Your line in the sand: Drawing (and owning) your territory enhances competitive advantage

Your line in the sand: Drawing (and owning) your territory enhances competitive advantage

Without a doubt, a retail or other customer-facing enterprise can pin a significant portion of its success to location. Whether a grocery store, bank branch or family medical practice, WHERE one is situated is a major factor in business success. Once location is...
Re-Post: Why is customer service so bad? Because it’s profitable

Re-Post: Why is customer service so bad? Because it’s profitable

But what about customer lifetime-value? Are customer service managers really doing the company a favor by ditching the pesky customer who just wants to complain? More and more, some companies are taking a gamble on the likelihood of a disgruntled customer giving up on...
Do you really “love” your customers? If so, don’t rely on ordinary loyalty programs to deliver maximum lifetime value

Do you really “love” your customers? If so, don’t rely on ordinary loyalty programs to deliver maximum lifetime value

If asked, most in business wouldn’t hesitate to say “yes, we love our customers – at least we appreciate them immensely.” To show their appreciation, many product or service providers may offer any manner of incentives to encourage repeat purchase such as discounts,...