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When technology runs headlong into common sense, customer service

Technology is touted for its customer relationship management enhancement. Using advanced techniques, marketers can mine much information about prospects and customers, ranging from how they want to be communicated with to buying habits. But, there’s a decided dark side to technology run amok—or not running at all. When it complicates or confuses the buying process, […]

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Amazon over-promises AND over-delivers

Typically, “over-promising and under-delivering” and “under-promising and over-delivering” go hand-in-hand. But, “over-promising AND over-delivering” are not seen together, until now. By instituting ever-faster delivery, now into same-day or even hours, Amazon has upped its game—and consequently is putting more pressure on their workforce to deliver. Amazon PRIME members get a delivery guarantee, that when unmet, […]

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Recap – Little Details Matter

A little extra bit of encouragement or support (or lack thereof) can make all the difference between a positive and negative experience—and a corresponding thumbs-up or thumbs-down review. When it comes to customer service, those little details can make or break a company. “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things […]

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Improving customer service: attitude vs. money

What happens when a company wants to change its dubious customer service experience? Smaller companies can effect sweeping changes relatively quickly, given scale of the operation and general ability to be nimble. Large companies face much more complex and costly challenges because, generally speaking, they are unable to change on a dime. Let’s look at […]

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Customer Service Recap

Six must-read posts on customer service. Customer service weak links can doom otherwise exceptional efforts to serve customers and other stakeholders. Identifying and remediating the weakest customer service links in your company can pay substantial dividends now and down the road. Companies unwilling or unable to examine potential weak links likely will discover the hard […]

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Customer service review of Trump, who fancies himself nation’s ‘CEO’

While running the government like a corporation is a Donald Trump aspiration, there are obvious differences that make the comparison somewhat ludicrous. However, given Trump’s penchant for the idea, let’s round out this month’s Costco-focused customer service series with an evaluation of how good a job he’s doing taking care of his “customers” (the US […]

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History, beautiful scenery, and a craft fair

Crested Butte holiday stay spotlights customer service peaks, valleys, continued Kudos and Kudon’ts of 4 days in a glorious natural setting Part 4, Exploring: Events & Attractions Crested Butte is a treasure. As a Denver native, I don’t know why I waited this long to explore it. Expecting a long, winding climb through thickly-forested pathways […]

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Crested Butte restaurants mostly show good customer service

Crested Butte holiday stay spotlights customer service peaks, valleys, continued Kudos and Kudon’ts of 4 days in a glorious natural setting Part 3, Dining: Food & Beverage What are anniversaries without dining experiences? Ours were a mixed bag, ranging from “Meh” to “Wow!” Kudos include “Wow” service and food at Bonez (enchiladas to die for […]

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Crested Butte’s Elevation Hotel and Spa: Rocky Mountain high and a few downers

Crested Butte holiday stay spotlights customer service peaks, valleys, continued Kudos and Kudon’ts of 4 days in a glorious natural setting Part 2, Staying: Lodging & Accommodations “Do sweat the small stuff” should be the mantra of hotel operators and a cornerstone of their customer service policies. Poor housekeeping, upkeep, and questionable logistics can ding […]