To have a competitive edge over their competitors, it is imperative for brands to keep their customer base intact. Because, let’s face it, retaining old and existing customers, is more important than acquiring new ones. They not only help to sustain a business but also help to attract new customers with less investment. Therefore, it is crucial that brands take active measures to know what is helping them stand out from their competitors, in the eyes of customers.

One of the important metrics businesses can take is to ask customers questions about their products and services. Asking questions and taking surveys on a frequent basis, help businesses get insights about their products and services. It allows them to understand where they are lacking in their marketing approach. And, what initiatives and offerings their customers find desirable so that their marketing team can constantly tap on them.

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Here are the four most important questions, brands need to ask themselves to keep and retain their customer base:

  • What was your motivation behind purchasing the product from our brand?

A business owner strives to create and develop products and services that they believe will help customers. But exceptional offerings might not be the only thing that attracts customers. It may be that they are a loyal customer base and happy with a particular product because it is simple and intuitive and helps them perform their tasks efficiently.

Hence, only thinking about what a particular product has to offer rather than understanding the customers’ motivation behind using them, can be disastrous for a business in the long run.

  • Why did you buy the product from our business?

There are many content marketing agencies on the market. Customers have many options for marketing agencies to choose from while helping them with their content creation and marketing. However, there is something unique about the services that inspired the customer to click on the CTA button and still stay with a particular brand. Hence, asking customers about the product’s most important traits that make the brand and business stand apart is the best way to identify what matters the most.

  • Which part of our product’s offering you have had the most positive experience?

Asking customers what exactly they like about a product, is one of the best ways to enhance the differentiators and best attributes. It helps to understand what features of an offering are working well and that will enable the marketing team to constantly tap onto those features by delivering marketing campaigns around them. This can drive savings on the budget on both the adding additional features that would not benefit the customer base, as well as creating content for only the specifics that keep the customer base’s trust and loyalty.

  • What steps should we take to deliver you a better experience?

Brands and companies may well believe that their product is exceptional,  but there is always room for improvement to enhance the customer experience. As customer experience holds a strong place in the heart of consumers, it is essential that brands always take measures to constantly enhance customers’ experience.

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Asking the above questions can help while considering business expansion both in terms of products and services or a physical expansion of operations. This will not only help retain and keep the customer base, but also distinguish brands from other competitors, resulting in gaining confidence as an industry leader.