If your company offers a variety of products, a simple e-mail or flyer may not be enough to successfully market your goods. Catalog printing has been used for decades as a way for business owners to bring in greater sales. Catalogs show up everywhere, from the mailbox to grocery store shelves. If you are a business owner, an effective catalog campaign can raise brand recognition and sales.
The first step in creating a great catalog is to research your target market and your business. What type of business is it? Who are the clients you wish to target? What do they look for? What do they need and want? How can you provide benefits to them? Once you know the answers to these questions, you can provide a catalog that will give your target audience what they need.
Next, you must bring all the data you researched together so it can be put into a successful marketing strategy. That leads you to your next step, which is designing the catalog.
The design and theme of your catalog must be governed by the information to be included. The information you received from the target clients should give you an idea of the level of professionalism necessary for the work. For instance, if your target market is purely corporate, you will need a very professional design. Bright colors and flashy graphics are not appropriate, because the prospects will ignore them, or at worst, won’t even look at the catalog. If you have a more general audience, a simple, easy design will be best.