As you gear up for the busy holiday shopping season, consider this advice from author Paul R. Timm. He recommends a different twist on asking your customers questions:
- stop asking your customers the "typical" questions and instead ask them open-ended questions.
- How was everything?
- Can I get you something else?
- Did you find everything you need?
- Will that be all?
- Was everything satisfactory?
- What else can I do for you?
- What else can I get for you?
- What else can I help you with?
- What else could we do to better serve you?
- How else can we be of help?