Every business wants a loyal customer base. The more engaged your customers are, the better chance you have at growing your business. But how do you get people to engage with your brand? And what should they be engaging in? Here are 4 simple rules of customer engagement.
Rule #1: don’t bother them
The first rule is to not bother your customers. Don’t spam them, don’t ask for too much information, and don’t send them too many emails or promotional text messages. Don’t call them at awkward times. Or call them too often.
Rule #2: start something
The second rule of customer engagement is to start something. You can’t just talk about the weather, or ask how their day is going and then go silent for hours on end. You need to keep the conversation going by asking questions and offering information. This will make your customers feel like you care about them, which is a great way to build relationships with them.
It doesn’t matter if you are using email or live chat, you must keep the dialogue flowing even when there aren’t any problems or issues that need solving right now. For example ifthey have a question, answer it. If they want advice on something then give some advice. And if there isn’t anything in particular happening at all (which might not always happen), still stay engaged through small talk until something does come up again.
Rule #3: act on it
You’ve collected feedback, now what? Well, you have to act on it. This is where most businesses fall short. They collect information and then forget about it or don’t use it in any meaningful way. If you want to engage your customer, then you need to find ways of incorporating their feedback into your business decisions.
You can do this in several ways. For one, you can use customer feedback for product development. Customer engagement is a great way to determine whether your products are meeting market needs and expectations—and if they aren’t, figuring out how you can improve them so that they do meet these needs and expectations better than anyone else out there.
You can also use customer engagement data as a benchmark for improving customer service or increasing sales conversion rates by using targeted messaging based on keywords or phrases associated with certain types of purchases being made by different segments of customers.
Rule #4: Listen up
Listening to your customers is a must. The last thing you want to do is spend thousands of dollars and countless hours creating a product that nobody wants. Customers are the people who pay your bills, so make sure they’re happy. If you don’t listen to them, then how will you ever know what’s missing from your product?
If an idea was good enough for someone else, then it’s probably good enough for you as well. Don’t be afraid of other people’s ideas; take them seriously and see if they can be used in some way or another in your products or services. A great example of this would be online shopping sites such as Amazon where customers are encouraged not just by sales but also by reviews posted by other consumers who have already purchased those items themselves. This gives potential buyers confidence when buying something new since they’ll know what others thought about similar purchases before making choices themselves.
The key takeaway here is that if you want to stand out in this competitive market then the best thing any business can do is listen up – listen up to your customers’ needs, wants, and desires while making sure to take their feedback at face value to keep them engaged with your business.