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What exactly is CRM and why is it so important?

It's no secret understanding and connecting with customers is key to success in today's highly competitive retail landscape. To achieve this, retailers must provide and embrace personalised experiences and effective communication. That's where effective customer relationship management (CRM) comes into play! In this blog post, we will explore how CRM systems help to streamline your marketing efforts and why CRM-driven marketing is a game-changer.


Customer relationship management (CRM) is no longer just a buzzword. It has become an integral part of any successful business - it is the practice of managing interactions with customers to improve relationships, increase customer satisfaction, and drive sales growth. Managing customer relationships (CRM) is crucial for tracking and recording interactions with potential and current customers, giving you a powerful tool for successfully driving customer engagement and closing sales.


Simply put, CRM involves collecting and analysing customer data to gain insights into their behaviour, preferences, and needs. This information is then used to tailor marketing and sales efforts to each customer to deliver a more personalised experience. Read more about the benefits here.

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Embrace the power of CRM within Ramsys


Many retailers have technologies/systems that don't work together, so having a retail management system with an in-built CRM feature is a game-changer for your long-term success. Ramsys CRM is a powerful and highly effective tool designed beyond the industry standard, helping you engage your customers with the right messaging at the right time. By making the CRM the centre of your marketing strategy, you create a cycle that helps you better understand your customers, delivers personalised experiences, boosts customer loyalty, and streamlines marketing efforts.


The future of retail lies in building strong customer relationships, and CRM-driven marketing is the key to unlocking this potential. Whether you are after booking reminders, rewarding VIP customers, reminding customers to reorder, sending SMS messages with special offers, collecting feedback, promoting cross-sell opportunities, sending a survey, or more, at Allspoke, we have the best tool and the right tool for your specific business needs. Embrace the power of CRM today and watch your retail business soar to new heights.

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CRM + marketing = a game changer


With CRM-backed sales, you can leverage customer data to create more personalised and effective marketing campaigns, drive sales, improve customer service, and make informed business decisions.


Here are some key benefits and opportunities that arise from connecting your CRM and marketing:

  • customer retention and loyalty

  • improving sales performance (incl. cross-selling & upselling)

  • elevating customer service excellence

  • unleashing the power of customer understanding

  • streamlining marketing efforts for efficiency

  • reducing stockouts & overstocking

  • data-driven decision making


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Why should you consider CRM-driven marketing and how can Ramsys help?


Implementing CRM-driven marketing requires a little bit of initial effort: with a little thought beforehand, your business can nurture (and automate) conversations with customers and prospects, fostering loyalty without being caught up in the complexity of maintaining it. Effective customer relationship management through CRM-driven marketing will result in many benefits:


Cultivating Customer Retention and Loyalty:

Keeping customers coming back is vital for long-term success. Understanding your customers' buying patterns and preferences can nurture ongoing relationships and increase customer lifetime value. This information enables proactive communication, recommendations, and timely offers that incentivise repeat purchases, fostering loyalty and increasing customer retention rates.


Uncovering Cross-Selling and Upselling Opportunities:

Armed with valuable data, you can identify cross-selling and upselling opportunities. CRM turns every customer interaction into an opportunity to provide tailored suggestions and exceed customer expectations - you can recommend complementary products or upgrades by analysing customers' buying habits and preferences, increasing the average order value and overall sales revenue.


Elevating Customer Service Excellence:

Exceptional customer service is a differentiating factor in the retail industry. When a customer contacts customer support, access to customer data at the point of sale allows customer service team representatives to understand the customer's history, preferences, and previous interactions, enabling more personalised and efficient service.


Unleashing the Power of Customer Understanding:

By consolidating purchase history, preferences, demographics, and interactions, you gain profound insights into customers' behaviours and preferences. This helps you identify and target specific customer segments with tailored marketing messages. Additionally, it allows you to allocate your resources more effectively and generate higher conversion rates by reaching the right audience with the right message.


Streamlining Marketing Efforts for Efficiency:

CRM-driven marketing enables automating and streamlining marketing processes. With automation, you can create targeted email campaigns, trigger personalised messages based on customer actions, and schedule timely follow-ups. This saves time and resources while delivering effective communication to the right customers.


Delivering Personalized Marketing Campaigns:

One-size-fits-all marketing strategies are no longer effective in the age of hyper-personalisation. Using CRM-driven marketing, you can create and deliver personalised messaging and offers. By understanding each customer's preferences, behaviours, and purchase history, you can create customised content that resonates with them, increasing engagement and driving sales.


Reducing Stockouts & Overstocking:

You can improve customer satisfaction, reduce costs, and increase efficiency and profitability by implementing effective inventory management practices and providing insights into which products are performing well and which are not, and for whom. This can help make data-driven decisions about what to stock and when - ensuring the inventory levels are optimal and the right products are available at the right time, increasing efficiency and higher profits.


Data-Driven Decision Making:

CRM-driven marketing empowers you to make informed business decisions by analysing customer behaviour, preferences, and feedback, you can gain valuable insights that guide marketing campaigns, product development, and overall business decisions. This strategic approach reduces guesswork and increases your chances of success and staying ahead of the competition.


CRM: don't just guess or assume - back up your business choices with meaningful data!

How to get started?


To maximise the benefits of your CRM for effective and data-driven customer communication, reach out to us via email. Whether it's a straightforward process or a bit more complicated, depending on your business requirements, our team of NZ-based retail professionals will guide you through the setup process and support you every step of the way so you can start engaging your customers with the right messages at the right time.


Get in touch

Do you have any questions? We are here to help! Contact us at 09 889 7734 or support@allspoke.com to find out more information about our data-driven services and products.

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