Last Updated on Apr 7, 2020 by James W
One rule every business needs to know is that the customer is king. That means, where possible, you have to provide them with a service that will knock them off of their feet. It isn’t easy, in fact it’s hard because customers can be finicky. But, you have to try if you want to keep a tight grip of a loyal customer base. There is a lot of ways you can achieve this goal, but the following are some of the best ways. These are the tried and tested methods that have worked for years. Good luck!
There is no need to resort to childish tactics no matter the circumstance. Of course there are times when you want to throw a customer through the door and onto the street. These, though, are the times you need to be as professional as ever. When you turn on them, it only makes them angrier. The result: they will leave in a bad mood and probably switch to a different company. Plus, they could bad mouth you to all of their friends. A great customer service assistant always acts professionally no matter the situation.
Dress The Part
Looks are important, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Customers love to see employers that take a pride in their appearance. For starters, it makes them feel as if they have picked the best possible partner. Seriously, there is a certain pride that customers take and it can manifest itself in a sharp suit. More importantly, your clothes can dictate the outcome. A person with a complaint is more likely to listen to someone in a suit because it screams authority. As a result, you might be able to solve the issue with less fuss.
Dealing with customers all day is mentally fatiguing. Even if you haven’t left the store you can get home and collapse on the bed. The good news is that you can prepare for the day ahead before you get to work. The trick is to visualise a couple of scenarios and play them out in your head. That way, you have the answers locked and loaded should a scenario pop up. More realistically, it will get you in the right frame of mind to deal with anyone and everyone that comes through the door.
Give Them What They Want
This statement can mean a variety of things. Of course, you want to give them what they ask for wherever you can. Just as importantly, however, you also need to give them what they want without them asking. Customers will judge you from the quality of the products to the speed of the service. If they have to wait a long time, they won’t reflect admirably. To keep on top of it, invest in tech like a credit card reader or an automated voice message. These tools can speed up your service without the need for long interaction.
Customers are demanding, but you can deal with them easily thanks to these tips.