Closing the Buyer's Journey

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Origin 63
April 9,2024
5 minute read

Closing the Buyer's Journey with HubSpot Service Hub

Sustaining your business in a competitive market means you can no longer rely solely on attracting new customers. Retaining and delighting existing customers has become equally, if not more, important. 


As marketing and sales professionals, we know the drill: attract, convert, and close leads. However, the journey doesn't end there. To truly "delight" customers and foster long-lasting relationships, we need a comprehensive solution beyond the initial sale.


That's where HubSpot's Service Hub comes in. Service Hub is the answer to creating a modern customer playbook that aligns sales, marketing, and customer service teams and ensures consistent and seamless customer experiences. This blog will explain how and why.


HubSpot Service Hub’s Inbound Journey


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The inbound methodology has long been the cornerstone of HubSpot's approach. It's based on the premise that by providing value from the very beginning and throughout the buyer's journey, a company creates opportunities to win and retain customers.


This journey is typically divided into four phases:


1. Attract

In this initial phase, businesses focus on creating valuable content that attracts potential customers through search engines, social media, and other channels. 

HubSpot's Marketing Hub has been instrumental in helping businesses optimize their content and attract the right audience.


2. Convert

Once attracted, businesses need to convert these potential customers into leads. Marketing Hub's tools, such as lead capture forms and email marketing, have nurtured and converted prospects into qualified leads.


3. Close

The next step is to close the deal and turn leads into paying customers. HubSpot's Sales Hub has revolutionized the sales process by providing tools for effective lead management, pipeline tracking, and deal closing.


4. Delight

This final phase is where Service Hub comes into play. After closing the sale, businesses should delight their customers by delivering exceptional post-purchase experiences.


Delighted customers are more likely to renew, upsell, and refer others, creating a sustainable growth cycle.

While we've mastered the first three phases, many businesses have overlooked or handled the "delight" phase inefficiently. Service Hub is designed to bridge this gap and ensure that businesses can excel at delighting their customers throughout the entire inbound journey.


Evolution of the Customer Experience

In the early 2000s, the way to win customers was clear — create engaging content that attracted prospects. 

HubSpot built a system to help businesses write content, drive visitors and leads through search and social media, and measure and optimize their efforts. Engagement alone was enough for small and medium-sized businesses to compete with larger players then.


However, times have changed, and engagement is no longer sufficient. Today's customers expect more than initial interest — they demand a seamless and personalized experience from start to finish.


Future of Customer Experience


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As technology continues to evolve, so do customer expectations. An increasing demand for personalization, convenience, and real-time support characterizes the future of customer experience.


Personalization at Scale

Customers expect businesses to understand their unique preferences, behavior, and past interactions. According to a Salesforce survey, 66% of them expect companies to understand their needs. 


The future of customer experience will rely heavily on the ability to deliver personalized experiences at scale. 

It will involve leveraging advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to gain deeper insights into customer behavior and tailor interactions accordingly.


Omnichannel Engagement

Customers today engage with businesses through multiple channels, including websites, mobile apps, social media, and messaging platforms. 


The future of customer experience will require businesses to provide a consistent and seamless experience across all these touchpoints, ensuring a cohesive and integrated customer journey.


Recent surveys show 76% of companies have increased investments in multiple channels for customer service.


Real-Time Support and Proactive Assistance

Customers increasingly demand immediate support and assistance through live chat, messaging apps, or other real-time channels.


71% of surveyed consumers expect companies to offer support through messaging channels.


The future of customer experience will involve leveraging technologies like chatbots and virtual assistants to provide instant support and proactive assistance, anticipating customer needs before they arise.


Customer-Centric Design

While technology will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of customer experience, brands should maintain a customer-centric approach. Companies with customer-centric cultures are 60% more profitable than those that don’t.


They should balance leveraging technology and preserving the personal touch that customers crave. 

This will involve designing experiences prioritizing empathy, emotional intelligence, and genuine human connections.


How Service Hub Empowers Businesses to Deliver Exceptional Customer Experiences

Service Hub has powerful features to help businesses create an outstanding customer experience. From streamlining communication to automating repetitive tasks, Service Hub equips teams with the tools to delight customers at every touchpoint.


Centralized Customer Communication

One of Service Hub's strengths is consolidating all customer interactions into a single, unified platform. Whether emails, chat conversations, social media messages, or phone calls, every interaction is conveniently stored in one place. 


This ensures your reps have a complete view of the customer's journey, letting them provide personalized and contextual support.




Efficient Ticket Management

Dealing with a high volume of customer inquiries can be daunting. Service Hub simplifies ticket management by automating the creation, prioritization, and assignment processes. 


With features like canned responses and knowledge base integration, agents can quickly address common issues, freeing up time to focus on more complex cases.


Actionable Customer Insights

Gathering and analyzing customer feedback is crucial for continuous improvement. Service Hub's feedback tools allow businesses to collect valuable customer insights through surveys and other channels. 


This feedback can identify improvement areas, inform product development, and enhance the overall customer experience.


Self-Service Solutions

Modern consumers often prefer to find answers independently. Service Hub lets businesses create comprehensive knowledge bases and live chats, empowering customers to resolve issues independently. 

This improves customer satisfaction and reduces the workload on support teams.




Automation and Productivity

Service Hub is designed to streamline workflows and automate repetitive tasks, allowing teams to work more efficiently. 


Service Hub helps businesses optimize operations and resolve customer inquiries faster, from automated ticket routing and response suggestions to integrated productivity tools.


By leveraging Service Hub's features, businesses can create a seamless and personalized customer experience, fostering long-lasting relationships and driving customer loyalty.


Aligning Teams for Success


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Traditionally, HubSpot was categorized as a marketing and sales automation platform. However, one of the platform's most advantageous features is how it helps companies achieve alignment between their marketing and sales teams.


When sales and marketing teams are misaligned, it can lead to wasted energy, friction, and, ultimately, failure to achieve company goals. Marketing may generate leads that aren't useful for sales, while sales may wonder why marketing is so busy yet not contributing to their efforts.


HubSpot's Marketing Hub and Sales Hub have been instrumental in helping businesses align their sales and marketing vectors and ensure they work towards the same goals.


Extending Alignment to Customer Teams

Now, consider the power of aligning sales, marketing, and customer service teams. With Service Hub, all communications with a customer (email, chat, social media, and phone) will be collected in one centralized location. 


This way, every team involved in the customer journey will be aware of the customer's history, interactions, and needs, eliminating the gaps and awkward handoffs that can undermine the customer experience.


By weaving customer feedback into this aligned experience, support organizations can work seamlessly with product and service development teams, sales, and marketing to accelerate the renewal and upgrade cycle. 

Service Hub is designed to facilitate this cross-functional collaboration, ensuring a cohesive and seamless customer experience from start to finish.


Embrace the Future of Customer Experience

Delivering exceptional customer experiences is no longer a luxury — it's a necessity. By embracing the power of Service Hub, businesses can close the loop on the inbound journey, ensuring that customers remain delighted long after the initial sale.


Service Hub empowers businesses to align their sales, marketing, and customer service teams, fostering a cohesive and seamless customer experience. 


With its comprehensive features, businesses can streamline communication, automate repetitive tasks, and gather valuable customer insights to drive continuous improvement.


As the future of customer experience evolves, businesses that prioritize personalization, omnichannel engagement, and real-time support will have a significant competitive advantage.


Elevate Your Customer Experience with Origin 63 and HubSpot

Partner with Origin 63, a leading HubSpot solutions provider, to unlock Service Hub's full potential and deliver exceptional customer experiences. 


Our team of experts will guide you through the implementation process, ensuring seamless integration with your existing workflows and providing ongoing support to help you achieve your customer experience goals.

Let us show you how HubSpot Service Hub can transform your business - contact us today for a demonstration!

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