Custommerce is a movement that works towards identifying challenges facing the customer interaction / customer service industry and provide possible strategies to achieve customer centricity.
Custommerce - Strategies for a Customer Driven Economy
From the era of the industrial revolution when the focus was on the product, through the brand management cycle and more towards experience management, a very powerful underlying shift has taken place. This is often missed out in various commentaries on subjects like customer centricity / sensitivity, brand management, customer churn / loyalty / disloyalty, and customer relationship management.
This shift has diminished the importance of the product / service being offered in relation to the experience at the moment of interaction. It is not hard to see why. In this era of globalization and hyper-competition, increasingly products and services in the market place are beginning to ‘look’ like each other. They do the same things, they are priced the same – and it is becoming increasingly difficult to own a market segment based on product superiority / differentiation alone. Simply put – commoditization. On what then does the consumer base her opinion of the brand / product / service? She forms her opinion based on the experience she has when she has to interact with the vendor organization for some reason. That interaction has indeed become the moment of truth and impacts the organization in various ways.
In a sense, delivering a great experience at the point of service is nothing short of brand management. Yet the way the domain has evolved has left a lot to be desired. There is a great need to understand and internalize the importance of the ‘moment of truth’ i.e. the point of interaction – and to then approach it from a customer first / customer led perspective.
Ironically, while increasing customer dissatisfaction over customer service related issues is a heavily researched and documented subject - businesses and their customers differ significantly on what is causing this dissatisfaction. Businesses think the main reason their customers leave them is price. Consumers say they leave businesses because of poor service.
Custommerce, (a combination of the word Customer & Commerce), is a movement conceived and incubated by Servion, that works towards identifying challenges facing the customer interaction / customer service industry and provide possible strategies to achieve customer centricity.
To create a globally competitive Customer Driven Indian Economy
Transforming Customer Experience through Customer Centric organizations for a Customer Driven Economy
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