Delivering Positive Customer Service Every Time
With regular access to products and services from around the world, consumers no longer use cost as their single determining factor when making a buying decision. They look at other factors like delivery policy and times, quality, and levels of service received. Often, the deciding factor for some people is how well they are treated and if their needs are truly considered and met by service providers. The key to transforming visitors into loyal customers is for every employee at all levels of the organization to take ownership of each customer encounter.
Follow the ABCs of customer service for more effectively serving potential and returning customers.
Assume that every person with whom you come into contact is a cherished customer or potential customer and make them feel as such.
Begin each encounter with statements that make the person feel welcome and that you are truly there to assist them in whatever ways possible.
Create an environment on the telephone, via the Internet and in-person in which customers can access the information that they need to answer questions, educate them, and aid in making an informed buying decision.
For more ideas on effectively creating an environment that encourages customer and brand loyalty, get copies of Customer Service Skills for Success, How to Be a Great Call Center Representative and Please Every Customer: Delivering Stellar Customer Service Across Cultures.
About Robert C. Lucas
Bob Lucas has been a trainer, presenter, customer service expert, and adult educator for over four decades. He has written hundreds of articles on training, writing, self-publishing, and workplace learning skills and issues. He is also an award-winning author who has written thirty-seven books on topics such as, writing, relationships, customer service, brain-based learning, and creative training strategies, interpersonal communication, diversity, and supervisory skills. Additionally, he has contributed articles, chapters, and activities to eighteen compilation books. Bob retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1991 after twenty-two years of active and reserve service.
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