In the month of June, I wanted to explore the topic of customer experience. I’ve known the concept for years thanks to my background in product design for tech startups. However, it’s often not something considered at a larger scale aka the business scale. There are plenty of companies, big and small, who are consciously striving to create the most fantastic customer experiences for their clients and customers.
Understanding what customer experience is, is key in delivering it well. So, what’s the definition? Customer experience refers to the perception of the experience a customer (or client!) has with the company at any given time during their relationship together. This refers to any touch point during their journey with you, from the initial inquiry on your website to attending the free webinar, all the way to them receiving the services they pay for.
I consistently preach that understanding your audience, users, customers etc is a must in succeeding in (online) business. Using analytics tools is a great way to learn about their behavior on your own website. It’s such a powerful advantage! Essentially, analytics help you make smarter decision from marketing campaigns all the way to business decision.
Right now, I want to talk to you not as a business owner but as a consumer. As a consumer, we want human experiences. We want experiences were we feel valued and where we feel connected. That’s why we so highly we value brands that make us laugh or teach us something. We appreciate interactions where we feel understood. I’d go so far as to say we crave brands that make us feel understood. Shit, I know I do. It’s human nature to feel like we belong that we’re among others who are like us and get us.