Another happy customer service story, the woodland sprites must’ve really fellated our sphincter this morning.
In perusal of the positive stories, one emerging trend is that many are about smaller companies. Not groundbreaking deduction: a smaller company, with fewer resources stretched out further may be more likely to make a mistake but when they do, they go to great lengths to rectify it.
Now, we know the nationally distributing Cheryl&Co is no bake sale stand but if they were annihilated by death lasers shooting from our nipples (encounters with faeries can have unintended consequences), the destabilization to the USA economy would be sizably less than if we titty-fried the Verizon world headquarters.
Free cookies, after the jump…
- “So I decided to order cookies from Cheryl & Co. for my boyfriend’s birthday (fabulous cookies by the way). But of course I waited until the last minute to place the order – 2 days before his birthday to be exact.
The CSR was very helpful and guided me through the “ready to ship” items and assured they would arrive at his office on his birthday. I said that I would pay for overnight shipping, but he said there was no need, we were in the same “zone” so the cookies would arrive on time. Well guess what…they didn’t.
I called Cheryl & Co. the day after his birthday just to track the package. It was out for delivery that day – it actually didn’t ship until one day after I placed the order. I made an offhand comment about my disappointment that it didn’t arrive on time, but I did acknowledge I should have placed the order earlier or insisted on the overnight shipping. The CSR apologized profusely and I said “That’s okay…it’s not really you’re fault.” (I tend to be a little wimpy with customer service issues).
Well lo and behold, a week later I received a package in the mail with a letter from Cheryl herself and a $30 gift certificate to be used for a future purchase. This was totally unanticipated and went WAY beyond any expectation I had. Cheryl & Co. now has a customer for life…and I will tell everyone I know about one of the best customer service experiences I’ve ever had.