The Value of Accurately Understanding Customer Requests
In an increasingly complex business world, and at a time when the economy is presenting difficulties to many, understanding exactly what your clients and customers want is of the utmost importance. A satisfied customer’s true value is when they return for repeat business. In an environment where the cost of acquiring new customers is constantly climbing, this is becoming more crucial to long-term business success every day. That is why accurately understanding what a customer wants is a foundation principal that all companies should place the highest value on.
Every time an order is processed incorrectly, for example, it is a cost incurred by your company. You will have to pay for shipping multiple times, and may or may not be able to recoup any of your investment from the initial order. On top of that, you might have a difficult time retaining the client, which could represent future earnings lost. Answering services train their employees to focus on accuracy, ensuring that your customer orders are consistently received correctly.
Customer complaints are as important to interpret correctly as customer orders. People are unlikely to call in to file a complaint unless they have good reason to do so. For a company to continue raising its level of service and refining its products and business model, they need to have accurate feedback from customers, including complaints. An answering service can obtain accurate information that sums up the customer’s issues with the company, allowing you to improve based on that feedback.
Customers often also have important questions about supply dates, new models, new service offerings, or new products being launched by your company. Your answering service can either provide the customers with the answers directly, or carefully take down their questions so that a sales professional can contact them as soon as possible.
Service requests are another area where the attention to detail offered by an answering service is invaluable. If your service or repair department knows exactly what issue the customer is having before they call them back, it will make the follow up call go much more smoothly. It will also make your company look extremely competent. When a service professional calls the client back, they will have all the details at their fingertips and a plan of action already established. It is difficult to offer that level of care when receiving customer calls directly with no time to prepare an action plan.