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Little Things Make A BIG Difference To Customer Service!

Look out for the little BIG things that your employees do every day. Awesome customer service choices (even if small) add up. And, more importantly – they are helping you keep your business alive. Look for your hidden gems! They work hard, take pride in their work, and usually have a smile on their face. According to the Workplace Reinvention …

Awesome Customer Experience from Problem Solver at Home Depot

If you’re in the business of customer service or customer experience, you and your team can likely take a few lessons from Mostafa (aka Moose) at Home Depot in Oakville. I had the pleasure of dealing with him while purchasing a barbecue with a tight timeline. Here’s what happened, how Moose dealt with it, and what we can all learn from him. …

A store told me they don’t want my business! HuH?!

To be fair, the store didn’t directly tell me that my money wasn’t wanted, but their actions certainly made me feel that way. Here is the situation: It’s the week before Father’s Day. I’m looking for gifts, buying cards, and then….I notice the lonely music store in the mall. Is the store really lonely? Perhaps not. But when I looked …

Jeff’s GuyShop IS Customer Service!

I have to be honest. I’m not always fond of retail customer service reps. I say this even though I have worked MANY retail jobs over the years. One job WAY BACK (when I was in high school) was as a clothing sales person – and I thought the job was great. I got a decent discount on clothes, my paycheck paid for gallons of 80′s hairspray, and …

I ordered a Double Double, and I received an Experience

I was in a bad mood. My infant son was sick, I wasn’t feeling well, and I was trying to juggle the regular day-to-day activities (work and personal). I decided to go through the Tim Hortons drive-thru for some salvation…a double double, hot coffee hug. Little did I know, I was going to receive more than my usual customer service experience. I admit …

My Mechanic’s Secret to the Customer Experience

This morning I had the pleasure of visiting my auto mechanic. I know, that’s a strange statement in itself – I mean, how much fun is it to take your car in for a repair? But Brucedale Garage in Hamilton is different. My family has been taking our cars there for years, and so have many other satisfied people. “I truly appreciate your …

How can you create memories for your customers?

I’ve always loved this story of Johnny the Bagger, a grocery store bagger who was inspired by creating memories for customers and found his own special way to do so. Anyone can create memories for customers.  How are you inspiring your team to do so? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgq1rSR38zg]