Customer Loyalty

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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Five Steps to Successful Customer Loyalty Programs

Customer Loyalty is something Starbucks pays a lot of attention to, and so do I. As a loyal customer and member of their rewards program, I’ve always gotten a birthday giveaway from Starbucks every January (my birthday month). I love getting my annual freebie! Even if I’m not in a Starbucks groove of regular coffee drinking, come January, I’m psyched. I know I have a month to enjoy my birthday latte. For days, if not weeks, Starbucks will be on my radar screen until I get to the store to claim my freebie. I make a point of going, and every time I think to myself, “classy move, Starbucks.”

Will You Lose A Loyal Customer? Don’t Make THIS Mistake

Recently, my husband was a customer, shopping at Hugo Boss, his favorite upscale men’s store. Joe was really excited about buying new clothes after getting an amazing job, and wanted to look the part. He had been in the “jeans and a button down” mode for a long time and this job required him to step …

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Three Keys To Lifetime Customer Retention

“Here you go.” That’s what the shoe salesman said, thrusting two boxes in my direction as he simultaneously began to walk away. I was pretty stunned and started doing a mental checklist: Had I smiled at the guy? Yes. Had I asked politely to see the selected shoes? Yes. Was I seriously considering purchasing? Yes. …

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The Doughnut Effect – Create Amazing Customer Retention

Hot doughnuts. They’re pretty hard to resist – which is why so many stores have that big ol’ neon sign in the window, announcing when there are hot, fresh servings of doughy, sugary bliss on hand. Cars have been known to swerve over multiple lanes of traffic to purchase when the sign lights up. OK, …

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