But most importantly – you have to stay on budget. Long time ago, the only major dilemma when buying a car was whether to pay for a brand new car or buy a used one from someone you know. This is not the case anymore. You need to think about the engine, the mileage, the fuel, the interior and so many more characteristics. Simply the thought about the purchase can drive you crazy! The global automotive production is set to exceed 100 million vehicles (passenger cars and commercial vehicles) by 2017. So, how can you even choose between all the makes and models?
Luckily, we are here to help you in this tough choice. Today we will present you several car models that can save you money in the long run. In our short list, we’ve tried to keep in mind the main factors affecting your choice: fuel, mileage and engine.
We are starting with our all-time favorite Toyota Prius Hybrid. The discussion on the efficiency of hybrids and whether or not they save you money has remained relevant even today when the hybrids are not latest fashion any more. Is the premium price you might pay for a hybrid greater than the fuel savings over time? “It depends on how much you drive, how you drive and how long you own your car,” says the Chicago Tribune. The Prius, being one of the first mass-produced hybrids, is much more efficient than other full-sized SUVs. What’s to your convenience is that you can choose the most suitable EPA class for your needs and still have a combined fuel economy of 50 miles per gallon. In the end, however, whether or not a hybrid is worth the money is an issue you need to decide for yourself.
BMW i3 series
In case you have already taken the hybrids to a higher level and are looking for something more efficient, we have it for you. The sophistication of the German engineering that makes urban driving a pleasure – the BMW i3 series. Electric power in combination with eco-friendly interior will not only save you money in the long run, but will make you a true environmental defender in soul. “There are plenty of bits to get excited about with the car,” says Steve from Washington. What we found most relevant, however, is that the BMW i3 is the path to the future. According to KMPG, plug-in hybrids are predicted to attract the greatest demand of any e-vehicle by 2019. Understandable. After all, who wouldn’t like driving 124 miles per gallon in a fancy BMW i3?
If you are driving a lot, we don’t think you would be willing to buy new cars all the time. After all, the more you drive a car, the more likely it is to break more often. To avoid the trouble of constant maintenance and quick repetitive repairs, we have a suggestion that may not be a surprise to you. A car that will run forever – the Honda Accord is your choice. It is widely considered as one of the most reliable and long-lasting vehicles on the road. The Accord is the only car that’s not a pickup that made it to the top of the list iSeeCar’s list of long-lasting vehicles. If you are looking for a truck, though, there are plenty of other GMC models that will last over the 200,000th mile.
For all the diesel fans out there, we have selected a car that has been called the “highly efficient diesel small luxury car” – the Audi A3 TDI. It is not so common to find a powerful and luxurious sedan that is fuel efficient, but this model has it all – with 140hp and over 40 miles per gallon on the highway. If you have doubts about the savings a diesel vehicle offers, check out some of the facts that may change your mind.
Hopefully, our short list has been helpful. Before you choose your next vehicle, however, always look for tips that can help you get a better deal. Also, think about maybe doing a trade-in. Sometimes, you can even search for the right vehicle out of state which means you will need to ship the car. And this is something many people do, so if you have questions about shipping and costs call us. In the end, we simply want you to be able to get a car that you can hang on to!
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Customer satisfaction is an important indicator of customer loyalty, but that does not mean that those same fully satisfied customers will purchase from the same company again or recommend the company to their friends, family and coworkers. Moreover, customer’s satisfaction is easy to achieve and only helps the company do well in a certain period of time, while customer’s loyalty helps the company in the long run and is much harder to achieve.
Why is customer’s loyalty harder to achieve than customer’s satisfaction?
According to Wikipedia, “customer satisfaction is a measure of how products and services supplied by a company meet or surpass customer expectation. Customer satisfaction is defined as “the number of customers, or percentage of total customers, whose reported experience with a firm, its products, or its services (ratings) exceeds specified satisfaction goals.”
A lot of companies can leave their customers satisfied. They don’t have to leave their customers pretty impressed; they just have to satisfy them. And it is not that hard to do that. Most companies are expected to fulfill their customers’ expectations. That is why I said that a LOT of companies are able to satisfy their customers, but only a few can give a reason to their customers to come back and turn them to loyal customers.
That reason can be anything, from creating an emotional and intellectual bond, to connecting with customers on a spiritual level if you want.
According to businessdictonary.com, customer loyalty is “the likelihood of previous customers to continue to buy from a specific organization. Great attention is given to marketing and customer service to retain current customers by increasing their customer loyalty. Organizations employ loyalty programs which reward customers for repeat business.”
Why loyal customers are more important than satisfied customers?
• Their recommendation is essential for a company. Loyal customers are the ones that recommend a company’s products or services to other people and especially to close friends, colleagues and family. What more can a company wish for than having loyal customers who promote their products and services for free and have greater chance at convincing their close circle of friends and family since they are reliable and trustworthy to them.
• Their loyalty makes them say ‘no’ to better offers. Not only do loyal customers recommend and promote for free but they also refuse to buy the same products from another company even when the offers get pretty competitive.
• They let the company know if there is a problem right away. Loyal customers will never act satisfied and write bad reviews afterwards. In most cases, loyal customers will let the company know if there is a problem right away, thus their opinion and feedback is much more important and reliable compared to satisfied or fully satisfied consumers.
According to Graham Tutton (Vice President of Customer Solutions, DataCo LLC ) : “Customer research has evolved tremendously over the last 30 years. From “satisfaction” measurement of the 1970’s, “value” of the 80’s, to the more recent exploration of “loyalty” – there has been an underlying theme of trying to leverage customer opinions to affect change in business performance. To that end, measuring “satisfaction” isn’t the best way to provoke change, as it does not strive for excellence or exceeding customer expectations.” http://www.thewisemarketer.com/features/read.asp?id=110
Loyalty unlike satisfaction is deeply connected with emotions. According to Igniting Customer Connections author, Andy Frawley “customer experience is the emotional connection a customer has with a brand.” The more connected the customers are with a brand emotionally and spiritually, the better the chances of them turning to loyal customers are.
Let’s take Apple as an example.
According to Statista.com article “iPhone users are more loyal to Apple than users of any other smartphone brand are. According to data from Morgan Stanley’s AlphaWise tracker, which compiles sell-through data using web search analysis, 90% of iPhone users stick with the brand when purchasing another phone. Samsung, Apple’s largest competitor, managed to improve its brand retention rate significantly over the past years, but still trails Apple by 13 percentage points.”
You for sure know what happens every time Apple announces a new product. People line up outside the stores to be the first to get their hands on the ‘latest technology’ as most of them call it. We are not talking about satisfied customers here. Satisfied customers would never go this far. We are talking about loyal customers who strongly believe in their chosen brand over any other brand. They stay in the line for hours and even for days, in some cases. That is how much important Apple products are for them. They aren’t just loyal customers who keep coming back for more products; they also want to be the first to buy those products.
That tells us that the bond Apple has created with its customer is not just a casual bond. People identify themselves as ‘cool,’ ‘indie,’ and even ‘hip’ by just using an Apple product. They feel like they belong in a community with like-minded people who are ‘obsessed’ with the latest technology. While I am not a big fan of Apple myself, I understand why so many people feel very connected with the brand emotionally. They define themselves with Apple products and the “think different’ slogan. They trust the company and believe in the value superiority of Apple products.
This is what any company must aim for in the first place: customer’s loyalty, which can be achieved only by developing a strong connection and relationship with the costumers, by being trustworthy, by going the extra mile and making every product or service beneficial to the customer, by adding value and giving high customer service that will turn the interaction between the company and the customers into an experience, rather than just a successful transaction that leaves them satisfied.
That is what we stand for here – above and beyond customer service leading to satisfaction and loyalty.
What do you think about loyalty? Do you feel connected in any level with some particular brands? Why? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks!
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- Corsia LogisticsMarketing and Business Development, 2013 - present• Website design and optimization targeting better online presence and conversions. • Development of online marketing strategies – SEO and PPC acquisition campaigns. • Landing page optimization – graphic design ideas and content creation. • Keyword research, prioritizing and optimizing for higher rankings and rich user experience. • Copywriting and editorial calendar management - pages, blog posts, social media, and ads. • Improving internal linking structure and building quality backlinks. • Researching competition to identify market share and future opportunities. • Developing social media campaigns to grow fan base and drive website traffic. • Business development and growth planning – coordinating and researching opportunities.
- Montway Auto TransportDigital Marketing / Social Media Marketing Coordinator, 2012 - 2013• Website performance analysis via reporting utilizing variety of tools. • On and off page optimization strategies, driving higher search rankings. • Keyword research with emphasis on long-tail keywords and strategic writing content. • Develop copywriting strategies, writing and coordinating other copywriters. • Constant landing page and internal linking optimization, and website structure. • Backlinks evaluation and strategy based on SEO best practices and trends. • Research competition to identify and evaluate market share. • Develop social media and email marketing campaigns – copy and design coordination. • Create press release and develop connections to improve offline and online media coverage. • Business development strategies – coordination, implementation and outreach.
- E-Z Movers, IncMarketing Director, 2011 - 2012• Develop and coordinate all marketing and advertising strategies and promotional campaigns. • Prepares marketing reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing sales data. • Supports sales department by providing sales and market data and identifying trends. • Track PPC ads performance and optimize for greater results and ROI. • Coordinate SEO campaigns including keyword research and content creation. • Manage and coordinate Susan G. Komen sponsorship including the Chicagoland marathon.
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