Beauty Consultants (BCs) have major roles in responding to customer needs at the counters and introducing products and beauty information according to each and every customer’s skin and cosmetic lifestyle. Since 1988, Shiseido has been first in the industry to introduce an in-house BC proficiency exam system certified by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. The system relating to beauty knowledge and techniques was aimed at enhancing the quality of counseling activities as the group engaged in professional beauty services.
Overseas, in order to expand the number of regular users by maximizing customer satisfaction, Shiseido has distributed the SHISEIDO Beauty Consultant Omotenashi Credo, which is an action indicator for Beauty Consultants worldwide to realize the spirit of hospitality at the storefronts, and is utilizing it in daily activities.
In order to improve response and suggestion capabilities at the storefronts, Shiseido has developed and is using software, a convergence of its accumulated service know-how and beauty techniques. Shiseido is also using its international software overseas.
In June 2013, approximately 10,000 Beauty Consultants in Japan started to use tablets named the Beauty Tablet. Since July of the same year, application software, which was designed exclusively for the Beauty Tablet, has been installed in order and used at the storefronts. This application software includes four main features. The "Makeup Simulator" allows customers to have a virtual makeup session simply by positioning their face in front of the tablet. They do not have to remove their makeup, and it is as easy as looking into a mirror. The other three features are the "Foundation Finder," which allows customers to select the product that is tailored to them from a wide variety of products, "Skincare Consultation," and "Healthcare".
Shiseido will increase customer satisfaction by using these latest technologies as business tools, arousing customers' interest at the storefronts, and helping them to discover their charm unknown to themselves. In addition, Shiseido will further increase customer satisfaction by entering customers' reviews into the Beauty Tablet and then sending them to related departments on the following day.
Shiseido would like to create opportunities for overseas customers to meet Shiseido products, as well as help them become more beautiful. The Beauty Tablet is equipped with communication sheets in four languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English and Thai, which are in full use.