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.
2020 has been a tough year due to the effects of the pandemic. One-third of consumers’ employment statuses changed because of COVID. Additionally, 36 percent of consumers have experienced a negative impact on their income. With these unfortunate changes, money’s tight. As people cut back on spending and travel this holiday season,
To date, there is no connection between the intake of food and the contraction of the coronavirus. So that means the restaurant industry has remained the same, right? Wrong. As we know, the customer is not only buying food from a restaurant. They are buying an experience. So how do restaurants survive in a time when person to person contact should be limited and experiential dining is the norm? The answer is to adapt. The food service industry has changed. Have you been watching?