Royal Mail’s recent ‘Mail Matters More Than Ever’ guide, is packed with insights that demonstrate how mail can play a key role at all stages of the customer journey.
Of course, every media channel has its place in the customer journey and its own key role to play. TV, for instance, drives mass brand awareness, email is great for quick updates, while social media is good for further engagement.
And mail should be strategically integrated into the customer journey, working alongside other channels to deliver maximum value.
Here are the various roles of mail in the customer journey
Mail builds awareness
Mail gets your brand physically into people’s hands.
Consumers who saw mail first had 30% more dwell time on social media.
Mail leads to consideration
If you want to inspire action you need to get noticed. Mail cuts through and is remembered.
87% of people consider mail to be believable, compared to 48% for email.
Order, book or buy thanks to mail
People browse and buy from mail, making it ideal for driving conversion.
25% buy something as a result of receiving mail in the past 12 months.
Mail is a warm welcome
A warm welcome is an important step in keeping customers satisfied. Mail makes people feel special.
70% have a better impression of a company after receiving mail (vs email).
Mail stays in the home
Mail is especially powerful at building relationships post-purchase. It can help keep your brand front of mind.
75% of Business Mail stays in the home for over four weeks and is revisited an average of five times.
Mail helps grow the value of your customers
Growing the value of your customers takes time and care. MAil helps to influence the decision to spend more.
31% of addressed mail resulted in a commercial action.
Mail presents a great opportunity to cross-sell
People open, sit down and read mail. So it’s great for showing them more products or services.
63% find it easier to browse a printed catalogue rather than going online or in-store.
Spread the word. Mail is shared
Mail promotes advocacy because it gets passed on, shared, and talked about.
16% of mail is shared with another person.
Mail makes customers feel valued
Happy customers are loyal customers. Mail makes your customers feel valued and valued customers are more likely to stay.
70% of consumers say mail makes them feel valued as a customer.
Speak to the specialists in mail
We’re RNB Group, specialists in all areas of mail, whether that’s overseeing your (or your clients) direct mail marketing campaigns or giving you the tools to manage your essential mail from the comfort of your home office. It’s all here.
If you’d like to talk to us about your mail requirements, please get in touch today and we can offer you the best solutions.
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Source: Royal Mail MarketReach, Neuro-Insight, 2018. Royal Mail MarketReach, The Value of Mail in Uncertain Times, Kantar TNS, 2017. IPA Touchpoints, 2018. Royal Mail, Door drop entries, DMA Awards Meta Analysis, 2012-2016. JICMAIL, Q2 2018 – Q2 2020. Power of Print Catalogues, Illuminas 2017.