Most people end meetings with familiar sentiments like, “Keep in touch,” “Let’s do this again sometime,” and “Give me a call sometime next week.” A sale should follow a similar progression. Marketers should never be content with a no-strings-attached, have-a-nice-day handshake at the end of the sale. Why? Because today’s best marketers don’t just sell; they build relationships with customers.
Contrary to popular belief, staying in touch with your customers isn’t just for your sake – it’s also for your customer’s sake. There are many ways to serve your customers well after a sale by helping them to continually get the most out of your service or product.
The small business owners create post-transaction touchpoints and after-sales service practices that ensure they’re offering the best experience they can to their customers, all while keeping their brand top of mind.
These marketing habits boost both loyalty and upselling ability. They also add to the value of the originally purchased product or service. There was a reason that your customers bought, and there’s a way to “wow” them after the sale is complete with excellent follow-up services and products. By doing so, you give them more proverbial bang for their buck.
Engaging customers in this way mutually benefits both of you in the long run. While customers get extra value with after sales services and products, your company gets a leg up in its quest to recruit an army of brand ambassadors and trusted voices who can provide feedback on new products, services, initiatives and more.
Surely the primary goal of after-sales service, first and foremost, is to best take care of your customers. Secondarily, after-sales service is meant to build loyalty and trust, which leads to even more valuable customers.
If you’re able to create an experience that “wows” or impresses customers, you’ve put your sales team in a prime position to grow the value of those customers. What do we mean by that?
Well, wowed customers are very much on deck for any or all of the following sales strategies: