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Hello Warriors:

From Buyer's Point of View, I am curious to know that what are the factors do you consider before you buy any service? I have listed down few of them:
  1. Pricing
  2. Reviews
  3. Offerings (Value for Money)
  4. Discounts
  5. Ratings
  6. Review Copy
  7. Samples
  8. Communication (Before you buy)
  9. Turn Around Time
  10. Thread Presentation
  11. Payment Method
  12. Website Presence
  13. Vendor's Name
  14. Sex (M/F)
  15. Location (Country)
  16. Profile Image
  17. Perfect Match (Service)
  18. Service Quality
  19. Turn Around Time

I might have missed something here, I request you to add more, if required, and give ratings to relevant factors.

1 stands for the most important factor, and
15 stands for least important factor

You can mention only 1, 2 or 3 factors if you think other factors are irrelevant.

Many thanks for your time.

Sincerely,
Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Mol@Shortlist
    I think the gender of the service provider is irrelevant - that is unless you're sexist...
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    16 factors listed and you left out the most important one - whether the service provides exactly what you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      16 factors listed and you left out the most important one - whether the service provides exactly what you want.
      Thank you Frank for your valuable suggestion. I have added that factor in my original post.

      Sincerely,
      Steve
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    im at the point where ill try new things, but word of mouth is still ultimately the end game
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    Did the free trial go well?

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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    why focusing on ONE FACTOR?

    Think of it: if you BUILD YOUR LIST, you can focus on all these factors, cover one to one, and see WHICH FACTORS impact for a SPECIFIC CUSTOMER.

    In fact there are DIFFERENT ANGLES dependent on DIFFERENT PEOPLE: you can determine it using automation in email marketing, if people click or not, is interested or not....WHILE you're talking about the product itself!

    Try it: Email Marketing has all, and there are lot of things not used by common people
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    One of the most important factors for me is quality in whatever product or service you're contemplating. It's a deal breaker if it's not there.

    Sometimes it's a challenge discerning "quality" prior to purchasing something but there are hints that can help in your assessment like:
    • objective testimonials by satisfied buyers
    • intuitive and professional sales presentation
    • seamless sales presentation about the benefits of purchasing
    • good refund policy and easy access (just in case)
    • track record of the product or business owner
    • comparisons with other competitor solutions
    • recommendations of niche authorities and experts
    • there are other "hints" - but these are some of the main ones
    I don't know any consumers that would choose against quality in products and services they are buying.


    Good luck,


    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      One of the most important factors for me is quality in whatever product or service you're contemplating. It's a deal breaker if it's not there.

      Sometimes it's a challenge discerning "quality" prior to purchasing something but there are hints that can help in your assessment like:
      • objective testimonials by satisfied buyers
      • intuitive and professional sales presentation
      • seamless sales presentation about the benefits of purchasing
      • good refund policy and easy access (just in case)
      • track record of the product or business owner
      • comparisons with other competitor solutions
      • recommendations of niche authorities and experts
      • there are other "hints" - but these are some of the main ones
      I don't know any consumers that would choose against quality in products and services they are buying.


      Good luck,


      Steve
      Hello Steve,

      I have added "Service Quality" in the factor's list.

      Sincerely,
      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I agree with Steve...it all comes down to quality...can the product do what I need it to do.

    So here is another 2 things...

    1- Trial offer (for me to test the product).

    2- Refund incase someone isn't happy with the products.

    You can have as many testimonials as you like but the product can end up useless if it can't do what a buyer needs it to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Steve,

    1 is the prime buying factor for me; if I value it enough. If I do, the price becomes a non factor.

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  • Profile picture of the author chrisniel
    I decide to buy any service/products on the basis of following points

    - Previous discussion on sales thread (If its WSO)
    - Review on WSO thread or on other blogs.
    - By reading, reviews marketer like me can identify which one is biased and which one is unbiased
    - Turn around time should be less like 1 month or 2 months is just fine for me (As any business need some time to get mature)
    - Of course, I always look for discount

    Originally Posted by SEOptimization@1 View Post

    Hello Warriors:

    From Buyer's Point of View, I am curious to know that what are the factors do you consider before you buy any service? I have listed down few of them:
    1. Pricing
    2. Reviews
    3. Offerings (Value for Money)
    4. Discounts
    5. Ratings
    6. Review Copy
    7. Samples
    8. Communication (Before you buy)
    9. Turn Around Time
    10. Thread Presentation
    11. Payment Method
    12. Website Presence
    13. Vendor's Name
    14. Sex (M/F)
    15. Location (Country)
    16. Profile Image
    17. Perfect Match (Service)
    18. Service Quality

    I might have missed something here, I request you to add more, if required, and give ratings to relevant factors.

    1 stands for the most important factor, and
    15 stands for least important factor

    You can mention only 1, 2 or 3 factors if you think other factors are irrelevant.

    Many thanks for your time.

    Sincerely,
    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
      Originally Posted by chrisniel View Post

      I decide to buy any service/products on the basis of following points

      - Previous discussion on sales thread (If its WSO)
      - Review on WSO thread or on other blogs.
      - By reading, reviews marketer like me can identify which one is biased and which one is unbiased
      - Turn around time should be less like 1 month or 2 months is just fine for me (As any business need some time to get mature)
      - Of course, I always look for discount
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      Great suggestion. I have added "Turn Around Time" in the factors list.

      Sincerely,
      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
    Hey Warriors:

    Thank you so much for sharing your valuable suggestions

    Sincerely,
    Steve Parker
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