Responding to customers online

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What does this involve?

All businesses must contend with being scrutinised on social media in today’s digital age. But how you respond to comments, and especially to criticism, can limit damage to your reputation – and even give it a boost. Remaining calm, reasonable and caring can go a long way, as the DigitalBoost guide to responding to customers online explains.

Our free guide also outlines how to track online comments in the first place. Various social management tools – or ‘listening’ tools – are available to purchase where you receive too many mentions to monitor them manually. For help deciding how to respond, download the handy response flow-chart from the guide.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

How long does this take?

Spend 8 minutes reading the DigitalBoost guide to responding to customers online.

Important information

Think about compiling a spreadsheet of standard responses that your business can use to reply to customers. As well as saving you time, it will ensure that you’re consistent in how you approach each issue.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more advice on responding to customers online.

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