Using features to differentiate yourself from your competition is an invitation to be imitated. Dig deeper to discover what makes YOU inimitable.
Features like drone photography that add drama to listing videos or 3D photography of interiors can be copied immediately. What initially helps you to stand out and impress your target market becomes old news, fast. We say these kinds of features have a shelf life of 5 minutes before everyone who loves to copy and hop on your bandwagon, jumps in.
The picture above is of two pairs of sneakers designed by Valentino named the Rockstud Genuine Mink Fur Sneaker. It is priced at $1245. Not to be outdone by Valentino, Givenchy, another luxury brand has a similar shoes with genuine mink for $950. Moncler, the luxury ski clothing brand, has genuine fox-covered sneakers for $670.
For those who prefer “faux” fur for a fraction of the price, designers such as Sam Edelman and Steve Madden have come up with sneakers with faux fur priced at $55.00 to $90.00. You can also buy an assortment of faux fur shoe clips for $15.00 each or real mink fur balls for $22.50.
Do not pin your hopes on just using features to distinguish yourself from your competition. Work on expressing your unique promise of value in a way that cannot be imitated.