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5 Small Changes in Corporate Behaviour That Could Inspire Greater Customer Loyalty

Customer loyalty goes far beyond collecting points on a loyalty card. Today customers intuitively consider their entire experience with your brand and products, from before their purchase or service commitment, during the payment process and crucially, when requiring any follow-up … Continue reading

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When Was Your Last Great Experience as a Customer?

When was the last time you interacted with a brand and came away from the experience feeling really good – as if they really understood you and appreciated you as a customer? Unfortunately, for many people this is a difficult … Continue reading

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Will customer loyalty depend on new payment systems?

The technology magazine Wired featured a story last month about the new Apple Pay payment system. The really interesting part of the story was a description of the Starbucks loyalty programme in the US. Starbucks has combined loyalty and payment … Continue reading

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Food retailers are competing on customer service

Food retailers are facing a tough time in the UK at present. The biggest of them all, Tesco, is facing up to some very unusual problems related to accounting errors (still under investigation) and Sainsbury’s has seen sales fall in … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as bad publicity – except when it’s your customer experience

Oscar Wilde famously once said: “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” The implication was that being in the spotlight is always a good thing, no matter what … Continue reading

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Analytics: the key to unlocking the retail omnichannel?

For the past couple of years I have been exploring both omnichannel and multichannel solutions for customer service as the adoption of social media channels have become more accepted. It’s important to distinguish between the two terms though, as many … Continue reading

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Could British retailers learn from the phone networks?

I blogged recently about the collapse of Phones 4U and how the model of selling mobile phone contracts is changing. The biggest change is the decline of the third-party expert, able to advise on contracts from all the major networks, … Continue reading

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