“The best advertising is done by satisfied customers,” as famously stated by American Marketing author, Philip Kotler. So, it should come as no surprise that meeting customer expectations and driving customer satisfaction continue to be the number one priority for businesses. But what’s most important to note is that customer satisfaction should always be a moving target – if you’re fortunate enough to have “achieved” it at one point in time, you’ll simply have to aim higher the following year.
Customer Service: Then vs. Now
Historically, the concept of customer service applied primarily to companies who provided their customers a service offering. Organizations that produced goods had different things on which to focus – from manufacturing to supply chains to distribution.
But that was then.
In recent years, however, there has been a paradigm shift. The focus on customer satisfaction seems to be equally as strong in both product-producing companies … Read more...