In the past year, while remodeling my house, I’ve spent approximately 80 percent of my time and 140 percent of my patience dealing with a home improvement store. As one example of this journey, when I called to check the status on my windows order, I was told they weren’t sure where in the US it was.
During the two week process of locating the order, I had to call and re-explain the situation to nearly everyone in the windows department. I even tweeted their corporate office, who told me to email them, and they then provided incorrect information via email. The process convinced me that this business truly did not care about my experience with their brand.
But the truth is that it’s not really the company’s fault. Here’s how information and data would have had to flow for me to get the experience I wanted:
Customers expectations about how companies will treat them are ever higher, while companies struggle to get their technology to meet those expectations. Here’s my full post about this over on the WooCommerce blog.