Every business wants to have customers who buy products or services based on spur of the moment decisions to maximize profits. This is easier said than done because impulse purchases are exactly that, purchases that are made on impulse. You cannot predict these purchases; you can only hope to imagine them. It is very hard to convince customers to buy something on impulse, because you must be able to understand the customer’s needs. Once you have done this, impulse buyers can become a boon for a business.
Impulse purchases are goods or services that are acquired in a spontaneous or an unplanned manner, without any prior thought. These kinds of purchases can only be encouraged through the help of aggressive marketing techniques. Once you have found out what your customers want and how to reel them in, it becomes very easy to encourage impulse purchases.
Encouraging impulse purchases in online sales is incredibly
important because an online business has but a few seconds to attract
a potential customer and make an impression. A business owner should
know is which items make the best impulse buys. These items are
usually things which people see as being most usable in their lives.
A good example is personalized items, this is because everyone likes
something which is unique and can be made their own.
Encouraging impulse purchases
Here are some ways to encourage impulse purchases:
- Show that your product/service has an impressive, unique,
Show customers that your product/service has a feature that is exclusive and distinct. Make your customers believe that what you are offering is like no other and can give you unsurpassable, amazing results. By saying what you have to offer is like no other, you make people believe that what they are getting is something extraordinary. This will encourage impulse buying.
- Market your product/service at the right time and place.
Market your product/service a way that makes people think they need it now. Keep in mind that there is a time and a place for everything. If you are selling sweaters during the winter season, a great way to encourage an impulse purchase is to sell a matching wool hat or scarf or gloves with it. This will make people realize that by buying the sweater they are getting a great deal and will be more encouraged to make an impulse purchase.
- Offer a discount or special offer.
Discounts and special offers are great ways to catch a customer’s attention. By offering a great deal you can make people believe that they are getting something that is worth more than what they are paying for.
- Make your product/service easily accessible.
Make whatever you are advertising easily accessible to the customer. Make sure that your product/service is available in the store, readily noticeable. Place your merchandise in an appealing fashion so that it generates curiosity and interest. Make sure that it can be delivered easily and on time. Be sure to have extra merchandise on hand in case you run out of stock.
- Demonstrate your product/service’s benefits in
People want what others have especially if they see that it is beneficial for them. Showing that your product/service has practical uses in real life will attract more people to buy what you have to offer.