While most of the buzz about online marketing today is centered around social media, emails are actually the most effective method of communication. A study by Campaign Monitor shows that 66% of consumers prefer to interact with brands via email, compared to 23% who prefer social media.
Since your clients have so many options of where to purchase their beauty products, it's important to think of ways to stand out from the competition. Gift with purchases (GWPs) have been used by retailers for many, many years. They're especially popular among beauty brands. How can you incorporate GWPs into your salon's retail and marketing strategy?
Once you've put together your marketing plan by plotting focuses and actions in your calendar, it's time to start executing. You don't need to go at this alone—get your entire team on board! If you're an independent stylist, ask your manufacturer contacts how they can support various activities in your calendar. The more people are aligned with your goals, the greater your chances of achieving them.
Running your business as a salon owner or stylist can be challenging to say the least. It's easy to get wrapped up in the everyday tasks and operations. While it's essential to keep a pulse on the daily ins-and-outs, you also need to see the big picture. Do you ever take a step back and plan for the future?
With so much competition in beauty retail, it's no surprise that this is one of the biggest challenges salons face today. Despite this, selling retail can be easier than you think, especially when you're equipped with the proper information and strategies. Most clients don’t come into the salon specifically to purchase product, but that doesn’t mean they won’t!