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Customer Retention Articles

How To Prevent Customer Churn

So you want to prevent customer churn? Consider these scenarios: Scenario#1 Picture a high-end jewelry store. Fine jewelry isn’t purchased on any regular schedule, so the business doesn’t always know when a customer wants to make a new purchase. Let’s assume this company offers an incredible in-store experience. They send occasional emails and mailers about

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Customer Retention Articles

Ditch The Exit Interview – Consider This Instead

Ah, the joy of the exit interview. No matter why an employee leaves a company, it’s an awkward experience. Most of the time, it’s reasonable for employees to ask themselves if HR really wants to get meaningful feedback. After all, by the time someone is in the exit interview, the deed is done. They’ve resigned.

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Customer Retention Articles

The Smart and Heart of Your Business

Combining the smart and heart of your business turns customer experiences from good to great. I was impressed. Although I had reserved the room at Hotel Erwin through an aggregator booking site, the hotel had followed up with an email. In my reply, I shared that we were celebrating our 10th Anniversary. A warm Happy

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Customer Retention Articles

How Is Customer Information Like A Gun?

There’s an old quote by the playwright Chekhov. It’s not technically about customer information, but it could be. The quote goes something like this… “If you introduce a gun at the beginning of a play, it should be fired by the end.” In other words, you must stay consistent in the world you create. The same is

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Customer Retention Articles

Steal This Idea for VIP Customers

How do you reward your VIP customers to drive loyalty and profitability? When I started dating my now-husband, the awesome and patient Joe, he was a confirmed Gap shopper. Nothing wrong with the Gap. Over time, as he became more senior at work, he decided to up his work clothes game. Over the years he’s

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