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Customer Service

Customers come first. But as more and more businesses emphasize personal contact with their clients, they are raising the bar regarding what constitutes good customer service. Learn how to stay ahead of the pack.

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In Search of Excellence
Book
 

Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman

HarperBusiness, 1988

(9)

Clickology
Book
 

Graham Jones

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2014

(7)

Be the Best at What Matters Most
Book

Joe Calloway

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013

(7)

Customer Care Excellence
Book
 

Sarah Cook

Kogan Page, 2008

(7)

Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit
Book
 

Leonardo Inghilleri and Micah Solomon

AMACOM, 2010

(9)

United Breaks Guitars
Book
 

Dave Carroll

Hay House, 2012

(7)

The Experience Economy
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B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore

Harvard Business Review Press, 1999

(9)

Small Business Smarts
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Steve O'Leary et al.

Praeger, 2011

(7)

Customer Satisfaction Is Worthless, Customer Loyalty Is Priceless
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Jeffrey Gitomer

Bard Press, 1998

(7)

Clients First
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Joseph Callaway and JoAnn Callaway

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012

(6)

Getting Naked
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Patrick Lencioni

Jossey-Bass, 2010

(7)

High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service
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Micah Solomon

AMACOM, 2012

(7)

Complaint Management Excellence
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Sarah Cook

Kogan Page, 2012

(7)

Enchantment
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Guy Kawasaki

Portfolio, 2011

(7)

Reorganize for Resilience
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Ranjay Gulati

Harvard Business Review Press, 2010

(9)

Clued In
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Lewis P. Carbone

FT Prentice Hall, 2004

(8)

Customer CEO
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Chuck Wall

Bibliomotion, 2013

(7)

Build Your Customer Strategy
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James G. Barnes

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006

(8)

The Best Damn Sales Book Ever
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Warren Greshes

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006

(6)

We Are Smarter Than Me
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Barry Libert and Jon Spector

Wharton School Publishing, 2007

(8)

Worth Every Penny
Book
 

Sarah Petty and Erin Verbeck

Greenleaf Book Group, 2012

(6)

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Customer Service

It’s virtually impossible to overrate the significance of customer service. Countless businesses can point to superior customer service skills as the primary factor in their success. Though price is always a consideration, consumers value their relationships with businesses and expect to have a positive experience in purchasing goods or services. In the fierce battle for the consumer dollar, more companies are acknowledging the consequences of good customer service and tailoring their operations accordingly.

If you believe your business needs to polish up its customer service, you’ll find getAbstract extremely helpful. Our summaries break down every component of customer service and reinforce commonly held beliefs, such as the importance of building a loyal customer base. You may be able to bring customers through your doors with fancy promotions and cut-rate prices, but sustained success depends on repeat business.

Get Personal

When it comes to customer service, one recurring theme is that people long for the “good, old days” when they were greeted with a warm smile and friendly hello. With so much business transacted online now, consumers are grumbling more about the impersonal treatment they receive. Robots answer telephone calls; complaints about products and services appear to fall on deaf ears.

Our summaries tackle these issues – and a lot more. You’ll learn how to listen to your customers and train your staff members to be helpful and courteous and responsive to grievances. getAbstract will demonstrate that good customer service isn’t really complicated at all.