As we all saw this past year, things can change and change quickly. Customer Satisfaction metrics can be an early warning system of the health of our business. Before you see it in the other metrics like churn, retention, customer lifetime value.
Are you customers tolerating things that really are a retention risk
When a product is new and innovative, there are things customers live with because gains outweigh pains. But is there a future retention risk?
How do you protect and grow an account when the customer is dissatisfied for good reason?
It happens. Buggy software. Late delivery. Escalations. Sometimes we disappoint customers. It happens. But then how do you protect and grow the account in these situations? How do you start a turn-around? There are strategies that can help.
Towards a consistent level of excellence in all Customer touchpoints
Let’s step back and look at some common touchpoints – Acquisition, Onboarding, Adoption, Retention, Advocacy, and Growth. Each of them can spawn a separate post or series of posts in itself, for now let’s just look at them from a high level.
When should you offer your existing customers a deal?
If you run any type of repeat or subscriber business, where you have an existing contract or agreed price, then your deals and marketing efforts to acquire new customers, can sometimes be perceived as negative marketing to existing customers if they aren’t offered any deals at all. Especially, if they are not happy or at risk of churn.
Can you quantify the value you provide customers?
how do we know if our Customers are realizing these benefits? Do our Customers know they are achieving these benefits? And more importantly – do our Customers agree that these are the key benefits they want from our offering? To answer these questions we need to make the Value Proposition more than just a marketing statement. We need to make it a living breathing part of the business.