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Housing repairs - keeping up with the Joneses (or Amazon, Uber, DPD…)

6 minutes read

In the last year I’ve increasingly heard housing associations and repairs contractors recognising that customer expectations have shifted, and that they need to change to keep up. 

Some providers have an explicitly stated goal to “provide an experience like DPD or Uber” when carrying out services. By extension, this requirement is making its way into repair and maintenance contracts.

The global pandemic has accelerated these changes, as tenants require increased reassurance and communication...

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Customer communication: The key to remobilising housing appointments

6 minutes read

As lockdown measures ease, housing providers are gradually reinstating repair and maintenance visits. But with a backlog of appointments to work through, landlords have their work cut out to comply with recommendations.

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7 ways to connect with customers on the day of service

5 minutes read

Customer experience is now more important than ever. Measures that used to be seen as nice but unnecessary are now vital, as companies focus on reassuring customers about safety measures. 

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How top retailers transformed customer experience during the pandemic

2 minutes read

Customer experience has been drastically affected by the global pandemic brought on by COVID-19. For many retailers, this has introduced significant problems in providing customers with safe and satisfactory services. For brands that have already been focused on enhancing the customer journey, the last couple of months have accelerated the path to digital transformation. 

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Designing a customer counter app to protect staff and shoppers

5 minutes read

Shortly after our team switched to remote working following Covid-19 restrictions, we asked ourselves: How could we help essential store staff and customers remain safe during the pandemic?

Meet Count Me In. A simple customer counter tool to count people in public spaces. People working for trading stores and warehouses can sync up their phones to get an overview of their space. They can see how many people are in the store and when to make customers wait outside. Especially handy when there...

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Count Me In: The clicker counter app for retailers

2 minutes read

Social distancing regulations have forced retailers to rethink everything, including how to reduce and manage in-store capacity to ensure safe practices. The Localz Count Me In people counter app and management dashboard was created to allow for simple store traffic management using the devices your employees already have.

See a complete snapshot of your company’s overall traffic for each store in real-time with easy to understand trends. Report on activity with confidence while ensuring the...

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