The key of your business success is building customer loyalty. Holding on to existing customers is as important as soliciting new customers to keep buying your products.
Customer loyalty is the key to your business growth and profit.
Because loyal customers generate a continuous revenue stream through repeat purchases, they bring your business-increased profitability at a lower cost.
Like in any other money making system, to succeed as an online seller, you will need to understand all the secrets that are available.
This is to keep growing your online business and apply them immediately.
How to build a business relationship to gain customer loyalty
Everywhere you go online, they tell you that you must have a list of customers to succeed.
That’s true but it doesn’t go far enough until you understand exactly what makes buyers eager to pay for your products, success will remain subtle.
If you don’t know how to build a business relationship to keep your customers enthusiastic, eagerly waiting and rush to buy your product without any regard for brand, your list is worthless.
Now, here are the strategies I have observed that every online seller should do.
1. Earn your customers trust
Honesty is essential to earning customers trust, and that trust is the key to gaining customer loyalty.
Earning customers trust is important to the success of any business. Being honest goes with not hiding anything.
Let your customers know your identification and contact information. Such as your name, contact numbers and social media accounts.
It is important that you let your customers know how to contact you for assistance.
The more they know you as a person, the more they will trust you. And when it comes to asking for money, nothing is more important than trust.
Warning: Be sure to be selective in what you promote to your buyers. If you suggest a product that turns out to be a scam, your buyers will likely blame you first for recommending it to them. You really can’t afford to take a hit like this to your reputation.
If you earn your customers trust, you will have much more success.
Without the trust of your customers, they will be doubting when it comes to pulling out their wallet to buy from you.
2. Give them what they like
When your customers liked your posts on Facebook or Instagram, they are doing so for a reason.
They like the information you are telling them they will receive.
Keep giving them that, and they’ll be happy as can be. Move away from that, and you could find yourself losing buyers quicker than you can get them.
Ask your customers what they want. Don’t guess. Don’t assume.
Use this great and easy to use online tactic to find out exactly what your subscribers will buy from you. Or what items they want to learn about.
You could hold a contest. By sending them simple questionnaires or surveys will give you a sense of your market’s needs, wants, likes and preferences.
Give the winner a quality prize or a gift that they can’t find elsewhere.
Getting your customers involved like this will also keep them interested in your posts and help get more posts likes.
3. Don’t send “too many” marketing messages
Two things you really need to watch as an online seller. It is how to advertise your product and what product you endorse.
Nothing ticks off a buyer more than thinking an online seller is only in it for the money.
This will happen if you advertise too much, or if you advertise the wrong products.
Posts with too much ads and a little or no quality information will hurt your reputation.
You have everything to lose, and nothing at all to gain by flooding news feeds with ads.
Posting out an advertisement each day is not the way to go if you want to build customer loyalty.
It is the way to go if you want everyone to block you from their news feed.
4. Make your buyers your friends
Give your buyers a good sense of who you are.
As an online seller, it is important that your buyers see you as a real person, because they will likely never meet you in person.
One thing every successful online seller does is just talk about whatever is on their mind.
They may talk about their family, their favorite sports team, politics, the weather, anything that’s going on.
They usually ask the reader to write back a few comments about it, or the reader will just write back without being asked to.
This creates a bond between the seller and the buyer that could result in future sales and future partnerships.
5. Over Deliver
Nothing makes people happier than knowing you pay attention to them.
Make your customers and potential clients delighted by giving them more than they expected.
And this will result in gaining customer loyalty.
After they order your product, give them a gift or a bonus that wasn’t advertised. In addition to any gifts or bonus you promised they would get.
I’m not talking about candies.
Give something that no one or only a few other people are giving away.
This kind of gift and bonus says that you put a lot of attention and thought into helping them succeed.
From time to time and in special events, send free gifts just for the heck of it.
By continuously over delivering, your buyers will realize that you are trying to help them learn what they need to know.
And they will appreciate it when you give them the tools and information they need to succeed.
This is obviously geared more towards strong relationship and they stay loyal customers longer.
6. Help Them Out
Besides giving your buyers what they want, helping them with whatever they need help with is the best way to earn customer loyalty.
While this works on an individual basis, instead of taking care of all of your buyers at once.
The people you are able to help will be very grateful, and will probably tell their friends, colleagues and neighbors about you.
Positive word-of-mouth is a powerful way to acquire new customers and build customer loyalty.
If one of your customers sends you a message asking for help, help them out as much as you can.
Don’t just give them a quick, one word answer.
They’ll probably just be back asking for a little more information.
Just go ahead and tell them what you can, and be nice about it, even if you think it’s a stupid question.
7. Don’t Use Hype
I’m sure you’ve seen this before. And it seems to be everywhere you look people trying to hype-up their offer to make it sound better than it is.
Most people just want you to be straight with them.
If you just stick to telling the truth about a product, without making it look like hype, I think your customers will have much more respect for you.
Most people can tell the difference, and will probably be turned off by the hype.
The bottom line
When you combine all of these strategies, you’ll build a strong relationship with your buyers and they stay loyal customers for years.
All you need to do is find a way to include all of these keys into your business marketing strategies, and you’ll soon find yourself getting new customers building relationships with and earning customer loyalty.