Quanto mais nichos, quanto mais diversidade, quanto mais hipóteses de escolha... mais dificuldade em escolher, mais medo de fazer escolhas erradas...
Por isso, este artigo é tão, mas tão interessante "Configurator 2.0 Turns Customers Into Committed, Raving Fans":
"Configurators most often are “product pickers” or “service pickers”--they assume customers attempting to configure, price and quote products or services have sufficient expertise and knowledge to understand the implications about why they are making certain selections and to understand the terminology and explanations provided. This is often not the case, particularly if the product descriptions rely on proprietary, insider jargon and nomenclature that mean little or nothing to customers.
The use of brand or product names within a configurator without any explanation leaves customers wondering what they are really considering and why.
A company’s lingo can sound like a foreign language to people unfamiliar with it. At the end of they day, it can appear that the company providing the product or service doesn’t understand or care about what’s really important to a customer..
Another problem is a configurator all too often assumes the customer has a reasonable familiarity and understanding of the company’s offerings and individual product or service groupings as well as the implications different options have on performance, reliability, and so on. Customers want to know why they should favor one model over another, again, in terms that they can relate to. It is critical that the configurator provide this information, yet many fail to address this need. ...
- Customers require more than a product or service picker--they need varying levels of guided selling solutions that teach the customer how to buy appropriate configurations based on the essential mission or application required of the product or service.
- Customers need to know that they are selecting the best product or service for their needs based on attributes they have previously been prompted to provide. (Moi ici: Gosto mais de pensar nas experiências... começar com a ideia de Christensen, que trabalho vai o produto/serviço realizar na vida do cliente? Como se integrará na sua vida? Qual é a experiência que procura e valoriza?) It is better to fit the solution to the customer’s actual needs than let them buy something based purely on price that could disappoint them later.
- Companies may be overly concerned about price; they need to share products and services with customers that customers may not even know exist. It is okay to “wow” and upsell a customer. If your primary focus is price and not value, your customers will focus on price as well."