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how to attract customers' attention?

Postby Alexander1987 » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:20 am

Hi, guys. I am running a tea store which inherit from my father. The range of my business is very parochial for the neighbour and seldom tourists. On the other hand, I admit the location of my store is in casbah so that cars hardly to drive in. But there is a advantage of which a very famous view called KaiYuan temple one street off my store.
As you konw, there are a large mount of oversea chinese citizens settle down in singapore,tailand,malaysia and so on. They usually come back to visit their families and relatives and would like to purchase some local products. Chaozhou kongfu tea is one of the famous products to receive most tourists'favor.
How can I to draw their attension to come to my store?

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Postby BillyB » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:42 am

Naked promoters?

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 1:15 pm

boobless sales-girls??

OOops ..

PC: sales promoters who use their hidden talents to entice and retain customers ???

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 1:20 pm

Free samples. They'll come flocking.

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Postby BillyB » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 2:11 pm

ecureilx wrote:boobless sales-girls??

OOops ..

PC: sales promoters who use their hidden talents to entice and retain customers ???


Not necessarily 'boobless' - I was thinking quite the opposite...

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Postby ksl » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 3:19 pm

Would you like me to call in and view your location to discuss over a cup of tea? If so PM me your name and address.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 5:54 pm

ksl wrote:Would you like me to call in and view your location to discuss over a cup of tea? If so PM me your name and address.


You would really go all the way to China to see the location? :roll:

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Postby ksl » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 8:18 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ksl wrote:Would you like me to call in and view your location to discuss over a cup of tea? If so PM me your name and address.


You would really go all the way to China to see the location? :roll:

yes if he's paying for the ticket! Better than sitting around here all day! Though I must admit you spotted it and i didn't :roll:

So the best thing for Mr tea man would be to work together with the tourist department and guides, do his place up in a traditional manner, trace the history and make something presentable for a tourist visit, service the customers with attractive traditional dressed young women,(english) speaking will also be a plus.

Package the tea in presentation gift boxes for the tourist to take with them, ensure you have tourist type pamphlets about the tea making and history.
The government will probably have some kind of grants available for tourism and marketing. The tourism office will know about the grants and guides available for taking tourists around certain areas.

Educate the service people in how the tea is made, so they can also pass on to the tourists. The guides availble probably work for the tourist office, though a chat with them to include your route may pay off.

You may also want to pull other businesses into the equation, that will make it a full day out for the turists and you may also benefit more from the grant system by working together.

Good luck!

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Postby Mr Tan » Wed, 14 Sep 2011 9:01 pm

ksl can i join in your conversation too, u seem to be very expert in these.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 14 Sep 2011 9:06 pm

ksl wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ksl wrote:Would you like me to call in and view your location to discuss over a cup of tea? If so PM me your name and address.


You would really go all the way to China to see the location? :roll:

yes if he's paying for the ticket! Better than sitting around here all day! Though I must admit you spotted it and i didn't :roll:

So the best thing for Mr tea man would be to work together with the tourist department and guides, do his place up in a traditional manner, trace the history and make something presentable for a tourist visit, service the customers with attractive traditional dressed young women,(english) speaking will also be a plus.

Package the tea in presentation gift boxes for the tourist to take with them, ensure you have tourist type pamphlets about the tea making and history.
The government will probably have some kind of grants available for tourism and marketing. The tourism office will know about the grants and guides available for taking tourists around certain areas.

Educate the service people in how the tea is made, so they can also pass on to the tourists. The guides availble probably work for the tourist office, though a chat with them to include your route may pay off.

You may also want to pull other businesses into the equation, that will make it a full day out for the turists and you may also benefit more from the grant system by working together.

Good luck!


That was slick man
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Postby ksl » Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:19 pm

Thanks guys all part and parcel of an export consultant moving business forward, normally the grant system would cover the consultants income for a period of 3 years, to ensure the project was done correctly. Initial feasibility studies, desk research would be evaluated by doing a SWOT!

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats! and there you go!

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 15 Sep 2011 9:47 am

ksl wrote:Thanks guys all part and parcel of an export consultant moving business forward, normally the grant system would cover the consultants income for a period of 3 years, to ensure the project was done correctly. Initial feasibility studies, desk research would be evaluated by doing a SWOT!

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats! and there you go!


And the TS is absolutely silent :D :D

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Postby ksl » Thu, 15 Sep 2011 1:20 pm

ecureilx wrote:
ksl wrote:Thanks guys all part and parcel of an export consultant moving business forward, normally the grant system would cover the consultants income for a period of 3 years, to ensure the project was done correctly. Initial feasibility studies, desk research would be evaluated by doing a SWOT!

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats! and there you go!


And the TS is absolutely silent :D :D
Yeah it does make you wonder, what all these one liners are up too :roll: Though the information is relevant for all business really :wink:

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Postby echo1998 » Fri, 16 Sep 2011 1:49 am

to my understanding one of your targeted group is overseas chinese citizens. As I know they generally don't bring tea back to China because there are more tea products in China than in Singapore.
Additionally your ChaoZhou Tea is very special for ChauZhou area in China, that means more than 99% of Chinese don't drink this kind of tea.
Maybe I understand your question wrong. Anyway do a little bit market research is necessary before you begin with marketing promotion.
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 16 Sep 2011 9:49 am

echo1998 wrote:to my understanding one of your targeted group is overseas chinese citizens. As I know they generally don't bring tea back to China because there are more tea products in China than in Singapore.
Additionally your ChaoZhou Tea is very special for ChauZhou area in China, that means more than 99% of Chinese don't drink this kind of tea.
Maybe I understand your question wrong. Anyway do a little bit market research is necessary before you begin with marketing promotion.


OP is in China.


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