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Good Customer Service Is A Waste Of Time And Money

July 1st, 2010 » Comments (8)

I’ve previously blogged about poor customer service, notably my experiences with Lloyds TSB (Lloyds TSB Customer Dissatisfaction Guaranteed), the letting agent I used (Remain A Customer Or We’ll Sue You) and an organisation that will remain nameless (We Solemnly Promise To Let You Down). I’m suffered countless other instances of bad service, including yet another […]



Dealing With Rude And Angry Customers

October 10th, 2008 » Comments (3)

Did you see The Restaurant this week? One of the diners at True Provenance truly excelled at being rude, obnoxious and aggressive, watch the video below to see how: If you can stand to watch more you’ll find the full display on YouTube. As a result of watching it I decided to review a post […]



Remain A Customer Or We’ll Sue You

June 9th, 2008 » Comments (8)

I’ve previously commented on the poor standard of the letting agents I’ve dealt with (see my post How To Motivate Employees) so it should come as no surprise that once again they’ve disappointed me. After a long list of disappointments I finally did the maths and concluded that it costs me more to use them […]



Is Your Business This Good?

October 16th, 2007 » Comments (2)

I read about this post over on Seth Godin’s blog. It’s the story of a ladies experience with a company called Zappos, here’s an abstract from her story: When I came home this last time, I had an email from Zappos asking about the shoes, since they hadn’t received them. I was just back and […]



We Solemnly Promise To Let You Down

October 11th, 2007 » Comments (4)

Over the last two months I’ve been dealing with an organisation that I really want to have a positive experience with, but so far have been disappointed. Why am I disappointed? Well each time I’ve interacted with them they’ve told me what the they’ll do next and when I can expect to recieve a response […]



How To Deal With Complaints That You Haven’t Recieved Before They Loose You Business

September 29th, 2007 » Comments (13)

Lindsay recently posted some customer service statistics some of the key figures are: 26 out of every 27 customers who feel they have a legitimate complaint, NEVER COMPLAIN. 91% of the 26 customers who wanted to complain, but didn’t, will never return. Each of the 27 customers who feel they have a legitimate complaint, will […]



How To Deal With Angry Customers

September 12th, 2007 » Comments (35)

No matter how good your product or service is sooner or later you’ll face an angry customer. Sometimes it will be your fault it, sometimes it won’t. So how should you handle their complaint? Say Sorry – It doesn’t matter if you are in the wrong or not, just saying sorry can go a long […]



The 12 Types Of Clients

September 8th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Better Projects drew my attention to an amusing post on Freelance Switch about the 12 different types of clients: The Low Tech Client The Uninterested Client The Hands-on Client The Paranoid Client The Appreciative Client The Get A Good Deal Client The I’ll Know It When I See It Client The Always Urgent Client The […]



Lloyds TSB Customer Dissatisfaction Guaranteed

August 14th, 2007 » Comments (1)

Since the birth of our son a number of family and friends have given us presents for him, often clothes, but sometimes money, so we’d decided to open a bank account for him. We intend to deposit into the account the money he has recieved along with future money he may recieve for birthdays and […]