“There’s No Business Like Show Business”. This title of a 1946 song, written by Irving Berlin, and later spawning a movie of the same name, has become a popular idiom all throughout North America. However, at TK Enterprises Inc., we’d imagine that retailers from all industries would agree on a slightly varied approach to that phrase: “There’s no business like repeat business!”
You’d be hard pressed to find a retailer who disagrees with the fact that a key to business success is securing long-term loyalty from customers. Repeat customers aren’t just great for a company’s regular sales numbers, they are often excellent advertisers for the businesses they support. Word-of-mouth promotion is widely heralded as the best kind of promotion any company can get!
So, how can you ensure that your customers keep coming back?
Implement changes based on their feedback.
Customers truly appreciate the feeling of being valued. When they offer suggestions or even lodge complaints, it’s important to take what they say seriously. Who better to listen to when it comes to figuring out ways to satisfy your customers than those very customers? Taking it from the horses’ mouths is an excellent way to increase customer satisfaction and thereby, securing repeat business.
On Inc.com, Rhett Power insists that accepting customer feedback is a top way to show customers you care. “Your customers are ready to give you their feedback, suggestions, and ideas,” he writes, “All you need to do it ask. For example, are you thinking of adding a new product? Give a sample to your best customers. Ask them to try it out, and give your their feedback. They may just save you from sinking money into inventory that won’t sell.”
Surprise them with sweetness.
Who doesn’t like getting a little something extra during the shopping experience? When you throw surprise perks the way of your customers, they won’t soon forget them. By offering out-of-nowhere discounts, providing free gift cards or even throwing in free gift wrapping, you stand to make big fans out of the people who support your brand.
“Although reciprocity works incredibly well on its own, research shows that it is even more powerful when started by surprise,” writes Greg Ciotti on ConvinceAndConvert.com, “For a simple example, recall a time that someone did something nice for you unexpectedly; the gesture probably wasn’t all that unusual, but the fact that it came out of nowhere left a strong impression on you.”
Invite them to exclusive events.
“Show your most valued customers you appreciate their business by inviting them to special events,” advises Power, “Perhaps you can give them a special offer on items they regularly purchase or access to an after-hours sale available to a chosen few.” At TK Enterprises Inc., we specialize in inviting customers to the special in-store events thrown by jewelers all across North America.
Over the past several years, we have made well over a million calls for jewelry stores providing us the experience required to develop a core team of callers and a proven system of calling. For more information about our one-of-a-kind Event Marketing services, please don’t hesitate to call us toll-free at 1-877-622-0195. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form on our Contact Us page and have someone contact you!