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SAM’s Top 10 Sales Promotion Techniques For The Marketing Arsenal

The uninformed sometimes comment that Sales Promotions only provide a short-term boost in sales. However, experienced marketers know that Sales Promotions enable companies to…

  • Make profits quicker by speeding up the sales cycle
  • Attract new customers by encouraging trial
  • Retain customers via loyalty incentives
  • Promote products & services on an ongoing basis

In addition, Sales Promotions can be used to sell down old stock, promote new products, activate lapsed customers and enhance brand reputation. Based on all these benefits, Sales Promotion plays a vital role in the Sales and Marketing mix. Therefore, it makes sense to have an arsenal of proven Sales Promotion techniques at hand.

Here are SAM’s Top 10 Sales Promotion Techniques that work both online and instore:

  1. Limited-time Offers: Provoking a sense of urgency by introducing time-sensitive discounts or exclusive deals, compels customers to act swiftly to accelerate purchasing decisions.
  2. Contests and Giveaways: Contests or giveaways heighten brand visibility, attract new audiences, and reinforce engagement with existing customers.
  3. Flash Sales: Spontaneous, short-lived sales events that offer significant discounts on select items create excitement, drive traffic, and stimulate impulse purchases.
  4. Seasonal Promotions: Aligning promotional efforts with the seasons, national holidays, or cultural events allows marketers and retailers to capitalize on the potential for heightened consumer spending during these times.
  5. Email Marketing Campaigns: Personalized email campaigns that deliver interesting content, exclusive offers, and tailored recommendations based on customer preferences strengthens engagement and drives sales conversions.
  6. Loyalty Programs: Cultivating customer loyalty through tailored programs that offer rewards, exclusive discounts, or access to V.I.P events not only fosters repeat business but also strengthens brand affinity.
  7. Bundle Deals: Curating bundled packages where complementary products or services are offered together at a discounted price encourages customers to purchase more, thereby maximizing their value perception and sales revenue.
  8. Referral Programs: Empowering satisfied customers to become brand advocates by incentivizing referrals with rewards or discounts, fuels sales growth and expands customer networks.
  9. Cross-selling and Upselling: Utilizing data analytics to identify opportunities for cross-selling related products or upselling higher-value alternatives during the purchasing process enhances the overall transaction value and customer satisfaction.
  10. Influencer and brand Collaborations: Partnering with influencers or brands who resonate with a target audience leverages off credibility to endorse products or services authentically.

For assistance in planning a tactical Sales Promotion program contact: 

Peter McKinnon 03 9646 5644 /

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