Tale of 2 Sales

Why Two High-Ticket Sales Resulted In Two Very Different Experiences

This is a tale of two sales. Both are for big-ticket items, and both occurred after much research and comparison shopping. In one, the buyer has become a lifelong brand advocate; in the other, he has buyer’s remorse. What happened?…

Viewing the Customer Experience Through Your Customers’ Eyes

There are many definitions of customer experience, but I have settled on this one: Customer Experience is how customers feel about every single interaction with a brand. What can we glean from this definition? How customers feel is an important piece of the puzzle, because not everyone feels the same way about the same thing…

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Loyalty Programs Can Gain – Or Lose – A Customer’s Loyalty

Rewards programs can be lucrative for loyal customers, but when companies add lots of rules and restrictions to a loyalty program, it can actually have the opposite effect. Customers are very perceptive, and they understand when something is a value and something is not. One example of this is when rewards expire.

Mergers Acquisitions Customer Experience

What Happens to Customer Experience After A Merger or Acquisition?

Mergers and acquisitions abound in almost every industry. Between 2000 and 2018, nearly 800,000 transactions were announced worldwide, with nearly 52,000 in 2018 alone, according to the Thomson Financial Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances…

5 Simple Ways Rental Car Companies Could Improve The Customer Experience

You’re sitting in a Ford Focus, or maybe a Nissan Versa, or perhaps a Hyundai Accent. You’ve waited in line at the counter, initialed in seven places, declined the insurance, and received the rental contract printed on an old dot-matrix printer. From which rental car company did you rent the car?

Why Problem Solving Is Key To Sales And Marketing

Keenan started by asking the audience of several hundred whether they subscribed to the long-held belief that people buy from people they like. While a large majority of hands went up, Keenan says that value is much more important than liking a salesperson. While both are ideal, if you can only have one, choose value.