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How In-Store Demos Can Boost Sales in 4 Easy Ways?

On the mind of every business owner: how to increase sales without cycling through numerous ineffective marketing methods? We understand that finding a profitable marketing strategy that works for your business and appeals to your target audience can be challenging. There are too many ways you can design a campaign and mediums over which you can reach your potential customers. At Smart Circle, we employ the tested-and-true methods of attracting and appealing to customers: targeted face-to-face marketing, personalized conversations, and in-store demos. You may be curious about how this strategy could benefit your company. Follow along to learn just how in-store demos can boost your sales. 

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A Full Experience

As a customer walking into a retail store, you may notice a new product on the shelves. However, unless the packaging or related advertising appeals greatly, you will opt for a trusted brand name. Alternatively, imagine you are greeted by a friendly sales professional instead with an in-store demo. First, the representative engages you in a discussion about the benefits of the product. Then, they offer you a sample or show you exactly how the product works. As a result, you are more likely to consider the product and develop a positive perspective on the company for future reference.

The difference between these two scenarios is simple: experience. The first situation only targets a couple of senses. Mainly, these are sight and touch. The connection between the customer and your company is left up to the individual. The second encounter is a guided interaction. Sales professionals show the customer exactly why the product is unique, how it works, and how it can help them. The customer does not have to do any work on their own. Instead,  the in-store product demo sparks their mind, senses, and connection to another human being and the company.

Trust Building

Building trust with a potential customer is one of the most challenging feats. Typically, businesses are elusive giants providing a product or a service. Many brands  attempt to establish credibility by using celebrities, influencers, or scientific research or statistics to back up claims. While this may appeal to a portion of your target audience, the genuine human connection will make a difference. It is even more important considering the amount of competition that already has established brand awareness. If you prioritize in-store product demos as a form of marketing, you can secure trust easier and faster.

Smart Circle maintains a robust network of corporate connections across the United States and Canada. As a result, we can conduct in-store demos in popular retail stores, providing credibility right from the start. Since your potential customer already trusts and shops in the retail store, they are more likely to entertain your company and product.

Furthermore, in the age of digital connections, everyone is craving a human experience and relationship. If your business utilizes face-to-face marketing and in-store demos, your target audience will view you as a genuine, honest, or trustworthy company. After all, when people can genuinely engage and see exactly what a product can do, they do not have to “buy into” an idea. They are already experiencing the truth.

Likewise, sales professionals can answer their questions and address their concerns immediately in the moment. Customers
do not need to pass up your product for one they already understand or know, and they do not need to piece together the puzzle themselves. Since this is the case, they will immediately feel they are dealing with a knowledgeable and competent brand.

Understanding

An essential part of in-store demos is showing the target audience what they can achieve with your product. When potential customers encounter your product on a shelf or display, they must come up with reasons to purchase the item. When a sales professional demonstrates how it can help you accomplish their goals or reduce their problems, you have a higher chance of selling the product.

Since consumers are becoming more conscious of the items they buy and the brands they place their money into, they are increasingly performing their own research. In-store product demos help you make their lives that much easier. When a representative educates them on the product and answers any questions they may have, customers can walk away from the interaction with a greater understanding of your products, your brand, and your values. In addition, you can land a loyal, returning customer if it aligns with their needs and preferences.

Satisfaction

The best way to obtain customers and ensure loyalty is through satisfaction. You may feel that satisfaction is only possible after a sale. However, how your target customer interacts with your company is half the battle. Today, brand relationships are becoming more and more critical for consumers. They do not simply want the product . They want to feel special and valued. When companies utilize in-store product demos as part of their marketing strategy, highly trained marketing experts can accomplish that.

Smart Circle specialists conduct extensive research into your target audience, compile and study the results, and create personalized product information and demonstrations for your customers. Then, in the moment, sales professionals can tailor the conversation to meet the needs of the individual. This way, your customer has a unique, completely customized experience with your brand. In addition, since they cannot experience the same level of dedication with your competition, you will always stand out in their mind.  Couple that first impression and connection with an exceptional product, and you may have already created a loyal customer.

See the Magic of In-Store Demos for Yourself!

If you are ready to see how in-store product demos can help boost sales at your company, be sure to contact the Smart Circle team. Our team of marketing and sales professionals will create an excellent face-to-face marketing campaign for your business, including in-store demos sure to attract and appeal to customers. We can also combine other methods of face-to-face marketing, such as door-to-door marketing, business-to-business sales, and corporate event. Contact us today to
get started!