We have all heard about the guy who went to the Nordstorm store to return a set of tires and was allowed to do so even though he bought it at a different store in the same location. That is one of the most over-hyped and least instructive customer service stories I have ever heard…But I do think that companies can turn customer frustration into loyalty if they train and empower their employees. Here is a recent experience of mine and some quick lessons for customer service providers:
If you were in business school with me in the 90’s you would have believed (many did) that PeaPod and others like it were going to revolutionize the grocery experience. Then with the explosion of e-commerce and the millennials, it was going to happen any day…..I thought I would share some views on another attempt at modernizing grocery – the self checkout.