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Customer Service By The Numbers

 By The Numbers 

As educators, we know knowledge is important and can be found from a variety of sources. Private companies understand delighting the customer is critical to their success.  As a result, much has been invested in learning what customers expect. While it is true that education and private business and industry have very different core functions these 10 statistics, researched by industry, can provide guidance to institutions who are serious about improving the student experience.

Just The Facts

  1. Nine in ten Americans use service to gauge whether or not they will do business with a company.  - American Express
  2. 73% of customers fall in love with a brand because of friendly customer service representatives. - RightNow
  3. Attracting a new customer is 6-7 times more expensive than retaining a current one. -Kolsky
  4. 75% of customers desire a consistent experience regardless of how they engage a company, e.g. social media, in person, by phone, etc. - Salesforce
  5. Across the globe, 96% of consumers say customer service is an important factor in their choice of loyalty to a brand. -Microsoft
  6. 82% of customers have ceased business with a company because of a poor customer experience. - Zendesk
  7. 5% increase in customer retention can produce 25% more profit. -Small Business Trends
  8. The average American tells 15 people when they’ve had a poor customer service experience. Men tell the most people (21) when they have had a poor customer service experience, while Women tell about 10 people when they have had a poor customer service experience.-AmericanExpress
  9. 89% of customers report feeling frustrated if they have to repeat their issue to multiple customer service representatives. - Aspect
  10. 66% of 18-34-year-olds say their customer service expectations have risen in the last year. - Microsoft

Did any of these stats surprise you?

Do you have any other customer stats that you would like to share?

So...what do you think?  Share your thoughts. Share this blog to keep the conversation going!

So...what do you think? Share your thoughts. Share this blog to keep the conversation going!

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Author: Geri Anderson
February 3, 2019

Comments 3
  • Stephanie Carter
    Stephanie Carter

    I shared this blog entry with the front desk student employees in our learning center! Thank you!

  • Erin Hoag
    Erin Hoag

    That is a great idea, Julie! We are going to add some reflection questions. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Julie Selander
    Julie Selander

    I liked this blog post. I appreciate seeing facts like this. They were brief and straightforward. Perhaps have something at the end (like a question to think about) to get the readers to reflect a bit about the topic?

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