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John Lewis

John Lewis

A value-added partnership between Hitachi Capital and John Lewis

The background

Originally opened over 150 years ago, John Lewis is now one of the biggest department stores in the UK, selling everything from technology to furniture.

Its ever-growing list of stores spans the breadth of the country, including the relatively recent opening of the Chelmsford store and the flagship store in Leeds.

The challenge

The partnership between Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance and John Lewis began several years ago. The focus was on providing a finance facility which enables customers to spread the cost of their purchase, and is supported by the high level of customer service that John Lewis customers had come to expect.

The Hitachi Capital Solution

As an accredited member of the Institute for Customer Service, we pride ourselves on our customer service, treating our partners' customers with the same level of excellence as we do our own. We deliver additional value to our partners by supporting them with driving improvements within their business.

How we did it

Touchpoint customer surveys
Touchpoint - a tool used to measure customer satisfaction - monitors feedback after events such as quotation, order placement and delivery. This allows any service issues to be addressed at an early stage, and also assists John Lewis in assessing the importance of the finance package offered to their customers.

Training modules
We provide a comprehensive system training course which John Lewis hosts internally on their website, in order for their staff to utilise to make sure they’re providing that outstanding service that the brand is famous for.

Mystery Shopping Programme
A mystery shopping programme in which we visit each of their stores at least once each year. Our input helps to support them with making improvements within the individual stores.

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    Alternatively, if you'd rather speak to someone straight away, feel free to give us a call on

    0344 375 5501

    08:45 - 17:15 Monday to Thursday
    08:45 - 16:45 Friday

    Retail Helpline

    If you are an existing retail partner with a general enquiry, please call our Retail Helpline on

    0344 375 5515

    Retail Helpline opening hours: 
    08:45 - 21:00 Monday to Friday
    08:45 - 18:00 Saturday
    10:00 - 18:00 Sunday

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