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Customer Service Problems Solved!

Just as looking at something under a microscope can reveal unexpected details, looking at your business in a similar way can also reveal some surprises! When was the last time you took a close look at how you are handling customer service issues? What are some common problems that don’t get handled properly?

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Untrained Staff

Whether you own a small business or you are the supervisor of an army of employees, there has to be customer service training. If training has been neglected, how can it be addressed? For one thing, make customer service training part of your staff meetings. Customer service phone skills and person to person skills must be developed and maintained on a regular basis. Applying this suggestion will lead to a noticeable change in how your people treat your customers.

Inaccessibility

In the past, when customers were dissatisfied, they could waltz right into the storefront and speak with the owner face to face. This isn’t so common today, however. Businesses often lean toward having their “space” away from the client as much as possible. How can you strike a balance in your company? Look for ways to keep your business “human.” Your client needs reassured that doing business with you is the right decision. Make it easy for them to speak to someone who can provide that reassurance.

Not Keeping Promises

Promises are easy to make – and even easier to break. And this leads to a very unhappy customer! So before you make your next promise ask yourself, “Am I being realistic? Can I keep this promise?” You should be able to proudly state on your customer service resume that you excel in customer satisfaction. By keeping your promises to clients, you can honestly do so. And if, on a rare occasion, a promise must go unfulfilled, say that you are sorry without hesitation.

So, remember to look at your business under a microscope from time to time. You may see things you have overlooked. If it is lack of training, broken promises, or inaccessibility, identify it and correct it. Your clients will love you for it!

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