Karcher, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cleaning equipment, leveraged sponsored ads to grow their brand in India. Originally focused on professional cleaning machines targeted towards businesses, the company has now expanded its business to also cater to customers in India. In order to launch their new range of business-to-customer (B2C) products such as vacuum cleaners, high-pressure cleaners, and steam cleaners, Karcher used sponsored ads to reach out to potential shoppers and expand this business.
With sponsored ads, a brand can access a plethora of targeting options by which it can ensure that its ads reach relevant shoppers. In addition, with the advertising console a brand can create a Store, a free customizable brand page on Amazon.in.
Karcher chose keyword-targeted ads to reach out to shoppers both on desktop and mobile who are searching for keywords such as "vacuum cleaners," "hygiene products," "house cleaning accessories," and many more. They also reached shoppers falling under particular interest segments, like health and personal care, baby products, home and kitchen etc., using Product Display Ads to reach out to a wide shopper base.
With the onset of Amazon Advertising, Karcher witnessed a boost in not just online sales but ofﬂine sales as well.
“Advertising on Amazon using sponsored ads led to increased product visibility, which resulted in an unprecedented but welcome stock-out situation due to a high number of orders that poured in. Also, ever since we have begun advertising with sponsored ads, the brand has seen a considerable spike in product enquiries received by brand distributors across the country," says Abhishek Pandey, Marketing Manager at Karcher.
The brand notes that as a result of its success with Amazon Advertising, it will be diverting most of its marketing budget to an all-Amazon-based strategy and to sponsored ads in particular.
With sponsored ads, Karcher received more than 2500 product enquiries, and their ads were viewed more than 17 million times. Karcher has derived good value from using the advertising console product features extensively with insightful reporting to take actionable decisions.
"Amazon is a perfect platform for us to advertise our home and garden range of products and with an intuitive advertising like sponsored ads, our products have achieved higher visibility and sales, which more than offset any ad spend,” says Mr. Pandey.
*Product Display Ads audience and product targeting features are now accessed within Sponsored Display.