June 4, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Cactus Shop

It's becoming more and more difficult for cactus shops to rise above the clamor of the marketplace. Innovative marketing strategies may be your best bet for out-promoting -- and outperforming -- the competition.

Marketing a cactus shop can be challenging, especially for business owners who lack a marketing background.

By leveraging today's best marketing techniques, any cactus shop .[%

Competitive Awareness

Good marketing begins with an awareness of what your competitors are doing to attract customers and stir up sales. There's nothing wrong with creativity, but if it precludes your messaging from being represented alongside other cactus shops, there's a good chance that you're missing something. Many businesses find it useful to hire a professional marketing firm to help them evaluate the competitive landscape and devise strategies to exploit competitors' weaknesses.

Niche Marketing

Small organizations lack the scale to command a large segment of the general marketplace. However, niche marketing meets the needs of cactus shops trying to establish a larger footprint in a targeted market segment. Niche marketing isn't new. It's been around for years and has proven to be most effective for firms that understand their key strengths and core audience.

Many companies facilitate niche marketing by providing specialty mailing lists. These lists are targeted and filtered, and deliver greater focus to your company's direct mail campaigns. Specialty mailing lists from top-rate providers take the niche concept a step further by giving you measured insights about consumer behaviors within the niche.

Loss Leaders

Smart cactus shops understand that more customers will walk through the door if a few products are priced at less than full retail value. Moreover, a loss leader marketing strategy can compensate for dead periods when customers tend to making purchases. But to be effective, loss leader marketing requires planning, especially in product selection and price points. For the majority of cactus shops, the real benefits of loss leaders emerge through the careful marketing of other products, usually offered at a much higher margin. Whenever possible, piggyback a loss leader approach with the purchase of bulk merchandise that can be bought at a discount.

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