Posts tagged with Service

Do retailers really need a customer loyalty program?

Are there alternative ways of generating customer loyalty other than cards or points to keep your customers engaged and coming back for more?

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Australia Post declares $2bn digital strategy: Part two

Australia Post will shortly be releasing their free Digital Mailbox in an attempt to future proof their business and step further into the online world.

The Digital Mailbox is part of Australia Post’s $2 billion dollar investment plan to digitise their current operations and it will allow all Australians to securely receive and pay bills, as well as store important documents and communications.

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Made.com: a case study of customer service hell?

Almost two years ago we wrote about Made.com, which had just launched after receiving £2.5m of backing from the likes of Brent Hoberman.

Made.com is a bit like Naked Wines for the furniture, in that it bypasses retailers, connecting consumers directly with wholesalers in order to supply “beautiful furniture without the high street markup”. It’s an innovative idea that we liked, and we said it had an excellent chance of success. 

However, there’s a problem. I’m one of the people at Econsultancy who receives comment notifications for our blog, and that Made.com post regularly attracts unhappy customers who complain about poor service, faulty products, cancelled orders, the courier company, and – most commonly – the lack of a telephone number on its website. It's been bugging me.

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