Customer Service

Customer service used to be just a single department in most organizations. Those days are long gone, and now good customer service and customer centricity are the mantras of many of the world’s largest businesses. With competition for customers fiercer than ever, this makes a lot of sense.

It’s often said that leading companies focus their energies on the problems that buyers are willing to spend money to solve, rather than on selling more or worrying about the competition. In this section, we provide a wealth of articles that focus on exactly that. Here you’ll find features on delivering great service for your customers, book reviews on some of the newest texts and lists of awesome resources you can use to turbo-charge your customer centric approach.

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Our most popular customer support posts

It's so easy to catch a glimpse of an article you want to read, and then the day overtakes you!So, in one easy digest, here's our roundup of our 7 hottest customer support posts.Takes just minutes to browse and offers a wealth of insight. Why…
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Lindsay's Summer Reading List 2017

The summer is upon us once again. If the sun lounger or hammock is calling you, but you fancy reading something that's both relaxing and useful this summer, check out my 2017 reading list.This is a combination of new business books and golden…
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125 survey fatigue statistics

Our new research into survey fatigue has just been released! It's already been covered by Marketing Profs, Social Media Today and more.Featuring a ton of analysis and 125 data points, we asked 1000 people how they felt about providing feedback…
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How Infiniti Telecommunications monitors CSAT across its units and partners

Infiniti Telecommunications is an Australia-wide telecommunications company. It provides telephony systems to small, medium, and large businesses and delivers ongoing customer support post-sale as well.Customer Thermometer has become…
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10 short survey examples from leading brands

If you're looking for a short survey, the chances are you know that your customers' habits are changing. Customers are busy, get a lot of email, and are hard to engage with. The shorter the survey you can build, the better - right?In fact,…
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The Lean Start Up: Book Review

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries became an instant classic when it was published in 2011.What attracted me to the book was that the back cover promises a lean, entrepreneurial process that is about "learning what your customers really want."…
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CSAT Stat of the Month: Resolve a Complaint Quickly...

"...and 9 out of 10 customers will buy your product/service again" What's the background? It's a commonly-held industry belief that resolving a customer complaint quickly will help you to hang onto that customer, and dramatically increase…
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Shoe Dog: Book Review

When 3 different people are kind enough to recommend the same book to you in less than a fortnight, you've got to read it.Shoe Dog is the exceptional memoir of Phil Knight, co-founder and creator of Nike.Nike is one of those ubiquitous…
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3 things an MSP survey needs

Many MSPs and IT support teams currently assess customer satisfaction via long format surveys.As customers become more and more time-poor, these surveys are getting increasingly low response rates.In fact, in many cases long surveys…
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20 examples of cool email signatures

20 ideas and examples of cool email signatures. It's time to turn your everyday emails into a powerful marketing tool ... Think for a minute about the number of emails your organization sends out each day.Every employee emails customers,…
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CSAT Stat of the Month: An Unhappy Customer Tells...

"A happy customer tells 3 people; an unhappy customer tells 10 people"   What's the background? There are many variations of this CSAT stat which crop up on a regular basis. You will almost certainly have seen versions of the statistic…
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Building a Customer Service Alert System that works

Let's set the scene Just like a smoke alarm can help you act when there’s fire, a customer service alert system can help you act quickly on customer issues. It's a method of alerting the right person in real time when a customer sends a…