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In today's globalised and digital world, consumers can move from one retailer to the next across the world at the click of a button. Online access and social media mean that consumers are more market savvy, more informed and more discerning than ever before. What brings them back is an enhanced shopping experience, and key to this is good customer service. More and more marketers are focusing on retaining their customer base or trying to erode their competitor's customer base through better customer service. After all, happy customers are repeat customers and become advocates for the business.
For undergraduate and graduate consumer behavior courses. The text that set the standard for consumer behavior study. Consumer Behavior explores how the examination and application of consumer behavior is central to the planning, development, and implementation of marketing strategies. MyMarketingLab for Consumer Behavior is a total learning package. MyMarketingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students in learning. It helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams-resulting in better performance in the course-and provides educators a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: * Improve Results with MyMarketingLab: MyMarketingLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed and provides engaging experiences that personalize learning.* Bring Concepts to Life with Cases: End-of-chapter cases show students the real-life application of the concepts just covered so that they can see how real companies use consumer behavior to create marketing strategies, * Global Coverage Focus: Discussions and examples appear throughout the text demonstrating the importance of cultural differences in both domestic and multinational marketing. * Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: New examples, exercises, and research findings appear throughout the text. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMarketingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyMarketingLab search for ISBN-10: 0133131033/ISBN-13: 9780133131031. That package includes ISBN-10: 0132544369/ISBN-13: 9780132544368 and ISBN-10: 0132552000/ISBN-13: 9780132552004. MyMarketingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
Positive Service Gets Positive Results-- Every Time
Customer loyalty is becoming harder to establish and just as difficult to maintain. This is truer than ever in today's hyperdigital world, where a single customer venting his or her dissatisfaction on a blog or social network can amass an army of anti-"you" activists--and send your business spiraling.
"The Customer Signs Your Paycheck" reveals the secret to ensuring customer contentment during every interaction. Inside, Frank Cooper examines the elements at the heart of quality customer service, which begin with selfawareness and confidence. You'll learn: The 10 commandments for customer relations Eight habits to help you get ahead The easiest way to handle customer complaints A simple method for remembering names
You'll immediately take note of dramatic changes in the way you deal with difficult personalities, customer complaints, and other challenges that come with the territory.
Why drive customers to the competition? It really "is" easy to provide superb service, even when dealing with today's highly empowered and demanding customer.
The Third Edition of A GUIDE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS FOR THE SERVICE DESK PROFESSIONAL explores the changing role of the service desk professional. Each chapter expands upon a particular skill required to provide effective customer support and provides proven techniques for implementing the concepts. Research, references, and resources have been updated in each chapter, and ITIL vocabulary and concepts are reflected throughout the text. New information is also incorporated, such as a discussion of general trends currently affecting the information technology industry and technology trends affecting the service desk. The text focuses on providing individuals with practical instruction on the unique skill set needed to execute the expanding mission of the service desk.
"Your customers are only satisfied because their expectations are so low and because no one else is doing better. Just having satisfied customers isn't good enough anymore. If you really want a booming business, you have to create Raving Fans."
This, in a nutshell, is the advice given to a new Area Manager on his first day – in an extraordinary new business book that will help everyone, in every kind of organization or business, deliver stunning customer service and achieve miraculous bottom-line results.
'Raving Fans' is written in the parable style of the bestselling 'The One Minute Manager' and uses a brilliantly simple and charming story to teach how to define a vision, learn what a customer really wants, institute effective systems, and make Raving Fan Service a constant feature – not just a passing fad.
Business is in the midst of a service crisis that has left millions of disillusioned customers in its wake. 'Raving Fans' includes startling new tips and innovative techniques that can help anyone create a revolution in any workplace – and turn their customers into raving, spending fans.
Your service team may represent the first, last, or only interaction point between your customers and your company. Your front-line service professionals make or break countless opportunities, leads, sales, and relationships every day. Completely revised and updated to meet the challenges of a new service landscape, the second edition of "Customer Service Training 101" presents proven techniques for creating unforgettable customer experiences. The book covers every aspect of face-to-face, phone, Internet, and self-service customer relations, and provides simple yet powerful tips for: - Projecting a positive attitude and making a great first impression - Communicating effectively, both verbally and nonverbally - Developing trust, establishing rapport, and making customers feel valued - Confidently handling difficult customers and situations New features include "How Do I Measure Up?" self-assessments, and "Doing It Right" examples from the author's extensive customer service experience. Every step-by-step lesson in this comprehensive and inspiring training manual is augmented with instructive sidebars, a summary of key points, practice exercises, and so much more.
Whether you run your own company or work for a large corporation, establishing customer loyalty is a prerequisite for business growth. In "The Customer Rules," C. Britt Beemer, a leading consumer research and marketing consultant, and bestselling business author Robert Shook offer practical advice on how to build a robust company culture based on the concept of unsurpassed customer-service designed to increase your market share. . .
A combination of extensive market research unprecedented in scope, as well as close studies of fourteen companies that excel in the area of customer service, "The Customer Rules" distills profitable lessons on how to achieve strong customer loyalty. Referencing specific research findings, Beemer and Shook examine the obstacles that too often distract a company's focus from its most important task--providing preeminent service and creating a unique customer experience. The authors then supply fourteen workable solutions to ensure the return of customers time and time again, including: . . Instill the importance of customer service in every employee. Use a small-town approach to meeting customers' needs no matter how big your company is. Develop a unique identity your customers will seek out. Maintain a focus on the customer before, during, and after the sale. .
Success in retail, service, manufacturing, or any other business always boils down to the customer experience. Beemer and Shook use in-depth interviews with high-level managers from such companies as Chubb, NetJets, Edward Jones, Lexus, Johnson And Johnson, and Four Seasons Hotels to illustrate the best ways for creating exceptional customer service. "The Customer Rules" gives you thetools you'll need to become the undisputed leader in your industry..
In this book, you'll find 54 hands-on descriptions that help you do the key methods used in service design. These methods include instructions, guidelines, and tips-and-tricks for activities within research, ideation, prototyping, and facilitation. This is the print version of the method companion to the book This Is Service Design Doing (#TiSDD). It includes the same content that you can find free on the book website, tisdd.com, but nicely revisualized and presented in a professional bound format. Caveat: While methods are the building blocks of a service design process, owning a pile of bricks does not make you an architect or even a bricklayer. Success in doing service design certainly requires a mastery of these methods. However, you must also be able to combine them into a process that fits the context and needs of your organization and guide people through this new way of working. This book only contains the building blocks-the methods. It doesn't detail how to assemble them into a cohesive design process or how to plan or manage it. Neither does it describe why people should invest in service design nor explain how to bring service design to life in your organization. For all of this (and more), please read This Is Service Design Doing.
Hello! And Every Little Thing that Matters will transform the way businesses interact with customers - delivering a big impact with small ideas. Impactful ideas for businesses on how to treat their customers, from saying Hello to everyone who you encounter to making sure the chairs in your place of business are comfortable.
Connect and engage across channels with the new customers Connect is the ultimate marketing guide to becoming more relevant, effective, and successful within the new marketplace. Written by a team of marketing experts serving Fortune 500 brands, this book outlines the massive paradigm shift currently taking place within the industry, and provides the insight and perspective marketers need to stay on board. Readers will find guidance toward reaching a customer base that sees marketers as an unnecessary annoyance, and strategies for engaging those customers at touch points throughout the customer lifecycle. The book's scope encompasses both digital and real-life avenues, discussing the new ways of thinking and the new tools and processes that allow marketers to function in the new era where digital customer experiences are increasingly important. Marketing is undergoing a revolution to rival the impact of Gutenberg's printing press. Customers are in control, with more choice and more access than ever before, and they refuse to be "sold to" or "managed." Many marketing professionals are flailing for a new strategy while the winners are clearly jumping ahead Connect takes readers inside the winners' world to learn the approach that's engaging the new consumer. * Discover the technology and processes that allow marketers to remain relevant * Craft a personal, relevant, and accessible customer journey that engages the connected customer * Keep in touch throughout the customer's life cycle, both online and offline * Link digital goals and metrics to business objectives for a more relevant strategy Smart marketers have moved to a higher level that achieves business objectives while increasing relevance to the customer. Connect provides readers a roadmap to this new approach, and the tools that make it work.
Use inbound principles to build and strengthen your company's future We're in a major shift in a fundamental aspect of how businesses grow, how buyers purchase, and how businesses build meaningful conversations and customer relationships. Companies who align their mission, strategies, action plans, and tools with the way buyers think, learn, discover, and purchase will have a huge competitive advantage. Organizations need to adjust their mindset and build a strategic foundation to deal with these facts and not just update a business plan. Inbound Organization shows leaders how to build their company's future around Inbound principles and strengthen the structural foundations necessary to deal with the changes in buyer behavior. It explains how and why Inbound ideas and how to create a remarkable customer experience belong in the boardrooms and on the desks of founders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who has a responsibility to lead their organizations into the future. - Discover the foundation of inbound principles - Learn how to put ideas into practice today - Read about organizations that successfully apply the principles of Inbound - Keep your business on course to succeed amidst buyer changes Stay ahead of the curve and learn how to use Inbound principles to ensure you're always ahead of the curve.
A practical guide for providing exceptional client service Most advertising and marketing people would claim great client service is an elusive, ephemeral pursuit, not easily characterized by a precise skill set or inventory of responsibilities; this book and its author argue otherwise, claiming there are definable, actionable methods to the role, and provide guidance designed to achieve more effective work. Written by one of the industry's most knowledgeable client services executives, the book begins with a definition, then follows a path from an initial new business win to beginning, building, losing, then regaining trust with clients. It is a powerful source of counsel for those new to the business, for industry veterans who want to refresh or validate what they know, and for anyone in the middle of the journey to get better at what they do.
The foremost authority on innovation and growth presents a path-breaking book every company needs to transform innovation from a game of chance to one in which they develop products and services customers not only want to buy, but are willing to pay premium prices for. How do companies know how to grow? How can they create products that they are sure customers want to buy? Can innovation be more than a game of hit and miss? Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen has the answer. A generation ago, Christensen revolutionized business with his groundbreaking theory of disruptive innovation. Now, he goes further, offering powerful new insights. After years of research, Christensen has come to one critical conclusion: our long held maxim--that understanding the customer is the crux of innovation--is wrong. Customers don't buy products or services; they "hire" them to do a job. Understanding customers does not drive innovation success, he argues. Understanding customer jobs does. The "Jobs to Be Done" approach can be seen in some of the world's most respected companies and fast-growing startups, including Amazon, Intuit, Uber, Airbnb, and Chobani yogurt, to name just a few. But this book is not about celebrating these successes--it's about predicting new ones. Christensen contends that by understanding what causes customers to "hire" a product or service, any business can improve its innovation track record, creating products that customers not only want to hire, but that they'll pay premium prices to bring into their lives. Jobs theory offers new hope for growth to companies frustrated by their hit and miss efforts. This book carefully lays down Christensen's provocative framework, providing a comprehensive explanation of the theory and why it is predictive, how to use it in the real world--and, most importantly, how not to squander the insights it provides.
A fully revised and updated new edition of this bestselling and a unique text that explains not only the theory behind the importance of customer service but also acts as a guidebook for those wishing to put this theory into practice. In essence it is the `whys' and `hows'of customer service. Fully updated with current statistics, trends, and examples, it is full of references to all the latest research from both academic and practitioner literature. Chapters cover important topics such as the financial and behavioural consequences of customer service, consumer trends influencing service, developing and maintaining a service culture, managing service encounters, the importance of market research, building and maintaining customer relationships, providing customer service through the servicescape, the impact of technology on customer service, the importance of service recovery, and promoting customer service internally and externally. New material covers issues such as: * the impact of the sharing economy and how hotels are getting `social' to compete; * the latest in technology and its impact on customer service including Virtual Reality and use of robots to enhance the traveller experience; * new demographic and cultural shifts; * New market trends - including how resorts are catering to the demands of the international traveller from emerging markets and the luxury family market; * Using big data to personalize experiences and encourage loyalty. The text has a full suite of pedagogic features to aid learning and understanding, including: * An `At Your Service' Spotlight at the beginning of each chapter focuses on the achievements of successful individuals related to the art of customer service. * Each chapter contains a `Service Snapshot' - short, real-life cases to illustrate a particular concept or theoretical principle presented in the chapter. * Detailed international `Case Studies', which cover a variety of sectors, organizations and regions designed to foster critical thinking, the cases illustrate actual business scenarios that stress several concepts found in the chapter. They analyze customer service in the U.S., South America, South Africa, Europe, Russia, Australia, China, Canada, Korea and Dubai.
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