How To Deal With Bad Reviews
Bad reviews sting like saltwater in a cut, especially if you think you’re doing everything right. But we all have rough days, sometimes something is overlooked, and on occasion you run into that customer who is really hard to please. Unfortunately, in the end, a bad review is a bad review, and it shouldn’t be overlooked, ignored or deleted.
Before you let a bad review throw you into a tailspin, take a deep breath and relax. Something good could come from the mishap, although you may have to work a bit to see it clearly. As Bill Gates said, “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” So regardless of the unpleasant details, there’s probably a silver lining trying to shine through the stormy situation.
Take a moment to understand your customer’s complaint. Consumer feedback is the number-one way to understand how to serve your shoppers better. Reviews help you see what customers like and don’t like, so you know how to better your product or service.
After the initial surge of anger or despair ebbs, you have a chance to publicly offer a solution and give transparent customer service that shows you care—which is one of the best ways to impact your brand’s image.
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