customer

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, favoured/favored (esp. BrE), favourite/favorite (esp. AmE), good, important, key, large, major

They are one of our biggest customers.

They organized an evening's entertainment for key customers.

long-standing, long-time, loyal, valued
regular
current, existing, old
repeat (AmE)
new
potential, prospective, would-be

There are a large number of potential customers for the new product.

paying
dissatisfied, unhappy
angry, irate
happy, satisfied

We like to think that we have satisfied customers.

domestic
internal
external, outside
foreign, international, overseas
personal, private
business, commercial, corporate, industrial, retail
VERB + CUSTOMER
have
deal with, help, serve, service (AmE)
attract, draw, entice, get, lure

It's a special offer to attract new customers.

lose

We can't afford to lose any more customers.

keep, retain
satisfy
CUSTOMER + NOUN
care, relations, relationship (AmE), service, support

If you have a complaint, contact the customer care unit.

Part of good customer relations is knowing how to deal with complaints.

account, order
agreement

The terms of the guarantee will be set out in the customer agreement.

demand

This cheaper model was produced in response to customer demand.

demands, needs, requirements, specifications
feedback, reaction

The questionnaire is to test customer reaction to the new store design.

dissatisfaction, satisfaction

They carried out a customer satisfaction survey.

loyalty
complaints, enquiries (BrE), questions (AmE), requests
hotline
survey
data, information, profile, records
base, list

They are hoping that TV advertising will increase their customer base.


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