Simone Douglas - "#SeriouslySocial"
One of the most painful moments is when we lose a customer not only does it impact your topline sales and most likely your bottom line profit but it takes up energy to replace them and often can impact on your mindset for the rest of the day or week depending how big a part of your wallet they were.
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One of the challenges in an established business as you continue to scale is coming to the understanding that Service failures are inevitable. However, research shows that in many cases it is considerably more profitable for a company to keep customers who have experienced failures than to try to find new customers.
Regardless of a company’s experience and effort, some service failures are inevitable. Once a service failure has occurred, service recovery consists of anything a company does to restore customer satisfaction and loyalty to the pre-failure level. When customers experience a service failure, the key to customer retention lies in the service recovery effort companies make.
Show Objectives - The Why
"When it comes to service recovery, there are three rules to keep in mind:
In today’s show, we review the benefits of effective recovery and share some recent research that uncovers the components of recovery quality. We will also discuss the importance of considering customer expectations and profitability when making service recovery decisions. Finally I will run through a model of service recovery that assists you in designing and implementing cost-effective service recovery systems that lead to long-term profitability.
Key Issues - Owner Perspective:
What You Need to Know - The What
What You Need to Do - The How
• Make appropriate recovery efforts for each customer.
• Listen to the customer.
Plan to spend time putting lessons learnt and aha moments into practice. Let me know how it goes.
ACT! Nothing changes if you don’t set aside time to make it happen so once you have worked out what you need to do start putting timelines and deliverables on your action plan. Get clear on what you want your customers to feel, what actions you want them to take and what pain points you are here to solve for them.
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Written by Simone Douglas
The Publican & Licensee of the Duke of Brunswick Hotel, Executive Director for BNI Adelaide North one of the biggest networking organisations in the world, the driving force behind South Australia’s leading social media agency, Social Media AOK and best-selling author with her first book “Seriously Social – turning your online game into real-world gain”. and the recently released Confident Networker
Simone also serves as Deputy President of the State Chapter Committee South Australia for the Franchise Council of Australia and sits on the Franchise Advisory Council for BNI Australia
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