Tradition Reigns – Low Tech Grocery Flyer and coupons still popular

By |November 14th, 2012|Business Advice|

By Mike Green Despite massive changes in the grocery industry, low-tech, traditional grocery store flyers and cut out coupons are still essential and amazingly popular marketing tools for grocery retailers. Competitive pressures are intense, social media has changed how we think and how we behave, and technology provides new tools for all of us to [...]

Improving Customer Service by Improving Employee Morale

By |April 24th, 2012|Business Advice|

By Sarina Rapini (Customer Impact editor) image by pixabay Trying to make your customers happy but ignoring the satisfaction of your employees is like sending an apathetic, unorganized, and unprepared army into battle. Customer service and employee morale tend to go hand and hand. So what is it that makes employees content with [...]

If you have not FAILED, you have not tried hard enough!

By |March 23rd, 2012|Business Advice|

Barbry Booth - Scheduling Manager I love scheduling!  No, I really do.  Note, I did not say it didn’t have its challenges.  That’s definitely not the case, but hey, I’ve always been up for a challenge.  Of course with challenges come difficulties and potential failures. Stuart Miles@freedigitalphotos And that brings me to my [...]

Social Media is Changing Customer Service

By |February 27th, 2012|Business Advice|

By Maegen Clemens So long are the days when businesses have just a telephone or letter to answer when responding to customers. Now, companies have to monitor thousands of messages communicated on social media sites to protect their brand and reputation. It is important for them to research what people are saying about their products [...]

Employee Stress Affects Customer Service

By |February 3rd, 2012|Business Advice|

by Deborah Campbell pat138241@freedigitalphotos We’ve all been there, sitting in a crowded room, when one person yawns.  Suddenly, all you can think about is how much you do not want to yawn.  Inevitably, no matter how strongly you fight against it, a yawn will soon escape from you, as well.  Within the next [...]

Customer Service in Unexpected Places

By |September 9th, 2011|Business Advice|

By Mike Green While we all expect great service at the Ritz Carton, not many of us expect WOW service at a gas station. I am lucky enough to still have a full service Shell station in my city, College Station, TX with eight service bays. They understand why the word “Service” was put in [...]

Do You Budget for Customer Service?

By |August 5th, 2011|Business Advice|

By Mike Green image by pixabay One of my favorite quotes from a prospective client years ago went something like this.  He called us to help improve the level of service his customers were receiving.  When I asked how much his company budgets for customer service and training, he replied, “Zero – our [...]