Term archive for "Customer Service"

How Important Are Return Policies to Your Customers?

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It’s no exaggeration to say everyone shops online. Big Commerce puts the number of American e-commerce shoppers at 96%; that’s more than 310 million people. The National Retail Federation has found that 15 to 30 percent of those purchases are going to be returned. That means your online store’s return policies are very important. Retailers are… Continue Reading »

Every Step in the Customer Journey Matters

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The customer journey is the process by which people become aware of your business, decide to deal with you, and eventually encourage others to do the same. There are five phases in the customer journey: discovery, education, trust, conversion, and advocacy. Business owners sometimes prioritize the discovery and conversion portion of the customer journey, but… Continue Reading »

If You Want to Win the Race, Don’t Shoot Yourself In the Foot

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The holiday shopping season has started. Walmart has come out swinging: they’ve already opened their seasonal layaways, and their 25 Top Toys predictions have garnered a lot of attention. Amazon, not to be outdone, has answered with their Top 100. Retailers who want to compete need to bring their A game. That means making sure… Continue Reading »

Should You Be Providing Free Wi-Fi In Your Store?

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The next time you travel around your neighborhood, pay attention to how many businesses advertise free Wi-Fi access. McDonald’s began doing this in 2009; Starbucks followed suit in 2010. It was a move that made sense: these businesses wanted their customers to stay on-site longer, in the hopes that as time went by, Wi-Fi users… Continue Reading »