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.

Tom Peters on customers

Yesterday I downloaded a PDF by the wizard who is Tom Peters. It takes the form of short, punchy dictats and I love it because it's very fresh, very actionable and provides the kick up the proverbial that we all need from time to time to get…

Useful customer service stats: roundup

take a look at this customer experience & customer service statistics Forrester, Primeperformance and others have released interesting stats this week that back up the need to proactively seek and then quickly respond to your customers'…

Why customer delight is critical in “new rules” world

What is a good example ofcustomer delight? Exhibit A: you go online to an airline's website. Let's call them American Atlantic. You are in a rush, as you need to get some flight times and prices before rushing off to pick up your son from kindergarten…

Remarkable service is all about the little stuff

Today I've been doing a little desk research into the businesses who are really innovating in customer service. Interestingly, the ones who win the awards aren't always the guys making things great for their customers.'Customer service…
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22 really useful customer retention stats

22 really useful customer retention stats from custthermometerView more presentations from custthermometer.

Sir Terry Leahy spends every Friday on the shop floor, do you?

One to One conversations with your customers can be your most powerful survey tool Tesco is the world's 3rd largest retailer behind Walmart and Carrefour. It has almost 2,500 stores worldwide. Its Chief Exec Terry Leahy, widely credited with…

Top 17 must read: build a business with fantastic service ethos

Here are 17 posts from the last year which I consider to be at the forefront of thinking on how you can build a business with a fantastic customer service ethos.Not all of them are specifically about customer service but I think they point…

Don’t fear the reaper… I mean customer

Sage business advice from Blue Oyster Cult. You shouldn't fear the customer. If you separate the process of gathering customer feedback from the emotions bound up with any complaints you receive then life gets an awful lot easier. Look at the…