The other day my husband and I were spending time on holiday in a cheap British pub called Wetherspoons. It’s often looked down on as it’s a big chain serving cheap-ish food and drink, but I like the pubs. They’re a bit rough and ready, but what you see is what you get (not unlike myself).
Now, because they’re cheaper than other pubs, they attract a slightly different crowd to your upmarket brasseries, but here’s what I love about how they relate to their customers.
Look at these drinks menu:
I’m not saying that people who drink in Wetherspoons don’t know how to pronounce these drinks (though I definitely didn’t), but the marketing team has seen that some people might be put off buying something they would love, because ordering it presents an obstacle.
In short, they’re using content to give customers confidence in buying a product.
Apply this Wetherspoons tip to your content
Look through your copy describing your offer, is it clear and easy for your customer to order?
- Unanswered questions they might not want to ask
- Confusion about what your product does
- Confusion about who your product is for
You want to make it as easy and friendly as possible for your customer to place an order or hire you.
So, does your copy make them feel as welcome as a Wetherspoons?
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