Let’s say your business sells boots.
How do they find out about your business and how to contact you? How do they know what boots you offer and what needs they address? How do they get a boot to test out or purchase? How do they determine if their preferred size and color are in stock? How much does the boot cost? How do they get it, and who will deliver it? How do they find out the delivery status?
These are the questions to answer, but we’re not designing the customer journey as much as we’re using these questions to ask you one more question.
How do we get customers educated enough on how to do business with you so that they absolutely LOVE your experience?
When businesses view the experience through the customer’s eyes, they can identify potential customer loss points due to frustration with a process, customer lack of knowledge, or customer lack of awareness. When you identify those potential loss points, then put yourself in the position of a teacher or a professor – one who can educate and train others:
- Create simple infographics or diagrams that explain a process to customers.
- Ensure that your process documents and your people clearly state what will happen next so the customer’s knowledgeable about what to expect and when.
- Use webinars, training, and other education-based vehicles to train customers on how things work. Incorporate signage directing customers to next locations and next steps.
- Give customers documents at the end of one step that clearly articulate what they need to do next or what will happen next and when.
Never assume that your customers are knowledgeable about your people, processes, and products. Make sure they’re knowledgeable enough to be comfortable and confident in doing business with you.
Train Customers to LOVE Your Experience.