Creating an impressive customer experience for your customers is dependent on really knowing your customers. You’ve got to know what makes them tick in order to really begin to develop a close, long-lasting relationship with them.
The World War II generation, or Traditionalists as they are sometimes called, is a consumer market that encompasses people between the ages of 64 and 109. They are still consuming and working and are a target market for many companies who see the potential of tapping into this loyal and industrious consumer group. It’s important to keep in mind that this is a proud group of consumers who helped to position America as a nation of wealth, prosperity, pride and dreams.
When developing your customer retention plans and strategies remember to correspond frequently with this group by phone or in person. Electronic forums may not be a place where they are most comfortable. Use respect in all forms of address. Many in this generation served in the military and prefer that you gain their permission before addressing them by their first names. Another customer service tip is to make sure that you properly thank the members of this generation if they have purchased something from you. A handwritten thank you note will go a long way to gain their patronage.
Knowing what excites your customers and motivates them to buy should be an important factor in your marketing plan and customer retention strategy. Analyze your customer base and be clear with your marketing messages. The implications are far-reaching and could result in better customer retention rates for your organization.
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