2018

How to Disrupt Your Competition

ShepHyken

Less than one week before the release of my new book, The Convenience Revolution: How to Deliver a Customer Service Experience That Disrupts the Competition and Creates Fierce Loyalty , so I thought it appropriate to share some thoughts on how being easy – or convenient – can give you a competitive advantage over your competition. When your customers can buy what you sell from others, that’s called competition. That also makes it a commodity.

2018 512

Millennial Generation Customer Service – The Ultimate Guide

TechSee

A day in the life of a Millennial. Ashley rolls over, checks her Fitbit Ionic to see the quality of REM sleep she experienced last night, and reaches for her iPhone to scan her messaging apps and social networks. She tweets about her sleep quality and messages her roommate that her share of the rent has been paid with Venmo.

2018 303
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How to Use Customer Insight to Drive Business Growth

Alida

In a landscape full of disruption, growing your business could take a backseat to hedging your risks. New competitors can sprout when you least expect it, and choosing a growth strategy that fits your business model can be risky. At the same time, there are several strategies you can follow to grow your business, even when disruption abounds. But before you can grow, you need to keep a pulse on your customers.

2018 329

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

Micah Solomon

[Originally published in Forbes.com. The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Here are three ways to reach Micah: email, chat, web). 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.

2018 229

How to Supercharge Your Customer Feedback Strategies with Messaging

When customers communicate with companies, they choose the channel for quickest response, even if it’s not their preferred channel. Read about this disconnect, the preference for human-assisted channels, and how messaging improves customer experience.

How to Understand and Engage the Outliers in Your Organization

Customer Bliss

In my new Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below. In each episode of my podcast , I ask my guests, “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?”

2018 263

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Four of the Most Successful Employee Engagement Strategies Also Drive Customer Experience

CX University

There are hundreds of best practices for employee engagement, and all of them are being practiced by firms across this good, green Earth: at some growing businesses, at some failing businesses too. My question is, “How do we know which best practices will most benefit our employee engagement initiatives? Which should I apply in my business?”. So my team and I embarked on a mission to exhume the real nuts and bolts of engagement.

2018 175

Building Your Best Culture in 2019

CX Accelerator

When we are honest with ourselves, we all know culture is the linchpin for everything we do in the Contact Center. We have the very best and newest technology, hire the perfect “on-paper” resumes, and have the budget of King Tut, but without a healthy, positive working culture…these things are essentially meaningless. Naturally, an exceptional culture is the hardest thing to build, and equally as difficult to maintain.

2019 209

Is Your Social Customer Service Already Stellar?

BlueOcean

If you answered the headline with a yes – give yourself a major pat on the back. You are out there setting the standard for others to follow (And please, get in touch so we can get you signed on for a guest blog spot). If you answered “no, our social customer care is most definitely not kicking ass” – don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated five thought-provoking blogs that will help you get on the path to best-in-class social customer care.

2018 173

10 chat support job responsibilities: what you need to know about providing live chat support to your customers

UJET

It's Friday. You're queuing up emails for next week's big product announcement when all of a sudden your email service stops working. Customer Experience Multichannel Support Live Chat Customer Support

2018 254

Should Loyalty Metrics Be Reassessed Post-Pandemic?

Two years later, CX pros wonder how the pandemic has changed customer expectations, and how their CX measurements should accommodate these changes. To find the answers we analyzed VOC data from a variety of industries. Download this eBook and learn what we discovered!

Four Ways to Increase Meaningful Interactions with Your Customers

CSM Magazine

Investing in overall brand experience for customers is one of the most important aspects of any business. By building a happy, loyal customer base that makes brand interaction easy and enjoyable, businesses can ensure that they have the edge over competitors. With the rise of challenger brands, this has become particularly important for the utilities industry over recent years.

Guest Blog: How Live Chat Can Improve Conversion Rate For Your Business

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by David Olson who shares tips on how to use live chat software correctly. – Shep Hyken. The modern marketplace offers many different ways to make your business and employees more productive. From automation to artificial intelligence, now is an exciting time to explore all the possibilities. One of the most promising methods for improving your conversion rates is through live chat software.

2018 248

3 Business Reasons to Care About CX

Oracle

My daughter, Claudia, and I have a tradition when we eat ice cream at home: it’s always topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and sprinkles. One day not long ago, Claudia asked me if I’d make her a bowl of ice cream. I was in the middle of something but said yes anyway—and made it in a rush. When I handed Claudia the ice cream, her enthusiastic thank-you and broad smile quickly dissolved into disappointment. “What happened to the whipped cream and sprinkles?”

2018 203

Uncovering the “why” delivers higher research ROI for CX leaders

Alida

Note: This article is part of our ROI Matters series , which explores the value of research ROI to C-suite executives and leaders in product innovation , customer experience, marketing and customer insight. . It’s not enough to treat the symptoms of an illness—you need to understand the cause.

ROI 221

How to Make Every Survey a Top Customer Experience!

We’ve all had surveys that we’d rather forget, but surveys are a critical element of your overall customer experience. Download this eBook and get the four key elements of a brand-building survey program. Use these tenets to help your surveys deepen your customer’s relationship with your brand.

10 Customer Service Transformations That Can Overhaul Your Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

[Originally published in Forbes.com. The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Here are three ways to reach Micah: email, chat, web). Last week, I suggested quick wins that could improve your customer service and customer experience. Today, I’m going to challenge you to go deeper.

2018 224

How to Build the Employee Experience and Culture of Continuous Improvement with VP of CX & Loyalty at Hertz

Customer Bliss

How do you take insights from customers and drive better decision making and better product delivery? This is one of the many questions that Eric Smuda , VP of Customer Experience & Loyalty of Hertz car rental service had to ask when he joined the company to transform customer and employee experience. Before joining Hertz, Eric spent time conducting traditional market research work and realized he had a passion for customers and how we treat them.

2018 180

Taking Customers Beyond the Honeymoon Phase

Bold360

Comparing customer acquisition to dating isn’t a huge leap – you bring someone in with attractive offers and witty repertoire, but are you thinking about how you keep them? Are you putting in the same level of effort after prospects become customers? It’s at the point of conversion that most companies turn their focus to their next objective: landing another customer. Here’s why that MO is a no-go for your bottom line. You meet someone new — and you put your best foot forward.

2018 200

Connecting Customer Experience Goals to Financial Metrics to Prove ROI

CloudCherry

Social media, online reviews, product ratings—these platforms have transformed into the customer’s soapbox, empowering them to speak freely about a brand’s strengths and faults. Organizations eventually picked up on its impact, focusing now on creating delightful customer experiences for all who walk through their doors.

ROI 220

Should Loyalty Metrics be Reassessed Post-Pandemic? And What About NPS?

How has the pandemic changed customer expectations and CX strategies? From several verticals and a wealth of VOC data, we share key insights and examine if NPS has the same predictive power. See how you should adjust your metrics!

What You Need to Know to Reduce Customer Effort in 2019

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

It’s that time of year. We’re all making predictions and tracking trends in customer experience. What will happen in 2019? Which trends will matter? Which will fade away? One thing we predict will not change for a long time is the need to reduce customer effort.

2019 176

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. But what constitutes a bad experience? Although the surface reasons may be broad, often the root cause is a failure to evolve the customer service solution.

2018 194

How to Deliver a Great Customer Experience (VIDEO)

GetFeedback

Today, customers can interact with companies in more ways than ever, across unique channels, devices, and time zones. A customer might see a company’s ad, visit their website, browse their products, read customer reviews, and go on their way—all without speaking to a single human. While technology and automation have unquestionably improved our lives, they’ve also made the modern customer experience much noisier.

2018 235

Level Up Your VoC Program

CX Accelerator

Breaking free from survey mentality with unstructured customer feedback. It’s hard to say exactly when or how it happened, but the phrase “Voice of the Customer” (VoC) has become nearly synonymous with survey process. When we consider today’s customer, and the methods by which they exercise their voice, we can do so much more. Consumers are not as likely to fill out surveys as they once were.

2018 152

How to Design Your VOC Program for CX Success

What kind of reaction do you notice when “voice of the customer” is mentioned at your company? Chances are it conjures up some mix of frustration, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, or avoidance. That’s because today, most companies fail to get a real payoff from their voice of the customer (VOC) investment. Your VOC program needs to be carefully designed; this eBook will guide you with the 4 dimensions for true success. Download the eBook today!

Improve Customer Experience with the Help of These 4 Teams

Kayako

When we talk about customer experience, many of us think about support. We think about the touchpoints between customer and business when the customer needs help buying or using a product. These interactions make up part of the customer experience, but not all of it. Customer experience encompasses the entire end-to-end journey a customer takes. That involves a whole lot more than just your customer service or support team.

2018 160

5 Steps to Understanding Customer Needs Through Mindset Data

Oracle

Businesses now live in the age of “experience” Thanks to the digital revolution, so much of a brand’s bottom line now depends on customer experience because consumers have more access to information (and therefore more access to alternatives) than they’ve ever had before. The competition for consumer headspace is increasing and so is the pressure for brands to create an emotional bond with customers.

2018 166

Is your brand customer first or do you just say that?

Alida

We can all agree customers are critical to a brand’s profitability. Without them, there would be no brand. No business. No profits. You know they’re important. You know you should put them first. Yet, in a highly competitive retail environment, it’s also so easy to focus primarily on product development. Creating the best, most sought-after products consumers want is often front and center. Guess what? You can’t put both products and customers first. It has to be one or the other.

2018 185

Lesson #8: VoC Is Not The Same Thing As Market Research, But They're Converging

PeopleMetrics

The following is an excerpt from Listen Or Die by Sean McDade, P hD. Market research was developed a century ago to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and products. Today it’s used in similar ways—to figure out competitive positioning, determine the optimal price for new products, or to decide on the most effective advertising strategies (to name a few). However, market research and Voice of the Customer (VoC) are not the same.

2018 202

The Ideal Support Community for Your CX Team

Speaker: Adrian Speyer, Head of Community and Lead Evangelist for Higher Logic Vanilla

Struggling to reach your customer service goals? A support community could be the answer you’re looking for. Worried about time to resolution and quality of self-service answers? Let Adrian Speyer explain in this free webinar.