How to Enjoy an Edge or Two Over the Competition

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Here are a few suggestions on how to do this:

Make your products up-vote-worthy

Products that aren’t any good are not likely to make a dent on the market, even if they happen to be the cheapest. To make your product “sell itself”, so to speak, you have to make it reliable. It has to be useful and reliable enough that people remember it and recommend it to friends. Word-of-mouth is pretty strong marketing, and there are more channels (such as social media) now than ever before to use that to your benefit.

Know what the competition is up to

You can’t rest on your laurels; that’s how giants get toppled by other giants who are new to the scene. You have to know what your competition is doing and how they’re doing it. For example, competitor monitoring software like PriceManager can help you determine how much your competitors’ equivalent products cost, so you can adjust your pricing. You may also find out whether they’re following minimum advertised prices.

Provide great customer service

After a product is sold, there should be customer support in case it breaks. This is one area where you can show how much better you are as a company, an opportunity to provide the best customer service experience. People who are happy with a company’s customer service are more likely to buy again and recommend the product or service to friends and family.

It’s important to have an edge over the competition. This will not only keep your brand and your products relevant but in-demand.