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28 September 28, 2018

How Surveys Increase Interaction and Communication with Customers

By |September 28, 2018|

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 […]

21 August 21, 2018

Create the Right Marketing Message

By |August 21, 2018|

In a recent discussion with Randy MacLean of WayPoint Analytics, we examined the changing realities of messaging and marketing, and how things are changing so quickly. In the distribution industry, the need to communicate with your market hasn’t changed, but the avenues of communication and the audience have changed, giving rise to a lot of us […]

27 July 27, 2018
  • Concierge Level Customer Service for Distributors

A Two-Pronged Approach to Concierge-Level Customer Service

By |July 27, 2018|

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 […]

28 June 28, 2018

Diversifying Delivery as a Service Opportunity

By |June 28, 2018|

In the past, distributors could choose from just two delivery options. Either you could bring the product to the customer, or the customer could pick it up from you. Fortunately, you’re no longer limited to that model today.

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Give Your Customers Options
When you approach delivery today, consider […]

7 June 7, 2018

Three Key Metrics to Measure Problem Resolution

By |June 7, 2018|

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 […]

26 April 26, 2018
  • Customer Service discussion

Why You Need a Customer Service Feedback Loop

By |April 26, 2018|

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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28 March 28, 2018
  • Customer Churn in Distribution

An Easy Fix for Customer Churn in Distribution

By |March 28, 2018|

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 […]

8 March 8, 2018

How Referrals and Online Reviews Boost Conversion and Retention

By |March 8, 2018|

Obviously, it’s easier to reducing customer churn than it is to sell more products, so where should distributors be more keenly focused?

In a world where experts consistently say it is seven (or more) times more difficult to create a new customer than it is to sell more to existing customers, it’s obviously easier to reduce customer […]