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April 2nd, 2012

Posted on April 2nd, 2012, 21:59

Retain Customers With Efficient After Sales Services

After sales service is an essential aspect of any organization’s “sales strategy”. A stable after sales service has the potential to help a company attain greater market share, minimize after-sales related overheads on goods and service and most essentially leads to efficient customer retention. Majority of customers will not try and repeat a purchase or continue using a specific service of a company if there has been any unfavorable experience in the past.

In the present day and age, there are enterprises who underestimate the scope and potential that quality after sales serviceholds. It can help you attain a competitive advantage over others. Most users and clients look forward to high end customer service, especially as they concentrate of getting a proper value for money and are even ready to spend more on products, goods, services and brands that offer the best.

To define in elementary terms, after sales service refers to the process of managing goods and products after they have been sold to the customers. The same process overlaps with essential processes such as reverse logistics, customer care, and returns/service management and so on. Irrespective of the name, this is a difficult area and involves several members in various locations and also combine internal and third party members within the value network. However some of the essential facts about after sales service are as follows:-

  • About 6% of all items sold are returned ( as per Returns Logistics, 2009)

  • Almost 68% of returns have zero technical fault ( as per Accenture report, 2007)

  • The average loss related to a return is €19 ( as per Newgistics, 2007)

  • The processing returns costs four times as much as processing the original order

  • An average of one consumer phone call is made per return

Today there are eminent service providers offering after sales service solutions using the innovative Cloud Process. These solutions help to rationalize, optimize and automate the process of the ongoing after sales business process. It helps to incorporate a complete value network and all the collaborating members and parties. This in turn offers you a continuous control generated by configured business rules and logic in the Cloud Process.

At the same time, the solution provides end-to-end visibility of the overall process and is based on real-time data. An innovative digital managementwithin the system offers easy availability to all the key information associated with after sales service.

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