It is a great day to reflect on the most important asset of any business - customers. January 17 is Customer Service Day and this is the day to pause and thank all your customers for their business. For any organization whether based on service or product, you must be grateful to the people who honor and patronize your business.
Customer Service Day History
For a successful business, quality customer service is very important. On Customer Service Day, businesses reflect on the importance of customer service, learn what customers want and thank them for their patronage, and show appreciation for their employees in customer service.
Sometimes called Customer Service Day, one of the key components of Customer Service Day is figuring out what customers want so that they can be met. Businesses that provide customers with the ability to provide feedback is itself a proactive form of customer service. They can use paper surveys or online questionnaires so they can hear from customers about their experience and then act on the information they receive. For more in-depth feedback than surveys, they can organize focus groups where customers are bought to discuss the business and its products or services. Special promotions may also be available to loyal customers of the day.
Businesses can use social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, to find out what is being said about their business and others, and to improve the reputation of the business. , increase satisfaction and build loyalty. Information on how to better align with customer wishes can also be gathered from online review sites such as Yelp, Citysearch and Urbanspoon. Ultimately, Customer Service Day is about providing better customer service, showing appreciation to customers, and showing gratitude to employees who provided service to them.
How to celebrate Customer Service Day
As a business, reflect on the importance of customer service, learn what your customers want and thank them for their patronage, and show appreciation for your employees, people working in customer service. Produce and organize surveys, questionnaires, and focus groups to learn more about customer needs and use the information you find on social media and online review sites to get more attention from customers.
As someone who works in customer service, use this day to provide the best customer service possible. Carefully listen to the wishes of the customer and adapt to their needs. As a customer, participate in surveys, questionnaires and focus groups when given the opportunity, and leave feedback regarding positive and negative customer service experiences on the pages Online review web and social media.
Get to know your customers by giving them the opportunity to provide feedback. The following methods can help you decide which approach is best for your business:
Social Media - Twitter and Facebook are two of the largest social media sites that offer customers a way to share their opinions about a business. You should know what people are saying about your company as well as what they are saying about your competitors. Social media sites can provide insights and opportunities to proactively anticipate customer needs. You can address customer challenges or complaints before they become too much of a problem. When handled promptly, politely and honestly, you can enhance your company's reputation and create satisfaction - and perhaps more importantly - build customer loyalty.
Surveys - From basic paper surveys to online questionnaires, it is possible to glean a lot of valuable feedback from your customers. Questions can be general or specific about customer experience. Ask them about what you are doing right and about areas where you can improve. Then act on the knowledge you receive.
Focus Groups - When you ask for more detailed information than you can get from a survey, a focus group can provide the in-depth answers you need. Provide an incentive to bring your best customers together (in person or using an online web app) to discuss your business, products and services. The feedback you receive can be very helpful in determining your next plan of action.
Online review sites - Many customers share their experiences with businesses through online review sites. Yelp, Citysearch, and Urbanspoon offer business reviews from bloggers, critics, and friends that are great customer service tools.
ObservedCustomer Service Day has been observed annually on January 17th.
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