[I]n our technology-driven world, digital marketing is quickly becoming the crux of every business. In order to attract new customers and improve the conversion rate of leads, it is essential that businesses have a user-friendly, interactive and engaging website that speaks to the company’s brand.
The truth is, there are so many widgets, add-ons, special features and forms of content that can be added to websites. But which ones really work best and will spread your message to customers most effectively? When designing a site, it is essential to keep your ideal customers in mind. By putting yourself in the customer’s shoes, you can create a website that helps grow your business and establishes a reliable and loyal customer base.
Do Your Research: Case Studies
An efficient way to encourage customer loyalty is to do the right research and find out what your customers like and dislike about your website. Even if you are just starting out in building a website, you can integrate different case studies from within your industry. Using the case studies to gather information about best practices will then show you the way to designing a successful website that is sure to be profitable.
If you have a longstanding website and are simply looking to improve its features, you should look to your client success stories for guidance. Ask your customers to complete a survey on your website next time they use your product or service. This way, you can create your own case studies with real-world feedback from your customers, who will certainly appreciate you designing with them in mind.
Training and Support
One of the fastest ways to lose customers it is by having poor customer service. According to data-driven statistics provided by KissMetrics, 71% of consumers have ended a relationship with a company due to poor customer support. Clearly, it is important to make sure that you have a trained support team who can readily provide customers with clarity if needed.
When designing your website, marketers should always keep in mind that helping customers gain valuable insight about your product or service is crucial to the site’s success. Customers shouldn’t have to struggle to navigate your site and find the information they need quickly. If your website is well-designed and efficient, you may not need to have a support team in place; but until it is fully optimized, customer service needs to be a core component of the overall design.
By planning ahead, doing the right research, and offering technical support, companies can ensure that their website as
centered on the customer’s positive experience.