Who Calls Who?

Business By Kitagrl Updated 11 Nov 2005 , 2:49pm by lotsoftots

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Kitagrl Posted 11 Nov 2005 , 2:32pm
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I have alot of people email me from my website and they say "call me at this number".

I usually write back and just send them MY number and have them call me...I mean, when's the last time Walmart called your house to see if you wanted cake?

I have called a person before if we had already discussed a cake and then they ask me to call them. I don't like doing it because I still feel the customer should call me but if I want to keep the business, well...I do it.

I suppose I should put my phone number on my website, so that part is probably my fault. Otherwise do you guys get alot of "call me"?

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Mchelle Posted 11 Nov 2005 , 2:35pm
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I would call to follow up. What will it hurt? In the end you are the one that ends up with the order icon_lol.gif .

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gilson6 Posted 11 Nov 2005 , 2:38pm
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Unless you are licensed & etc. -- do NOT put your home number on the website. If you have a mobile phone -- put that. Hey, it's a business expense. I think to show good customer service you need to call them if they are requesting it. I see all the time on here people saying "We are not Wal-Mart. If you want a Wal-Mart cake - go there." Well, we are not Wal-Mart, they don't call their customers. They don't need to. Please don't take this as being rude! It's just one opinion.

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Libby6070 Posted 11 Nov 2005 , 2:44pm
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Gilson you make a very good point. I agree customer service is what I look for at any place I shop. To my amazment everyone is decorating cakes and everyone doesn't have that persanality to make them stand out among the crowd. A happy baker and experience goes along way with return customers.

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TamiAZ Posted 11 Nov 2005 , 2:44pm
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I agree with gilson...It's all about customer service. If you have good customer service and good cakes, I guarantee you'll have lots of return customers!!! thumbs_up.gif Good customer service is hard to come by anymore, so when people get it, they remember. At least, I do!! icon_lol.gif

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Misdawn Posted 11 Nov 2005 , 2:46pm
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I agree with gilson6. Just the simple fact that they can leave a message, and then a real live person actually does call them back is a big bonus in your favor. I mean even if Wal-Mart did call people, it would probably be some dumb machine telling you to call back during regular business hours. Who wants that?

It may be a little thing, but as a consumer, it means a heck of a lot more to me when I can talk to a real person, especially if that person is returning my phone call.

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lotsoftots Posted 11 Nov 2005 , 2:49pm
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Well, they did contact you the only way possible since you have no phone number listed on your website. They initiated the contact, you should call them--they're just doing the best they can with the information provided. Or think of it another way--how would you feel if you were in their shoes?

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