The ultimate test of good service is to sell something.
My friend Kon goes into a shoe store to ask for some specific shoes only to find they are out of stock.
They frustrate him so he goes to the company’s other store 20 minutes away. He then tries another store of the same retailer. Still no luck. In an effort to ‘serve’ the customer, the store suggests he goes online – thus losing control of the sale.
To make matters worse, Kon hates buying shoes and clothing online. They tried to help him but didn’t.
The purpose of serving customers is not to be their friend.
The purpose of serving customers is not to be ‘nice’
The purpose of serving customers is to sell…. and
The purpose of the customer’s visit is to buy.
Don’t be confused, and don’t be scared to make this clear to staff.
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