What is a USP and Why Your Company Needs to Have One

A Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is a statement that identifies what sets a company, product, or service apart from its competitors. It’s a unique benefit or advantage that a business offers to its customers that they can’t get from anyone else. It helps companies to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. Lastly, it can be a powerful tool to attract and retain customers.

Why does a company need one?

Every company should have a USP. It can help them to stand out in their industry and attract customers who are looking for something unique. By identifying a unique selling point, a company can tailor its marketing and branding efforts around that key differentiator. This can help to attract customers who are more likely to become loyal to their brand. Additionally, it can help a company to refine its product or service offerings, improve customer satisfaction, and increase revenue.

I urge my start up clients to identify theirs before starting or investing in a new venture. It is another way to verify your idea and ensure you shine in a potentially saturated market. 

How do you know what your company UPS is?

To determine your company’s USP, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What are the unique features or benefits of our product or service that our competitors do not offer?
  2. What is the core value that our company provides to our customers that is different from what our competitors provide?
  3. What is the main problem that our product or service solves for our customers? How is it different from what our competitors offer?
  4. What is the key reason why customers should choose our product or service over those offered by our competitors?
  5. What makes our brand unique and memorable in the eyes of our customers?


Advertising your USP is crucial to the success of your marketing efforts. Here are some effective ways to do this:

  1. Website: Incorporate it prominently on your website, homepage, and landing pages. Make sure it’s easy to read and understand.
  2. Social media: Use it in your social media messaging and advertising to ensure that your brand message is consistent across all platforms.
  3. Content marketing: Create blog posts, articles, and other content that highlights your USP and its benefits to your target audience.
  4. Paid advertising: Use it in paid advertising campaigns. These include Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and other digital advertising platforms.
  5. Public relations: Reach out to industry publications and influencers. Pitch your USP to secure media coverage and increase your brand visibility.
  6. Email marketing: Include it in your email marketing campaigns. Keep your message consistent and ensure your brand is memorable.
  7. Branding and packaging: Ensure your USP is reflected in your branding and packaging. This will create a cohesive brand message and memorable product presentation.

Incorporating your USP into all aspects of your marketing and branding efforts will help to differentiate your business. You will be able to better communicate your unique value to potential customers.

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