5 Ways Support Teams Can Prepare for the COVID-19 Holiday Rush

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Millennial Generation Customer Service – The Ultimate Guide

TechSee

This penchant for technology has shaped their consumer behavior and preferences, and brands must tailor their customer service strategies to suit Millennials’ attributes. Key preferences to consider in Millennial generation customer service: Text me, I don’t like to talk: Millennials prefer to communicate over text messaging and rarely make phone calls. They demand highly convenient and fast service. Self-service platforms. Know your customer.

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Social Media is Bad for Customer Service

Bill Quiseng

Social media is bad for customer service. Whether ranting or raving, customers are telling stories online about businesses whether those businesses are listening or not. But I am not against monitoring social media or using it as a responsive customer service channel.

Customer Service Trends 2020

TechSee

Companies now know that customer experience is the key competitive differentiator. Their customers are more likely to make repeat purchases, to try additional products or services, and to recommend the brand to family and friends. Computer Vision-powered self-service.

2020 127

Your Guide to Boosting ROI Through Customer Service

Today’s most successful brands understand how great customer support can grow their bottom line. Having provided outsourced customer support to some of the world’s top brands, we know what works, and now we’re sharing that with you.

4 Reasons why your Customer Service Needs to be a Profit Generator

TechSee

Is customer service a cost center or a profit center? The traditional outlook on customer service. A cost center is a function or department – like customer service – that costs your business money to operate but doesn’t actively generate revenue.

2021 109

How Visual Transformation Will Revolutionize Customer Service

TechSee

This remote and digital-first world has made service organizations rethink how to engage with customers. Remote visual engagement goes way beyond just ‘seeing what your customer sees’ – it’s an enabler and connector for digital transformation.

2021 109

Customer Service Outsourcing: Is It Important For SMEs?

Magellan Solutions

The Importance of Customer Service Outsourcing for SMEs. There are a lot of advantages when going for customer service outsourcing. They made a great fortune out of the contact support service. After all, they are not expecting too much customer service inquiries.

2021 52

The Power of Relentless Customer Service

CSM Magazine

If you want your organization to grow and succeed long term, you’ve got to be a service leader. Lots of executives talk about their focus on customer service. Those that are-the most customer-service driven, maintain that focus relentlessly.

2021 74

Customer service trends for 2021: Top analyst predictions

TechSee

Challenged by continuing uncertainty and perhaps uncharted territory, it has never been harder to predict what lies ahead in the world of consumer trends and customer service. Customer service trends: Top predictions for 2021. Emerging customer service trends for 2021.

2021 109

The Employee Factor - Perfecting Your CX From Within

Speaker: Dennis Snow, President, Snow & Associates

Too often, organizations and their CX experts only look at the company's relationship with the customer to look for improvement. While it's essential to creating the perfect customer journey, it's only one aspect. It's time to look within: your employees' relationships with each other, and with the company. This webinar will provide you with strategic tools that can be used to raise the bar of service throughout your organization.

Thanksgiving Week Special: A Recipe for Amazing Customer Service

ShepHyken

Always thinking about how everything in life ties to customer service, I wondered, “What is a good recipe for customer service?” Leadership defines the customer service and CX vision for everyone to follow.

2020 112

10 Customer Service Transformations That Can Overhaul Your Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Last week, I suggested quick wins that could improve your customer service and customer experience. Superior customer service depends on superior customer-facing employees; here’s an article of mine on how to get them.

2018 224

How to Deliver Market-Leading Customer Service thanks to Automation

Inbenta

During lockdowns, workers have been unable to access their workplaces and many services have been disrupted or forced to accelerate their digital transformation strategies to keep up with market demands. What is customer service automation and what benefits does it provide?

2021 85

What’s Trending in Customer Service Right Now?

BlueOcean

In the world of customer service, every industry has had their own unique challenges this year, and it’s clear that most companies have had to pivot in their approach. Read on for more insight on what’s trending in customer service. How about your customers?

2020 156

Everyone Is Accountable and Responsible for a Great Customer Experience!

Speaker: Bryan Horn, Founder, CS Solutions

If you've ever called a bank, cable company, or organization that thinks it's "too big to fail", you've probably run the customer service gauntlet: you start off with a seemingly simple request, and you call the customer service line. Once the general service rep hands you off, you're transferred to every department known to man. Further and further down the rabbit hole you fall, and each time you're transferred, the waiting room music plays longer and longer, and the person at the end of the line knows less and less about you and your problems. After the call, you've probably popped a blood vessel. Join Bryan Horn, author of The Customer Service Revolution and founder of CS Solutions, and learn how to master the warm handoff. Bryan will teach how to develop a culture of accountability so that all members of the organization are equipped to handle customer concerns and offer quick resolutions.

Small Improvements in Customer Service Create Big Wins

ShepHyken

So, here’s the question to consider: What small change will enhance the experience for the customer, even if it is just by 1%? My friend and client, Jason Bradshaw of Volkswagen in Australia, was tasked with improving the customer experience for the VW dealerships.

2021 115

Does Automation Make Customer Service Smart?

CSM Magazine

Poor customer service and perseverance in long waiting loops – what we have begrudgingly accepted as the norm can be changed with the help of modern AI software. As customers, chatbots often make us feel blocked from getting the information we are looking for.

2021 67

Secrets to Incredible Customer Service with Paul R. Jones

BlueOcean

When it comes to customer experience, there’s a lot of cross-over between the hospitality industry and the contact center industry. We’re both in the business of earning a customer’s repeat business through the quality of the experience we deliver. We sat down with Paul to discuss his views on best practices for creating incredible customer service. Do you have a “process” for consistently creating exceptional service experiences?

2018 221

Five Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your Customer Service And Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. In honor of National Small Business Week ( #SmallBusinessWeek ), here are five highly effective, low- or no-cost ways to amp up the quality of your customer service experience. Train your employees to handle unhappy customers–and to win them back when things go wrong.

2018 229

The 5 Categories That Rule Virtual Agents

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, Mark Landry, VP Product, Marilyn Cassedy, Director of Customer Success, SmartAction

It just so happens that whenever we design and deploy a new AI-powered virtual agent over voice, the self-service application invariably falls into one of 5 distinct categories. This has been true for more than a hundred clients encompassing hundreds of use cases across 12 industries. Having a keen awareness of where or how AI fits in your contact center for a great CX and ROI begins with understanding how to broadly classify your interactions. If it fits into one of these 5 categories, a live human agent should never handle it. Join Brian Morin, Mark Landry, and Marilyn Cassedy of SmartAction, and learn how to streamline your customer service.

Customer Service Outsourcing For Your Business Growth

Magellan Solutions

Factors You Should Know About Customer Service Outsourcing. Customer service outsourcing is a strategy to improve customer retention. Top businesses succeed due to a lot of reasons and among them is good customer service. Customer Service Expectations.

2021 52

Your Product’s Secret Power – Customer Service

CSM Magazine

During difficult times, some companies, unfortunately, look to save a couple of dollars from their customer service budget. But contrary to popular belief, customer service is just as important (if not more so) as other aspects of a business. Customer Service Articles

2021 52

Guest Post: The 4 Most Common Misconceptions About Customer Service

Hyken

She shares common misconceptions about customer service and offers ways to fight them in order to provide great customer experiences. Keep reading to dive into four common misconceptions about customer service, and how to combat them to offer better customer experiences.

2021 76

How to Avoid Roadblocks to Great Customer Service

ShepHyken

What gets in the way of creating a great customer service experience for you and/or your organization? Is it a process that is clunky, inconvenient and difficult for the customer? This is similar to an exercise that we do in our customer service workshops.

2020 119

Is Customer Service Dead?

Customers That Stick

Is customer service dead? Customer service is not dead, but it is changing. Part of that change is that we now look at the broader concept of customer experience, which is that overall journey a customer takes with a business or brand. Customer Service Blog

2020 78

Why customer service is an integral part of customer experience

CloudCherry

What comes to your mind when you hear the words “good customer experience”? Customer experience (CX) is one of the most important contributors to building customer loyalty and fostering long-lasting customer relationships. And in most cases, it is tied very closely to good customer service. Sometimes, you may not even realize how elements of customer service are present in the most basic user interactions. Effective self-service options.

2019 204

Need Mo’ Money? Customer Service can Help using the Power of Vision

TechSee

New thinking is pointing to another area of focus for boosting sales: Customer Service. Contact center agents and field service technicians are probably the best placed salespeople within the organization. Visual assistance makes Field Services profitable.

2021 109

Are You Ready for the Future of Customer Service?

BlueOcean

Did you know that 32% of customers worldwide will quit doing business with a brand – even if they love it – because of just one bad experience? This statistic from a PwC survey is an eye-opener for any organization that interfaces with customers on a regular basis. Although the surface reasons may be broad, often the root cause is a failure to evolve the customer service solution. More and more customer interactions are happening without any human interaction at all.

2018 194

What Happens to Customer Service When Unemployment Hits Historic Lows?

BlueOcean

In particular, customer service agents are among the most in-demand roles in the US, making them extremely difficult to fill. In spite of some of those persistent negative stereotypes about the contact center industry, delivering an optimal customer experience does require business acumen, technical/digital skill, and emotional intelligence – and that’s just for starters ( more info on the ideal agent profile here ). Ultimately, your customer experience could be at risk.

2019 146

The New Qualities for Customer Service Excellence

C3Centricity

The current pandemic has clearly highlighted those companies who care about their customers and who provide them with customer service excellence. It had been desperately trying to address a long-term deficit in customer service excellence versus its main competitor Swisscom.

2020 83

Why is Customer Service Important?

Customers That Stick

The data is in and customer experience leads to all sorts of favorable outcomes. If we’re talking about customer service specifically, as opposed to customer experience, it is important because it is one of the most important and crucial aspects of customer experience.

2020 78

Live Chat Customer Service: Top 5 Challenges

GetFeedback

Live chat customer service has become an expectation to the modern customer—more than half of all customers prefer chatting with someone in real time via chat rather than picking up their phone. While live chat is the perfect addition to any customer service program, it doesn’t come without its challenges. Here are the top 5 pain points associated with instituting a live chat customer service program and how to overcome them.

2019 200

Guest Post: Improving Employee Experience for Your Customer Service Team

ShepHyken

She shares a 3-step guide on how to improve the employee experience while maximizing customer engagement. Where would a business be without a customer service team? There’s no denying that without an effective customer service team , a business would fall apart.

2021 97

Turning the Tables on Bad Customer Service

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

If you haven’t yet discovered our podcast, Crack The Customer Code, I hope you will soon. We released our 15th episode , and it’s been quite the learning experience for my co-host Adam Toporek from Customers That Stick and me! Better customer service FTW. In episode 15, we tackle the subject of how certain industries can get away with treating customers poorly and still get good business results. Customer inclusion from the start.

2015 224

How Much Does It Cost to Give Great Customer Service?

ShepHyken

I recently wrote an article in Forbes about how to get customers to pay more. The focus, of course, was on customer service and experience. Research has irrefutably proven that customers will pay more for a better experience.

2020 129