Prioritize Your Customer Experience for Your Customers

The customer experience is the most pivotal aspect of any business. However, this school of thought does not entirely resonate with many organizations.  Companies are too busy selling their products and services; in the process, they fail to address the matter that is the customer experience. Largely, organizations have not changed the old rules of business; Now they have to include the customer experience as part of the business model.  Without good marketing, customer care and creating a viable customer experience, the business cannot succeed.

What is customer experience?

Customer experience marries both the initial awareness and marketing of a product or service to the customer. Customer support is the vehicle in which an ideal experience is delivered effectively to customers. Once 866529_feedback_form_excellenta product is launched into the market, the customers will learn about it through advertising mainly. Adverts that appeal create a lasting impression and this is just the beginning of the customer experience. How the product serves or interacts with the customer is another aspect. Some products will appeal to people and others will not. When the customer buys the product, support is crucial because it can be the avenue to address any feedback whether positive or negative.

How to prioritize the customer experience

Customer support and interaction thereof are the most effective ways to prioritize the customer experience. In the modern age, there are numerous avenues to implement this unlike in the past where call centers dominated the same. This is not to say that call centers are not good; it is to say that there are better innovations that help make the customer experience more of a priority.

New age tools to prioritize customer experience

Having a website for your business is good. However, you need to go an extra mile to provide the needed information for effective customer support. For example, your FAQ section should be rich in answers and having less than 100 questions and answers might not be good enough. This section should provide clear answers to your clientele at all times. Updating regularly is the key; you will need to track customer communication closely to do this.

Do not just stop there; take your FAQ to a higher level. You can do this by making the section interactive through digital tools such as WalkMe. This breakthrough tool will not just guide you through the FAQs in real time but it will help get all the answers needed without breaking any sweat. This way, customers can take the action they need.

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Another great way to prioritize the experience of your clients is to integrate Twitter with your customer support. Because most people are already on Twitter, this is a much easier method to communicate with your customers. However, make sure that you are available in real time to provide the needed support. Otherwise, not being available can only create a negative customer experience. If you are not available 24 hours, let your customers know your schedule.

There is nothing more refreshing to a customer like to have live chat support when they need it most. This convenient way of interaction is becoming a must have for every organization. Getting all the right answers to solve problems through a live chat makes for an excellent experience for any customer.1071008_target_and_arrow_1

Finally, organizations should realize that customers just want to be guided to make their experience a positive one. Self-service systems therefore become an invaluable addition. Onboard software like WalkMe is designed to do exactly this. Customers will not just be guided automatically; but they can highlight problems and suggest solutions on auto pilot. The software will also direct customers to relevant people for help in your organization.

This is how to transform customer experience in your organization while utilizing modern methods. Taking it a notch higher and embracing these guides can only make your customers satisfied customers.

Stefanie Amini
is Specialist in Customer Success and chief writer and editor of I Want It Now, a blog for Customer Service Experts. Follow her @StefWalkMe