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.”
Here’s the totally true story of how I got to become Superman for one amazing moment – and the lesson I learned from it that may be impacting your business right now.
Being sensitive isn’t a bad thing – it can help you build a heart-centered business where customers feel valued – but balance it with good business sense.