While it is great to attract new customers, the most valuable aspect of having a company is repeat business. Once you get that customer, you want them to keep coming back. Repeat business is how companies flourish. How do you get customers to keep coming back you may ask? Well, it can actually be quite simple as long as you do it the right way. That’s what this blog is all about. We are going to dive into some customer retention strategies to get your customers to keep coming back.
Have a Mission
For some people, brand loyalty is solely about the product. Many people though are loyal not just because of the product but also because what the company stands for. Create a clear mission statement, if you don’t already have one, and stick to it. Consider either linking with a charity or incorporate some charitable work into your business and product. Consumers are becoming more focused on the altruistic and environmental effects beyond just consumption.
Make It Convenient for The Consumer
With the internet, smartphones, and apps, it has never easier and more convenient to be a consumer. We, as consumers, don’t even have to get off the couch anymore to purchase goods and services. You can even buy groceries without leaving your home! Make your products and services as accessible as possible. Identify the desires and behaviors of your customers and create tools and systems that allow them to access it as easy as possible. Whether that be an app or other traditional methods.
You might think that in this digital age, customer service isn’t a big deal anymore. Well, you would be wrong. Think about when you go to stores like Home Depot or Walmart that have self-checkout lines. Now think about all the people that still wait in the regular line. People still have to have interaction with other people. It’s in our nature. That doesn’t mean you have to be face to face though either. The key is for your customers to know that you are there to help them if they need it. You can do this via email, social media, or even skype. Just make sure it is a way that is efficient and easy for your customer base.
Utilize Referral Programs
We have talked about getting new customers and then keeping them, well this is one of the best and easiest ways. Think about it, we all like getting something for nothing, right? Well, this is exactly that. Giving a referral bonus gives your current customers incentive to get you new customers and it gives the new customer an incentive to try you out. People are more likely to try something if someone they know tells them to do it and you are rewarding your current customer for doing just that. Basically, you are having them do all the work of getting new customers for you.
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With a degree in communication from the University of Central Florida, Dan has an extensive background in writing. Dan has written for many different types of entities including television news, newspapers and magazines, and real estate. He enjoys the creative freedom that comes with writing and being able to express his thoughts and ideas to a wide ranging audience.