Service Excellence: Creating Customer Experiences that Build Relationships

Service Excellence: Creating Customer Experiences that Build Relationships

by Ruth N. Bolton


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The Customer Experience is the sensory, cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral dimensions of all activities that connect the customer and the organization over time across touch points and channels. It encompasses all activities involving the customer where the organization is the focal object, including pre-purchase activities (such as exposure to a website ad), and purchase, consumption, and engagement behaviors (blogging, sharing photos). This book analyzes the challenges of creating excellent customer experiences, including the management of technology and new media. It describes how customers co-produce and co-create their experiences, and how these activities influence business revenues and costs. The book takes a deep dive into the psychology of customers, revealing the conceptual building blocks of customer experiences and how they build relationships over time. These ideas provide a business perspective on how to manage relationships with customers to generate cash flows and profitability, including the role of pricing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631573712
Publisher: Business Expert Press
Publication date: 04/18/2016
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ruth N. Bolton is professor of marketing at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. She previously served from 2009-2011 as the executive director of the Marketing Science Institute, a not-for-profit organization that brings together leading marketing academics and business professionals. Dr. Bolton has written over 80 articles and has frequently presented her work at international conferences. She is the 2016 recipient of the AMA/Irwin/McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator Award.

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