Innovate in customer service

Let us assume that a service is a sequence of points of contact between a company and a customer, through which the company creates and delivers value to this customer. From the point of view of the person receiving the service, it is an experience, where emotions and subjective perception are at least as important as the tangible and objective value that was obtained as a result.

But what if the service is not good enough?

We may have a very good product, which is sold for its affordable price, for quality, for the marketing campaign used, but if the customer service is not good enough, nothing will be sold anymore, and here comes the next one. question:

Are we interested in selling only 1 time or keeping our loyal customers and that they continue to buy from us?

It is very important that we deliver pleasant experiences to our clients, that it is not only a quality or accessible product, that it is a complete service, from advertising to purchase or dispatch. Customers who enjoy this pleasant experience will always buy from us again, they will choose us over the competition for the simple fact that they had an incredible service experience.

How can I improve my customer service? or How do I know if it is not good enough?

There are different ways to achieve more innovative and impactful services. An example, methodologies such as Design thinking, make possible an initial exploration (empathy) with the user or client that allows us to put ourselves in their shoes, and what do we achieve with this? Understand it, see what it see, feel what he feels, think what he thinks, say what he says, then it takes us through another series of stages. Definition, where we analyze the information obtained and begin to take into account what is relevant. After Ideation, here we generate a brainstorm or brainstorm, always based on the information previously obtained. Prototyping, after having the ideas filtered, we generate a functional prototype, which can test our hypotheses and then allow us to iterate on the improvements, this being the final stage, Test or tests.

However, do not forget that empathy is essential, we must dedicate time to truly know our clients, to see the world as they do and experience the service offered from their point of view, in this way we will achieve a solid foundation to be able to innovate and generate the desired impact and value. If we manage to apply this type of methodologies, the result will be greater customer satisfaction, loyalty and increased sales.

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Author: Jhoan Zabala.