Students of all ages are back in classrooms and on college campuses this fall. But even if your school days are long behind you, there’s no reason to feel that tinge of envy. There are many ways entrepreneurs, contractors, property managers, medical practitioners, and other business owners who are hard at work serving others can continue to broaden their minds each and every day.
Here are just four customer service lessons you can implement to take your company – and your profits – to the head of the class.
- Historically, no one likes voicemail. Without question, the invention of the answering machine in 1935 was a technological landmark. But times are changing, and paying customers, in particular, are looking for instant gratification. Placing callers on indefinite hold could cause them to find another professional collaborator. Hiring a professional answering service ensures existing customers and prospects are always addressed promptly, politely, and patiently (and pointed in the right direction).
- Convenience always gets a gold star. Your customers lead busy lives. Many of them may be business owners, themselves, or even students. Providing them with 24/7 convenience and around-the-clock access to basic information about your company is not only reassuring to them but reputation-building for you.
- Everyone communicates differently. Multi-channel support allows businesses to engage customers on their platform of choice. Edwards Answering Service, for example, delivers seamless customer service to your callers by leveraging email, secure texts, a web portal, and so much more. Our trained service agents are also always available via phone to meet multiple needs.
- Sometimes, the best solutions require a group effort. As a business owner, manager, or even employee, you simply cannot be all things to all people all of the time, no matter how strong that urge may be. Outsourcing your administrative tasks to a quality telephone answering service will help you maximize workflow and productivity while keeping your customers satisfied and informed. Just like parents will be telling their children this school year, there’s no shame in asking for help – no matter if it’s for a complicated math problem or finding the perfect formula for customer service.
Since 1954, the Edwards Answering Service team has tallied its share of customer service lessons, learning what callers want, need, and deserve, and leveraging that data to hone our professional skills. Our specialists regularly help businesses like yours improve efficiencies and boost productivity and profitability. Learn how we can do the same for you. Reach out today to get started and be sure to ask about our free trial.