Onboarding new clients is an important step that some businesses may not realise can have an impact on the retention of the client on a long term basis. There are many aspects to onboard clients, and these can include.
- Contracts – sending contracts to clients is important to protect both parties. They will clearly lay out what the relationship between the business and the client is, what both sides can expect and what the parameters around payment are.
- Terms and conditions – these are often sent at the same time as the contracts.
- Invoicing – adding your clients to your invoicing software then allows you to invoice your clients on the timescales that you will have agreed with them and confirmed in your contracts.
- Identity – there are a number of businesses that need to ensure that they take identity records of their clients. Software such as that offered by W2 Global Data can help to take identity information to clients.
It is important that when running a business, you Know your Customer as well as knowing what the requirements of your industry are in order to get your onboarding process. A successful onboarding process allows businesses to give clients an early experience of the level of customer service and support that they can expect. This allows the clients to develop trust and a relationship with the business. When clients build up trust, they also develop a loyal connection to the business, and they are more likely to recommend them to others.