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Boomerang Customers- What You Might NOT Think Brings Them Back!


With all of the calendars and PDA's and lists I make I recently did a really dumb thing. I forgot my best friend's birthday and her anniversary.

The death of customer servie


The other day a reporter call to interview me on the "Death of Customer Service". My first reaction was to deny that charge and claim that customer service is very much alive and well.

Top 10 customer service tips


1. Hire people who have a service attitude.

Listening: The Foundation of Communication


Listening is the #1 communication skill for leadership, selling, customer service, and even romance! The problem is, most of us don't listen very well. We're not trained to listen and we don't even realize that listening is a skill.

Ten Ways to Help You Improve Your Customer Service


1. Stay in contact with customers on a regular basis.

Handling Angry Clients


What do you do when your client gets mad at you? How do you handle this? An angry client can be one of the biggest time and energy drains on a sales person. What you should specifically do will obviously depend on what the client is angry about.

Be the Customer: See Yourself as Your Customers Do


What do your customers experience when they interact with your business? As a mystery shopper, I help businesses see themselves through the eyes of their customers by posing as a typical customer and evaluating their service, quality and cleanliness. Was it easy to find what I needed? Were the employees polite and helpful? Was everything neat and clean? Was I thanked for my business? What happened when I made a return?Whether your business is an international retailer or a small one-person shop, what you don't know about your customers' perceptions of your quality and service can hurt you.

The 3 Rs of Customer Service


What I am about to tell you may seem very obvious - you may even say DUH!!! but the fact is, - many company's forget the 3 R's of good customer service- Respect your Customer, Take Responsibility for Your Actions and Products and give your Customers a Full REFUND when it just isn't right. I promise you that if you follow these 3 simple rules you will never have to run after the same customer again!Respect the customer! Just about as plain as the nose on your face Right? Wrong!How many times have you been greeted in a less than courteous manner or worse yet- not at all!! Never lose the opportunity to make a great first impression- very rarely do you have a second chance to undo the damage done by that first encounter.

What's in a Name?


Different people call their Customers by different names. If they don't have Customers, they have Clients, purchasers, licensees, users, patients, members, franchisees, or buyers.

Marketing as a Spiritual Practice


"Marketing as a spiritual practice." It sounds contradictory - how can sales and promotion possibly be considered spiritual? But the secret is, once you truly understand that marketing isn't all about struggle, jargon, tricks or gimmicks, spiritual practice is the very root of success.

Get Customers to Stop Calling You--12 Easy Ways to Save Money with Online Customer Support


Despite rumors to the contrary, the Web is not dead. More people are using it, they have faster bandwidth, and in many cases Net-time is taking over TV- time.

Customer Service - Winning Customer Experiences


Winning Customer ExperiencesMuch research has been done on what the makes a winning customer experience. What is it that makes customers come back to your business instead of going to someone else's? If your repeat business is low, what is it that you are doing to drive your customers away? There is a consistent theme that emerges across the research - winning customer experiences are built on consistency.

Customer Conversion Mistakes That Will Cost You


The following are common mistakes that Sales Managers and Owners make in the sales process which could be costing you thousands or even hundreds of thousands in lost revenue.- No system to capture and log prospect information/contact data on incoming ad calls.

Customer Service: Why Bears Make Bad Customers


Every business owner should have a picture of his or her ideal customer. When I picture my ideal customer, I see a business owner struggling to find time for all that needs to be done, someone passionate about what they do, someone striving to find answers to make their business run better.

The History of CRM -- Moving Beyond the Customer Database


Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is one of those magnificent concepts that swept the business world in the 1990's with the promise of forever changing the way businesses small and large interacted with their customer bases. In the short term, however, it proved to be an unwieldy process that was better in theory than in practice for a variety of reasons.

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Top 5 Ways to Boost Digital Customer Service
MarTech Advisor
Millennials are going digital, so is marketing, sales, and even social interactions. Can we really afford a laggard digital customer service? Digital customer service is not just an expectation but an opportunity to connect with your customers in an ...

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Letter to the editor: Poor customer service & America's independence
Tribune-Review
The main problem — poor customer service. Tom even listed 18 different examples of the poor service that I like to review every July 4. Get out your copy of the Declaration and read them for yourself. Only takes a few minutes. Read those 18 reasons ...



Forbes

Implementing AI In Customer Service? Try Consulting This Triangular Model Of Agent, Bot, Customer
Forbes
Customer service, even when powered by technology, isn't about technology; it's about customers and about service. The customer experience, even when informed by technology, isn't about technology; it's about customers and the experience. I find myself ...



NEWS.com.au

Expert shares the biggest customer service fails — and how to stop it from happening to you
NEWS.com.au
Ms Scammell told news.com.au most consumers had probably experienced at least some of the following situations — but that her golden rules for scoring A-grade customer service could help. GOSSIPING SALES ASSISTANTS. If you've ever stood around ...



Business Wire (press release)

Gig Economy on the Rise: Customer Service Agents Show Strong ...
Business Wire (press release)
Part two of Aspect Software's Agent Experience Index shows growing interest in the Gig Economy.

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Bloomberg

This Company Outsources Customer Service Back to the Customer
Bloomberg
Almost overnight, customer service cases rose 1,300 percent. It would have taken 15 weeks, LinkedIn Inc. says, for staffers to address them all. Instead, the company resolved the caseload in about one-third the time by using Directly, software that ...



Jackson Clarion Ledger

Are you surprised at good customer service?
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The delivery of outstanding customer service has been so negatively impacted over the years that customers are surprised when they actually receive it. This is true in restaurants, retail stores, physicians offices and with sales reps on the phone. It ...



Engadget

Samsung's new care center is meant to improve customer service
Engadget
Today, Samsung announced that it is opening a Connected Customer Care Center in Greenville, South Carolina. This facility is aimed at improving and streamlining customer service across Samsung's entire range of products. The tech-focused center ...

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Forbes

These Companies Have The Best Customer Service
Forbes
Which companies have the best customer service? The short answer: supermarkets, restaurants, and car manufacturers. But the long answer is fascinating, and you'll want to stick around for it. Most experts I know eventually turn to the authoritative ...



Gagnon, Gennaro take Allstate honors for customer service
Foster's Daily Democrat
DOVER — Allstate agency owners and financial specialists provide guidance to the customers in their communities, helping them to ensure they have the insurance coverage and financial services they need to protect them from the unthinkable. As involved ...


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