We’ve been talking a lot about pain points in customer experience recently. It has become more evident that prioritizing customer experience is a primary goal of SMBs (small to medium businesses) to win over new prospects than last year, but a key competitive differentiation in many cases.
But how to mitigate the CX pain points?
One way is to classify customer experience problems. You can start by considering how to upgrade your product or services according to your customers’ concerns and what you’ll need to keep them pleased.
For example, suppose your prospects’ primary concerns are financial. In that case, you could emphasize the benefits of your product in the context of a reduced monthly subscription plan or emphasize the enhanced ROI that delighted customers have after becoming a client.
While this classification method is a solid start, it’s not as simple as recognizing price as a pain point and claiming that your product or service is less expensive than the competitors. Many potential clients’ difficulties are multi-layered and complex.
That’s why you need to look at your customers’ experience pain points holistically and promote your organization as a solution to a range of problems, not just one particularly difficult one.
Indeed, a pain point is a specific issue that your company’s potential clients have. Also, you can think of customer experience problems as difficulties. Customer experience pain points are as broad and varied as other problems with your prospects.
However, not all customers will be aware of their problems, making marketing challenges. You’ll have to appropriately help them understand they have a problem and persuade them that your product or service will help them fix it.
Although a pain point in customer experience can be a single problem, big or small, it is best to discuss them into two types to make understanding simpler.
According to the research, we’ve found that over 76% of customers expect companies to understand what they want and to provide their service accordingly. As a result, the very best businesses go out of their way to personalize their service for their prospects and customers.
This boosts conversions and customer retention, with roughly 24% of customers saying they are more likely to do business with a company that provides individualized service. So now, let’s look at a few aspects that explain how organizations can achieve this personalization for their customers.
Around 57% of customers won’t recommend a business with a poorly designed website on mobile. So without exception, a modern company must offer customers a positive website experience that is at least on par with competitors.
In this digital era, customers are more demanding in their expectations regarding an organization’s website and are unforgiving of poor experiences.
Also, please note that if your site is outdated and needs a refresh, there’s no better time to do it than the present. So now let’s move toward the solution to this: how are businesses fixing this?
The pain points in customer experience can also be defined on three different levels. So let’s dig deeper.
End-to-end customer experiences that satisfy user goals as effectively as possible are the primary goal of UX specialists.
To that end, we perform user research to learn more about our users, their requirements, and the barriers they may have in meeting those needs. We refer to these obstacles as pain points or issues with a customer’s experience with a product or service.
In describing a pain point, the word “customer experience” is critical. In this blog, we’ve characterized customer experience as including three levels: the interaction level, the journey level, and the relationship level. Consider the following instances of customer experience problems at the following three levels mentioned:
We’ve all been there: we contact customer service, explain our situation, and are directed to another department that can handle that request. As a result, we not only squander time, but we also have to explain our problems repeatedly.
Furthermore, the information we are given frequently has inconsistencies. This style of conversation wastes time and leads to misunderstanding.
You have recently purchased a car. After ordering it, you were alerted that the car would be delivered 6 months after your order date. While this wait time was disappointing, it was somewhat expected given the high demand for vehicles during the pandemic.
However, after the 6-month wait, you received a call that a car would be delivered while you were scheduled to attend your convocation. Upon calling customer support to reschedule, you were given a choice to take the assigned appointment or reschedule your delivery appointment for another 4 weeks.
After reading this example, we can observe that the journey’s most significant pain factor was the considerable time between starting and finishing.
In addition, the lack of upfront communication regarding wait times, the requirement to call customer service to reschedule the delivery, and the lack of flexibility in appointment schedules are all additional customer experience pain factors.
Many users pay for a Viu subscription to watch TV programs online. However, they’re still required to see advertisements regularly. This is unusual compared to other OTT platforms (such as Amazon Prime and Netflix), falling short of user expectations.
These ads can be a significant hurdle in customer experience with Viu; their faith in the firm can be eroded due to the financial commitment they’ve made without equivalent value.
This example shows that pain points are diverse; they can be broad or specific, severe or relatively insignificant, and obvious or hidden. So, the first thing you should have in mind is to identify pain points to create solutions that address users’ real needs.
Once you’ve discovered a client’s pain points, you’ll need to devise a strategy to address them. The solution will differ significantly based on the customer’s problem and what your firm can provide in terms of a solution.
It’s also critical to ensure that your customers understand that you’re fixing this problem. Therefore, your marketing materials should include information regarding how accessible your firm is for communication and the range of alternatives you provide.
Many customer issues may be resolved without a significant investment from your firm.
For example, if most of your customers complain about rude behavior by your staff, you can address this issue very easily. Just research what customers consider impolite (apart from the obvious) and train your workers to deal with angry clients without the conversation running out of control.
There’s nothing wrong with guiding customers toward a brighter future. Tell your customer if you’re making improvements to solve trouble issues.
If you’re already done with the changes, sharing the narrative of how you discovered and fixed the problems is a great way to demonstrate your love for your experience. Customers will have more faith in your brand since they know you value your experience.
Customer expectations have shifted in recent years regarding their interactions with businesses. Differentiating oneself from the competition requires a business to recognize these expectations and address them through advanced technology.
Talking about advanced technology, Techtic is a digital transformation company that helps businesses adopt technology to their core.
If you find any technological constraints within your digital infrastructure that are challenging to solve, Techtic is your best foot forward. Reach us today.
Nisarg Mehta, CEO & Chairman of Techtic Solutions, is the vision of the company. Nisarg is active in operations in his daily routine as he is one of the key decision makers in terms of technological advancements of the company. He is a friendly leader with hardworking, motivating, visionary and passionate personality.
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