Many businesses are not into the idea of educating their customers for fear of losing prospective buyers. They think that customers who get so much information would search other suppliers, and would eventually lose them. But actually, it’s the other way around if you believe that your product is what your customer is looking for.
One way of turning your customers to loyal ones is by empowering them with knowledge about your product. Let them know why you choose to create such and how it works for their benefits. As you let them have an insight of your product, you and your product earn credibility and their trust.
Approach In Educating Your Market
Even the top brand companies, Samsung, LG, Apple, and other big players in the market, educate their customers the moment they launch a new product. A new product is familiar to the company and to the team who built it, but not the buyers. For the new product to be a success, customer education should be the company’s primary goal.
Some companies help customers learn about their products capabilities and functions through free workshops or product launch. If these events turn out a success, you not only attract your current customers, but the probability of turning other consumers into paying customers is increased. “Social media became significant networks of consumer knowledge,” John Fotis, Ph.D. wrote.
The companies I mentioned above invest so much in giving their customer the hands-on experience for they believe that customers are easily convinced to buy when they can feel and see how the product works.
Holy Grail Of Your Business
Business is not all about customer satisfaction but building a crowd of loyal customers. “Consumer buying behaviors are heavily influenced by a person’s impulses, behaviors and moods,” Liraz Margalit Ph.D. says. That is the holy grail of every industry. Once you made your customer understand that you created a product to meet their specific need and they feel valued, you succeed in turning satisfied customers into loyal ones. They will not only pay for your brand but would even be willing to build your product’s credibility for free online and offline.
Tips For Startups
As a startup company, you may think product launch event is too expensive. Satisfying and educating your customers through experiencing your brand could be a big challenge. But mind you, there are more ways than one to do it without spending so much.
Create Online Content
Build a blog that will educate online shoppers. Full in color, sound, and action content marketing is the way to do it. Blogger.com, Wix.com, and Weebly are just some of the free blogging platforms that you can use to start your blog without shelling out big amount money or none at all if you can build the site yourself. But you can hire someone who can create quality content and videos to inform your customers by comparing your product features, price, and all other advantages you think you possess over others in the market. Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. points out how the internet is oftentimes accessed through mobile phones, “Because social media is most frequently accessed via smartphones, their usage is intimately intertwined and their mobile nature.” Thus, it is important that websites are mobile friendly.
Honesty is essential when blogging about products, that is giving your audience accurate information that is direct to the point.
Begin With Your Existing Customers
Understanding your present customers’ needs, strengths and weaknesses, and the reason why they want your product can help you a big deal in sharing with them the information they need to know regarding your brand. Visit them if needed to pitch in face to face. By this, you’re not only educating them about your product, but you’re building a relationship with your customer.
Remember, your product is no use to them if they are not aware of its usability and importance in their lives at present.
Once you win them, they will be more than willing to promote your product for you. Word of mouth can reach as far as you can ever imagine.
Keeping your customers well informed is not just a marketing strategy, but educating them and making them feel valued can make you grow your business from the ground up.