One of the biggest assets your business has is its reputation. A good reputation takes time and patience to build. It won’t come overnight, but it will grow with each positive customer transaction. Take the time to do things right and always keep your customer in mind with everything you do.
Set Expectations and Meet Them
Start by setting expectations with your visitors, prospects and customers. Let them know upfront what they can expect. This could be what type of content they can expect on your website or what types of products they’ll be able to find in your shop. If they sign up for a newsletter, let them know when to expect it. The same goes for product delivery. Then make sure you do everything in your power to meet those expectations each and every time.
Take Your Time And Do It Right
It’s easy to rush and get things done quickly, particularly when it gets busy. But that’s also when mistakes are more likely to happen. Slow down and do it right the first time. It will keep you from having to go back later and fix things. You don’t want your prospects and customers to find those mistakes for you. It hurts your reputation over time.
Be Prompt In Product Delivery
Don’t you hate it as a customer if you order something and then have to wait days and days for it to ship out or get delivered? You want to be prompt in getting things out the door and to your customers. This is particularly important with digital products. There’s no reason why they can’t be delivered immediately. Get the systems in place to make that happen.
Be Patient With Your Prospects And Customers
Take your time and be patient when you interact with your customers and subscribers. They will appreciate it and feel well taken care of. And a happy customer is one of the best things you can have to grow your reputation.
Last but not least, be patient with yourself. You can’t force a good reputation. It’s something that will build over time, one interaction at a time. Do what you can on a daily basis and then sit back and watch your reputation grow over time. Once you get the ball rolling, make sure you keep up the high quality of products and service your customers come to expect and your reputation will be safe.