Customer Service

2017 Customer Experience Trends

2017 Customer Experience Trends

Innovation that lets firms reach out and touch their customers is moving at warp speed, building on expectations that were unthinkable just five years ago. When today’s consumer has questions about your product, it is no longer acceptable to wait for the answers— they must be addressed in real time or the customer will turn …Continue Reading

2017 Retail Trends

2017 Retail Trends

2016 was an exciting year for the retail industry. A parade of innovative options, widgets, and new players wowed consumers and continue to drive a sea change in their preferences and expectations. Online and brick & mortar retailers alike found themselves scrambling to stay relevant and competitive. We’ll see more of the same in 2017, …Continue Reading

Eight Steps to Guarantee Repeat Business

Eight Steps to Guarantee Repeat Business

If any part of your business enterprise relies on your relationship with consumers, beware of the “Age of Endangerment.” At no point in history has your customer base been more vulnerable to poaching than today.  However, it is still possible to create extreme customer loyalty and generate repeat business in this highly threatening consumer ecosystem. …Continue Reading

Will Customers Punish Wells Fargo’s Misdeeds?

Will Customers Punish Wells Fargo’s Misdeeds?

By now almost everyone has read or heard about Wells Fargo creating over two million fraudulent checking and credit card accounts from 2011 to 2015. Wells Fargo fired 5,300 bank associates who were part of the scheme and paid a $185 million fine. The CEO, John Stumpf, has been testifying in front of Congress. My …Continue Reading

Make Me Feel Welcome

Make Me Feel Welcome

The content below is an excerpt from Chapter 1: Make Me Feel Welcome of The Endangered Customer. It all begins with hope. It may sound obvious, but if you wish to make a human connection with a customer—in person, on the phone, or online—then the most important thing to remember is each individual’s humanity. Human …Continue Reading