Customer care means attending to your customer's needs and making sure you retain customers. Focusing on good customer-care habits is important in bad economic times as well as good times, according to the HP Large Enterprise Business website. When you understand the importance of customer care to an organization then you can begin to apply the appropriate resources to your customer service department.
Maintaining Revenue in a Down Economy
It is easy to make an general statement about customer care when it comes to retaining customers. But in order to appreciate the importance of good customer care to an organization it is helpful to understand customer retention in a bad economy, according to the HP Large Enterprise Business website. When the economy goes bad, customers know that they have a choice when it comes to vendors. If you have a good customer-care policy in place, and you have been working hard to keep your associates trained and customers happy, then you will be able to retain more revenue during bad times.
Improves the Organization
One of the more important aspects of good customer care is receiving customer feedback, according to business expert Angela Ly writing on the Gaebler website. A business cannot initiate customer-friendly improvements or changes unless it first knows what the customer wants. By taking the time to listen to customers, and by encouraging customers to give their input through quality customer service, you can learn how to improve the way your organization does business and what product improvements you need to make to sell more product.
Network of Trusted Customers
When you take the time to develop positive relationships with customers, you begin to develop a valuable network of valuable marketing subjects. Trusted customers are ones that you test out new products with and get their input for changes and improvements. Without a network of trusted customers to test your products, you would have to invest in extensive market research in order to learn how to better target your products. Through an effective customer-care program, you have your market research subjects ready to give you important product input.
Improves Sales Processes
Good customer service can help you determine what kinds of information is important to your clients. The complaints and concerns fielded by the customer-care associates can be used by the sales department to better focus sales pitches and presentations. A good customer-care program takes the time to better understand the likes and dislikes of your clients, and that is valuable sales information.
George N. Root III began writing professionally in 1985. His publishing credits include a weekly column in the "Lockport Union Sun and Journal" along with the "Spectrum," the "Niagara Falls Gazette," "Tonawanda News," "Watertown Daily News" and the "Buffalo News." Root has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York, Buffalo.