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Shopping interactions

I’m pretty sure everybody played shopping in their childhood. I myself certainly enjoyed it: I had a cash register, some toy money, I drew price labels, even had my shop’s name; my family and my dolls were the customers and I sold as many things as I could. When my little brother became older, he

Read More » March 2, 2017

Valentine’s Day Fun Facts

We’ve only just seemed to have got rid of all Christmas trees & decorations, our stomachs have finally recovered from the end/beginning-of-year celebrities, we’ve never seen the bottom of our wallets this close by after all the end-of-year shopping followed by possible winter sales… and here we go again: Valentine’s day. A day on which

Read More » February 14, 2017

Curiosity makes you grow

Curiosity makes you grow, it makes you smarter – we hear that a lot. Actually it is one of the strongest driving forces of humanity. We are curious from the day we are born; we want to understand the things around us.   As children, we try everything we can; even our sense of danger

Read More » February 9, 2017

Sales periods: Shop hard, with some vengeance.

As you know, mystery shopping is always a bit of an adventure. You are required to play the role of a customer with a specific scenario, pretend to be interested in something you might never want to buy in your real life, and you have to invent an entire background story for your request… It’s

Read More » February 2, 2017

Victory; a Matter of Staying Power

Someone once said, “Study the past if you would define the future”, (that would be Confucius) and it was one such sentiment that spurred me on to do this particular blog post. A short while ago I sat down to chat with President and Co-Founder Mike Bare, about BARE International’s past, present and future… Richard:

Read More » January 12, 2017

Why most of your New Year’s resolutions fail?

  Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you try you can never fulfil your New Year’s resolutions? Even though you were very committed and that it wasn’t just the champagne and high-spirits that made you over-promise on yourself? It is 2017. How did this happen? Time is running really fast, and I’m

Read More » January 5, 2017

Make Stressmas Christmas again!

It’s that time of the year again when we can stuff ourselves with food without feeling ashamed, drink that amazing Glühwein at the local Christmas market, make a snowman (if weather allows), decorate that tree and go Christmas shopping for gifts for your beloved one’s. As fun as it sounds or is supposed to be,

Read More » December 29, 2016

About Call Centers

Call Centers are a tricky topic when it comes to customer services. We have all had the opportunity to experience their effectiveness or inefficacy, and some of us have even encountered the opposite side and had a job as a call center representative.  Those who worked in this field know how hard this job can

Read More » December 22, 2016

Elementary mystery shopping with Sherlock Holmes

Everybody loves mystery shopping, so why wouldn’t the world’s most famous “Consulting Detective” like to indulge in the occasional mystery visit once in a while? Lately a team of Oxford scholars have done research into the private life of Sherlock Holmes and discovered that he’s one of the most avid evaluators we work with. And,

Read More » December 1, 2016

Don’t follow the Dutch example if you want to lose customers

  It all started in September. I arrived to this beautiful country when the weather was still nice. The air was rich with autumn scents – by the way it was the exact same feeling as it supposed to be according to my Hungarian standards. This means nice and warm sunshine during the day, colour

Read More » October 20, 2016
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