Facebook Business Resource Hub Releases Precautions Post For Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
Read The Facebook Article Here
At Facebook, we’re working to keep people safe and informed about the recent outbreak of COVID-19. We know that as members of the communities you serve, businesses like yours may also be experiencing unexpected challenges, and we’re committed to providing as much support as possible.
Facebook also lists 5 steps that you can take to help prevent the Coronavirus. Here are 5 steps you can take today:
Keep yourself safe and informed.
Stay up to date by following credible, official sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and your local government health department so you can respond quickly to changes that could affect you or your customers.
Follow CDC on Facebook or Instagram
Follow WHO on Facebook or Instagram
Stay in touch with your customers.
Proactively share important information with your customers using email, your website, Facebook Page, Instagram Business Profile, or however you typically connect. Remember that you can pin important posts to the top of your Facebook Page for quick viewing. You might include information about the measures you’re taking to make your premises or products safe, or how you will handle customer inquiries if there are expected shipping delays.
Try hosting online events.
In case you need to postpone or cancel any planned events as a result of the outbreak, try hosting a webinar or organize live sessions on social channels such as Facebook or Instagram.
Prepare a customer service plan.
In order to be responsive and transparent with your customers during this challenging moment, prepare for incoming questions and requests. Consider drafting templated responses for your emails or set up instant-reply messages with information you expect your customers will be looking for. Connect with your customers for free in real-time using Instagram Direct Messages, Messenger or setting up a WhatsApp Business profile.
Provide a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Prepare a list of responses for questions your customers are likely to ask and provide as much detail and reassurance as possible in your answers. Here is an example of what an FAQ could look like:
Question: Can I cancel my order (travel tickets / educational programs/gym memberships)?
Answer: Of course we will cancel your order / reschedule or cancel your trip / pause your membership on request. Once your order is canceled, the spend amount from your original purchase will be refunded to your account. We look forward to doing business with you again soon.
Keep your business on track with these resources.
Tools to help you manage your business in challenging times.
Find best practices, tools, and a self-assessment to help protect your business from interruptions.
Download The Small Business Resilience Toolkit Here
Quick Action Guide
Plan your emergency response and develop plans to minimize downtime.
Download The Small Business Resilience Guide Here
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This post was written by Chris Matthias