There are reasons that your audience can be reluctant to buy. They often lack trust, have trouble coming to a decision, procrastinate, worry about money, and so on. Or maybe they didnt think to buy because you didnt tell them to. Thankfully, there are ways you can overcome these issues right in your sales page, in your marketing messages, and anywhere you engage with your ideal customers.
1. Lack of Trust
Your potential buyers may not actually know you. They know there are lots of scams online, but they dont necessarily know how to spot one. They do know they dont want to be a victim of one, so some people are super-cautious. You can luckily fix this problem.
Do all the things that generate trust on your website. Get an SSL certificate. Use well-known payment processors. Use software that is also secure. Create a modern responsive website that works across all platforms and devices. Offer a money back guarantee when possible. If its a membership site or software, offer a free trial version.
2. Making a Choice Is Hard
Buyers can face a lot of indecision when questions they have arent answered. If someone is on your email list, they should be getting questions answered based on questions youve been asked or that you think your audience will have. You can also include an FAQ on your site. And you can have popular questions, with answers, right on your sales page if youre creative.
The point is, provide the information they need where they are in your buying cycle. If theyre looking at your sales page and have questions, you should be answering them via the content on that sales page. Your blog posts should be answering questions too. The way you help them conquer their indecision is by giving them the facts when they need them.
Many people want to buy something, have the money, but they just dont. Its called procrastination. They may realize when they buy your product that they must use the product or do something with it, and they may be putting it off. That can be fear-based or they may feel like they have all the time in the world.
You can break through procrastination by setting time limits for your potential buyers. Dont let a product be available forever at that price, or in that format, or for more than one season. Instead, put a timer on the sales page, offer the sale for only a certain number of days, and include a premium with it if they buy right now. Encouragement like this can go a long way.
4. Lack of Money or Fear of Spending It
Sometimes people simply cannot afford your product. This is okay. You cant get everyone to buy and theyre not your ideal customer. But, if this is a common issue for the people youre targeting, you might consider offering payment plans or refiguring your pricing point. If its just a fear of spending money, it could go back to the lack of trust. Offer them an ironclad refund policy so that the risk is all yours.
5. You Didnt Ask for the Sale
The biggest reason that people dont buy is you dont ask for the sale. Whether its a sales page, a phone call, or an in-person situation, so many people never come right out and close the deal.
These are simple things that you can overcome with a little thought. Work on overcoming these top five reasons people are reluctant to buy and youll explode your sales.