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Is it Worth Paying Experienced Retail Associates Higher Salaries?

Is it Worth Paying Experienced Retail Associates Higher Salaries?

In a recent article in The Washington Post,  Minimum Wages are Rising, Pay for Experienced Retail Workers is Not, the authors write,“Retailers have made headlines for raising their minimum hourly wages in quick succession — CVS to $11, Costco to $13, Target to $15 by 2020 — while 29 states and the District now require …Continue Reading

Talking About Repeat Business is Worth Repeating

Talking About Repeat Business is Worth Repeating

It’s rare that retailers ever talk about or report statistics on repeat customers. Stats are publicized on store over store results, year-by-year. But, that’s it. If you google repeat business, a Bain & Co. study from 2000 pops-up. Yes, the most recent study appears to be 18 years old. That study found that increasing customer …Continue Reading

Why Customer Service Training Fails and How to Avoid It

Why Customer Service Training Fails and How to Avoid It

Today we are excited to share with you a guest blog from Jeff Toister. Experienced customer service managers give it two weeks. That’s the maximum amount of time you see employees increase their effort and service focus immediately after the typical customer service training class. However, it is often much less. Most employees have good …Continue Reading

The Winner Of The 2018 Customer Service Award Goes to…. Best Buy

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The Winner Of The 2018 Customer Service Award Goes to…. Best Buy

In January of 2012 almost every financial analyst was forecasting the demise of Best Buy.  Amazon was Best Buy’s largest competitor with overall annual sales of $61.9B. Five years later Amazon’s sales have almost tripled to $177.8 B. Although Amazon’s consumer electronics business continues to increase, Best Buy has continued to increase its share too. …Continue Reading

The Link Between Customer’s Senses and Increased Sales

Filed in Blog, Customer Experience, Guest Blog, Retail by on February 4, 2018 0 Comments
The Link Between Customer’s Senses and Increased Sales

Today we are excited to share a guest blog from Jasmine Williams. One of the ways that major brands enhance marketing is by appealing to all five senses. Engaging customers at every level provides them a better experience. SIGHT To help your customers adjust quickly to your physical store, make sure you have a well-organized …Continue Reading