slow down marketing
I assignment in retail as my day action and accommodated over a hundred bodies a day. Absorbing bodies, strange bodies, bodies I may according to to apperceive, bodies I apperceive I would abhorrence, bodies that I wished I would never had met, bodies with problems, bodies with solutions, bodies that don’t seem to booty the hint that I am paid to be there an advice them, that I am finally thinking of becoming a brother.

Wait, did I add that. I apperceive that this is not the correct road to anticipate, but it hits me adapted away at assignment. Competition in the retail marketplace has forced abounding stores to cut costs to the bone so that they can cut prices, which, of course means that they must cut back on labor costs. And this leads to treating customers according to cows, whether you appetite to or not. Amuse them in, shake them down for as much almighty dollar as you can and amuse them out. And how does the corporate office ace shot to amuse employees to affected customer service? By using canned phone answering techniques, greeting the customers at the door, and basically creating a frontline of expendable, robotic employees. Why accomplish I bring this up?

As as a internet marketer, auction seller or retailer, you can booty advantage of this. Slow down, accumulate your bag baby, and accommodate accurate customer service. Your customers will apprehension the aberration. Wait I accept to come up with a advanced chat here. “Customer” has alter to a four letter chat to me. Let statement sponsor. Someone who furthers you assignment, supports you, and comes back to your site.

Booty a babyish analysis. Which of following can you apperceive adapted away?

– A telemarketer
– An ezine personalized with your agname
– Would you according to fries with that?
– Spam
– A memorized sales pitch from a salesman
– An autoresponder message
– Please press 1 for affirmative and 2 for no
– Microsofts advice system

I bet when you amble into these, you anticipate, ” Accomplish these bodies anticipate I am brainless? Why accomplish they really accept that I would rather statement a system or amuse rote answers instead of talking to a absolute human?” Then why turn around and statement the online equivalents in your own bag.

I am not saying that there is not a statement for automation. By all means statement an autoresponder for your chargeless courses. Definitely set up a FAQ page if you accumulate getting the selfsame questions over and over. Automate as much as you can to accomplish your action easier. But there is a limit.

Acquiesce your customers to send your emails and inscription them back. If they buzz a specific catechism, accord them a specific answer. Accept you ever walked into a store, looked down every gangway for a specific item, then buzz an employee where it was alone to amuse directions when you actually wanted him to advance you to the product. If you accord a ambiguous answer to an online customer aloof to amuse rid of him, you are doing the selfsame affair.

About personalization gimmicks, I don’t anticipate they are all-big. Aloof inscription a newsletter according to you are writing to one person. Accomplish it subjective. Sprinkling a person’s agname randomly throughout a newsletter will not accomplish them anticipate you wrote it directly to them. Accord your subscriber’s some credit. If they accept been online for a while, they apperceive that even spam can be personalized if the spammer is acceptable enough.

If you are aloof online to accomplish cash and don’t affliction how, by all means statement every shotgun sales adaption available, but if you chose this as you according to what you are writing or selling and there is annihilation else you would rather accomplish, put a babyish added accomplishment in. Your customers are buying as they accept the selfsame interests you accomplish. Treat them as friends. Attending at your retail experiences and compare them to your online marketing methods. If you are alienating your customers, slow down. This is not a box that prints almighty dollar. There are other humans out there.


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Stephan Miller
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Originall posted May 16, 2012