For a customer service professional, a happy customer means job well done.
If you want to become a skilled customer service professional, use Customer Service Training Course to gain new knowledge and skills in customer service. The course is available in Napier, Auckland, Hamilton and other cities in New Zealand.
Customers expect to receive good value, both in the product/service they purchase and the treatment they receive from the seller. If more companies than one are selling the same item, a customer will choose a company where they receive good service. That is the importance of customer service in a competitive environment.
Some of the basics that every customer service professional must know and follow are:
Customer is the king. Treat each customer as royalty, no matter how little they buy from you. Pay attention to each customer and try to give the best service every time you engage a customer.
Identify customer needs. Develop your observation skills to identify what a customer likes and does not like. Just like every person is different, every customer is different too. By accurately identifying their needs, you will be able to help them better.
Provide help only when needed. If a customer is looking around, do not keep interrupting them by offering help. Ask once if they need any help and remain available in case they might need you.
Be patient. You cannot allow negative emotions to surface. Practice remaining calm when you face irritants. You may try physical and mental relaxation techniques to keep yourself calm.
Always remain positive. It is difficult to always be positive, but you can train yourself to develop a positive outlook in the face of difficulties. Look at the larger picture and use relaxation techniques to stay healthy in the mind and body.
Allow customers time to make decisions. It is never a good idea to force a customer a buy. Even if a customer may buy under pressure, s/he may avoid returning due to aggressive sales tactics.
Be genuine. When you are serving customers, either in-person or remotely, you must feel that you want to help them the best you can. If you are faking genuineness, the customer will know.
Expect difficult customers. If you expect to face difficult customers, you will be prepared to handle them better.
Believe in your product. To sell a product/service, you need to first believe in the worth of your product/service. Gain as much knowledge as you can about your products/services, about the competition (never demean competition), and your company.
Develop persuasiveness. To convince a customer about the value of your product/service, you need to know how to persuade them. It will help to close the sale without the customer feeling that s/he was not in control.
Close sales. That is the goal of customer service, but how a sales is closed matters as much as how many sales are closed. Make sure that you create returning customers by the way you sell.
Pdtraining delivers 1000’s of professional development courses each year in Wellington, Auckland, Napier, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin and Tauranga, so you can be assured your training will be delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer.
All public Customer Service Training courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion. Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining on 1300 121 400 to learn more.