Understanding the Value of a “Thank You”

When someone tells you, “Thank you,” for something you have done, do you feel a little lighter inside?  Isn’t it wonderful to know that someone appreciates you for what you have done, even if it is for the simplest of things?

Gratitude is a simple, yet powerful attitude often left unnoticed by people. However, if a person fails to say, “Thank you,” or even show a hint of gratitude, people notice, and this can be especially damaging if customers are involved.

Customers are everything to a business because their purchases and reviews reflect the company as a whole. Even a simple purchase can add value to a business. For example, if a regular customer purchases $50 dollars worth of product each week, that provides a company with an additional $200 dollars each month. Those numbers add up over time and can have a significant impact on the business.

But, without showing your customers that you appreciate their business, they may eventually start to feel neglected and underappreciated.  This can be detrimental if competitors start giving them attention and offering good service because it may cause your customers to switch their loyalty to those competitors instead.

So, how can a business take measures to make its customers feel appreciated?

That is where mystery shoppers come in. Mystery shoppers go into a business and act as any regular customer, so they can observe what is going on in the business and determine how the average customer is treated. Because they come off as a normal customer, they will receive the same treatment that any other customer receives. Through this, they will be able to determine if the staff are courteous and helpful to their customers or if they show a lack of interest and fail to even say, “Thank you.”

This crucial role of a mystery shopper can help businesses understand the value of gratitude toward their customers. If mystery shoppers make thorough observations and create an accurate and detailed report, businesses will be able to see the flaws in how they deal with their customers and create solutions that will improve their relationship with their clients.

Mystery shoppers play an important role in a business’s relationship with its customers. It is important that mystery shoppers always be prepared and effective at observing the right details in order to produce the greatest benefit possible for their hiring company.

Angela Megasko

President and CEO
Market Viewpoint, LLC
995 Fairview Road, Suite 202
Glenmoore, PA 19343
610.942.7030 ph


About Market Viewpoint

Market Viewpoint offers comprehensive mystery shopping services, complete customer service audits, employee and customer surveys, customer focused marketing strategies, and customer service training to help you improve your customer service and outshine your competition.
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