Friday, December 28, 2012

Customer service excellence

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Tips to delivering customer service excellence
It costs you five times as much to win a new customer than to keep a current one. But, customers are not loyal by nature and research shows that emotion influences purchase decision six times more than rationale. Connecting to your customers on an emotional level is the key to establishing a lasting relationship with your brand. You must go beyond simply delivering your product, and develop strong bonds with your customers. It is essential that you provide a unique customer experience by proactively anticipating your customers’ needs and expectations and exceeding them, every time.

Service excellence is an attitude engrained in every department and it begins and ends with your people, from cashier to CEO. It requires more than a streamlined customer service department or a slogan on the lunch room wall. Excellence is a consistent, premium service at every pass set by a service oriented tone that drives your company strategy at every level. The following list are top tips that wil help you to focus on the most important elements of customer service excellence:

    Always Focus on Service before anything else
    Give the Best experience possible
    Create a unique customer experience
    Use the Customer as a marketing vehicle
    Always remember that you are Selling “WOW”
    Always improve on your service
    Always respect your customer (time and opinion)
    Measure their satisfaction and engagement
    Educate, encourage and use incentives on employees to deliver service
    Differentiate your Brand from competition
    Know your customer base (segmentation)
    Integrate your operations processes into your customer marketing strategies
    Understand that Customer Satisfaction is based on loyalty, identity, values, and relationships
    Special Interactions keep customers coming back
    Solve problems quickly and turn complainers into advocates
    Customer Service agents must have the authority to make decisions
    Listen to your customers; Change their attitudes, and fix their problems
    Measure your relationships, and refine your processes, and proactively solve and prevent the same mistakes from happening again. (Continuous improvement)
    Improve your supplier relationships, and hold them to the same standard as your customers do
    Exceed expectations and treat customers as if you would treat a guest in your own home.
    Spread the word – promote your brand promise by empowering your employees to act as ambassadors
    Hire good employees from the start; study your culture, and find the right fit
    Always remember what your corporate values and purpose are, and set mission to that goal.
    Tell the customer the truth, and love what you do
    Personalize your service to meet your customers’ needs
    Listen to Customers; Take appropriate action; keep it simple
    “The most common thing about common sense is so uncommon”
    Leaderships should stay involved in the business, and respect employees and customers
    5 P’s of Customer Service Excellence – Process; Product; Presentation; Price and most importantly People!