Believe it or not, remaining in continuous contact with existing customers is one of the best ways to increase your company’s customer base.
If that sounds simple, it is. At least, it can be with a telephone answering service.
It’s all about creating a positive experience for the people you do business with. Never allowing your callers to feel ignored or undervalued ultimately equates to a more trusting relationship. And an increase in customer loyalty can lead to an increase in your company’s customer base.
Make it a reality with these three strategies:
- Make customer support and service your main priority. This is absolutely imperative. Every single caller counts. Whether they are phoning for the first time or are making their twentieth (obnoxious) call the same day – the level of respect and attentiveness they are greeted with directly correlates to word of mouth, boosted sales, and an increased customer base.
- Ask for feedback. Customers who receive such stellar service are typically more than happy to give your business high marks – but only if you ask them to. (Conversely, those who have a negative experience are far more likely to spread the word far and wide without any prompting, whatsoever.) Consider asking your customers to complete a brief satisfaction survey following their call. Not only does this show initiative on your part, but it also gives them a convenient means of making their voices heard.
- Offer around the clock coverage. Set yourself apart from the competition. Give customers the benefit of reaching your company day or night. Your customers also have daytime jobs and responsibilities, making the convenience of 24/7 service a tremendous deal for them. Don’t overlook these potential leads. A professional answering service can make certain important appointments and reservations are scheduled correctly. Providing after-hour callers with a knowledgeable and compassionate agent to speak to, instead of an impersonal voice mailbox is a critical step to increase your company’s customer base.
Edwards Answering Service wants to be by your side as your company grows. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to provide a comprehensive, cost-effective, and efficient way to increase your company’s customer base. Give us a call today at 800-606-3273 to learn more or to request a free trial.