How to Use Customer Service as an Edge Over Other Companies

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Customer service is an important part of any business. You won’t ever be able to stay in business unless you have a certain level of customer service, but there are things you can do to ensure you have the best customer service. Always taking care of customers helps you become better at whatever you do.

Show Customers They Can Trust Your Advice

Customer and business relationships rely on trust. Be open with customers. Even if you have to show them something that would make them feel as though they hadn’t made the right choice, being open allows customers the chance to feel like they can trust you.

Make a Promise to Your Customers

When companies say that they’re going to do something for their customers, they should do it. When they offer a promise to their customers, they intend to keep no matter how hard they have to work to make that happen. If you want your customers to know they’re going to get the best service from you, you have to prepare to offer them a promise. You don’t even need to make specific claims, just promise them to always strive to do your best!

Make Your Customers Feel Comfortable

If your customers feel comfortable, they won’t hesitate to ask you questions. The company Quality Plumbing is one great example of letting their customers know it’s okay to ask questions as they make it known that, “[They] work closely with customers so they feel comfortable asking questions and feel informed about the services they’re receiving.”

When customers have questions, it can lead to more business opportunities for you. Show them that you’re open and willing to listen to their questions. It’s also a good idea to talk with them about things other than the business. Ask them how they’re doing or just try to get to know them in general—such as their likes and interests. Creating a relationship will help customers see you as more than just a company.

Give Them a Reason to Come Back

Always give your customers a reason to come back. If they leave your business smiling, they’re happy. Statistics say customers who receive excellent customer service will be around 85% likelier to return to return to your business. If they like the work you did, they’ll keep coming back. By always giving them a reason to come back, you’re setting yourself up to get their repeat business and referrals. Happy customers are the best you can hope for no matter what business you’re in or what you provide them with.

Excellent customer service will put your business over any other competitors in your industry. Customers will always choose someone who treats them well over any other business.

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