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The right customers are important for every business. Marketing to and serving customers who are not profitable removes your focus from your best customers and ensuring they remain loyal to your business. (Click to Tweet!) Scorecards can help you identify and focus on your ideal customers by ranking your customers by the common criteria historically shown to be shared by your best customers.
According to Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance, the probability of selling to a new prospect is 5 to 20%, while the likelihood of selling to an existing customer is 60 to 70%. Your customer growth strategy is an easy way to grow your bottom line and improve your revenue.
As the pressure of intensifying competition mounts every day, companies must look to boost customer loyalty, considering that it costs five times as much to onboard a customer than it is to retain one. And with consumer influence now stronger than ever, businesses that fail to respond to their customers’ needs will feel the impact on their sales figures. A recent study by Bain & Company revealed a 10% increase in customer retention levels results in a 30% increase in the value of a company, and a 5% increase in customer retention rates increases profits by between 25 and 95%.
South African credit providers are heavily reliant on debit orders as a payment channel. According to the Payments Association of SA (PASA), around 48 million debit orders get processed monthly across all industries within the borders of this country. Of the two broad types of debit orders that we have, 33.5 million are standard debit orders, and 14.5 million are early debit orders. The early debit orders are further broken down into two types – being Non-Authenticated Early Debit Orders (NAEDO) and Authenticated Early Debit Orders (AEDO), with only around 1 million of the 14.5 million early debits being AEDO’s.