How to Attract Customers Online in the UAE
With online shoppers expected to spend more post-pandemic, what can you do to attract customers online and gain a greater market share? Read on to find out.
According to a study, 73% of consumers in the UAE are shopping more online since the start of the pandemic. This means that we’d expect more online activities and sales now than ever. And businesses can take advantage of this.
But how can you attract customers online especially when your target customers are in the UAE? Here are a few tips.
1. Provide a “virtual store experience”
A virtual store experience through virtual reality (VR) technologies can be especially useful to customers who are new or those apprehensive to try online shopping. It makes the transition easier as it provides an experience to shoppers similar to traditional shopping.
VR has been observed to make online stores appealing and provide a positive experience among customers.
2. Make the checkout secure
Online payments are becoming more popular in the UAE. In 2020, card payments in online transactions in the UAE reached 39% of the total payments made.
But UAE online shoppers are becoming increasingly aware of security risks when purchasing online. That’s why around 57% of those surveyed said that a secure checkout was essential to have a good shopping experience.
When dealing with online customers in the UAE, it’s necessary to employ technologies that allow customer data to be protected and those that can prevent security breaches. Use trust badges on your websites to make customers feel more secure.
3. Provide a fast shipping experience
In the UAE, 39% of online shoppers want products delivered the next day or less, and about one in five customers want products delivered to them on the same day. This means that for UAE online shoppers, a fast shipping experience is vital. Give them a bad experience and you won’t be able to retain them.
Below are examples of popular shipping companies in the UAE:
- Naqel Express
- SMSA Express
4. Provide a personalized experience
UAE online customers, just like any other customer around the world, prefer a personalized experience. This means that any content, product offering, or advertisement they’re getting from you should match their needs and preferences.
There’s a way to learn more about your customers. You can set up your website to automatically prompt visitors to fill out a form, so you can gather important information about them. You can also do progressive profiling to gather more specific information about them once they’re already at a deeper level in your sales funnel.
All the information you have gathered can be used to send them sales and marketing offers that are personally tailored to their profiles. This improves customer satisfaction and experience, improving brand loyalty and customer retention.
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With Saphyte, you can equip your sales and marketing teams with the necessary tools so they can effortlessly provide a personalized experience to your customers. They can automate workflows to provide prompt responses and timely interactions with customers to help win them easily.
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