I have just read fantastic email send to me via Simple Truths, its a wonderful email with a wonderful message. I pride myself with my customer service and meeting the needs of my customers. So when i read this i just loved it.
Its from a lady called Barbara Glanz is a speaker and author.
A few years ago, Barbara was speaking to 3,000 employees of a large grocery chain. Her speech was on customer service and how to create memories to make the customers want to come back.
At the end of her presentation, she put up her contact information and said, "If anyone has any great stories on service, I'd love to hear from you."Already own this book?
About a month later, Barbara got a call. The young man on the phone said, "Barbara, my name is Johnny. I'm a bagger at the grocery store and I have Down syndrome." He then said, "I heard what you had to say about service and I liked it! But I thought - what can I do? I'm just a bagger."
"Then, I got an idea!"
"I love sayings and thought that each day I could pick out my favorite saying and my dad and I could print it out on the computer. I could cut out the strips and sign the back of each one. Then, I'd fold each one up, and the next day, I'd drop it right in the customer's bag and say 'I hope you enjoy my quote of the day.' "
"What do you think, Barbara?"
Barbara said, "Johnny, that's a wonderful idea!"
About a month later, Barbara got another call...this time from the store manager. The manager said, "Barbara, you're not going to believe what's happened at our store." He said, "I went out the other day and one line was three times longer than the others. I went to the back of the line and invited all the customers to go through the shorter lines but...they would not budge. They all wanted to see Johnny's quote of the day! In fact, one lady said, 'I used to come to the store once a week and now I come two to three times a week just to see the smile on his face when he drops in his favorite quote!' "
The manager then said, "The next day I rounded up my team to share with them what Johnny was doing to create memories for our customers. Shortly thereafter, I noticed that our manager in the flower department was cutting off her broken flowers and finding an elderly lady to pin it on. He said, "Our meat department manager loved Snoopy and would bring in his favorite Snoopy stickers to stick on the packages. He would then go out and laugh with the customers."
The manager then said, "It's amazing Barbara. It seems everyone in our store has found a way to put their mark on service. We're having the time of our lives and everyone in this small town is talking about us. And, guess what Barbara...it happened for one reason...Johnny decided to do something!"Love it - don't you.Have a wonderful weekendHeidi