As a business owner, it's imperative to understand that your financial metrics are inextricably linked to your marketing capacity.
In some businesses, marketing takes a back seat to sales and operations. That's a mistake because without marketing, your brand messages aren't being heard. On the upside, great marketing is a real possibility for a copiers rental and leasing business willing to adapt its strategy to the demands of the marketplace.
Technology is changing the way small businesses market their products and brands. The on-ramp for using technology to promote your copiers rental and leasing business must be an exceptional website. Although many businesses have a website, a poorly designed and unnavigable website is worse than having no web presence at all. Your site is a representation of your business; it needs to convey the same professional appearance and functionality as you expect from any other sales and marketing asset. Conversion paths are also important. With the proper design, your site can walk new visitors through a series of decisions that culminate with either an online sale, a phone order, a personal visit or a request for more information.
Why Branding Matters
Think of branding as a consumer shortcut. Since the average consumer doesn't have time to thoroughly evaluate every product that crosses their path, they make buying decisions based on the brands they trust. Any and every copiers rental and leasing business is a brand. Consumers can view your brand either positively or negatively, but either way they have an impression about your business identity. By investing in brand awareness and positioning, you increase the trust factor and make it easier for consumers to choose your business over less-known competitors. In certain situations, branding can be used to establish dominance in specific product categories or service areas.
Cost is an issue in marketing a copiers rental and leasing business. You can't afford to waste money on inferior marketing resources. Since every dollar counts, it pays to buy mailing lists from trusted vendors. Good mailing lists are money in the bank; they deliver leads, revenue and most importantly, new customers.
In addition to purchasing first-rate mailing lists, we advise our business partners to carefully track the costs and returns for each of their marketing channels. If a specific marketing channel fails to meet your expectations, consult with a professional marketing firm about how to make the channel more productive or eliminate it from your marketing mix.
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