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With the end of 2021 comes a whole new excitement for future success! Like any New Year, 2022 shouldn’t just be about improving yourself, but also improving your business. It’s a great time to refresh and recharge – to get new customers through the doors and enhance the experience for existing ones. Here are a few tips to help you make it happen.
Set your mind and focus ads on new customers and their desire to look even more amazing in the New Year. What I have found to work best is to run a “free week” program for all new tanners, letting them experience your salon and enticing them to purchase an EFT or premium package you offer.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the boom of “influencer” marketing over the last few years. Businesses are increasingly turning to influencers to help generate awareness of their offerings and to generate attention out there on social media platforms.
This is highly effective, especially for a tanning salon that delivers noticeable results through their services. So much so, that when the right person posts a picture of a transformational result from your salon, you will have new customers galore lining up for the same spray-tan or service the influencer benefited from.
Sometimes, I think we forget about the holidays celebrated in January – March because we are just so worn out from all the Christmas and New Year’s hustle and bustle. Marketing designed around these other major and minor holidays can definitely boost your profits. Here are just a few to keep in mind:
Gaining new business is important, but the majority of your salon’s profits come from your existing, loyal customers. Keep in mind that it always costs more to attract new tanners than it does to retain existing ones – so, what are you doing today to reward those who stay loyal to you? Creating the right incentive program can save you a lot of time and money down the road.
The best type of new guest is one who has been recommended to your salon by another customer. Word-of-mouth marketing is the most common way for salons to build clientele, because it’s easy and it really works!
Be sure to make it worthwhile for both the referred customer (with free upgrades or a free week of tanning), as well as the referring guest with a “thank you” and special reward. When people try a new salon because of a friend’s great recommendation, they are more likely to become a loyal customer after their first visit.
Happy New Year … and Happy Selling!
A member of the Supre Tan team since 2006, Gina Jaeger-Morris brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience to her position as Business Development Manager. Known as “Miss Gina” to the hundreds of salon pros she helps, Jaeger combines Supre Tan product knowledge with extensive experience in the indoor tanning, beauty and retail industries to provide winning sales strategies for tanning salons across the country.
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