Clever! Here Are Some Interesting Ideas About How to Improve Customer Experience

When you are selling high-end appliances or other premium products, customers expect their whole experience with you to be exceptional. German appliance maker, Miele, knows that and does some pretty clever things to improve customer experience. With 17,500 employees worldwide, it isn’t …Continue Reading →

How To Deal With Customers Who AREN’T Always Right

The Customer Isn't always right!

If you’ve ever worked in customer service, there’s a good chance you’ve had to deal with cranky, unreasonable, lying (or at least, exaggerating) customers. It can be sooooo frustrating! And yet, we keep preaching that our front line staff have to …Continue Reading →

What Happens to the Call Center when People Stop Calling?

Call center technology is changing. Can You Cope?

Who doesn’t have a nightmare call center story to tell? And if you think it’s bad from the customer perspective, try working in one! (I know they are not all that bad, but…) Fortunately, the times they are a changin’. …Continue Reading →

How Mobile is Shaking Up Market Research

Mobile lets users tell you what they are experiencing in the moment & in their natural environment

People who work in retail often believe they can spot the mystery shoppers who come in to their stores. Mobile phones are making it easier for them, since a growing number of mystery shopping, or secret shopping, companies are asking their …Continue Reading →

Staples’ Secret For Online Success? Extreme Customer Focus

Hard to imagine, given that Canada is still way behind when it comes to e-commerce, but Staples Canada was in the first wave of companies in the world to test the online waters. The secret to their success, says its CEO, …Continue Reading →

Don’t Make This Customer Experience Metrics Mistake!

Lynn Hunsaker, ClearAction customer experience

Are you sick of having customer service employees beg you to give them a perfect 10 in the follow-up surveys? I kind of feel sorry for them: they tell you that if they don’t get a 10 they’ll be penalized. …Continue Reading →