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Unformatted text preview: Postal Service, the publisher and possibly a distributor of the book, a credit card issuer, and a company that processes credit card transactions. Any one of these other partners might be at fault, but the customer is likely to blame Amazon.com because that is the entity that receives the customer’s pay- 46053 C PHNJ B&E A B PN 228 C/M/Y/K DESIGN SERVICES OF M09_BOVE5352_09_SE_C08.QXD 5/17/07 12:59 PM Page 229 C HAPTER 8 ✓ Writing Routine and Positive Messages 229 CHECKLIST: Granting Claims and Adjustment Requests A. Responding when your company is at fault • Be aware of your company’s policies in such cases before you respond. • For serious situations, refer to the company’s crisis management plan. • Start by acknowledging receipt of the claim or complaint. • Take or assign personal responsibility for resolving the situation. • Sympathize with the customer’s frustration. • Explain how you have resolved the situation (or plan to). • Take steps to repair the customer relationship. • Verify your response with the customer and keep the lines of communication open. B. Responding wh...
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