Hospitality

10 Tips For Making Customers Feel Welcome

10 Tips For Making Customers Feel Welcome

Growing up, my dad owned a small retail neighborhood store. From the time I was ten I worked during the holiday season with my dad collecting money at the cash register. I had fun, but more than fun, I got an education. I watched my father interacting with his customers as they came through the …Continue Reading

Are Robots Better At Delivering Customer Service Than People?

Are Robots Better At Delivering Customer Service Than People?

Pizza Hut is testing it out! According to a May 28th article in MarketWatch, Pizza Hut is initiating a program to use robots at several of their Asia-based restaurants. The robot, Pepper, will take customers’ orders and money. The robot is a joint venture with SoftBank Robotics and MasterCard. Pepper has a face and can …Continue Reading

When Being Nice is a Strategic Initiative

When Being Nice is a Strategic Initiative

Europe’s largest budget airline, Ryanair, has a new strategy; being nice to customers. According to their CEO, Michael O’Leary, “if I had known that being nicer to our customers was good for business, I would have done it years ago”. When I read the article in The Wall Street Journal on March 14, 2016, my …Continue Reading

Hallmark Greeting Card’s Solutions Show Customers They Matter

Hallmark Greeting Card’s Solutions Show Customers They Matter

Many companies do a good job of providing a worthy customer experience. Few show customers they matter after the transaction. Hallmark has come up with an easy solution. With a web interface, contact center associates can create and mail Hallmark greeting cards to the customers they serve to express sympathy, excitement and congratulations. Using Hallmark’s …Continue Reading

2016 Customer Experience Trends – Free eBook

2016 Customer Experience Trends – Free eBook

TCFCR’s 2016 Customer Experience Trends is now available as a free eBook!  In this free customer experience eBook authored by Richard R Shapiro, you’ll learn what to expect in 2016. According to Accenture, the “Switching Economy” is up 29% since 2010 as companies struggle to keep up with the non-stop customer.  Personalized customer experience is …Continue Reading