Ever heard the saying happy wife, happy life? Customer service (happy customers, happy lives) is no different. Customers are the cornerstone of every business. They’re what keeps it afloat, so it’s in your best interest to keep them around for as long as possible. To do so, you need to meet or even exceed their expectations. If you don’t, you risk tarnishing your reputation and losing revenue and long-term clients.
One-third of consumers say they would consider switching companies after just one poor customer service experience. Furthermore, most American consumers have decided not to complete a purchase due to poor customer service experiences. As a result, American companies suffer more than $62 billion in losses each year.
The worst part is that 91% of customers simply leave without complaining–robbing companies of the chance to improve and redeem themselves through other positive experiences. Not only that — 4 out of 10 unsatisfied customers will advise others not to frequent a business if they have poor customer service.
So what exactly is a bad customer experience? There are a few scenarios that fall into this category:
Without the right tools, preventing a poor customer service experience can be incredibly difficult. It’s nearly impossible to monitor all communication channels manually and offer assistance in real-time. That’s where customer support software comes in handy. By investing in robust yet straightforward software, you can keep your customer satisfaction at an all-time high. Don’t forget that keeping your loyal customers happy is less expensive and time-consuming than acquiring new ones.
annually due to poor customer service.
The majority of Americans have decided not to make a purchase because of a bad customer service experience.
consumers will advise others not to frequent a business if they have poor customer service.
of customer emails are ignored.
of consumers say they would consider switching companies after just one instance of bad customer service.
of consumers who complained online had their complaints ignored.
of customers abandoned a shopping cart due to lacking information.
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