In today's intensely demanding market world, customer service is a practice that should be top of mind for any employee at every business. Of necessity, a customer service team's main aim is to attract existing clients by making them satisfied. However, offering outstanding customer support requires more than just answering questions and addressing concerns.
Customers would focus on solving their issues on their own if they can do it easily and thoroughly. When a customer has an issue with your product or service, the first thing that comes to mind isn't to call you.
According to Dimension Data, 73% of customers choose to use a company's website for help, instead of using their social media, SMS, or live chat. Rather than dealing with a customer service agent, they now want to look for answers online through a FAQ post or an information base.
This kind of behavior causes companies to implement a self-service system. Self-service would be the most effective way to resolve issues because they don't have to wait for the company to answer. There are many ways to use customer service as marketing content:
1. Use Frequently Asked Question
Many of the questions asked by customers are usually repeated. And the answers to these often asked questions are a gold mine with content marketing opportunities.
You can create content such as FAQ forums to help customers with the same issues. For example, Amazon has a system where they strive to stop answering the same question twice. They gathered feedback from all of their customers so they can address the same issue that’s been happening to all of their customers.
2. Use Customer Review/Rating
You can use customer testimonials and ratings as sales materials. According to Wyzowl, 9 out of 10 people value what customers have to say about a company rather than what the company thinks about itself. And according to Spectoos, consumers are more likely to pay 31% more on a company that has positive consumer testimonials.
People trust feedback just as much as they trust personal endorsements from friends and family, but as long as you have outstanding customer service, you will benefit from good reviews online and include them in your numerous onsite and offsite advertising activities. This will prove that you care for your customers and at the same time endorsing your brand.
3. Create a Customer Service and Content Marketing Hybrid
According to The Center for Generational Kinetics, you can create an easy-to-navigate self-help video library. Begin by going through the most popular questions or issues that customers carry to you, and then make a short video that demonstrates how to resolve each one. This may include instructions on how to create an online account, upgrade a battery, or swap a previously purchased item.
Use informative titles for each video so that customers can type in a particular query and get tips that are important to their search. The most important thing is that the videos contain basic step-by-step instructions and can be watched on any mobile screen. If you want to take things a step further, ask your customers to submit their own how-to videos and award awards to the best. In that way, you can kill two birds with one stone.
These aren't the only ways to use customer support in a marketing sense, but they're among the most practical and efficient.
You can use OneTalk by TapTalk.io to help you create great marketing content. One of their useful features is Case Detail. It allows you to know the history of your customers and help you to handle it at a later date. By doing so, you can collect your customers' frequently asked questions and then create an information base or FAQ forum. This feature also helps you find out how long a client has been waiting for a reply, their case history, the channel they use, and much more.
They also have another feature that can help you regarding the same issue. It’s called Topics. With this feature, you can separate cases according to the topics you have created. This helps you to navigate how many issues your customers have in common. You can also use it to customize the incoming case according to the right agent based on their respective department. This way, your customers can quickly be served by the right people.
Combining customer service and marketing results in enhanced organizational communications and clear messages through the business. If the two teams interact, the customer service department is aware of the exclusive deals or content that the marketing department is pushing and may direct customers to. Customer service as a marketing content encourages cross-departmental teamwork, which is just what you get when you incorporate it into your overall marketing strategy.
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By Jessica Jacob
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