Most consumers don’t realize how unique – and how brave – that kind of corporate behaviour is. Imagine proposing this policy to the executives of most retailers. There’s a good chance you’d be laughed out of the boardroom. Most are so terrified of the worse-possible-scenario of having opportunistic customers coming out in droves that they wouldn’t even consider the benefits.
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Given that the company continues to display no understanding of what it takes to create positive customer experience, there is no way on earth they will be able to compete against the powerful online competition that excels in this area. And it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t understand that customer experience is the single most important driver in today’s retail economy.
The large print giveth. The small print taketh away.” Most organizations are moving away from this mentality. Staples has done this (I believe unintentionally) with their printer ink guarantee. Let’s see how they respond to this, shall we?
What should you do if you’re a customer? Should you just cross your fingers and hope for the best? Sure, you make a point to do business with companies you know will treat you well, but what about all of the other places you spend your money?