When you’re running a business, it’s common to be cost-conscious about many things like marketing, supplies, or everyday expenses. Unfortunately, some companies don’t realize how much money they’re wasting by not having a real strategy in place for customer service, feedback, and engagement. These areas go hand-in-hand and can make or break a business. As you continue to grow your business, how much is customer feedback worth to you?
Customer Ambassador Program
If you run or own a business, doing what you can to satisfy your customers’ needs is key to your success. Feedback is an essential resource for learning how your customers perceive your business and what changes to consider to improve the customer experience. Whether the feedback you gather is prompted or unprompted, the collected information can influence your customer experience decisions.
When you’re running a business, your customer’s opinions are a valuable resource that can help position you above the rest. A 2017 survey found that 84 percent of companies that improve the customer experience see an increase in their revenue. That’s why it’s vital to get a full picture of how your customers perceive your business and use that customer feedback when making business decisions.
As the CEO of A Closer Look, I’ve seen many changes in the customer experience over the past year. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital interactions, eCommerce, curbside pickup, and social distancing precautions have been instrumental in providing a positive customer experience. Now, as we embark on a new year and work towards establishing societal and consumer norms, businesses have to work harder than ever before to meet their customers’ unique needs and expectations.
After a trying year, consumers are looking forward to the comfort of the holiday season. However, this holiday season will be different. The consumer is not looking for the typical holiday experience. The consumer is spending their holiday budget in a more meaningful way than ever before. According to CNBC, the holiday shopper is, “…directing more of their dollars toward retailers that share similar values during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Accenture.” The Accenture study also revealed that 61% of the 1,500 people surveyed said, “they are more likely to make purchases at companies that show they’re committed to health, safety and hygiene.” With health and safety in mind, discover four simple ways your business can build confidence with your customers, and have a successful holiday season.