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7 Online Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

October 12th, 2018 Comments off

Online marketing can open up your business to a whole new world of customers, drive your sales up, and even help you connect with buyers on a deeper level. But what happens when you’re doing it all wrong? Read on to find out how these seven online marketing pitfalls could end up costing you dearly.

1. Not Making Use of Ad Targeting

With online ads, like social media promotions, you can reach tens of millions of people, but the wider you cast your net, the more it will cost you. What you need to focus on is maximizing your ad dollars and that doesn’t mean overspending. It means making the most of the money you do spend. Geo-targeting your ads to reach only the users who have access to your products, or targeting the age groups your product is geared towards will give you more revenue for your ad spend. Plus, it will save you from wasting money on users who are very unlikely to become customers.

2. Undervaluing Social Influencer Promotions

While traditional ads are excellent and the targeting feature makes them much more lucrative, discounting social influencer marketing is a big mistake many small businesses make. If you are careful in selecting an influencer with a large and engaged fan base, who already has the audience you are specifically looking to target, and whose content is in line with your business, you can see a real impact with social influencer campaigns.

3. Buying Fake Social Followers

Investing in black market services to help boost your numbers almost always backfires on brands. Even if your following is high, users can see when engagement is low – and so can Google! This may actually blacklist your website or social channels and decrease the confidence users will have in your brand. Smaller, more engaged audiences always outperform accounts with tons of followers and minimal interactions. Some brands also turn to automated commenting with bot services, but again, this will hurt your business more than anything else.

4. Not Offering Enough Rewards

Customers can have a hard time trusting a new brand on the market. Offering rewards like free shipping, discounts, or other limited promos can encourage your potential client base to give you a try. It’s also great to reward loyal customers so they continue to share your brand with others. Long-term, rewards work in your favor.

5. Not Providing Content

Whoever said users don’t want to read much online was sorely mistaken. Users actually prefer to connect with brands online and engage with them prior to making a purchase. Providing quality content can increase your connection to your potential consumer base and encourage customers to trust your brand more readily. Your content doesn’t need to be excessively lengthy. Choose quality over quantity and make sure everything you post adds value to your website and your reputation.

6. Not Engaging with Followers

Posting great content to your website and social channels is a good start, but you have to go the extra step and connect with your users on a more personal level. When followers comment, you should interact with them. This is your chance to reply, ask another question and really start a conversation with them. Opening up communication with your fan base can boost your engagement and encourage new followers.

7. Not Tracking Your Social Successes and Failures

Whether it’s promotions or social influencer campaigns, you need to keep track of conversions. This way, you will know exactly which ads are working and which aren’t. Some techniques work well in theory, but in practice, may not be right for your particular business. You need to find out which promotions work best for your brand and avoid wasting money on ads and campaigns that aren’t converting into revenue for you. You should also track the page views and shareability of your content to find out what your audience wants and appreciates.

Customer Care Team Member Spotlight: Andrew

October 5th, 2018 Comments off

 

We’re super excited to be celebrating our 12th Annual Customer Care Week at Stamps.com during October 1-5, 2018. Customer Service Week is a nationally recognized event devoted to acknowledging the importance of customer service and honoring the people who provide it at its best. At Stamps.com, our award-winning Customer Care team helps us shape our mailing and shipping product, being the eyes and ears for our customers to alert us to issues and suggest new product features.

In honor of Customer Service week, we would like to introduce you to Stamps.com Customer Care team member Andrew as he shares the challenges that Customer Support agents deal with every day and the most memorable call he has received.

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Customer Care Team Member Spotlight: Glenn

October 5th, 2018 Comments off

 

We’re super excited to be celebrating our 12th Annual Customer Care Week at Stamps.com during October 1-5, 2018. Customer Service Week is a nationally recognized event devoted to acknowledging the importance of customer service and honoring the people who provide it at its best. At Stamps.com, our award-winning Customer Care team helps us shape our mailing and shipping product, being the eyes and ears for our customers to alert us to issues and suggest new product features.

In honor of Customer Service week, we would like to introduce you to Stamps.com Customer Care team member Glenn as he shares how being bilingual has helped him better serve customers.

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Customer Care Team Member Spotlight: Carlos

October 4th, 2018 Comments off

 

We’re super excited to be celebrating our 12th Annual Customer Care Week at Stamps.com during October 1-5, 2018. Customer Service Week is a nationally recognized event devoted to acknowledging the importance of customer service and honoring the people who provide it at its best. At Stamps.com, our award-winning Customer Care team helps us shape our mailing and shipping product, being the eyes and ears for our customers to alert us to issues and suggest new product features.

In honor of Customer Service week, we would like to introduce you to Stamps.com Customer Care team member Carlos as he shares what makes his work fulfilling.

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Customer Care Team Member Spotlight: Hal

October 3rd, 2018 Comments off

  

We’re super excited to be celebrating our 12th Annual Customer Care Week at Stamps.com during October 1-5, 2018. Customer Service Week is a nationally recognized event devoted to acknowledging the importance of customer service and honoring the people who provide it at its best. At Stamps.com, our award-winning Customer Care team helps us shape our mailing and shipping product, being the eyes and ears for our customers to alert us to issues and suggest new product features.

In honor of Customer Service week, we would like to introduce you to Stamps.com Customer Care team member Hal as he shares what makes a good customer care representative.

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