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Newsstand Sales falling – Go buy a magazine

Newsstand Sales falling – Go buy a magazine

Magazine circulation slips in the final months of 2013 Newsstand sales were especially hard hit, with some of the biggest titles, such as Cosmopolitan, seeing the steepest declines. Magazines—at least the ones that arrive in the mail—lost just a little ground in the second half of 2013, as overall circulation for 386 U.S. consumer titles […]

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Tablet vs. PC - Points You Should Consider Before Purchasing Either

Tablet vs. PC – Points You Should Consider Before Purchasing Either

Personal Computers: Defined by Possibilities There continues to be a great deal of mis-understanding within the discussion of the PC vs. the tablet. It is easy to say that no one wants a PC and everyone wants a tablet. The reality is that this is only partially true. But more importantly it does not tell […]

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Customer Experience and Price Sensitivity

Customer Experience and Price Sensitivity – 1/20/13

Customers pay more for better experience Despite what you may believe about how price-sensitive consumers are given the economic realities of late, Oracle’s “Customer Experience Impact Report” indicates 86 percent of customers would pay 25 percent more for a better customer experience. Now that’s ammunition for your sales team. When they receive resistance from a […]

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Will Buying Debt to Forgive Debtors Create Contributions to Purchase and Forgive More Debt

Will Buying Debt to Forgive Debtors Create Contributions to Purchase and Forgive More Debt – 11/17/12

Why Occupy’s Plan To Cancel Consumer Debts Is Brilliant A new initiative is re-energising the Occupy movement. Called the Rolling Jubilee, it is a plan to use money from donations to buy distressed consumer debt from lenders at a marked down price, just as debt collection agencies normally would. But instead of hounding debtors for […]

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Best Buy: High End Customer Service?

Best Buy: High-End Customer Service? – 9/8/12

Best Buy founder reportedly hopes to save company by cutting prices after buyout   Best Buy founder Richard Schulze, who offered to buy out the struggling company this week, apparently wants to focus on price cuts and high-end customer service instead of staying the current course of aggressive downsizing. According to The Wall Street Journal’s sources, […]

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Insurance Companies at Lowest End of Customer Satisfaction Quality

Insurance Companies at Lowest End of Customer Satisfaction Quality – 9/1/12

Customer Satisfaction Quality in Georgia – Insurance Companies at Lowest End The FINANCIAL — Insurance, meat and dairy production are at the lowest end of customer satisfaction quality in Georgia. The results were revealed by research of the Institute for Polling and Marketing (IPM) after questioning 1,000 citizens. Banking, mobile and cleaning industries achieved the […]

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Mystery shoppers proposed for Houston airports – 7/13/12

Mystery shoppers proposed for Houston airports   As airports evolve from bland transportation terminals to lively and lucrative shopping environments, the Houston Airport System wants to try something that’s become common in retailing:  mystery shoppers.   Stroll through the terminals at Houston airports and you’ll pass some of the same attractions that draw crowds to […]

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Automated Phone Dialer Server Room

Companies claim automated systems save millions – 5/16/12

‘Press 9 for More Options’ Companies claim automated phone-answering systems save them millions. I have my doubts. One of the deep mysteries of modern life is why, in a nation with some 14 million unemployed people, it has become nearly impossible to call a store, a business or a government agency and speak to a […]