...what your customers want is a swift and painless fix.
What they often get - particularly from large organisations - is a descent to Dante's 7th Circle of Hell, as they get passed from person to person in a call centre.
I was renewing my 1shoppingcart.com account tonight and somehow managed to create a second account instead. Mea culpa - I messed up. I admit it.
So I called 1SC's support desk...
The phone went through to an automated "press 1 for X, 2 for Y" system (at which point my heart sank), but to my surprise the call was picked up within 3 rings of being put through.
I explained the situation and within less than a minute was transferred from Support to Billing, who dealt with my problem not just efficiently, but ina friendly and supportive manner.
Total call time: 4'34 (important, when you're dialling internationally!).
Result: one very satisfied BRAND ADVOCATE.
That''s what happens when you deal with the inevitable problems of day-to-day business well: you turn customers into raving fans. I for one will be recommending 1ShoppingCart to all my clients!
So, here's my question: does your customer service turn clients into raving fans, or ranting monsters?