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Customer Appreciation = Customer Retention


By Sarah Miller    2/13/2018

How to begin a customer appreciation strategy.

A customer appreciation strategy can benefit all businesses and all departments who have contact with customers/clients. Your plan doesn't have to be overly complicated or cost a lot and a happy customer can also mean less stress on employees, which makes everyone happy!

So, how can we make customers happy? It takes a little more than just a great product or service because your competitor may have a great product/service too. But, if a customer knows they get unparalleled customer support or other meaningful benefits from your company, they will think of you when it's time to make their next purchase. Even better, they will also recommend your company to others!

If you don't have a customer appreciation strategy then where should you begin? One of the best ways to get ideas is from your employees. Why not ask them via a simple 2 question survey?

  1. What was your best customer experience and why?
  2. How would you like our company to show appreciation to customers/clients?

The answers you receive can help when you create or add to your customer appreciation plan. Here are some other ideas you might want to use to make your customers feel special:

Now that you have compiled your ideas, it's time to examine the competition's customer appreciation strategies – not just to emulate them but to make your program even better.

You don't have to treat all your customers the same. As you finalize your plan, you can choose who to include in the various customer appreciation strategies you created. For example, you may have different tiers of customers based on their purchase history or product type.

Want more ideas for starting or improving your company's customer appreciation program?
Check out our latest newsletter – Customer Appreciation: Easy Ways to Create Better Customer Relationships - which includes tips on how to use all of the above concepts while working with CorpNote.

What's Next?
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Contributor:
Sarah Miller
President, Set Now Solutions and CorpNote.com
Website Development Specialist, CorpNote.com

Sarah has been working with internet development since 1994. She has extensive experience in top-level project management and is in charge of CorpNote's website development and security. Sarah has a passion for anything related to the internet. She enjoys "solving puzzles" and creating web-based tools that help businesses run more efficiently.

Sarah's portfolio of production skills includes programming in several languages, database administration, interface design, eCommerce and search engine optimization. She began her career as a technical writer, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey. For 25 years her articles and technical manuals have been featured in print and on numerous websites. When not behind a computer, she can be found in her art room working with various media, digging in the dirt in her organic garden, or playing with her two rescue pups.

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