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Top 8 Tips to Improve Client Retention & Loyalty

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Customers are the basis for a successful business, but are you aware that according to the

Harvard School of Business, by increasing client retention by just five (5) percent will increase

your profits by at least twenty-five (25%). Below are some tips that will improve client retention

and customer loyalty:

 

1. Set realistic expectations and deliver. One of the quickest and most effective ways to

boost client loyalty is to make exciting promises, but more importantly, you must deliver

on those promises. Clients who are happy with the exceptional service you promised,

will definitely tell their friends and family (and this is the best free advertising you can

get).

 

2. Clearly communicate progress, and to do this effectively, you will need to have an

excellent system for tracking the facts about your business. Remember to use words

that customers love to hear, such as “free” and “new”.

 

3. Create a memorable experience, and use this to keep clients and build a successful

business. When a person has a positive and memorable experience, they will more than

likely continue to be a loyal customer, and bring new people to your business. They may

possibly even also turn into faithful customers.

 

4. Ask customers for feedback and to rate their experience. Not only will customers feel

like their opinion is valued, but you can also utilize this information (whether positive or

negative) to improve client loyalty. Being able to address potential pitfalls of your

business early will help to keep clients on your side.

 

5. Record problems, as this will give you a clear understanding of to why perhaps a large

portion of your clients have dropped. Perhaps you hired a new staff member, or a

member of your staff has moved on, and that employee was the reason that customers

were loyal.

 

6. Consistency builds trust. Have a plan in place and delivery quality service on a regular

basis. As mentioned earlier, your customers should come to expect high quality, but it

should not come as a surprise, it should be the norm among your customers. When

customers expect (and receive) high quality service on a regular basis, you are sure to

have loyal customers for a very long time.

 

7. Regular communication through monthly newsletters and/or regular emails, will keep

your current clients abreast as to the current promotions and changes going on with your

company. This is also a great way to reward your customers with special discounts, as

a way of thanking them for their loyalty.

 

8. Reciprocity is an excellent way to increase customer loyalty, and this tried and true

method has been used throughout time, to retain clients. There are basically two types

of reciprocity: Surprise reciprocity is, of course, an unexpected gift given freely to your

current customers. The other is, trumpeted reciprocity, and this is when your staff

members go “above and beyond” the call of duty, and the customers cannot help but to

take notice.

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Mercedes Diaz

Mercedes Diaz is a serial entrepreneur, owner of a small sports massage clinic in Boston,Ma, online marketing and advertising consultant, business visibility strategist and owner of three authority sites including Massage Therapy That Sells. She loves everything business and is happy to share her knowledge with anyone who asks.

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