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 retention is the new loyalty

Customers pay the bills and without them you’re dead in the water. But in the relentless endeavour to add more customers into the funnel, are you actually ignoring your biggest area for growth in revenue and profit...your existing customers?Here…

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…

Customer Thermometer launches to the world!

After six months of concepts, wireframes, development, testing, angst and happiness, we're pleased to announce that Customer Thermometer survey tool has now opened its doors to the world. The beta label is off and we'd like to thank everyone…

Why crowdsourcing customer feedback doesn't always work

Crowdsourcing customer feedback Crowdsourcing, the concept of giving a task to a crowd to complete (most often using online tools) has been around for 4 years now, and has recently spawned the term 'communitysourcing'. Communitysourcing takes…

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…

The lost art of speaking to customers

Social media's going mainstream, allowing people to communicate more cheaply. Everyone's offshoring and outsourcing and driving down call center costs. And customer service is suffering hugely as a result.The impenetrable corporate monolith…

Shut that door, your horse has bolted

Isn't "managing your online reputation" somewhat shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted? If someone's so annoyed by your company or service that they want to give up some of their time to warn others about you online, it strikes…
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22 really useful customer retention stats

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If we could do one thing better for you…?

Why Asking For Customer Feedback? I had lunch with a friend recently who was involved in improving the customer service of one of the world's largest car parts companies. She told me that one of the most powerful things they did was to ask…

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…