Your Competitive Advantage Over Amazon | Episode 79

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Let’s talk about Amazon.
First – you are not Amazon. And boy that’s awesome, isn’t it?

In today’s episode, I am going to give you some strategies and ideas that will give you a competitive advantage over Amazon.

First up – change your mindset. Think of Amazon as just another business down the road, and ask yourself  “what do they do well that I can incorporate into my independent shop?”

Your competitive advantage is HUGE. You are a passionate caring hard working shop owner. 

But let’s look at a few things Amazon does well that YOU can implement in your own business. (No – I don’t mean free shipping

Four things Amazon does well and have proven works:

  1. Always make decisions from what will benefit customers – what do customers need and want right now? What would make it easier to shop and buy?
  2. The Press Release Method (working backwards) – reverse engineer new services/ideas – who, what, where, when, why?
  3. Social Proof and Star Rating – reviews matter, loyalty programs, etc.
  4. Suggestive Selling – helping customers buy the next right thing, hone your skills as a salesperson (listen to  episode 27 here

Remember, your competitive advantage over Amazon is your genuine interest in your customer’s success with your products. Your values, integrity, and heart will shine compared to those big box companies.

You are not Amazon – you are so much more! Your customers are so happy about that!


Helpful Resources:

Episode 27 with Nikki Rausch
Our Retailer’s Inner Circle
Let’s continue the conversation in my Rockstar Creatives Facebook Group


In This Episode:

[1:04] A big shout-out to all of our listeners!

[2:33] I can’t compete with Amazon

[4:18] Amazon solves people’s problems

[8:57] The Press Release Method

[12:32] Social Proof and Star Rating

[16:29] Suggestive Selling

[21:04] Review

[23:42] Closing remarks

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A quote takeaway for you…

We have to pay attention to our customer’s needs. What are they thinking? What are they feeling? What are they doing?” – Wendy Batten


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Hi there! I'm Wendy Batten, and I'm obsessed with helping independent shop owners like you achieve success.

With over 20 years of experience as a small business owner, I've owned several retail businesses along the way including a cafe, two retail shops, and a studio (and even a tae kwon do studio), learning first-hand the art of juggling all the balls.

I now dedicate my time to coaching hundred of retailers all around the world, sharing my expertise to help them organize their businesses and maximize profits, paychecks, and JOY in their day-to-day lives.

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Whether you've been in business for years or are just starting out with your brick-and-mortar venture, you've come to the right place.

If you're serious about your business and ready to stop winging it, I'm here to inspire and guide you toward success.

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