In today's world, businesses are constantly looking for ways to engage with their customers and enhance their overall experience. Even more so, with the rise of e-commerce and online shopping.
Additionally, changing customer behavior and shopping habits is also a driving force behind this.
Businesses are looking for ways to stand out and create a unique value proposition for their customers and technology-based business transformation can help in this regard. One such technology that has gained popularity in recent years is Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons.
The need for enhancing customer engagement with BLE beacons arises from the growing competition in various industries. By using BLE beacons, businesses can send personalized messages and promotions to customers based on their location, preferences, and purchase history. For example, a retail store can send a discount coupon to a customer who is browsing a specific product category or send a personalized message to a customer who has made a purchase in the past.
What are BLE beacons?
Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE beacons are small, low-cost devices that use Bluetooth technology to transmit signals to nearby smartphones and other mobile devices. By leveraging the power of BLE beacons, businesses can enhance customer engagement and provide a personalized experience to their customers. Use of BLE beacons in IoT is a growing trend, mostly due to its low-cost deployment and low energy consumption.
BLE beacons can help businesses achieve this by providing a personalized experience to their customers.
How BLE beacons work?
Bluetooth Low Energy beacons work like a lighthouse, transmitting a burst of data packets over Bluetooth signals on a regular interval. Any device with Bluetooth capability, like a smartphone or a tablet can connect and receive the transmitting data and decode.
Since the need of data transmission rate is less in comparison to Bluetooth Classic, the power consumption is significantly low.
Enhancing Customer Engagement with BLE beacons
Engaging customers with brands has always been a challenge. Sometimes ads, and marketing campaigns are launched but only some of them work. Businesses like retail stores, grocery and apparel and jewelary stores are always trying new ways, new technologies to deliver customers with better service and enhance consumer engagement.
BLE beacons can also be used to provide relevant information to customers in various industries such as healthcare, hospitality, and transportation.
For example, a hospital can use BLE beacons to provide information to patients and visitors about their location and directions to specific areas within the hospital. A railway platform or airport can broadcast relevant information over Bluetooth beacons to help people out with their travel plans and boarding.
BLE beacons can be a great tool for various marketing and ad campaigns inside the retail store or outside, or for other businesses in a number of ways. This can enhance customer engagement significantly.
Let’s take a look;
Proximity-based Marketing with BLE beacons
BLE beacons can transmit signals to nearby smartphones and other mobile devices, allowing businesses to send personalized messages and promotions to customers based on their location. This is known as proximity-based marketing and it can help businesses target customers with relevant offers, increasing the chances of a sale.
Personalized Recommendations using BLE beacons
By using BLE beacons to track customer behavior and preferences, businesses can provide personalized recommendations and offers to customers whichwill improve customer engagement and loyalty, as customers are more likely to return to a business that understands and caters to their needs.
Location-based Services with BLE beacons
BLE beacons can be used to provide location-based services to customers in various industries.
For example, in retail stores, customers can use a mobile app to locate products they like within the store, while in healthcare facilities, patients and visitors can use BLE beacons to navigate the hospital area, wards, and find their way around the premises.
Real-time Analytics using BLE beacons
BLE beacons can collect and analyze data on customer behavior and preferences, providing businesses with real-time insights into customer engagement and satisfaction which can help businesses make data-driven decisions, improve customer experiences, and increase revenue.
Improved Customer Service via BLE beacons
By using BLE beacons to track customer behavior and preferences, businesses can provide a more personalized and efficient customer service experience.
Let’s take hospitality sector for example. In hospitality (travel, hotels, restaurants), BLE beacons can be used to track guest preferences and provide personalized services such as room temperature and lighting preferences.
- Last updated on Apr 03, 2023