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Lessons from the Upper Crust: How Domino’s Pizza Disrupted the Delivery Game and Became a Leader in Customer Delight

Seven years ago, Domino’s Pizza was in the pits. Tasteless, unexciting food and an all-time low in its share price, the company also ranked last in a 2009 survey of consumer taste preferences. The only silver lining: they scored top marks for delivery and value.

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Where a Digital Customer Experience Fails: When it’s Not Designed…

With Thanksgiving turkey a distant memory - replaced by omnipresent holiday Muzak, elves and the tinsel-laden decorations in nearly every retail storefront – the holiday season is officially in full swing. Competition has always been fierce for the holiday consumer dollar, but the success of Amazon...

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Customer Experience Tips: Learn to Praise Incrementalism

I was listening to a Freakonomics podcast recently, titled “In Praise of Incrementalism.” It struck a chord with me on several different levels, not least of which is the fact that as we’ve observed, many customer experience ‘breakthroughs’ are the result of many tiny steps taken over time.

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3 Ways Your Customers Might Hate You (And You May Not Know It).

Most companies at least try to serve customers well, even if some don’t succeed. But even the best-intentioned organizations can create problems for their customers, often without even realizing it. Because no matter how good a job you’re doing at relating to your customers, blindspots can be a...

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8 customer service strategies you can steal from Amazon

Since its founding 22 years ago, Amazon has reached near mythic status for its superior service and customer service strategy.

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Understanding the ROI of Customer Experience Journey Mapping

Customer journey mapping is, understandably, a pretty hot topic. Not just for customer experience professionals, but for all businesses. It’s easy to see why. As a proven framework for helping drive greater customer insights and improving internal efficiencies, there’s no mystery why journey...

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Customer Experience Journey Mapping Hypecycle

Customer Experience Journey Mapping Many of us are familiar with Gartner’s “hypecycle,” representing the maturity, adoption and social application of specific technologies. At core, the hypecycle is all about helping people understand what’s real – and what’s hype – when new ideas come along that...

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Six Ways to Drive a Radically Better Customer Experience

At heart, customer experience improvement is all about finding those places in the experience where pain exists, and where customers feel that their expectations aren’t met. The art of finding these places and fixing them is at the heart of the discipline of customer experience improvement. After...

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Case Study: Delta Airlines – When Digital Customer Experience Goes Bad

There’s little debate on the critical nature of getting digital customer experience right. There isn’t a customer experience professional, IT leader or shareholder-focused senior executive that doesn’t get it. And we all know it’s dramatically changing the ways companies need to deliver on customer...

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Five Questions Customer Experience Professionals Are Asking Today

Everyone is talking about customer experience. What it is, why it’s important, how to deliver and how to improve it. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion. Which is why I thought you’d be interested in hearing what the customer experience professionals are wondering about.