It is always a struggle to manage one’s finances, most especially when you are working on quite a tight budget. There is just one too many bills and dues to pay, and groceries to buy, plus vaccines and pedia or dentist visits for the children to think of, too, not to mention those extra expenditures, like health premiums or motorhome insurance, where applicable. You also have to think of setting aside a portion of your earnings for your monthly savings or the children’s trust, on top of that. Balancing everything is no easy feat. A little creativity and resourcefulness will come handy during these days, to think of some ways to augment the family income and somehow help you get by, at least, until the next paycheck.
If you have a small scale business, you know how hard it is to compete with other businesses that are more established. You would have to start from the very bottom and would have to work on your promotions and advertisements in order to get noticed. While having your own website can be a great help, you can be noticed more with the help of reliable and established websites.
There are a number of reasons why couponing can be good for businesses and let us run through these reasons:
- When you distribute coupons, you will become more well-known because your brand name can be seen immediately by people. People will tend to recognize you more the next time that they see the products and services that you are offering.
- If you already have some customers, having discounts available would seem like you are giving back because they are patronizing your products. This will help your loyal customers like your products more and at the same time, recognize and maybe even try the other products that you are offering.
- Old stocks can be a big problem because this will only take up a lot of space. Those that will not be used will just be wasted and this would mean that you have not reached your target market. Remember that what you can do is to give out discounts and other promos that will help clear out your old stocks easier from various places.
Do remember though that when distributing coupons, make it seem like it is a good deal. Even though a lot of people get excited with sales and discounts, there are a lot of shoppers who are smarter now and they can immediately tell if the offer is good or bad. You would want to make an offer to your market that they cannot resist. Making sure that you have a tracking number for all of your promos can be a good thing because you will be able to tell which discounted items have been purchased or not. You will also be able to monitor if couponing has helped you reach your target sales goal or not depending on the number of coupons that have been used for a certain time period.
Speedy was our first pet turtle. A good old neighbor gave this critter to us in 2008. We enjoyed taking care and playing with it until its unexpected demise a few years ago.
We badly miss Speedy and our other pets that already crossed the Rainbow Bridge…