These days, instead of complaining to a restaurant manager many customers voice their complaints online with sites like Twitter, Facebook, blogs and review guides. In some cases, they actually do this during their meal, taking a photo of an unhappy meal or experience and immediately sharing it with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of friends.
Many people have written articles about customer service and the customer experience, but today companies must move their focus to an omnichannel customer service strategy. Companies have to make sure that they create a unified customer experience across all channels including web, mobile, digital, phone, email and social media Customers Demand Good Service Companies need
On a warm summer night in August, a couple selects an upscale restaurant to celebrate their anniversary. They chose this restaurant because it offered alfresco dining, and a pleasant patio venue. They dined here once before. They arrived around 6:30 reservation and were seated promptly. Ten minutes later, the waiter had yet to arrive at
First, let’s discuss what I mean by self-serve customer service. It is anything that you do to help your customer resolve the issue about which they are contacting your company in the manner they want and to do so on their first contact. In essence, you are providing them with the tools necessary to come
When you own a restaurant, complaints come with the territory. When a customer complains about a bad meal, poor service or undesirable table, your restaurant needs to have a system in place to appease the customer, to help ensure their return. Small Success Yield Large Gains Many industry studies show repeat customers for restaurants account
Today, the Internet offers businesses a powerful medium for identifying and solving customer service issues. It allows businesses to leverage new tools and methodologies for both customer feedback and response, allowing for almost immediate response to customer service issues. Mistakes are a critical part of every business service, even the best run operations can never
At ServiceCheck we’ve developed a wealth of customer service resources for a wide variety of different business types, customer types, and service and recovery situations. Though businesses experience many different customer service challenges depending upon the product or service they offer (and other factors), there are a number of crucial and fundamental service and recovery
Customer experience and recovery practices are a crucial component of success in the retail and service industries. Yet many businesses fall short. Investing the time and energy to cultivate an atmosphere and a brand image that support your business goals can make the difference between struggling and thriving. Here are some popular blog posts to