Customer Service JASON ATEN

Chick-fil-A Customers Were Upset Their Favorite Menu Item Was Leaving. The Company's Response Is a Lesson for Every Brand

It's always worth listening to your customers.

Customer Service JOEL GOLDSTEIN

5 Ways to Get More Checkout Counter Impulse Sales

By understanding customer behavior and what drives impulse sales, you can change your counter area to draw in more.


Customers' Rage Is at an All-Time High and They're Out for Revenge

A new survey should serve as a warning to businesses looking to cut customer service costs to boost profits.

Customer Service CAREY SMITH

Don't Hang Up on Your Customers

Forcing them to talk to bots instead of humans deprives your company of critical input.

Customer Service ROBERT MESMER

Why Your PITA Customer Is Your Best Friend

You can learn something from every customer, even the bad ones.

Customer Service ROY DEKEL

Focus on What Really Matters in Business

Shift attention away from money and toward customer experience.

Customer Service BILL MURPHY JR.

Jeff Bezos: 'The Most Important Single Thing Is to Focus Obsessively on the Customer'

The Amazon co-founder always made his top priority clear.


Customers Are Pushing Back on Price Increases. How Can Businesses Work With Suppliers to Ease Costs?

By strategically aligning with vendors and manufacturers, retail businesses may be able to cut costs and resist price increases. The catch: It may involve tricky technological updates.

Customer Service JOEL GOLDSTEIN

5 Retail Trends to Follow in 2023

While there is no certainty in retail, it's vital to know what to expect this year.

Customer Service KELVIN JONCK

Are You Really Listening to Your Customers?

You may think so, but don’t forget the voice of the customer comes in many guises.

Customer Service AARON TEMPLER

3 Marketing Lessons From Zappos' Social Media Team

How they perceive – and generate – value will surprise you.


How Kendra Scott Crafted a Remarkably Wholesome Customer Service Philosophy

Scott's first retail experiences led to the creation of the Sister Rule, a policy that's still going strong across 130 retail stores.

Customer Service NICK HAWKINS

How Illumix's Unusual Approach to Consumer Research Helped It Launch Its First AR Game in Just 9 Months

Kirin Sinha has been banned from several malls – and Reddit – because of this approach.

Customer Service BEN SHERRY

How AI-Powered Voices Could Transform Customer Service

Artificial intelligence technology may help solve retention problems in the customer service industry.

Customer Service MINDA ZETLIN

A 29-Year-Old TikTok Star Just Taught Apple a Valuable Lesson. Every CEO Should Take Note

5 million people watched Paris Campbell's video on how to deal with a stolen iPhone. Apple was not pleased.

Customer Service KAYLA SOLINO

Your Company's Social Goals May Not Be Driving Your Business as Much as You Think

The consumer experience is still on top.


How to Recall a Product Without Alienating Your Customers

Experts say a recall doesn't have to be the death knell of your company. But maintaining consumer trust takes both planning and deft, empathic communication.

Customer Service JASON ATEN

3 Customers Showed up at a Starbucks As it Was Closing. The Barista's Response Was Completely Unexpected

Taking care of customers means being glad they are there.

Customer Service KELLY MAIN

Southwest Airlines Vowed Not to Overbook Flights. What It's Doing Now Is Far Worse

The company's policies provide a vital lesson about how not to treat your customers if you want to hold on to them.

Customer Service KELLY MAIN

Starbucks Uses This Simple $4 Customer Service Trick. It's a Genius Employee Retention Strategy

A low-cost strategy where everyone wins.

Customer Service MINDA ZETLIN

A Chewy Customer Got Something Completely Unexpected. It Was a Major Lesson in Leadership

Her tweet about it has been liked more than 722,000 times.

Customer Service JASON ATEN

In the Midst of Hundreds of Canceled Flights, Delta Air Lines Did Something Completely Unexpected. It's What Every Company Should Do

When something goes wrong, just do whatever it takes to make it right.

Customer Service AMY BALLIETT

4 Lessons CX Experts Should Glean From the NYC Grubhub Debacle

When Grubhub offered NYC residents free lunch on May 17th, they had no idea it would become the Fyre Festival of food delivery.

Customer Service JASON ATEN

An Upset Customer Tweeted at Delta Air Lines. Its Response Was the 1 Thing No Company Should Ever Do

Your job is to keep calm and take care of your customers.

Customer Service AMY BALLIETT

Level Up Your CX Game with These 4 Content Types

If you're looking to take your strategy to the next level, these content types can be your secret weapon.

Customer Service BILL MURPHY JR.

After 15 Years, Southwest Airlines Just Announced a Long-Awaited Change

This one will be fun to watch, and instructive, too.

Customer Service KENNY LAO

No, the Customer Is Not Always Right. Here's What I Learned From My Worst Customer

How to learn turn your most reviled customer into your best teacher.

Customer Service BRETT WEIGL

Artificial Intelligence Is Not a Strategy. It Is a Customer Experience Accelerator

The need to implement digital and AI solutions is now imperative to be competitive.


Customer Service Is More Critical Than Ever--And This Software Says It Can Beat Worker Burnout

Preliminary data shows that it helps improve productivity and customer satisfaction.

Customer Service MELISSA ANGELL

Are Subscriptions the Way to Hang on to Your Customers?

Taco Bell and Sweetgreen recently joined the subscription party . Should your company be next?

Customer Service ANDY MACMILLAN

How Companies Treat Customers Too Often Resembles Netflix's 'Don't Look Up'

Businesses risk big trouble if they change offerings in ways that fail to see things through their customers' eyes.


Domino's Response to the Labor Crunch: Pick Up Your Own Damn Pizza

The pizza chain is giving customers a "tip" if they pick up their own order, showcasing one way labor-starved businesses can pass on more of their work to customers.

Customer Service JASON ATEN

Delta Air Lines Just Made an Unprecedented Change That Should Make Customers Very Happy. Every Airline Should Follow Its Lead

The company will extend the time you have to rebook unused tickets through the end of 2023.

Customer Service JOEL COMM

How to Turn Customer Feedback Into Effective Change

Having trouble moving the customer experience needle? Try some of these tricks to gather feedback and close gaps in service.

Customer Service JOHN E. DISCALA

Frequent Travelers Aren't Guaranteed Elite Status Anymore. Here's Why

Flying often is no longer the easiest (or guaranteed) way to get coveted preferred status at select airlines. Here's what airlines are doing to keep their customers loyal.

Customer Service KEN STERLING

Embrace Customer Complaints To Up Your Customer Experience to Excellent

Ask your customers how you can give great service.

Customer Service JASON ATEN

Delta Just Brought Back 1 of the Best Things that Disappeared During the Pandemic

Let your customers help you recognize your best employees.

Customer Service CAROL SANKAR

4 Tips for Coming to Better Understand Your Audience's Pain Points

By using these tips to hone in on your customers' pain points, you will have a true understanding of their wants and needs.

Customer Service JASON ATEN

Verizon is Tracking iPhone Users by Default and There's Nothing Apple Can Do. How to Turn It Off

It's happening on Android too.

Customer Service SHAMA HYDER

This Common Communications Mistake Leads to a Decrease in Client Trust. Here's How to Avoid It

Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship and it's important to built it between you and your customers.

Customer Service MARIA HAGGERTY

4 Ways to Mitigate Supply Chain Disruptions

No one knows when supply chain operations will return to normal. Here's what to do in the meantime.


Quality Customer Service Took Priority Early in the Pandemic. Small Businesses Now Say It's Even More Vital

Supply chain struggles, increased customer demand, and Covid-19 safety restrictions have forced business owners to rethink their communication strategy. Here's how they've managed it.

Customer Service JASON ATEN

This Toxic 6-Word Phrase Is Killing Your Leadership. It's a Sign You Lack Emotional Intelligence

This isn't the apology you think it is.


The Customer is Always Right. Right?

Knowing when to terminate your relationship with a client is not always cut and dried, but there are some specific red flags to look out for.

Customer Service JASON ATEN

LEGO Customers Lose Millions of Pieces a Year. The Company's 4-Word Response Is the Best I've Ever Seen

Have fun and deliver on your promises.

Customer Service MARIA HAGGERTY

4 Factors Consumers Don't Realize Are Influencing Their Purchase Decisions

Keep it simple, streamlined, and special.

Customer Service JASON ATEN

Delta Air Lines Is Introducing a Change That Is Upsetting Its Best Customers. It's the 1 Thing No Company Should Ever Do

If you're making the customer experience worse, you're doing it wrong.

Customer Service ANNA MEYER

Exclusive: Half of U.S. Consumers Plan to Finish Their 2021 Holiday Shopping Before Cyber Monday

But pushing ahead your own holiday plans might be unwise. Here's why.

Customer Service INC. STAFF

How to Use Technology to Improve Customer Service

More companies are using technology to handle customer service in an efficient and cost-effective way. Here's how you can use data management and analytics and insight-driven marketing to improve your customer care systems.

Customer Service INC. STAFF

How to Provide Customer Self-Service Online

If you plan to process orders and transactions on your small business's website, then you had better be prepared to field customer service questions online"”not to mention customer complaints.