Can Facebook emotionally manipulate customer service?

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We do research to improve our services and to make the content people see on Facebook relevant and engaging as possible. Possibly a message to the CEO Mike Jeffries, however is that statistics show that in the United States, 67% of the female purchasing power wears sizes 14 and above.

Personalize your customer service

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Everyone wants to be treated as an individual with their own specific needs catered to; in the perfect world that’s the epitome of “wow” customer service. First of all, customers get it the way they like it. Why do customers want to keep coming back?

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Making sure you receive great customer service

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Apparently the dinner order wasn’t to the satisfaction of one very nasty gentleman, and as he raised his voice and insulted the young server, everyone in the restaurant and bar area turned around almost snarling with disdain aimed toward the rude customer.

Getting back to the basics of effective customer service

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No matter how quickly technology continues to dazzle us with innovative ways to contact our customers, understand new products, or strive to make purchasing convenient and quick, satisfied customers and our future relationships with them are what keeps our businesses growing.

Take lessons from the leaders in customer service

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There is no relaxing elevator music where I can work until an agent answers; instead I’m forced to listen to a litany of advertisements offering me more services that might very well call me back to this same maze of customer service mediocrity.

How to deliver happiness with customer service

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Did you ever come home with something you purchased that made you really happy? It was beyond just satisfied; you as a customer were particularly delighted. With that feeling in mind, how can an organization delight a customer?

Can personal customer service survive in a digital world?

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There’s hardly a moment when someone isn’t consulting Google to learn more about a product, a person, or a service. While the digital realm can indeed help all of us to buy smarter, perform better, and be better educated, can it ever replace a human at the hub of customer service?

Zappos customer service ‘core values’ sets record for longest call

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Zappos’ Customer Loyalty Team repeatedly exceeds expectations of the family culture CEO Tony Hsieh envisioned as his passion for customizing customer service always remains a number one priority 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. On December 8, Customer Loyalty Team member Shaea Labus spent 10 hours and 29 minutes on a phone call. And to Shaea’s credit, the caller did purchase a pair of Ugg boots.

Is your customer service “naughty” or “nice?”

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Consumer Reports does qualify their list as neither an approval or disapproval of an organization as a whole, but Tod Marks, the senior editor and resident shopping expert states it is about “specific policies regarded as customer friendly.”

Google enters into customer service industry with Trusted Stores Program

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Critics are saying that Google has entered into the customer service arena which in the past directly contradicts their automated tech abilities and less than stellar customer-centric talents. A potential customer will be able to see who ships quickly and their reliability.

Personalize customer service and make it happen

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Personalizing customer service consists of targeting an audience and acting on specific objectives to increase business, build brand loyalty, and attract new clients or customers. I promise – we all remember and appreciate that personalized customer service.

Every employee can contribute to customer service excellence

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“Wow&# customer service isn’t about what we learn in manuals; it’s about behaviors and the development and encouragement of excellent habits. In the poor service category, a whopping 68 percent of consumers consider indifference of employees as bad service.

Customer service mistakes that go bump in the night

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Every business is bound to have unhappy customers; there’s always some variable that can go wrong despite all safeguards to make things perfect. So what irks customers the most about customer service blunders and how can we help to make it better?

Amazon.com still a leader in customer service

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Amazon.com’s newest customer service facility opened on Friday with a fanfare of speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new site will provide the company with more flexibility to train workers and take care of customers.

I’m telling my friends about the bad customer service

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At the time and day this poor service happens we are angry, and we vow the moment we get home we will get a letter out to the CEO of the company and reiterate the miserable events of either our last purchase or service. So who do we tell about bad service? Still imagine all the damage this entire bad customer service experience has had on the business. Some organizations seem to have misplaced the concept of customers first.

How ramping up customer service is paying off for Home Depot

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After all, the economy was booming and a realtor could scarcely keep any home inventory available for new buyers, and so the prices kept climbing while customers lined up at the cash registers. So what are these home improvement giants doing to improve their customer service?

Customer experience is an integral part of customer service

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It’s called the customer experience, and it angered so many people and the word eventually got around. When a customer didn’t follow the dictated regimentation, the store owner would say, “No soup for you!

BMW modeling customer service innovations after Apple

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All Genius Personnel will be salaried, and if a customer is interested in purchasing a car they will be referred to a salesperson. Customers don’t storm out as a salesman rips up a contract; tactics like that don’t work well in the luxury segment.

‘Tis the season to rev up the customer service

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What are some of the incentives businesses offer to maximize a customer’s buying experience? And what that means is the need of customer service representatives demonstrating those people skills that assure shoppers they are making good decisions.

Chick-fil-A recipe for excellent customer service

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Today in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Regional Chamber of Commerce presentation, franchised restaurant operator and owner of Chick-fil-A, Mike Fullington explained to his audience how customer service can have an impact on a person’s day and even his life.

Bringing more customer service strategies to traditional shopping stores

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By 2014, consumer purchases using e-retail is expected to exceed $249 billion. Primarily the best defenses against customers sitting in front of their computers and buying products is to compete in price, selection, and customer service.

Building a better customer service experience with expert branding

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We all know who our favorite designers are, our favorite beverages, and our favorite services. That doesn’t happen by chance, but rather this branding is the result of our own personal, repeated experiences and our perceptions of these products or services having been the best.

Counting down holiday shopping days: Great customer service needed

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What we don’t like however, are problems with the merchandise or services we purchase. Therefore customers are more likely to shop at the competition when customer service perfection fails.

To deliver world-class customer service

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A customer-centric strategy is the best way to deliver world-class service, and it all starts with the initial point of delivery. Let’s face it – without customers there is no business. The experiences however, remind me of what world-class service can offer.

Customer service actions to guarantee repeat business

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Great products and great service add up to a successful business, and keeping your customers coming back and spending their money in your organization continues to be more competitive. Customers and clients always like to be recognized.

BYOD Improves Customer Service Workflow

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Imagine being able to assist customers from the comfort of your own home, or even better, imagine being able to reach a customer service representative without having to be put on hold.

Customer service goes to court?

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The case of Systemgraph, a support company approved by Apple, and Greek physician Dimitris Papadimitriadis are becoming an Internet sensation, and it’s all about customer service or the lack thereof – depending which side you find defensible that is. He did not purchase the computer from Systemgraph. Systemgraph would not refund his money since he did not purchase the computer from them, prompting Papadimitriadis to post his story on a forum.

Customer Service – The Small Business Advantage!

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Customer service is one of the few great advantages that a small business has over a larger competitor. Although they are unlikely to be able to compete on price, they have the potential to provide a far more personalised and caring customer care experience. Without the correct customer service tools, it can be diffficult for any small business to cope. This is especially difficult if you share customer service responsibilities with other members of staff.

When a customer service representative is limited to talk time

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Many of her friends and customers who I work with have had positive results modifying their loans; the process although at times frustrating and record intensive has helped many families remain in their homes with a more affordable monthly payment.

When customer service defines a business culture

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Culture is how an organization operates whether you chalk it up to customs, attitudes, or etiquette. Other choices might include customer service, redesign of the work place, or an enlightenment of a stale, outdated company presence.

Customer Experience Food for Thought

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As many of you know, I have been doing quite a bit of traveling lately, speaking about my book and sharing the Customers Rock! As most travelers are aware, the customer experience is especially important when you are away from home; it becomes something we are truly living.

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Is British Airways providing better customer service or are they stalking you?

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British Airways has initiated a new customer service program called “Know Me.” ” The search system to be employed will also be able to pull up information about a customer’s previous travel arrangements, prior complaints, meal requests, and Executive Club status.

Empower employees to deliver better customer service

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The front line employees are often the representatives who will have to make decisions when it comes to customer complaints, customer questions, and overall customer satisfaction.

Why do customers want to keep coming back?

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There’s only one chance to make a great first impression; that very moment you turn a customer off when something goes awry is the same moment the competition tries to reel him in with a more attractive offer and a lot of new promises. Great companies who continue to lead today’s generation of “WOW” customer service all have the same basic principles for success. A customer should never think that all an organization cares about is just the sale.

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Of car dealerships and customer service

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Jaguar of North America has just been recognized as a JD Power 2011 Customer Service Champion which means they have excelled in their own industry by delivering superior service to their US customers.

Finding a real person when contacting customer service

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Getting through to a real person is the number one complaint of customers who either need help with their service or product or have a complaint. I was guided through a huge choice of services – all by a human and with an explanation of each service.

Measuring the Impact of Social Media

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This post is part of the Social ROI Blog Carnival at Think Customers: the 1to1 Media blog. One of the largest areas where companies can find significant returns on their social media investment is in customer service and the use of online branded communities.

Has the holiday shopping season started off with quality customer service?

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Hardly sounds like much customer service was going on. Dozens of surveys state that customers will pay more for a better customer service experience. cashmere sweater sale, and who found and purchased 47 inch LED televisions for $199.00.

The art of meeting customer expectations

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Managing customer expectations are closely tied to an organization’s consistent and accurate ability to communicate. When there are poorly managed expectations and neglectful follow-up procedures, customers become confused, disappointed, and frustrated.

Building a successful business requires customer loyalty

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Every successful business has to attract customers or clients. We need to persuade them to purchase our product or service, buy a lot of our product or service, return to do more business with us because they were pleased, and then tell their friends and family how great we are.

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