Creating a Good Customer Offboarding Experience

AMAZING BUSINESS RADIO: TONY STERNBERG

Top Takeaways:

  • Companies put a lot of focus into their onboarding process, but the end of the customer’s lifecycle tends to get ignored. What looks like the end is actually a point where you can provide a great experience that retains the customers.
  • We are in a digital world, and there are plenty of automated opportunities to make customers feel they are personally taken care of. Differentiate yourself from others by utilizing your data to create automated yet scalable experiences for your customers that still have a personalized touch.
  • Big companies like Netflix and Amazon have the resources to provide a world-class automated experience for their customers. The challenge of small to midsize companies is that they do not have the resources to create that same level of automated process on their own.
  • Data points, such as how long customers have been doing business with you or how frequently they use your services, determine whether customers will be long-term subscribers/customers or are ready to unsubscribe or churn. These data points can be leveraged to escalate offers or provide incentives to keep them as paying customers.
  • Customers disproportionately judge their experiences based on how they felt at the peak (whether this is the most positive or negative experience) and at the end of their experience.
  • The best companies can track their customers’ cadence to determine whether they’re making the most use of your products and services. Using this information correctly can help keep the customer coming back again and again.
  • No matter what, end strong and positive. The customer doesn’t have to be right but lets them be wrong with dignity and respect.

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  1. Why is offboarding process important?
  2. How do you properly offboard customers?
  3. How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?
  4. What does the peak-end rule mean?
  5. How do you add personalization to automated processes?

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Shep Hyken, customer service expert, business speaker and New York Times bestselling author, helps companies deliver AMAZING customer service and experiences!

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Shep Hyken

Shep Hyken, customer service expert, business speaker and New York Times bestselling author, helps companies deliver AMAZING customer service and experiences!