Customer Service Quotes

The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.-Sam Walton


Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.-Bill Gates


It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.-Charles Darwin


It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.-Henry Ford


Well done is better than well said.-Benjamin Franklin


Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.-Ross Perot


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless.-Mother Teresa


If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.-Jeff Bezos, CEO


In the end, the customer doesn’t know, or care, if you are small or large as an organisation. She or he only focuses on the garment hanging on the rail in the store.-Giorgio Armani


The customer experience is the next competitive battleground.-Jerry Gregoire, CIO, Dell Computers


Customer satisfaction is worthless. Customer loyalty is priceless.-Jeffrey Gitomer


Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.-Peter Drucker


To understand the man, you must first walk a mile in his moccasin.-North American Indian Proverb


Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.-Donald Porter, V.P. British Airways


Good service is good business.-Siebel Ad


There is a spiritual aspect to our lives – when we give we receive – when a business does something good for somebody, that somebody feels good about them!-Ben Cohen, Ben & Jerry’s


The more you engage with customers the clearer things become and the easier it is to determine what you should be doing.-John Russell, President, Harley Davidson


One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.-Lewis Carol


Being on par in terms of price and quality only gets you into the game. Service wins the game.-Tony Allesandra


You’ll never have a product or price advantage again. They can be easily duplicated, but a strong customer service culture can’t be copied.-Jerry Fritz


Every great business is built on friendship.-JC Penney


If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?-John Adams


Rule : The customer is always right. Rule : If the customer is ever wrong, re-read Rule .-Stew Leonard


If you’re not serving the customer, your job is to be serving someone who is.-Jan Carlzon


If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.-Booker T. Washington


In the world of Internet Customer Service, it’s important to remember your competitor is only one mouse click away.-Doug Warner


Know what your customers want most and what your company does best. Focus on where those two meet.-Kevin Stirtz


Loyal customers, they don’t just come back, they don’t simply recommend you, they insist that their friends do business with you.-Chip Bell


.Make a customer, not a sale.-Katherine Barchetti


If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.-Jeff Bezos, CEO


Customer service is not a department, it’s everyone’s job.-Anonymous


Dealing with people is probably the biggest problem you face, especially if you are in business. Yes, and that is also true if you are a housewife, architect or engineer.-Dale Carnegie


Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.-Mark Cuban


If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.-Jeff Bezos


The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don’t design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don’t really care, as long as we’re selling the one the customer wants.-Michael Dell


A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.-Mahatma Gandhi


When people talk about successful retailers and those that are not so successful, the customer determines at the end of the day who is successful and for what reason.-Jerry Harvey


It’s a very, very tough market. So unless you do a really good job, you buy the right products from the manufacturers, you service the customer, they keep coming back, they bring their friends in, it’s all about numbers, numbers, numbers.-John Ilhan


A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.-Steve Jobs


If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.-Ray Krock


For us, our most important stakeholder is not our stockholders, it is our customers. We’re in business to serve the needs and desires of our core customer base.-John Mackey


If you love your customer to death, you can't go wrong.-Graham Day


We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.-Jeff Bezos


You’ve got to look for a gap, where competitors in a market have grown lazy and lost contact with the readers or the viewers.-Rupert Murdoch


In our way of working, we attach a great deal of importance to humility and honesty; With respect for human values, we promise to serve our customers with integrity.-Azim Premji


Customers don’t always know what they want. The decline in coffee-drinking was due to the fact that most of the coffee people bought was stale and they weren’t enjoying it. Once they tasted ours and experienced what we call “the third place”.. a gathering place between home and work where they were treated with respect.. they found we were filling a need they didn’t know they had.-Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO Starbucks


Don’t try to tell the customer what he wants. If you want to be smart, be smart in the shower. Then get out, go to work and serve the customer!-Gene Buckley


The most important adage and the only adage is, the customer comes first, whatever the business, the customer comes first.-Kerry Stokes


I won’t complain. I just won’t come back-Brown & Williamson Tobacco Ad


Customer service is just a day in, day out ongoing, never ending, unremitting, persevering, compassionate, type of activity.-Leon Gorman


Every company’s greatest assets are its customers, because without customers there is no company.-Michael LeBoeuf


Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.-Tom Peters


Friendly makes sales – and friendly generates repeat business.-Jeffrey Gitomer


Service, in short, is not what you do, but who you are. It is a way of living that you need to bring to everything you do, if you are to bring it to your customer interactions.-Betsy Sanders


Every contact we have with a customer influences whether or not they’ll come back. We have to be great every time or we’ll lose them.-Kevin Stirtz


Here is a simple but powerful rule: always give people more than what they expect to get.-Nelson Boswell


Customers today want the very most and the very best for the very least amount of money, and on the best terms. Only the individuals and companies that provide absolutely excellent products and services at absolutely excellent prices will survive.-Brian Tracy


It helps a ton when you learn people’s names and don’t butcher them when trying to pronounce them.-Jerry Yang


Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.-Zig Ziglar


I don’t do business with those who don’t make a profit because they can’t give the best service.-Richard Bach


If you don’t genuinely like your customers, chances are they won’t buy.-Thomas Watson, former CEO IBM


Merely satisfying customers will not be enough to earn their loyalty. Instead, they must experience exceptional service worthy of their repeat business and referral. Understand the factors that drive this customer revolution.-Rick Tate


Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.-Elbert Hubbard


Our mission statement about treating people with respect and dignity is not just words but a creed we live by every day. You can’t expect your employees to exceed the expectations of your customers if you don’t exceed the employees’ expectations of management.-Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks Coffee


People expect good service but few are willing to give it.-Robert Gateley


Revolve your world around the customer and more customers will revolve around you.-Heather Williams


The customer’s perception is your reality.-Kate Zabriskie


Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.-Walt Disney


He profits, most who serves best.-Arthur F. Sheldon


The longer you wait, the harder it is to produce outstanding customer service.-William H. Davidow


The single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that there are no results inside its walls. The result of a business is a satisfied customer.-Peter Drucker


When the customer comes first, the customer will last.-Robert Half


Right or wrong, the customer is always right.-Marshall Field


Under promise and over deliver.-Toby Bloomberg


Profit in business comes from repeat customers; customers that boast about your product and service, and that bring friends with them.-W. Edwards Deming


Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.-Damon Richards


Every client you keep, is one less that you need to find.-Nigel Sanders


If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell , friends-Jeff Bezos


The purpose of a business is to create a customer who creates customers-Shiv Singh


It’s much harder to provide a great customer service than I would have ever realised. It’s much more art than science in some of these other areas and not just about the facts but about how you are conveying them.-David Yu, Chief Operating Officer, Betfair


Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.-Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.-Albert Einstein


Good customer service costs less than bad customer service.-Sally Gronow, Welsh Water


Whether you are big or small, you cannot give good customer service if your employees don’t feel good about coming to work.-Martin Oliver


If we keep doing what we’re doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.-Stephen Covey


Everyone in an organisation should be involved with customer service, not only are they feeling the customer but they are getting a feeling for what’s not working.-Penny Handscomb


There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.-Roger Staubach


Good leaders must first become good servants.-Robert Greenleaf


We don’t want to push our ideas on to customers, we simply want to make what they want.-Laura Ashley


A shoe without sex appeal is like a tree without leaves. Service without emotion is like a shoe without sex appeal.-Anonymous


A little experience often upsets a lot of theory.-S. Parkes Cadman


Whatever your business is, talk to your customers and provide them with what they want. It makes sense.-Robert Bowman


You are serving a customer, not a life sentence. Learn how to enjoy your work.-Laurie McIntosh


Your best customers leave quite an impression. Do the same, and they won’t leave at all.-SAP Ad


Unless you have % customer satisfaction…you must improve.-Horst Schulz


It starts with respect. If you respect the customer as a human being, and truly honor their right to be treated fairly and honestly, everything else is much easier.-Doug Smith


An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.-Elbert Hubbard


Customer service is not a department, it’s everyone’s job.-Anonymous


There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.-Sam Walton, Founder of Wal-Mart


Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself. Think one customer at a time and take care of each one the best way you can.-Gary Comer


Consumers are statistics. Customers are people.-Stanley Marcus

Last modified 09-Sep-2011 2:22 PM