The Impact of Customer Expectations on Customer Service

The Impact of Customer Expectations on Customer Service Customers come to you and your organization expecting that certain things will occur in regard to the products and services they desire. If you and other customer service representatives or employees fail to deliver them, your customers can easily desert to a brick and mortar or online competitor. … Read more The Impact of Customer Expectations on Customer Service

7 Customer Service Trends That Impact Expectations

7 Customer Service Trends That Impact Expectations Due to the rapidly changing world in which we live, customer expectations continue to shift dramatically in the 21st century. In many instances, trends in customer service expectations are being driven by the pervasiveness of technology, especially social media.  The following are some of the customer service trends that I … Read more 7 Customer Service Trends That Impact Expectations

Building Customer Relationships by Understanding Them First

Building Customer Relationships by Understanding Them First Customers come in all sizes, shapes, and descriptions. They all have specific wants and needs and all require a different degree of effort to address customer expectations and achieve customer satisfaction. Before a service representative can attempt to satisfy a customer, they must first determine what the customer expects … Read more Building Customer Relationships by Understanding Them First

Customer Service in a Diverse World

Customer Service in a Diverse World Have you ever experienced a situation in which you were in a place of business and either had a service provider make a derogatory statement to you about another customer or group of customers or overheard two employees sharing negative comments about other customers? In many instances comments or … Read more Customer Service in a Diverse World

Customer Service Skills That Lead to Customer Satisfaction

Customer Service Skills That Lead to Customer Satisfaction As a customer service professional, what can you do to enhance customer satisfaction and build a lasting relationship with your customers? If you answered “improve your customer service skills and knowledge,” you are correct. Unfortunately, many managers and their organizations do not take the time to invest … Read more Customer Service Skills That Lead to Customer Satisfaction

Customer Service Quote – Robert Lucas

Customer Service Quote – Robert Lucas   “Effective customer service is often the deciding factor in a globally competitive world” Robert W. Lucas, Author of Please Every Customer. National Customer Service Week was established by the International Customer Service Association (ICSA) in 1988 as a way for businesses and organizations to recognize the efforts of … Read more Customer Service Quote – Robert Lucas

Preparing Customer Service Representatives

Preparing Customer Service Representatives Preparing customer service representatives in the twenty-first century has become a prime strategic initiative in many organizations. That is because they face many challenges in achieving customer satisfaction, increasing customer retention and building customer loyalty that their predecessors did not experience. Technology continues to move at a break-neck pace, while the world economy … Read more Preparing Customer Service Representatives

Strengthening Communication with Customers – Tip#1

Strengthening Communication with Customers – Tip#1 Gather Information Customers who feel that they have an active role in and control of a service-provider interaction often feel more important and valued. Improved interpersonal communication can lead to higher levels of customer satisfaction and retention and reduced stress for you and your co-workers. Take advantage of the … Read more Strengthening Communication with Customers – Tip#1

Three Proven Strategies that Build Customer Loyalty

Three Proven Strategies that Build Customer Loyalty Most organizations struggle to find ways in which they can build customer loyalty and reduce customer churn. Many of these companies spend large amounts of money and time creating costly reward programs, sending out expensive marketing materials, and investing in expensive customer relationship management systems. While each of … Read more Three Proven Strategies that Build Customer Loyalty

Building Customer Relationships Is an Integral Part of Selling

Building Customer Relationships Is an Integral Part of Selling Building customer relationships is an integral part of selling. If you are a customer service representative who deals with selling products or services, there is a difference between simply providing the information requested by a customer and building a lasting customer relationship in order to help … Read more Building Customer Relationships Is an Integral Part of Selling

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