One of the main things we have problems with at work is customers who don’t know their address. You may think I’m joking but sadly I’m not.
We get a lot of ‘errmm…’ when we ask for the address. We also get ‘the postcode is w2’. Sometimes we get the whole postcode but still have to ask for the rest of the address. We also get given the first line of the address and nothing else, as the customer expects us to know the rest. As must cities and towns have the same street names it’s very likely that we’ll pick the wrong place if we’re not told where it is!
I had a customer like this today. She gave me the first line of the address. When I asked for the rest of the address she repeated the first line. I had to ask five times! I wonder what would happen if she had an emergency at home and needed services? They wouldn’t have any idea of where to go.
There are times when we get lucky – we have a customer who knows where they live. Lovely!