products and services just go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s a fact! That’s why many mortgage brokers might also offer home insurance deals. That’s why websites that sell shoes might also sell handbags. Companies that sell phones usually sells phone cases too. You get the picture! So, when offering deals and pushing out that initial promotion, it can really pay to bundle items together and offer a discount. This way you are increasing the overall value of each transaction. It’s similar to upselling, but instead, you offer that bundle from the very start. Don’t force people to buy bundle deals, offer them as an alternative that’s better value for money.
Even before you begin working on marketing campaigns, do the legwork so that your price point, target market and products/deals are always at top of their game. Don’t get left behind as things change. There has never been a more dynamic time for businesses than the present day. Change is constant and as a business, you constantly need to innovate, reassess and check that everything still fits with your overall vision and goal.
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