Sep 21, 2018
There are some pieces of marketing advice that you should never tire of hearing about, and selling based on price points vs unique propositions is one of those pieces. For this 25th episode of Marketing For eCommerce we flashback to episode 2, where I shared the 2nd deadliest eCommerce marketing sin - price point-based selling vs. selling based on propositions. You’ll be reminded of the dangers of limiting your business to selling commodities, as well as hear about the 5 main propositions to consider when creating your product listings. Don’t miss this exciting dive into the Marketing for eCommerce archives - listen now!
The most dangerous aspect of focusing only on your product’s price point is that your product is limited to being a commodity. Instead of transforming into an entire brand you limit the product to only providing a solution to a simple problem. But if you take the time to develop a powerful USP, it will answer one main question: Why should consumers choose YOU?
Crafting a USP that’s tied to your company’s core values and goals will allow you to do 4 things, in addition to sell more product:
To discover my best tips for writing a USP that will guide your company and product towards future success be sure to listen to this episode.
A value proposition makes people aware of the true cost of things that are cheap. Cheaper is always more expensive in the long run. If you demonstrate to your consumers the value of paying more for your product, saving them from headache and heartache down the line, you’ll become the company they turn to time after time.
Bundling your products together is a powerful way to add value to the offer without cutting into your profits. If you solve multiple problems for the consumer in one sale, they’ll remember your brand fondly. Don’t forget to be creative in naming your bundles! Think of it as a chance to refine your brand and give your products a higher level of credibility. Those are ways you can make your bundle into an “irresistible offer.”
Safety propositions, or money-back guarantees, can be so much more than bland text on a webpage. Inject your brand’s creative energy into this copy in a way that makes people appreciative of choosing your company. If you give them a quality product with a confidence-building satisfaction guarantee, you’ve earned a customer for life.
There are 3 main ways to grow a business: get more customers, get those customers to spend more money on their first purchase (which is the exact OPPOSITE of focusing on a price point), and get those customers to return for more purchases. How do you achieve that third end goal? By creating a unique experience proposition.
Focusing on a price-based approach to marketing isn’t sustainable. But, creating a community of consumers and brand advocates that believe in the power of your product is. Give your consumers a reason to keep coming back through developing your unique selling proposition and you’re on your way to success in eCommerce. Don’t miss all the details, be sure to listen to this episode.
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