The nature of sales has changed. We’re finding that face-to-face transactions are no longer a dominant means of selling a product or service. When there once was a time when a sales team was the “go-to” information resource for potential customers researching a business, today, in the age of quick and easy web searches, that […]
Interaction and communication with customers today is difficult. While today’s technology is incredibly beneficial in so many ways, it’s also made finding or creating an opportunity to engage with a customer – to spend time with them –more difficult than it’s ever been.
Bluntly, your customers don’t want to waste their time on you. They’re not interested […]
In this interview with Randy MacLean of WayPoint Analytics, I explain to Randy how using a two-pronged strategy or approach to concierge-level customer service will easily result in an increase in profitability. The first step to creating the strategy is to determine the true profitability of each customer.
With this data on profitability, a two-pronged customer service […]
If you called your customer service department anonymously to have a problem resolved, what would your experience be like? And how would you quantify that experience?
Measuring the results of your company’s problem resolution ability is vitally important. Without determining how effective your resolution process is, or how satisfied your customers are with it, you could be […]
Concierge customer service provides a phenomenal case for your customers to continue doing business with you. Recently, I sat down with Randy MacLean, President of WayPoint Analytics, to discuss the two crucial steps to set up an effective concierge customer service team.
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Concierge-level customer service should be […]
One of the most important practices you can implement in your company is a customer service feedback loop between your customers and customer service. I work with many wholesale distribution companies to set up concierge-style customer service programs, and there are clear benefits of having a feedback mechanism that can be utilized.
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If you’re like most distributors, you’ve probably lost touch with more than a few customers as the first quarter of 2018 comes to a close. Here’s an easy fix for customer churn in distribution.
The key to retaining customers, acquiring more customers who are like them, expanding revenue per customer, and increasing your profitability is knowing […]
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In today’s market, conducting a customer survey can really bring a competitive edge to your distribution company. Surveys are used to ask both your sales and your customer service employees how satisfied they think their customers are, while also asking customers themselves how satisfied they are. […]