Selling a product is easy. In fact, almost anyone can sell a dress, a toaster oven, or just about anything that is used (or desired) by the customer. Yet making goods and services available to the market is one thing; providing excellent customer support is a totally different story.
“But we already have a customer support arm, in the form of a customer call center”, you say. That’s all fine and dandy. In fact, you’re already on your way to giving your clients service they deserve. Did you know, however, that there are a few ways to ensure that you give them top-dog care and service?
This is important as “providing quality customer support”, says Kate Webster of ResourceNation, “is essential to creating customer loyalty”. In other words, if you want your customers to stay and patronize your products and services for many years to come, you might want to do such things as make information easily accessible to the client. Your company can combine different customer tech support channels like Twitter, YouTube, Live Chat, and the good old toll-free hotline to ensure that clients can reach you for help, fast and easy. Moreover, having various lines of communication gives them a choice how to wish to contact you—whether they’re tech-savvy or technically-challenged.
Speaking of having different support service channels, looking for new and innovative ways to better your service is yet another great way to improve your chances of winning customers over. Look around you, search the web, and participate in the latest tech forums and conventions, and ask your clients for feedback. Whatever you do or wherever you search, the point is to avoid being stuck in the same place, lest you get left behind by the pack—and your customers.
And don’t forget to get personal with your clients. Giving them personalized care and attention—even as you teach them how to configure their Blackberry client—can make a difference in winning their loyalty. It’s about treating each customers special and as if they were you one and only client.
So why not give these tips a try? Remember, it’s one thing to dish out tech support. Giving excellent care and attention, however, is what really wins client over.