I have published a new article in the “Complaint Series” at GetFiveStars: SURVEY: How Quickly Should A Business Respond to a Complaint?
Critical to any complaint plan is figuring out the who, when and where of responding to them. I wanted to understand the consumer perspective so I asked two questions:
- When you complain to a local merchant how long is reasonable for them to respond & resolve?
- If you have a complaint with a local merchant how would you prefer to express it to the business?
I was surprised by their answers. I guess that national firms have conditioned too many consumers to not expect a quick response. That strikes me as a huge advantage for smaller, more agile firms that can respond quickly and effectively.
I think complaint resolution has a huge ROI and the ability to directly impact your future sales. Figuring exactly how your clients deal with it, will make your job much easier.SURVEY: How Quickly Should A Business Respond to a Complaint? by Mike Blumenthal