Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ARE YOU READY FOR THE HYPERSENSITIVE CUSTOMER?


ARE YOU READY FOR THE HYPERSENSITIVE CUSTOMER?

As if businesses weren’t struggling enough these days, a recent study out of the U.K. has revealed the emergence of the “hypersensitive customer,” a consumer that has less cash, more information and less tolerance for poor customer service than ever before. The study, conducted by UK accounting and business consulting firm BDO Stoy Hayward, found that in the last 18 months, customers have become less loyal, as they realize how privileged retailers are to have their business. In fact, 48% of consumers admitted increasing their expectations over the past two years.

Customers are plugged in, with easy access to consumer reviews, detailed technical information and competitive product information. They have tighter budgets, so they’ve become more discerning in both the products they buy and the service they expect. 74% of respondents in the study said they wouldn’t purchase products and would leave the store if they encountered what they deemed to be poor service.

Are you and your business ready for the arrival of the hypersensitive customer? If not, now is the time to examine your customer service practices and get them in line with the needs of today’s consumer.

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3 comments:

Rooney said...

While people may have different views still good things should always be appreciated. Yours is a nice blog. Liked it!!!

Tanya said...

article on "ARE YOU READY FOR THE HYPERSENSITIVE CUSTOMER?" is good.love reading your blog.dealing with customer has to be practical.be it the call service centers or any other customer services.bothe the customer and the service provider has to be loyal to each other.

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