Social Networking For An Excellent Customer Service
Thursday, May 08 2008 @ 01:58 PM MSD
Social networking is being employed by a lot of companies nowadays as a way of connecting with its customers and suppliers and also a way to focus on internal organization communication so that there will be a good foundation of interaction among the members in the organization.
This method of connecting with other people enhances the customer service that each company gives to its customers especially during after sales transactions where a lot of questions are being raised by many customers who are either unsatisfied or unaware of different kinds of information about the company's products. This is how social networking makes the company more effective in terms of giving excellent customer service to their clients.
Customer satisfaction should be at all times given ample concern by companies because word of mouth is the best way to market a product. If the customers are not that satisfied with the products or services provided by the company it will result to a loss of profits in the long run.
If there is an increased focus on the customer relationships that are being created by the company with its clients, the company will be able to cater and answer the questions as well as respond to the concerns of their customers in the soonest and most convenient way possible and that is through social networking.
Social networking is aimed at building systems that emphasize on management of data rather than personal connections thus a company is better off if it has a well established social networking system for its consumers. These online social networks allow the potential clients to easily facilitate a connection with the members in the organization and create good business relationships with individuals within the company who are more than willing to help them in their customer's concerns.
Successful after sales customer support can be well achieved in a social networking environment. The basic goals of customer support are to assist its customers in the problems that they encounter when availing the products of the company and the different questions about the product. Normally, these basic goals are achieved through simple means of customer support such as calling the organization or perhaps, visiting the company. However, these methods make it less convenient for the customer and the goals achieved are just the basic ones.
When a company employs social networks for their customer support service, they provide more of the services and can go beyond the basics such as allowing customers to connect with the experts within the organization that knows best about the products or services of the company. This will improve and create a strong community of network where the experts respond immediately to on queue questions of clients thus forming valuable user groups within the network.