Make the right changes to your customer experience by learning from a 3-year-old

The Customer Experience – what is it?

Put simply, it’s a measure of how satisfied your customers are whenever they engage with your business, either face-to-face or online.

This is in your hands, so do you leave your customer experience to chance or do you design it deliberately?

Before you decide, here is a great story about a young customer who had a great experience.

Lily Robinson had observed that Sainsbury’s tiger bread actually looked more like a giraffe than a tiger, so she wrote them a letter suggesting a name change to giraffe bread.

Lily's letter said: "Why is tiger bread called tiger bread? It should be called giraffe bread. Love from Lily Robinson age 3 and 1/2."

Sainsbury's customer services team member Chris King wrote back: "I think renaming tiger bread giraffe bread is a brilliant idea – it looks much more like the blotches on a giraffe than the stripes on a tiger, doesn't it?"

But he went on to explain how it had got its name: "It is called tiger bread because the first baker who made it a loooong time ago thought it looked stripey like a tiger. Maybe they were a bit silly."

He included a £3 gift card and signed the letter "Chris King (age 27 & 1/3)". The exchange began trending on numerous social media platforms.

Sainsbury's changed the name of the bread and issued this statement:

"In response to overwhelming customer feedback that our tiger bread has more resemblance to a giraffe, from today we will be changing our tiger bread to giraffe bread and will see how that goes."

This response from Sainsbury’s is clearly an example of a great customer experience.

Have you ever changed something in your business because of a customer reaction to it?

Remember, what your customers think and feel about your business will determine your success or failure.

Click here to secure the future of your business by learning how to be more like Sainsbury’s when it comes to customer experience.

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