The Irish and Alcohol

Posted by    |   June 15th, 2015

How The Irish Purchase Alcohol Today. The purchase and sale of alcohol has been a subject of much debate in Ireland for a long time. Changes to licensing hours, staggering closing times – over the years there’s been significant debate about multiple aspects of how we regulate our drinking, to […]

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How Mystery Shopping Works

Posted by    |   May 25th, 2015

What Best Practice Mystery Shopping Looks Like. Every week we stick up another blog on this site, and we try always to make them relevant and useful to business. We have 20 years’ experience in mystery shopping and consumer consultancy, so we have the information to base it on. However, […]

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Customers and Loyalty

Posted by    |   May 18th, 2015

What’s So Great About Supermarket Loyalty Cards? I recently read a very interesting article on supermarket loyalty cards (here’s the article). It’s a very interesting read, so I recommend you give it a glance over at least, but here’s the salient point: supermarket loyalty cards don’t work for supermarkets, despite […]

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Career Opportunity for a motivated, experienced client account manager.

Posted by    |   May 11th, 2015

Job Title: Client Account Manager: Consumer & Market Research – Dundalk About the Company: Customer Perceptions Ltd. is a consumer and market research company based in Dundalk, Co. Louth and has been in business since 1995. Our specialist services include: Mystery Shopping Programmes, Client Satisfaction surveys, Web based surveys and […]

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What’s The Point Of Mystery Shopping?

Posted by    |   April 27th, 2015

6 Ways Mystery Shopping Can Benefit your Business. Micheal Le Boeuf (1987) outlined the following statistics in his opening pages ‘Something to think about….’ which demonstrates the vital importance of both knowing and listening to customers which are still as important to today’s business environment as ever before. 1. A […]

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Telephone Customer Care – Customers At A Distance

Posted by    |   March 30th, 2015

Tips for best practice in telephone customer care. Customer care is a cornerstone of every industry. If you’re selling a product or providing a service, the person or organisation who is buying should always be at the forefront of your mind. In this day and age, there’s a lot of […]

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Closing the Deal
Closing The Deal!

Posted by    |   March 23rd, 2015

4 Simple Rules to Get That Business!   Here at Customer Perceptions, we do mystery shopping and consumer consultancy for a wide range of industries and sectors. We recently completed a study of financial brokers in Ireland, and the customer experience across the sector. While mapping the customer journey for […]

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High Street Shopping

Posted by    |   March 9th, 2015

4 Simple Ways To Encourage City Centre Shopping “The death of the high street” is an expression we’ve all heard – it’s much discussed on talk radio, in the print media, everywhere. It’s certainly true that in recent years (recent decades even) the central importance of the high street to […]

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5 Secrets To Making Staff Training Stick

Posted by    |   March 2nd, 2015

Improving Your Business’s Performance Through People. We’ve been in the mystery shopping and consumer research business for 20 years. One of the fruits of this kind of work (apart from helping businesses large and small across Ireland and the UK to identify, tackle and resolve issues inhibiting their success) is […]

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The Meat of The Issue:

Posted by    |   February 23rd, 2015

What Your Customers Want At The Meat Counter. Fresh meat is big business. According to the FDII, in 2008 the total gross agricultural output of Ireland was valued at €5.7 billion, of which cattle accounted for 26%, pigs for 5% and sheep for 3%. Overall, meat production accounts for a […]

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