Customer Experience Lessons to Learn from Amazon and Starbucks

Customer Experience

As far as ubiquitous household names go, there’s no denying that Amazon and Starbucks rank near the top of the list.

I mean, the number of active individual Amazon accounts is almost equal to the population of the United States. Small wonder, then, that the ecommerce giant is expected to hold a whopping 50% of the market share for the online shopping industry by 2021.

As for Starbucks, the coffee giant currently holds almost 40% of the market share for US coffee chains. And, as you’re probably well aware, you pretty much can’t go anywhere without being within walking distance of a Starbucks storefront or kiosk.

(Case in point, I’m writing this from a Starbucks right now…and there are two others within half a mile of my current location.)

But the point of this article isn’t to drone on about how successful Amazon and Starbucks are as companies; you already know this.

What we’re going to discuss is why and how the two colossi of their respective industries have come to be so dominant.

Here’s a hint:

It all comes down to the incredible customer experience both companies provide.

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Why Educational Content Marketing is So Powerful

Content Marketing

Content marketing is the art of using valuable information to promote your brand, and this information has to have relevance and be useful to a good percentage of your site users. There is one way you can provide useful details to your visitors so that they keep coming back for more and that is by providing educational content on your website.

Educational content marketing is where you not only focus on selling or promoting your brand but rather on educating your site visitors’ about important subjects within your niche.

With educational content, your purpose is concentrated more on educating your visitors rather than just promoting your brand on every post. The visitor wields the power to buy, and instead of forcing a sale on them, why not draw their attention to important issues about your niche and drive engaging discussions with them?

So, instead of selling, why not teach?

That is what educational content seeks to do; teaching your visitors so they can become better buyers. In teaching your online visitors about topics related to your niche, you tend to reach a wider audience, because many online visitors come to your site looking for vital information that will enable them to make informative decisions. 

So, in providing educational content, you are helping your visitors to solve some of their problems, provided you publish top-quality educational content to achieve that goal. 

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