Many of us are feeling starved for connection. As businesses either move online or fail, making sure that your current customers and potential clients are getting the support they need is critical. Digital customer service trends are offering more detailed support across devices. Make sure your customer service team has the tools it needs to help you stand out.
There are many with strong digital skills who can easily step away from the laptop to the tablet, or down to phone-alone internet browsing. No matter what your company offers, do your best to make sure that any customer service support options are
- quickly readable on any device
- easy to respond to; that is, that the chat field can be found without a lot of swiping
- fast to refresh
While younger users will probably work out problems, digital tools designed for the elderly need to be both flexible and easy to use. That being said, the elderly are a fast-growing market for digital providers, so keeping things easy to use will boost your market options.
Quick-Response Live Chat
The internet is a very deep rabbit hole. Anyone seeking detailed attention needs it quickly or they will search elsewhere. It’s also important to give customer service reps detailed data on your products that may not be visible on your website. For example, if a customer is considering buying a garment and they need construction detail that they can’t see from the photos, do your best to give customer service reps a place to direct the customer or a place to direct the question up so they can respond. A customer service rep who can only read the same description the customer sees is not helpful.
Support Across Platforms
As explained by Contentful, amorphous or “shapeless content is hard to do intelligent things with.” The only generic advertisement that customers are interested in is a half-off banner. Make sure that the digital customer experience you’re building is detailed and focused. From website to phone app, everyone providing customer service needs to easily know what the client’s concern or quest is.
Social Media Connections
Happy customers share and unhappy customers vent, but retailers and service providers have a tremendous opportunity to monitor and respond to both praise and complaints via social media. This will not only continue but likely advance, particularly with the advent of video sharing products. If you find an influencer or a home video team showing off your product, you’ve just expanded your marketing team!
Making Payments Easier
Online and brick and mortar stores are all looking for ways to increase sales. To keep customers both satisfied with your product and with your dedication to their security, consider adding higher levels of payment confirmation. For example, a swiped fingerprint can open the phone. Can you also confirm a credit card payment with the fingerprint or with facial recognition? No matter your sales techniques, a data loss will be a serious professional embarrassment to your organization.
As we’re further apart, those with a strong digital presence are staying close together. Serve your customers with quick data. Keep their payment info secured with another layer of identity protection. Keep an eye on social media to boost your chances to make things right.