by Mckenna Clarke, blog writer at TOP CFOS
What can a small service provider give you that a big one can’t?
Companies with less than 20 workers make up 89.6 percent of American business. Many people automatically choose big, corporate service providers over small, local providers. And from all appearances, that seems to be a good idea. Corporate providers have experience, many resources, and hundreds of employees. It may seem like all of these factors add up to mean great services, but what can small business offer that large ones can’t? Read more
By Mckenna Gustafson, blogger at TOP CFOS
After having heard and read quite a few horrible customer service stories lately, I started thinking about my own best customer service experience. I had been living and volunteering in Central Mexico one summer and the directors of the program had just told us that the length of the program had been shortened. I was excited to learn that I would have an extra 10 days off from the rigorous teaching and volunteering schedule that had gone on for four months. But I had no way to get home. My flight wasn’t meant to leave until the originally scheduled time. Read more
By Mckenna Gustafson, blog writer at TOP CFOS
According to a recent study, 62 percent of global consumers have stopped doing business with a brand or organization due to poor customer service experience. It’s simple: if your customer service is poor, 62 percent of your customers could be considering leaving your brand or organization.
In this kind of a market environment, it is not enough to simply offer customers a great service or product. Companies have to provide exceptional customer service in order to keep them coming back for more.
Here’s what not to do.
- No apologies. Sometimes fessing up and taking the blame takes a bit of thick skin. Customers just want to be validated, to know that you have heard their concern or issue and that you care. A simple apology can go a long way. Read more