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How an Awesome Content Help The Online Businesses to Make Customers Happy?

How an Awesome Content Help The Online Businesses to Make Customers Happy?

Visiting company websites has long been a practice that consumers carried out to look up information like office location and hours. Recent shifts in the use of mobile technology, social media, and online shopping have led consumers to search out more in-depth web content, though. As a result of the access consumers’ have to product and company information online, Chief Marketer explains that consumers are empowered and expect a 1:1 exchange with businesses.

When marketing in this new age of the empowered consumer, businesses should not underestimate the importance of providing relevant, clear web content. More than just providing information about the necessary features of products, web content is used to increase customer satisfaction by speaking to consumers as if the business is an expert in their industry.

Without modernized, actionable web content, businesses appear illegitimate and outdated to empowered consumers. Awesome content features tactical marketing to connect with empowered consumers such as:

Answers Pertaining to Consumer Lifestyle Questions

Gone are the days of consumers entering a store with limited knowledge about the products available to them. Today, consumers educate themselves online about their options before making a purchase. Although they research products online, few consumer browse FAQ pages online for answers to common questions about how a product meets their lifestyle needs. Instead, they turn to biased reviews or social media, opening themselves to answers offered by competitors and people without expertise.

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According to the Content Marketing Institute, businesses should offer web content that anticipates and answers the questions consumers will ask. For many businesses, blogs and articles offer the opportunity to address common questions and demonstrate the business’ expertise in their field.

Case Study:

Just Sleeper, for example, is a business selling mattresses and pillows. Their clients regularly research information about finding pillows for neck pain. Anticipating this question, Just Sleeper’s homepage features an article offering a relevant response.

Detailed Descriptions of the Production Process

The new empowered consumer is clued into the fact that manufacturing processes are not created equal. Forbes suggests this drives consumers to consider a global market. At the same time, consumers don’t know everything about product production but want to know they are in control. The content on your website validates the consumer’s knowledge while adding to their ability to influence the process.

Many businesses are creating web content to describe their production process to consumers. Through their detailed descriptions, businesses include information for consumers about customization and their role in the process.

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Case Study:

Offering a unique product and production process for Lanyard design, 4inLanyard features extensive web content and graphic depictions to walk consumers through their process. The business highlights for consumers the ability to customize lanyards and give input to ensure the consumer is satisfied with the results.

Buyer Guidelines Comparing Products Side by Side

At IBM, one of the secrets of marketing taught to business personnel is to appeal to the consumers’ sense of trust. Consumers seek relationship, especially with businesses that they consider transparent and straightforward (which are indicators of trustworthiness.) Many businesses’ appeal to trust by offering transparent comparisons of their products with their competitors’ products.

The comparison is an ineffective tactic when products aren’t similar or when the marketing business’ product doesn’t’ measure up. In many cases, though, the transparency exposes to consumers just how eligible and high quality a product is. Since the comparison also makes the responsible business appear as if they have nothing to hide, comparison content can prove to awesomely win over clients in a market of stiff competition.

Case Study:

In a recent, brilliant marketing campaign Sprint has set out to prove itself against competitors by offering consumers comparison content. A chart created by Sprint, for example, highlights how the service measures up to competitor AT & T’s similar offering. The comparison makes Sprint appear trustworthy and transparent while also highlighting the affordability and quality of their service.

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Graphics and Stories That Are Sharable On Social Media

One of the results of customer empowerment is that customer convenience now tends to drive marketing style more than ever before. The use of long paragraphs, no matter how effective, is no longer in vogue because consumers prefer to skim short lines when researching businesses and products online. User-friendly web content also makes it easy for the empowered consumer to share content on social media, a practice fruitful for both the consumer and the business.

To create shareable web content, businesses should:

  • Be concise
  • Use bullet points
  • Include graphics
  • Leave plenty of white space
  • Craft compelling stories
  • Focus on the consumer, not just the product

Case Study:

Providing personal care products and a compelling message about beauty, Dove has mastered the production of web content videos that consumers love to share and support. Their videos are circulated widely online by consumers, increasing their web conversion rates and expanding their distribution base.

Relevant How-To Educational Materials

For many empowered consumers, one-stop service matters. If a business explains how to use their product, they save the consumer time and frustration. Many businesses now provide consumers with a form of web content called an “explainer video” or “product video.”

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These videos usually offer advice and how-to instructions for products. Even if customers don’t actually use the videos for instructional purposes, Big Commerce suggests the videos improve company credibility and increase customer satisfaction rates. The return on investment for such videos is consequently high.

Case Study:

Laminate flooring is a popular product and a great option for empowered consumers who want to install their own flooring. Of course, the how-to of the process can be intimidating. Bullet Tools, a company selling laminate flooring, offers web content such as instructional videos to walk their clients through the process of using their product.

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The Gentle Art of Saying No

The Gentle Art of Saying No

No!

It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able to get anything done, at least not well or on time.

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But requests for your time are coming in all the time — through phone, email, IM or in person. To stay productive, and minimize stress, you have to learn the Gentle Art of Saying No — an art that many people have problems with.

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What’s so hard about saying no? Well, to start with, it can hurt, anger or disappoint the person you’re saying “no” to, and that’s not usually a fun task. Second, if you hope to work with that person in the future, you’ll want to continue to have a good relationship with that person, and saying “no” in the wrong way can jeopardize that.

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But it doesn’t have to be difficult or hard on your relationship. Here are the Top 10 tips for learning the Gentle Art of Saying No:

  1. Value your time. Know your commitments, and how valuable your precious time is. Then, when someone asks you to dedicate some of your time to a new commitment, you’ll know that you simply cannot do it. And tell them that: “I just can’t right now … my plate is overloaded as it is.”
  2. Know your priorities. Even if you do have some extra time (which for many of us is rare), is this new commitment really the way you want to spend that time? For myself, I know that more commitments means less time with my wife and kids, who are more important to me than anything.
  3. Practice saying no. Practice makes perfect. Saying “no” as often as you can is a great way to get better at it and more comfortable with saying the word. And sometimes, repeating the word is the only way to get a message through to extremely persistent people. When they keep insisting, just keep saying no. Eventually, they’ll get the message.
  4. Don’t apologize. A common way to start out is “I’m sorry but …” as people think that it sounds more polite. While politeness is important, apologizing just makes it sound weaker. You need to be firm, and unapologetic about guarding your time.
  5. Stop being nice. Again, it’s important to be polite, but being nice by saying yes all the time only hurts you. When you make it easy for people to grab your time (or money), they will continue to do it. But if you erect a wall, they will look for easier targets. Show them that your time is well guarded by being firm and turning down as many requests (that are not on your top priority list) as possible.
  6. Say no to your boss. Sometimes we feel that we have to say yes to our boss — they’re our boss, right? And if we say “no” then we look like we can’t handle the work — at least, that’s the common reasoning. But in fact, it’s the opposite — explain to your boss that by taking on too many commitments, you are weakening your productivity and jeopardizing your existing commitments. If your boss insists that you take on the project, go over your project or task list and ask him/her to re-prioritize, explaining that there’s only so much you can take on at one time.
  7. Pre-empting. It’s often much easier to pre-empt requests than to say “no” to them after the request has been made. If you know that requests are likely to be made, perhaps in a meeting, just say to everyone as soon as you come into the meeting, “Look guys, just to let you know, my week is booked full with some urgent projects and I won’t be able to take on any new requests.”
  8. Get back to you. Instead of providing an answer then and there, it’s often better to tell the person you’ll give their request some thought and get back to them. This will allow you to give it some consideration, and check your commitments and priorities. Then, if you can’t take on the request, simply tell them: “After giving this some thought, and checking my commitments, I won’t be able to accommodate the request at this time.” At least you gave it some consideration.
  9. Maybe later. If this is an option that you’d like to keep open, instead of just shutting the door on the person, it’s often better to just say, “This sounds like an interesting opportunity, but I just don’t have the time at the moment. Perhaps you could check back with me in [give a time frame].” Next time, when they check back with you, you might have some free time on your hands.
  10. It’s not you, it’s me. This classic dating rejection can work in other situations. Don’t be insincere about it, though. Often the person or project is a good one, but it’s just not right for you, at least not at this time. Simply say so — you can compliment the idea, the project, the person, the organization … but say that it’s not the right fit, or it’s not what you’re looking for at this time. Only say this if it’s true — people can sense insincerity.

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