Customer Service – It’s As Easy As ABC!
Do you want your company to provide outstanding customer service? Well, all you have to know is the alphabet! Here are some alphabetical tips to providing high quality service…and it’s easy to remember! As easy as ABC!
A – Attitude: Maintaining a positive attitude is critical! Positive people set the tone for those around them, and uphold a positive image of their company when interacting with their customers.
B – Balance: Striking a balance between your professional life and personal life is imperative to your success!
C – Compassion: This one really goes without saying…compassion is essential to all customer service interactions!
D – Demeanor: Always display your best, professional demeanor when dealing with your customers.
E – Empathy: Your customers want us to do more than just provide our regular service, and actually understand how they are feeling. Inject your customer service interactions with some empathy!
F – Fun: Let loose! Customers enjoy dealing with staff that displays a light-hearted attitude. Yes, it is possible to be professional and also have fun.
G – Grace: This is especially important when interacting with irate customers, but applies to all customer service interactions. Remember to conduct yourself with grace!
H -Honesty: Be honest with your customers at all times. If you are unable to assist them, be honest and transfer them to someone who can.
I – Innovation: Constantly improve on your methods and work on advanced solutions. Be innovative!
J – Jovial: When on the phone or live chat with a customer, remember that they would rather deal with a happy representative, not a representative who is just indifferent. Why not elevate their mood while alleviating the problem?
K – Knowledgeable: Be knowledgeable about the company you represent, and all of its products and services. This way, you will always have the answer to every question!
L – Loyalty: Outstanding customer service not only keeps your clients happy-it also creates loyalty. Your goal is to maintain their loyalty!
M – Multitask: A good customer service representative is adept at multitasking! They must be able to take phone calls, help a customer via live chat, and generally be able to perform their daily tasks while helping their clients at the same time.
N – No: While the word “no” may not be the best thing to say to a customer, sometimes it needs to be said. Replace the word “no” with a phrase like “I am unable to, but what I can do is…”
O – Organized: Organization is very important, because you won’t be able to assist your clients if you can’t even find the answers! Make sure that your work space is always organized.
P – Personable: Project an agreeable personality, and reach out to the customer. Always remind them that they can contact you for assistance at any time, and I assure you-they will!
Q – Quality Service: Pride yourself on providing quality service, and your clients will pick up on it. Never settle for providing less than the best!
R – Responsibility: As a representative of your company, you will ultimately have to assume responsibility for some issues. Simply take responsibility, and offer solutions to fix the issue.
S – Satisfaction: Make sure that you’re taking customer complaints seriously, and using them towards bettering your product or service. This way, you can help increase customer satisfaction!
T – Trust: Without trust, you have no customers! They depend on you to deliver exactly what you promise, and it is up to you to help build client trust everyday.
U – Understanding: Always try to understand what the customer experienced when helping them with a problem. This will help you, help them.
V – Versatile: Be ready to adapt to any issue at a moment’s notice! Even if you have dealt with smaller issues all day, you should always be prepared to deal with a disastrous one!
W – Welcoming: Welcome customers who are new to your product or service with a friendly phone call, and your extension should they have any questions or require assistance.
X – The X Factor: Just when you thought there wouldn’t be anything for “X”! Here is an excellent book, about boosting your productivity and increasing your sales!
Y – Yes!: This is one of the best words you can say to a customer! Make sure that you can say it all the time, and if you aren’t able to, then figure out what to improve so that you can!
Z – Zealous: Be zealous! What does that mean? It just means you should be enthusiastic, passionate about what you do, and eager to help whenever you can!