I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m finding dealing with people, both personally or in business, is that they just don’t seem to care about the “customer experience.” I eat out a lot and I tend to go back to places where they treat me better. Their food might not be any better than the guy down the street, but I feel they appreciate my business.
The same holds true in my business dealings. I tend to do business with people I know, like and trust. Yes price is a consideration, but it certainly isn’t the main one. Unless you have a one-of-a-kind product or service, there are other options, whether it be for dining, dry cleaning or buying a new contractor tool storage box.
From a marketing perspective, I see this as a great opportunity to not only keep existing customers happy, but to convert potentials. Just think, if your competitors are just treating their customers OK, doesn’t that leave room for an opportunity for you?
What a missed opportunity for some folks! When someone does go that extra step, whether it’s a waiter or a CSR at a manufacturer, it makes an impression and not only do I take notice, but when the opportunity arises, I tell people about it.
So what are you doing to ensure that your customers are having a better than OK experience with you?