Customer Experience News & Trends

23 of the best things to say to an angry customer

An upset customer has your ear, and now he expects you to respond. What you say (or write) will make or break the experience. Do you know what to do? 

What to do in 5 awkward customer situations

Here are five of those awkward moments in the life of customer relationships — and what to do in each of them.

15 tips customers are getting about negotiating with you

Purchasing managers are being given the following tips on how they can get a better price in negotiations. This information can help you determine how to better approach customer communications and sales. 

8 old-school phrases that boost customer satisfaction today

Whether you’ve been involved in the customer experience for a year or 25 years, you’ll find that some old-school practices will always be effective. Here are eight you’ll want to commit to memory.

6 radical ways to connect with customers

Make it personal. That’s what most customers want in an experience these days. Here are six radical ways to connect with customers.

Blunders & triumphs: 2017’s top 10 stories on what to say (and not say) to customers

Most great companies resolve to create better customer experiences each year. So this should help with your 2018 plans: Our top-rated lists on what to say and do – and what to avoid.

4 inexpensive – yet priceless – holiday gifts for your customers

You probably want to thank, and maybe even reward, customers this holiday season. Here are four inexpensive ideas that will feel priceless to customers.

7 reasons to fire customers, and how to do it right

Most companies wouldn’t hold onto a bad, unprofitable business practice. So why would they hold onto bad, unprofitable customers?

A customer’s ‘no’ may just mean ‘not now’

“No” is the most common word in sales. Most prospects may say “no” the first time your company calls. They’ll say “no” to some of the commitments you need from them to move a sale forward. They may say “no” at the end of your presentation. 

6 unforgivable sins of customer service

The best way to deal with a customer service problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. A recent survey pinpointed the six leading causes of customer dissatisfaction.