October 31, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Gates Commercial and Industrial Business

The value and earning capacity of a gates commercial and industrial business largely depends on the quality of its marketing efforts. But great marketing takes a lot more than hanging a shingle and hoping for the best.

We recognize that the best gates commercial and industrial business entrepreneurs tend to possess solid marketing skills. But what does it take to become a skilled marketer in this market sector?

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 gates commercial and industrial business willing to adapt its strategy to the demands of the marketplace.

Market Segmentation

Whether they admit it or not, all businesses adopt segmented marketing strategies. The marketplace is simply too large to effectively market a gates commercial and industrial business to the entire marketplace. Although segmentation can be based on a variety of criteria, it's most commonly used to identify geographic or demographic groups within the marketplace.

Consumer and B2B lead list providers specialize in helping businesses segment diverse markets. By sorting and filtering current databases, your list vendor provides lists containing the names and contact information of likely buyers that fall within the parameters of your gates commercial and industrial business marketing strategy.

Industry Resources

Lone rangers don't survive long in a gates commercial and industrial business. Although there is a tendency to believe that the challenges you face are unique to your business, your competitors face many of the same marketing hurdles and obstacles. To overcome those obstacles, you'll need to tap into industry resources. The best resources are usually the ones that leverage industry-specific experience and the input of proven veterans.

Loss Leaders

Smart gates commercial and industrial businesses 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 gates commercial and industrial businesses, 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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