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Learning & Giving Your Customers the Service They Want

It sounds simple. Learn your customers’ needs, and start giving your customers the service they want. How does it work in practice, though?

Although the core principles of Concierge Customer Service and customer-centric innovation do apply to all businesses, becoming customer-centric means, by definition, that you must adapt the Concierge Customer Service system to your customers. […]

By |October 8, 2019|
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Sales Specialization and Division of Labor

In the companies with whom we work, the shift to the Concierge Customer Service system goes hand-in-hand with increased specialization of sales. Bureaucracy often has negative connotations, but two of the hallmarks of bureaucratic organization—two of the characteristics that make bureaucracies efficient—are specialization and division of labor.

But in most wholesale distribution companies, the sales role […]

By |October 3, 2019|
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The Financial Foundation of Concierge Customer Service

Because Concierge Customer Service is so extensive, it is an investment. That’s why funding this service requires that you offer it only to the customers who generate the most profit for your business. In the wholesale distribution industry, roughly 30% of the customers generate nearly all of the profit in that business; about 20% of […]

By |September 27, 2019|
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The Elements of Concierge Customer Service: M.O.R.E.

The objective in establishing Concierge Customer Service (CCS) is to deliver a differentiated, distinct, exceptional customer experience to your most profitable customers— and really good service to all customers—by giving customers more. In fact, the elements of Concierge Customer Service can be broken down as just that — M.O.R.E.: mindset, ownership, referability, and experience.

It means […]

By |August 23, 2019|
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The Link Between Employee Attitudes and Customer Satisfaction

The vital link between employee attitudes and customer satisfaction is supported by a large body of research—and this research shows the benefits can flow all the way to your bottom line.
Let’s look at the research data:
Harvard Business Review reports: “companies with highly engaged people outperform firms with the most disengaged folks—by 54% in employee retention, […]

By |August 6, 2019|
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A Strategy Towards Becoming More Customer Centric

One of the byproducts of the increase in customer-centric companies has been the expansion of the Chief Customer Officer. In 2003, fewer than twenty companies in the world employed a Chief Customer Officer (CCO), but by 2015 more than 1 in 10 Fortune 500 companies and over 1 in 5 Fortune 100 companies had instituted […]

By |July 30, 2019|
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The Edge Concierge Customer Service Gives You

In this age of uncertainty, one thing remains certain: Things are as tough and confusing for your customers as they are for you. Like you, they’re looking for an edge. They’re looking for a way to make things easier, to cut through the clutter, to do their jobs and stay in business, and maybe even […]

By |July 16, 2019|
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The Erosion of Service

The art and science of customer service have become increasingly rare in American commerce. Any one of us can recount stories of poor—sometimes outrageously poor—customer service that not only left us frustrated but also engendered resentment toward the company that appeared to care so little about the customers who generate its profits.

Let’s review a fairly […]

By |July 2, 2019|