Communication Principles

Sales. Answer Requests. Regular Communication

Structure:

1. Goal — make customers and company happier:

  • Clarify all customer needs. Switch to goal 2, if no support in customer plan
  • Answer all customer questions (with FAQ if possible)
  • Always answer more than customer asks for. Create FAQ if problem might repeat
  • Ask if FAQ/answer/landing is good enough and customer understood it

 

2. Goal — move to the next level:

  • Upsell with free or paid service
  • Finish conversation with clear (CTA) Call-To-Action
  • If it's live (phone, zoom,...) send short summary with CTA

 

3.  Goal — make system better:

  • Fill in all the information to CRM
  • Suggest system improvements (when possible)
  • Proactivily help customers that would need help 

 

General rules:

  • Speed reply faster than customer expects
  • Information: 

           a) Start with client name. Always use correct grammar

           b) Use only positive and simple words

           c) Customer should be redirected to landing/FAQ (no long product or price details in email)

           d) Always suggest an alternative, never answer "there is nothing we can do"

           e) Never answer “It should be working“, but "We checked on our end and it worked, please check on your end and reply"

  • Channels:

           a) 1st message reply to the same channel (moving everybody to ticket system)

           b) Big partners or sales questions possible in emails

           c) If do not answer — use: additional emails, form on website, social networks, direct call

  • Why communication exists:
    a) Sales & marketing (if needed);
    b) Reputation management;
    c) Juridical & finance defence;
    d) Product problems monitoring and management;
    e) Clients keeping;
    f) Creating ideas for product development.
     

Exceptions:

  • Rare langauge:
    • If the ticket question is asked in a language that we do not understand, we will answer the ticket in main language. We also enclose a version of the answer translated into the language in which the question was asked.
  • Question not clear:
    1. suggest a solution according to how you understand the problem;
    2. ask the customer to provide clarification of the problem (right attributes of the task).
  • Advertisement SPAM:
    1. Delete the user in database as we do not need such emails.