Are Businesses Leveraging CRM Completely?
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Are Businesses Leveraging CRM Completely?

By Retail CIO Outlook | Friday, October 18, 2019

Since the competition has become fierce between online retailers, the need for serving enhanced customer experience has grown abruptly. So businesses are now frequently adopting customized CRM systems for online retail.

FREMONT, CA: Customer relationship management (CRM) refers to a procedure that is utilized by organizations to discover more regarding their customers and develop their marketing productivity. Any organization aims to gain maximum profitability from its client base. The value chain of CRM describes the methods that a business must follow to increase the profitability of its customers. 

Five significant steps can lead a business to success, along with the implementation of a CRM strategy:

Portfolio Analysis:

The initial phase includes the analysis of the customer base in the organization to figure out the potential groups from where more profits can be expected. The process will help in defining the target base of the organization.

Customer Relationship:

Customer relationship is the method of growing familiar with every individual customer within the target customer base of the organization. Relationship building relies upon how well the company knows its clients and if it is aware of the buying details, birthdays, and other information about the customer. Organizations need to understand that every conversation with a customer holds significant opportunities to elevate customer intimacy and study more about the target marketplace.

Network Expansion:

Network expansion deals with the identification and maturity of relationships with organizations, networks, and people who are crucial for successfully serving the customers. The ties for network expansion include external partners like suppliers and investors, along with internal partners, who are the employees.

Value Proposal Growth:

The method helps in building the information that is gathered while carrying out conversations with the customer. After figuring out the target audience, organizations can move forward and make a customized value proposition for their clients. By creating value for customers, the value proposition of the organization gradually goes higher.

Managing Customer Life-Cycle:

The customer life cycle is considered the ideal customer journey, starting from potential clients to the service advocate. It relates to the ongoing relationship the company maintains with its customers and manages the cycle with structure and attention. It is the responsibility of the organization to determine how it can organize itself to maintain a stable customer relationship effectively. 

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