Are You Ready to WOW Your Customers in 2014?

December 16, 2013

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Are You Ready to WOW Your Customers in 2014?

By ConnectWise Guest Blog 1

With 2014 right around the corner, it’s probably a safe bet that your company has already hammered out next year’s strategy, and now you’re just focused on finishing 2013 strong, right? Maybe in a perfect world. But as a business owner, you don’t live in a perfect world. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to find time for planning and execution. 

So how are you expected to show your customers that your company truly is dedicated to providing them with great service? The answer is “simple.” Literally, “simple,” as in, find simple little ways to show your customers you have their best interests in mind, without strategizing for two weeks. Check out the list below for a five easy tips.

5 Simple Ways to Boost Customer Satisfaction:

  1. Listen: Whether in traffic or the conference room, there’s nothing more annoying than someone cutting you off. So stop and listen to your customers. Show them you care about their concerns by taking quick action to their requests and issues.

  2. Show You Care: Business is getting personal. With the advent of social media, teleworking and a number of other factors, personal life bleeds into the office frequently. Be empathetic, offering congratulations and condolences when appropriate.

  3. Ask for Feedback: It’s easy to misunderstand what your customers are trying to achieve. They might not even be able to accurately articulate their end goal without guiding questions. Once you get the feedback, make sure you enter it into your CRM so you can refer back to those records later.

  4. Make Customers Aware of Upcoming Renewals: You’re busy, and so are your customers. If you’re tracking service renewal dates, remind customers of impending expirations, and the need to renew if they don’t want to experience a gap in coverage. We suggest reaching out at 60 to 90 days before, 30 days before, the week before and the day before their service is set to expire. Make no mistake; this isn’t just a sales tactic. Customers truly do appreciate someone watching out for their best interests.  

  5. Provide Helpful Technology Tips: Technology moves faster than most can keep up with, but as a technology service professional, you’re apprised of many new trends; use this to your advantage, and share it with your customers. It will position you as the expert, and educate them on emerging opportunities and threats. Thought leadership ideas and helpful tips can be disseminated in a number of ways—e-newsletters, e-mail signatures, blogs, prerecorded messages and so many other vehicles.

For more fresh ideas from industry experts, visit the ConnectWise Blog today, and if you’re ready to see how ConnectWise can help you better serve your customers in 2014, sign up for a live demo!  

Brian Troy is a product marketing manager for ConnectWise, the industry-leading business automation software for technology service providers. Monthly guest blogs, such as this one, are part of The VAR Guy's annual platinum sponsorship.

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