Remembrances Count

Written by Don Monteith

How do you feel when someone remembers your birthday? Your Anniversary? It could even be a first month card from your girlfriend or boyfriend. We've been dating for 30 days! Wow!

Maybe just a close friend sends you a special card on a special day. You may JUST be a customer!

What's it feel like? - Bad? - No big deal? - Who cares? Why bother?

I doubt it! Most of us get a nice warm feeling down inrepparttar gut. Someone remembered my birthday, that's really nice! Make a call. Thanks for thinking about me. Is this your kind of reaction?

All of us want to be appreciated. Liked, respected, noticed.

------------------------------- "Your Customer Is No Different" -------------------------------

There's an invisible tattoo right across your chest. It clearly states "MAKE ME FEEL IMPORTANT"

You can't see it, you just know it's there. Everyone has it. You are no exception. All of us like recognition, for simply being. Evenrepparttar 127498 downtrodden deserve our respect and concern.

You lift another person's spirits and YOU get a lift, too. Hopefully, you are an UP person. It's a matter of choice.

Get up inrepparttar 127499 morning.....

You have two choices. First, are you happy.....thank God for a new day! Second, you can choose to be Unhappy and NOT thank God for anything. First choice is better......for YOU and ME!

The Customer is number one!

Written by Daryl Clark

The title of this article seems like a cliché, "The Customer is number one"! Who doesn't know this already? Many businesses and business people know this to be true but how many really practice this philosophy? More importantly, how many Internet companies really practice this?

Inrepparttar brick and mortar world, there are numerous examples of service excellent. One ofrepparttar 127497 most famous, isrepparttar 127498 customer who claimed he had bought a tire from Nordstrom and insisted on returning it. Nordstrom doesn't sell tires but they acceptedrepparttar 127499 return anyway! This is a true story, although a little extreme for most companies.

Let's take a look at Internet businesses vs. traditional brick and mortar businesses. How do they stack up in terms of customer service and puttingrepparttar 127500 needs ofrepparttar 127501 customer first? Ask yourself these two questions:

How many Internet businesses do you highly recommend to your friends because you received excellent customer service?

How many traditional brick and mortar businesses do your recommend to your friends because you received excellent customer service?

If you are like most of us,repparttar 127502 list of Internet businesses you recommend is a lot shorter thanrepparttar 127503 list of traditional retailers you recommend. Why does this tend to be true? The main reason is, you receive personalization when you shop at a traditional business, which you don't receive from most Internet businesses.

At a traditional business,repparttar 127504 employees people greet you, they qualify your needs and they promptly closerepparttar 127505 sale. Is this possible to do with an Internet business? Listed below are a few ways to personalizerepparttar 127506 shopping experience at your web site, so you can practice "Makingrepparttar 127507 customer number one"!

1. Make sure your phone number, address and office hours are posted in a highly visible spot on your home page.

Many Internet companies do not want to handle inbound phone messages. If you are one of those companies, change your philosophy NOW or get out of business. The phone number is there for your customers. Do not create barriers for your customers to do business with you! Make sure doing business with you is as simple and easy as possible. List your address, even if you don't ship products from your physical address. Customers are more comfortable knowing that you have one!

2. Provide concise and relevant F.A.Q.'s (Frequently Asked Questions).

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