To keep Percy Stride marching in the right direction in 2019 and beyond, we’re reaching out to our devoted followers and customers to lend a helping hand.
As a small independent business, we pride ourselves on keeping things personal. However, to continue providing you with the very best products and handy blog content, we thrive off ‘word of mouth’ custom.
While telling your mates about our brand is certainly beneficial, in today’s digital era, you have the ability to shout out our name from the rooftops for the whole world to hear.
Social media reviews
In 2019, social media reviews are becoming more important than ever for small to medium size businesses.
Think of it this way, how often do you buy a product from a brand new website or business you’ve never heard of? If your answer is higher than zero, then you’re a lot braver than me!
For the more cautious folk, checking reviews before making a purchase is perfectly normal these days. In fact, recent research revealed that 68% of users will go straight to a business’ social media profile to read reviews.
The good news for businesses like us is that 84% of people in the world trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation, so there’s a lot riding on what you say on the big old world wide web!
Where Facebook reviews outperform other online reviews options like Google is the fact that potential customers can see if the reviewer is a genuine person by checking out their profile. This isn’t always possible with Google business reviews.
The bottom line is, receiving positive and consistent new reviews can help generate more business for us and give you more benefits in the near-future. It’s kind of like a ‘you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’ kind of deal.
Naturally, leaving poor social media reviews can have a reverse effect on a business like ours too, with a lot of consumers saying that the star rating of a business is the most important factor.
It’s the same principle as when you search for a hotel to stay in for your next getaway. If you see multiple three, two or even one-star reviews next to a hotel or B&B, would you honestly book it without at least conducting some more research into the place?
Being a relatively new business, we’re always willing to go the extra mile to make your Percy Stride experience absolutely perfect from start to finish.
Whether you need some assistance finding the right shoe size, extra style guide information or need a slightly quicker delivery turnaround, we’re always here to help.
How to leave a social media review
Now for the important bit. Here at Percy Stride, we use three social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Out of these, we’re asking you to focus more on leaving some kind words on Facebook. To write a review about our service, products or brand itself, simply follow the link:
You can also broadcast your thoughts visually too via Instagram by using the #PercyStride hashtag and tagging us (@percystridefootwear) in your posts.
Thank you in advance. With a little bit of help from yourself, we can continue this incredible journey together.