Tag Archives: trust

How to Be Safe Online

As we know, hacking and identity theft make us more vulnerable than ever  when we shop with a credit or debit card — whether in a store, over the phone, or online. So, we need to do all we can … Continue reading

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Better Attracting Loyal Consumers

It is crucial that retailers continuously strive to attract and retain loyal shoppers — as we’ve discussed before. [Click here, for example]. As Martin Powton writes for Customer Think: “It takes so much effort to gain a customer now with an ever-increasing … Continue reading

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Great Post-Purchase Communication Is Essential

Post-purchase communication is a key to continued customer patronage as well as to long-term brand loyalty. Poor follow-up can be quite detrimental to customer relationships. So, how can we do better? Alexandra Sheehan, writing for Shopify, offers several observations and … Continue reading

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Informative Infographic on the Customer Shopping Experience

As we have discussed before, there are many factors that affect whether a shopper receives a good customer experience — and whether a shopper completes a purchase or becomes loyal to the company.   Take a look at this infographic … Continue reading

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Are YOU Prepared for Ad Blocking?

Ad blocking is becoming an enormous problem for online retailers, going from a nuisance a couple of years ago to a major threat today. ARE YOU PREPARED TO HANDLE IT? Technopedia describes ad blockers as follows: “An ad blocker is … Continue reading

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The Value and Results of Live Chat

As we have posted before, Live Chat has become a more valuable practice in the online retailer’s toolbox. So, where are we with Live Chat today? James Arnold, Business to Community — “You’ll find that the benefits of using a live … Continue reading

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How to Be Better at Customer Service

Last week, we wrote about one aspect of customer service — the retailer’s return policy — and its impact on consumer satisfaction. Today, we are presenting a broad-based infographic on good customer service that was developed by  Exponential Solutions (The … Continue reading

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