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June 14, 2020
COVID-19 has impacted businesses globally. From demand to supply, every aspect of commerce has been affected. With lockdown restrictions easing out, and customers getting back to the market, it is crucial for marketers to know how the lockdown has impacted consumer behavior. It is necessary for businesses to analyze, understand, and adapt to the shift in consumer mindset.
Primary research by The Hindu identified four segments of customers that are likely to emerge post lockdown :
Neilson identified 6 Consumption-based consumer behavior thresholds based on their study across CPG, FMCG, and Retail markets further affirming the shift in consumer sentiments.
The lockdowns have put consumer sentiments on an elevated pedestal than ever before. For businesses to emerge as champions it has become important to understand their customers better than before.
After almost 6 months into the pandemic, businesses need to be more customer-centric and compassionate to earn their customers back. Knowing one’s customer will help in answering a few basic but essential business questions like – How should they attract the right customer? What is the right time to target them? Will they buy what they have to offer? What kind of campaigns to run? How should they revise their inventory to meet demands? etc.
Businesses can understand their customers by tracking their purchasing behavior, closely analyzing reviews collected from various social media platforms, monitoring web traffic, gathering insights from their loyalty program usage, analyzing data from the markets that have already opened, etc.
But the best bet is to simply reach out directly to your customers as it eliminates a lot of variables and assumptions. That’s why Customer Survey Campaigns are one of the most powerful ways to get quick, reliable, and focused feedback.
A Customer Survey Campaign is a survey sent out directly to customers, to their registered mail IDs or through a link to their registered mobile numbers. It is a repository of relevant questions aimed at collecting suggestions, feedback, and criticisms from responders in order to understand them better.
A Survey Campaign should incentivize respondents for filling out the surveys. Typically, the incentives can be a discount voucher or a cashback offer. And in that sense, a survey campaign is like any other marketing campaign.
Customer surveys are an antidote to fundamental biases, subjective assumptions and reasoning flaws that are inherent in human decision making. It helps brands and businesses to break organizational echo chambers to derive a critical and objective understanding of their brand from a consumer’s lens.
Given the times, it is very crucial for brands to emotionally connect with their customers; Customer Survey Campaigns should be complementary to sales-oriented marketing campaigns as they position the brand as someone who cares about their consumers and weighs their sentiments. They also help brands to be perceived as socially responsible and empathic.
Consumers are changing their purchasing behavior in response to the pandemic. The leisure time, changes in income levels and lockdown restrictions are expected to bring substantial changes in consumer’s attitudes and behaviors, which will, in turn, affect their buying-habit and purchase frequency. While the crisis has resulted in massive losses to businesses around the globe, Customer Survey Campaigns can bridge the gap between customer’s expectations and what brands have to offer by reducing the uncertainty involved and helping brands to understand and serve their customers better than before! The businesses able to empathize and connect with their customers emotionally; and those driven by customer-centric sentiments are likely to evolve as Champions!
June 14, 2020 | 4 Min Read
COVID-19 has impacted businesses globally. From demand to su