5 Tips To Show Your Prospects and Customers That You Care

Prospects and customers are the backbone of any business, and letting them know that they are important, will guarantee repeated business and goodwill. Here are top five tips that should help you show that you care:

  1. Do not push too hard to make a sale, build a relationship: Making sure that your customer is not just buying your product/service, but is getting associated with your company, will make the customer feel special. Offer them extended guarantee/warranty, 24×7 customer support, highly personalized services, and multiple simple ways to get in touch with you (email, live chat, telephone) to make them feel valued. If a prospect decides not to go ahead with your product, politely enquire why and let them know that you will try to create a product to suit their needs if required.
  2. Follow-up: At regular intervals, send out an email or ring up your consumers to check if the product has been satisfactory and if they have any feedback for you. Thank them for doing business with you. They will know that their experience with your product is important to you. You may share your knowledge, offer advice, send newsletters, etc., to keep the conversation going. You may also send out greeting cards with a personal message for the holidays along with loyalty bonus coupons.
  3. Listen, learn, and improve: Today’s customers talk all over the web and social media. If a consumer comes back with a grievance, let them present their case. Fix their problem and reassure them. If the resolving takes a long time, it is a god idea to keep the customer in the loop. If the issue has been fixed for that particular customer, learn from the experience, and fix it across the board. Acknowledge the customers, thanking them for helping you better your services. Letting them know their feedback is welcome, is the key to making sure the consumers feel cared for.
  4. Get them involved and be involved: Inform your consumers of any new developments or changes to your products or services. Get their feedback and opinion about these changes. This will make your consumers feel involved in the development of your company. Also track how your customers are growing their business and what are the new services they might need.
  5. Be fast and responsive: Gone are the days when responding to customer requests took ages. Do not make your prospects or customers wait in the queue. Answer their calls and queries promptly. Offer 24×7 live assistance on your website and answer emails within a defined timeline.

About the Author

Dave Otfinoski, CEO of My Business Assistant or “MBA”, has more than twenty-five years of executive, hands-on experience with small and mid-sized businesses. As CEO of MBA, Dave manages a team of experienced virtual assistants who have extensive expertise in the realms of small business operations, bookkeeping services, website design, SEO, content creation and call center operations. Outstanding client service and quality performance are the hallmarks of both My Business Assistant and the MBA team. We look forward to providing you with the Virtual Assistance that you may require to enhance your own business strategies. Please feel free to contact us at http://www.MyBusinessAssistant.com or call us at 800.993.9622 with any questions or inquiries that you may have.