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7 Reasons It's the End of Apple as We Know It

Mar 13 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Insights, Retail

Apple hit a new market cap record this month. Valued at over 732 billion dollars, it's the most valuable company in the known universe. So you'd be forgiven for thinking the future of Apple is bright. But unless big changes are made, Apple's past will shine brighter than its future. 

Look, I'm no anti-Apple boy. I am writing this on a MacBook Air, while my iPhone 7 sits nearby. I lost too many iPads to keep track of, and frankly haven't bothered to replace the last one. I've even been paid by Apple.

Yet the signs are all too clear that Apple is no longer the innovation powerhouse and meticulous perfectionist it was under Steve Jobs.

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What’s Most Vital To Success: Product, Price, Or Experience?

Mar 07 By Amy Deavoll | Categories: Insights, Retail

There’s no question that customers are becoming more demanding. The reason: in our consumer-driven economy today, we all have access to lots of information and many, many more choices than we did in the past.

With the growth of internet commerce and shopping over the past 20 years, shoppers have become sophisticated and savvy with access
 to all the pricing and quality information about anything they want to buy right in the palm of their hands. 

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Driving Customers Away: 5 Things Businesses Should Never Do

Feb 21 By Amy Deavoll | Categories: Insights, Retail

Customers – even the most enthusiastic, brand-loyal customers – will only tolerate poor service for so long before they become ex-customers, and often enthusiastic ex-customers at that, willing to tell anyone with an eardrum about their inglorious experience.

All it takes is a long line at checkout, a disengaged salesperson, or a stick-to-the-rules-at-all-costs mentality for a customer to abandon your business and head for the exit. Knowing what compels customers to walk away will prepare your staff to never commit these blunders.

We put together the 5 things businesses should never do. Top on a customers’ “I’m-out-of-here” list:

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