For some companies, every customer who walks through the front door, visits the business web page, or phones the company number represents nothing more than a sales opportunity. And companies that focus on sales usually do make them at a pretty impressive clip. Nonetheless, viewing your customers as sales opportunities is not the best long term strategy — and companies that take this approach tend to fall short of the competition given a long enough time span. Here’s why:
For other companies, customers and potential customers represent a different type of opportunity — an opportunity to form a long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationship. Business owners who run these kinds of companies understand that one dedicated, long-term customer is worth far more than a number of single time customers.
Of course, long term customers tend to spend a greater amount of money due to their frequent visits. But that isn’t the only way that long-term customers prove to be more valuable. A truly happy customer brings in their friends and their family in addition to their cash and card. Creating one happy customer is an excellent way of bringing in many potential leads over enough time. And with the tremendous power that the internet offers to customers, happy and unhappy alike, ensuring good customer experience is more important than ever.
So, with all that being said, let’s take a quick look at three of the best ways to create an incredible customer experience.
Present an exceptional staff. Good employees are the lifeblood of every successful business — and they contribute to customer experience in a wide variety of ways. From sharing their knowledge and expertise to simply putting forth a positive and friendly attitude, your employees will have many opportunities to help customers enjoy an excellent experience. This is careful hiring, thorough training, and strong company culture are so crucial.
Offer a product that is truly special. What makes your product or service unique? It could be exceptionally effective, or eye-catching, or durable, or affordable, for example. (And ideally, your product/service will be several of these things all at once.) But if you can’t point to at least one factor that makes your product or service stand out from the competition, then it is certain that your customers won’t be able to, either.
Employ unforgettable branding. Last but not least, countless marketing studies have demonstrated that a memorable product and memorable customer service together still won’t be fully effective unless they are combined with memorable branding. Your logo, your packaging, your advertising and marketing, and the entire process of making a purchase with your company should adhere to your company brand. Being consistent, creative, and on-point with your branding efforts will help your company stick in the minds of your customers, making it easier for them to come back, and easier for them to refer you to their contacts, as well.
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