You’ve invested in a sophisticated transactional website, you’ve got great content, compelling creative and a significant number of unique visitors. All you need now is for those visitors to identify themselves, start to transact and the job’s done!
So, how do you ensure that once a visitor leaves your website, you don’t lose sight of them?
The first step is to make a land grab: convince unique visitors to identify themselves, and quickly.
One way of doing this is to recognise anonymous visitors and provide a compelling offer on their first transaction. If this is too much to ask, encourage them to share their email address in exchange for special offers.
Consider incentivising the email sign-up with a free prize draw or a discount on their first purchase. Remember, this is all about the value exchange. Visitors will readily identify themselves if the offer reflects the information requested. Don’t get greedy. A fuller profile can be built up over time.
Next, acknowledge their registration with a welcome email and a special offer to take them back to the site. The sooner you can engage in a transaction, the greater the opportunity for a longer-term relationship.
Whatever you do, make it relevant. Use all of the data at your disposal to build a profile and establish a dialogue that’s based on recognition and relevance. You can then start to create an ongoing email program – this could be based on previous transactions, a particular event, their browsing or click through behaviour.
Finally, don’t miss the obvious opportunities. If a visitor decides to transact, make recommendations based on customers who purchased similar items. If they abandon their shopping basket part way through a transaction, try to recover the purchase with a follow-up email (perhaps with an offer) or for high value transactions, a customer service phone call.
Go the extra mile to demonstrate that you want their business and you’ll reap the rewards.
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