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Supporting online shoppers continues to be a challenge

Online retail is a now a mature business model isn’t it? After all, companies such as Amazon have been taking orders online and delivering products for two decades. Is there still so much to learn? Clearly there is still a … Continue reading

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Tesco aiming to improve customer service

A feature article in The Grocer has focused attention on the troubled times at Tesco. The article pulls no punches in criticising the management of Tesco for creating the present situation where profits are falling, but the source of the … Continue reading

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Is Twitter really so bad for customer service?

Back in April I wrote a blog suggesting that Twitter might not be the effective customer service channel people often believe it to be. Now another new research study published in Information Age magazine appears to have documented similar results. In … Continue reading

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Is telco customer satisfaction plummeting?

Is customer satisfaction plummeting at present? New research from research specialists GfK published by Marketing Week suggests that it is, and in particular it is the financial, retail, and telecom sectors that are doing offering the worst service to their … Continue reading

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The retail omnichannel is not easy, but it is possible

Retail Week recently ran some analysis on the way that customers are treated across various channels. As the number of channels customers can use to reach a brand has exploded beyond just voice and email alone brands have had to … Continue reading

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When brands take social complaints seriously

Sometimes the power of social media is demonstrated in a very powerful way when a customer complains. But the real story is often in the way that brands engage with their customers. Sometimes a negative can even be turned into … Continue reading

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Retail customers really hate to be kept waiting

Last week, Essential Retail Magazine featured an interview with the Customer Service Director of SpecSavers, Jill Clark. Much of the interview was used to explore how SpecSavers solicits customer feedback and they can act on this information, but there were … Continue reading

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Can great service at John Lewis fight the ‘showrooming’ trend?

John Lewis has been voted the UK’s best retailer in terms of customer service for another year, as well as the leading electricals retailer according to Verdict Research. The Verdict Customer Satisfaction Awards survey showed that John Lewis obtained scores … Continue reading

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Is your marketing team managing customer service?

Marketing Week recently carried a major feature exploring how marketing professionals should be taking control of the customer service function in their company. The article was quoting research undertaken by Deloitte and Salesforce where 228 global marketing heads were questioned … Continue reading

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Will Oculus Rift change the social web forever?

Facebook has been on something of a spending spree recently. Not content with their $1bn purchase of photo sharing app they recently spent $19bn on the messaging service WhatsApp and, even more recently, $2bn on the Virtual Reality firm Oculus … Continue reading

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