Customer Retention

There’s an often-told story about a salesman in a department store who was deeply unhelpful and rude to a customer when he saw that they only wanted to buy a $13 item. However, when that salesman’s manager looked into the value that customer had spent in the life of their relationship with the store however, it ran into the tens of thousands of dollars.

In this section on customer retention, we have some superb content which will help you really understand what drives retention (it’s not always what you think). We debunk the myth that wowing customers is what it’s all about and we provide useful assets and downloads to help your customer retention efforts succeed.

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The Behaviour Business: Book Review

We all know that if we can influence customers' behaviour, we stand a better chance of succeeding in our business goals. In order to understand the science of customer behaviour, especially in digital environments, this month we read, "The…
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Top 5 Customer Experience Strategy Best Practices with Matt Watkinson

Ever get the feeling that customer experience strategy is an intellectual battle? Or that your company’s customer experience strategy would be better if only you had grander plans and bigger budgets? Well, stop. Nothing could be further from…
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How To Get Customer Feedback From The Emails You Are Already Sending

“The reports of email’s demise have been greatly exaggerated,” Mark Twain might have said. Email is the big daddy of business communications. More and more are sent every year despite repeated predictions to the contrary. Whatever gets…
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How to respond to negative feedback

You can’t please all the people all the time. Negative feedback is a fact of life, even for businesses that provide great CX. Sadly, it can take its toll on customer-facing staff and even drain your resources disproportionately. Take social…
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ParentPay Passes CSAT Exam With Flying Colors

Schools have undergone a cashless revolution since ParentPay launched its innovative payment solution in 2002. As a result of removing cash, schools have saved millions of hours of time accounting for meals, trips, uniforms and other school…
The Membership economy book review
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The Membership Economy: Book Review

This month we sat down with a copy of "The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue by Robbie Kellman Baxter." In the book, Robbie Kellman Baxter (or RKB as we will call her for…
How to calculate the ROI of customer experience CX
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How To Measure The ROI of Customer Experience CX

Truth be told, measuring the ROI of customer experience (CX) is not straightforward. A common mistake is conflating an uptick in CX metrics with top-line results in the business. Apparently, companies who are great at CX and customer-centricity…
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New McKinsey research reveals major failings in traditional customer survey programs

We always knew that CX leaders and the brands they represent are poorly served by typical customer surveys. Why? Because of what CX pros tell us about low response rates associated with traditional surveys. And because of all the knock-on…
back to work post covid survey templates
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Your Back To Office Post-Covid Employee Feedback Kit

It’s been a long time coming. But now is the time to start planning to welcome employees back to the office, and back to brand new working arrangements. It won’t be straightforward. Acclimatising to 100% working from home had plenty…
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World Book Day: Celebrating Wellbeing and Success

Happy World Book Day! This year’s annual celebration of books on 4th March has an added resonance because of the resurgence in reading over the last 12 months. Books are fantastically important. Their stories unlock learning. Stephen King…
customer journey mapping templates guide
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6 great customer journey mapping templates

Customer journey mapping is really important to ensure you fully understand your opportunities for garnering and applying customer feedback. You can find your way through this challenge in our Journey Mapping Guide. A critical step in putting…
Survey Response Drivers launch
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What’s new in 2021 so far? A rundown of the latest Customer Thermometer updates and features

It’s been a tough period for so many people, but we’re excited and optimistic about what the rest of 2021 has in store. We’re as determined as ever to support our customers with loads of useful new features and integration capabilities. We’ve…