Validating Your Outsourced Customer Care Partnership: Is Your Incumbent “Still the One”?

BlueOcean

For clients with complex care scenarios – whether that is enterprise customer success management or providing critical support direct to consumers – change is never taken lightly. Total Value Returned Rate is a key metric that also has to be tied to customer retention.

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Social Customer Care: What Every Marketer Needs to Know

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

We get asked a lot about how to help customers in the 24/7 always-connected world we live in. Customers turn to social media to get questions answered quickly, report issues about products, praise great service and much more. It’s easy to “set up” a social media presence for customers and then just sort of forget to maintain it. Social customer care is going to be with us forever. Why not get better at how you’re serving customers there?

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Redundancy: Preparing Customer Care for Crisis Situations

BlueOcean

How do we prepare customer care for crisis situations and ensure our capacity to serve customers? The post Redundancy: Preparing Customer Care for Crisis Situations appeared first on Blue Ocean. Contact Center Outsourcing Contact Center RFP Customer Service OutsourcingRedundancy. Business Continuity. Those are major check boxes in every RFP we’ve ever responded to.

From RFP to Go-Live: A Roadmap for Implementing Your Outsourced Customer Care Program

BlueOcean

But you’re ready to implement and transition into your new outsourced customer care program so you’ve got to buckle up and buckle down. Here are the milestones you can expect along the way of implementing your outsourced customer care program.

Drive Employee and Customer Satisfaction with SLAs

Speaker: John Goodman, Vice Chairman, CCMC, Customer Care Measurement & Consulting

Let's start making tech serve us rather than be a substitute for us. Let's empower our employees and give them the tools and strategies that will make even the angriest customer a loyal customer. Join John Goodman, Vice Chairman of Customer Care Measurement and Consulting and author of Customer Experience 3.0, and master customer rage for an insightful webinar on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Are You Using 1999 Metrics to Measure 2019 Customer Care?

BlueOcean

Those metrics were born in an era when customer service was a race, where whoever got to the finish line first (i.e. off the phone) – upsetting the least number of hurdles, extra points for a graceful gait – was the champion, the most successful, the most likely to win “customer service agent of the year.”. How do we use that data to improve the customer experience? Changing this approach and perspective is the first step in becoming a brand that your customers love.

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Unraveling the Tangled Vines of Omnichannel Customer Care

BlueOcean

Competitive pressures, customer expectations, and emerging technologies are some of the key factors pushing leaders to elevate and evolve their customer service approach. We often talk about omnichannel as the ultimate goal for any and every customer service solution. But there’s a lot to unpack when it comes to creating and sustaining an effective, elegant omnichannel design that truly improves the customer’s holistic experience with your brand. Interaction and care.

Crisis Reveals Character: Launching an Outsourced Customer Care Program in a Pandemic

BlueOcean

And, of course, your company’s plan to launch a new outsourced customer care program. Your customers are already struggling with the times, and now you’re thinking about overhauling the customer care process? The pandemic has put a thousand things on hold.

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Customer Care Versus Gossip – Tip #8

Steve DiGioia

The other day I heard some people complaining about poor customer service. One person complained that the store’s workers spent too much time talking to each other and seemed to not care that she was waiting in line. Talk about “customer care”, huh?

Why you should care about customer care

Customercount

Proper customer care will produce referrals, increase traffic and cause money to flow. The post Why you should care about customer care appeared first on CustomerCount. Customer Engagement & Satisfaction Customer Feedback Management CustomerCount News customer care customer satisfactionIt minimizes complaints and creates efficiencies. So why the resistance amongst business managers today?

The Customer Care, Success, and Experience Continuum

Andrew Mcfarland

When asked to explain the difference between customer care, success, and experience I explain my perspective in terms of a continuum. Customer care (or service) relates to a company’s ability to respond appropriately to customer inquiries. When a customer raises. Customer Experience What Is Customer Service? Continuum Customer Care Customer Success

Social Customer Care Cannot Be Ignored

ShepHyken

So, what does a social media marketing conference have to do with customer service? It’s been said that customer service is the new marketing. If that is true – and it is – then social media customer service is the updated version of that. And, if you’ve been following my work, you’ve heard me talk or write about how social media is a viable way to deliver amazing customer service. Customer service done right is one of your best marketing strategies.

The 3 Hottest Trends Impacting Outsourced Customer Care

BlueOcean

The only constant in the customer care world is change, and if you don’t keep up, you’ll be left behind. That’s why we’ve compiled these must-read articles to keep you updated and give you some food for thought as you think about the future of your outsourced customer care. This is especially the case in the contact center, where your outsourcer handles critical interactions with your customer base. The Role of Chatbots in Customer Care. “

Up Where Expectations Soar: Customer Care in the Age of Entitlement

BlueOcean

The trend of personalized customer experience has since transformed almost every industry as we know it. From the retail experience to social media connections to issue resolution via the contact center, customers want their individual needs known and reflected in the interactions, services, and products they pay for. The dark side is that for many customers, the expectation of personalization can be a direct path to a sense of entitlement.

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Are Your Customer Care Metrics Customer-Centric?

ClearAction

Are Your Customer Care Metrics Customer-Centric? Customer care metrics are a barometer of performance across a variety of customer interactions such as chat, text messages, email, social media and communities. CRM put another dimension on customer care metrics with profit-center orientation , intended to up-sell and cross-sell, increasing share of customers’ budget. Customer wait time during chat.

3 Reasons to Take Millennials Customer Care Seriously

Russel Lolacher

Jokes about call centres, humour about customer interactions… and one making a joke about how millennials would be easier to serve if they would just stop starring at their screens. 1) If They aren’t Your Customers Now, They will Be. Microsoft , in their 2018 Global State of Customer Service Report, found 77% of Millennials and 60% of GenX have a more favourable view of organizations that respond to customer service questions and complaints on social media.

Hitting the Brakes or Pedal to the Metal? Selecting an Outsourced Customer Care Partner Mid-Pandemic

BlueOcean

Situation: You’re tasked with choosing a new outsourced partner for your organization’s customer care program. Did the pandemic expose cracks in your current customer care solution, whether that is in-house or outsourced? Most customer support solution RFPs have always posed questions about redundancy and business continuity plans to assess how a potential partner might respond to a theoretical disaster. Evaluating Your Customer Care RFP Responses.

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3 Most Important Ingredients of Social Customer Care

Provide Support

Most important ingredients of social customer care. Today probably every business is sufficiently aware of the importance of social media for customer service. Report by Parature shows us that 33% of consumers confirm they have used social media to ask a customer service question at least once and 18% use social media as a customer service channel on regular basis.

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Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Customer Care

NICE inContact

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), conversational chatbots , self-service and digital channels all contribute to an improved customer experience – but what kind of risks come with adopting AI? The post Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Customer Care appeared first on NICE inContact Blog. Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) completely transform the consumer experience and bring contact center software out of the dark ages?

Improving customer care with AI text analytics

Keatext

The post Improving customer care with AI text analytics appeared first on Keatext. Customer Experience

Making the Right Investments in Customer Care

Think Customers

Periodically, a big brand will announce plans to invest millions of dollars in its customer service activities. Improving customer service isn't simply about throwing money at the problem or adding agents. Customer Engagement Customer Experience Customer Loyalty Customer Service Customer Strategy Data Analytics Emerging Trends Employee Engagement contact center preparedness customer experience programs customer service strategy

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AI for Customer Care Automation

CSM Magazine

Diversity of communication tools drives companies to develop omni-channel flexibility to stay in touch with customers and employees. Therefore, 5 years ago we decided at Dynamic AI to fully automate repetitive work in customer care in real-time. The Dynamic AI system has unique precision reasoning module, steered and controlled by the customer care department. Customer Service ArticlesVolumes of business communication are growing constantly.

Hitting the Brakes or Pedal to the Metal? Selecting an Outsourced Customer Care Partner When the World’s on Fire

BlueOcean

Situation: You’re tasked with choosing a new outsourced partner for your organization’s customer care program. Did the pandemic expose cracks in your current customer care solution, whether that is in-house or outsourced? Most customer support solution RFPs have always posed questions about redundancy and business continuity plans to assess how a potential partner might respond to a theoretical disaster. Evaluating Your Customer Care RFP Responses.

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5 Reasons You Need to Take Long-Term Social Customer Care Seriously

Russel Lolacher

74% of Millennials (18-34) and 58% of GenX (35-54) have a better opinion of organizations that provide social media customer care – Microsoft . Social customer care (using social media platforms as customer service experience tools) can be amazingly effective way to build relationships with the your customers and bring significant benefits to your organization. The secret weapon in social customer care isn’t that much of a secret, it’s all in the name.

You Can Absolutely Ignore Social Customer Care

The Upsell

Is social customer care important to you? Recently, customer service king o’kings Shep Hyken, visited Social Media Marketing World in San Diego to speak on the customer experience and its changing nature. His experience at the conference inspired him to write this article for 4hoteliers: Social Customer Care Cannot Be Ignored I have to disagree with Shep. The post You Can Absolutely Ignore Social Customer Care appeared first on The Upsell.

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Predictions 2021: It’s All About Empathy, Digital, And Virtualizing Customer Care

Forrester's Customer Insights

The purpose of customer service is no longer just to alleviate run-of-the-mill inconveniences; it is to provide fundamental and necessary services for consumers devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how customer service will evolve in 2021.

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Leaving Customer Care up to Customers? They don?t care!

One Millimeter Mindset

Your customers do not care whether you make your quarterly numbers or fulfill your organization’s KPIs. Why should they care about you, and your issues? And besides, your customers do not care about creating tremendous customer experiences… for you. You just may be leaving customer care up to your customers. And they really do not care whether, or not, you meet your job’s performance criteria. They don’t care!

Should Online Shops Outsource E-Commerce Customer Care?

Magellan Solutions

Can e-commerce customer care help them last in the saturated market? Closing sales marks only the start of your real journey with your customer. To make it possible, you first need to have the complete ingredients that will pull your existing customers back into your business. Basic ingredients for customer success. Customer success isn’t made overnight. Then the selling part will follow — the beginning of the journey with the customer.

Call centres on the AI frontlines: Improving customer care

Keatext

The post Call centres on the AI frontlines: Improving customer care appeared first on Keatext. Customer Experience

Building a Culture of Customer Care Isn’t Easy

Kayako

She will guide you through why customer care is so important and how teams can feel empowered to help their customers. You love doing everything that you can for your customers. However, there are certain times when you cannot accommodate your customers’ requests, and while you absolutely hate to let your customers down… sometimes you have to. Customers can make crazy requests. But, it’s the first step in helping your customer.

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3 Reasons Why Marketing is Important to Your Customer Care

Interactions

Although traditionally they may seem unrelated, marketing and your customer care strategy actually have a lot in common– the biggest thing being your customers. As a marketer it’s important to be involved in every part of your customer’s experience, as any point of contact can have a major impact on future revenue and customer retention. Customer care is a major touchpoint with your brand. Customer Experience

Why Artificial Intelligence Now—and Why in Customer Care?

Avaya

Sheila McGee-Smith is a leading communications industry analyst and strategic consultant with a proven track record in new product development, competitive assessment, market research, and sales strategies for customer care solutions and services. Her insight helps enterprises and solution providers develop strategies to meet the escalating demands of today’s consumer and business customers. More online activity—improved customer access to digital interaction channels.

New Report: The ROI Of Agile Customer Care: Reduce Training and Easy To Add Channels

Natalie Petouhof

This new report looks at the importance of agile customer care. What exactly does agile customer care and agile customer experience mean? Traditional Customer Care Solutions Require Resources from IT and Result in Low Agent Productivity and ROI. The costs for customer service, customer care or customer experience often come in when a company wants to add a channel, say email or chat or mobile.

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Luxury Customer Care: Capturing Next-Level Engagement

NetBase

Is creating experiences enough to win you loyal customers for life? With views regularly in the tens of thousands, they have a clear understanding of what their customers want. Customer Care Isn’t a Luxury. It’s important to remember that customer care is never limited to complaints or problems. It’s an all-the-time endeavor that starts with awareness, and continues through every step of the customer journey through purchase and beyond.

Customer Care … CRM … Customer Experience — What’s the Difference?

ClearAction

Customer Care … CRM … Customer Experience — What’s the Difference? Customer CareCustomer Relationship Management … Customer Experience — what’s the difference? All of these terms are components of customer experience management (CEM), which is the broadest and deepest way of viewing customers and their role in the success of any organization (for-profit, non-profit, or government).

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