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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #118577: Vocabulary: Customer Service
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    Vocabulary: Customer Service


    « CUSTOMER SERVICE»... In our present world where the customer is a king, where Customer is First, where you can choose to deal with a company, or another one, competition rules the markets. Consumers like to be shown interest and to be sure their satisfaction and well-being are taken into consideration. Each consumer likes to be regarded as an individual, with his own tastes and his precise needs and demands.  Through their Consumer Services, companies reflect the respect they show their clients and how they keep their commitments towards the clients. A Customer service rep must THINK, ACT in a positive way, and be EFFICIENT.   

    If not, customers look aside to the competitors and make sure the initial company is given the publicity it deserves. There's a lot at stake, and the "GAME" has rules that you should know...




     Customer service representative

                  / CSR rep  

     They provide customer service
     Customer service training  Training given to future CS representatives 
     The Sales Department ...does the selling (to sell, I sold, sold => a sale) 
     Over-the-phone customer service    Customers helped over the phone 
     Face-to-face customer service  Customers helped in person.
     Technical support / tech support 
     Outsourcing Purchasing from an outside supplier 
     A call centre Where a high volume of phone calls is handled   
     Customer loyalty/ Brand loyalty Customers don't buy from the competition
     Automated customer service CS handled by an automatic process

    The key-words to an efficient CUSTOMER SERVICE: 

    ATTITUDE  - INTEREST -  ACTION - VERBAL LANGUAGE - BODY LANGUAGE - TONE and VOICE are important categories on which the Customer Services are going to put an emphasis, in order to work for your satisfaction. 





    How to offer an EXCELLENT Customer Service?

    There are sentences which are reassuring and opening a dialogue, making customers sure that they are heard and will be satisfied.  For the client too, it's important to know these expressions and to be able to recognise them in the Consumer service rep's mouth. 

    - It's my pleasure! = taking a servant position = offering the best possible service.

    - I'd be happy to recommend... = find suitable alternatives

    - Thanks for choosing us!= THANK  customers for choosing you...

    - I'll find a solution (right away)!= dedicated to finding solution

    - I'm doing everything I can.../ Let me get this right/  I'll keep you updated... 

    - I understand your frustration./ Bear with me and I'll take care of it ASAP/ Please calm down so that I can help you.

    - We'll have this sorted out in no time/ soon.= We'll find a solution/ We'll help you. 

    - I appreciate your patience! / Thanks for your patience! (when the customer has been patient!)

    - It won't be ready on Sunday, I would appreciate your patience... (when you need the customer to be patient).

    - What is convenient for you? = ask for input in what is convenient for them

    - That absolutely made my day! =You brighten the client's day; he appreciates the compliment or your answer.

    - How can we make this right? = leave the solution up to the customer.

    - I completely agree with you// I'll have to double check to ensure that aligns with our policy.

    - I'm on it! => You're excited about helping. 

    - I'll be here (for you...)

    - We'll figure this out./ Here's what we're going to do. = a way to reassure the customer.  

    - I'll share your comments with the team= We hear and understand the complaint.  

    - We really do appreciate the feedback. 

    - Here's what I'm going to do for you...= sense of secrecy and VIP treatment

    - I'm truly sorry to hear about your bad experience... (but don't admit company fault...)=> empathy and understanding.

    - Is there anything else/ further I can help you with? = "ask and you shall receive". 

    - Thank you for letting us know about the situation./ understanding! 

    - Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need anything else.= they shouldn't hesitate to "bother" you. 

    - Here's an exclusive promotion we're offering to our loyal customers...= creating an exclusive "members-only" relationship.

    - We're looking forward to serving/ seeing you again... = positive way to end a conversation.




    A word should be kept in mind:  LAST; it's a reminder of all the concerns that a good Customer Service must keep in mind: 





    I hope this lesson will have helped you    not only find the right answers to the following test, but mainly to help you work correctly with your clients...  or with your  Customer Service serenely. 



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    1. ' I really hate Consumer Service ; you can overhear the other assistants explaining things and you feel like one in a crowd... I much prefer . '

    2. In a hotel: - 'Oh dear! No hot water in your room? Sorry, sir! . '

    - 'Your kettle isn’t working? and we’ll send room service with a complimentary hot beverage of your choice in the meantime.'

    3. Speaking to a Supervisor: ' about that unpleasant situation. . It helps us perfect our service. ' ' Of course, . you again...'

    4. 'Thanks a lot! That solution has ! ' ' . We love ! '



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