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How Retailers Can Prepare for Coronavirus and Maintain Good CX

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How Retailers can Get Started with Google My Business Messaging

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How Retailers can Get Started with Google My Business Messaging

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3 Tactics CEOs Use to Improve Customer Experience Culture

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According to research by consultancy firm Morar, 100% of the 844 executives surveyed for a recent report indicated that customer experience (CX) is a key focus area for their business.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

3 Ways Store Layout Decisions Impact on Customer Experience

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A recent post on LinkedIn by business mentor Miriam Simon got me thinking about the relationship between store layout and customer experience. Miriam’s post was short and to the point. It simply stated: Customer Experience retail

Guest Blog: Coloring Outside the Lines…Creating a NEW Customer Experience!

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This week we feature an article by Jeff Tobe who writes about Customer Experience and how you can apply CX thinking to your business. Customer Service Customer Experience CX Benchmarking retail Restaurant

Improve Customer Experience by Introducing Friction

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It sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it? How can you optimise a journey with friction when for many it is considered the nemesis of growth and success? It is annihilated at every opportunity in the digital world for fear the customer might abandon a purchase or fail to sign up for a newsletter. This is not necessarily the case in physical locations like stores, restaurants and service centres. Sometimes a little friction can be a good thing. Customer Service Customer Experience

5 User Experience Improvements to Help Increase Survey Response Rates

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Tips from Experienced Retailers on How to Improve Customer Experience

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The retail sector is expected to continue to experience enormous challenges in the new decade. More Company Voluntary Administrations (CVAs) and liquidations are expected resulting in mass store closures and redundancies. Grim times indeed.

A Practitioner's Guide to Sustainable Customer Experience in the Contact Center

To make contact center conversations great, you need to set-up the right environment for success. This involves your contact center design, the data you use, and some critical customer-centric capabilities.

How Retailers can Get Started with Google Business Messaging

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5 Reasons to Consider Alternatives to Mystery Shoppers

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5 Must-Read Customer Service Articles of the Week - June 20

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Every week I read a number of CX and Customer Feedback articles from various publications and blogs around the web. Here are my top five picks for this week with a quick summary of each

5 Key Success Factors in a Multi-Unit CX Program

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Managing customer experience in a multi-unit business is more difficult than it is in most single point of contact businesses. The volume of people involved in these businesses and the geographically distributed nature of business units (i.e.

How a Top 25 Most Trusted Brand Handed Their CX to AI

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, SmartAction & Patty Kleinfeldt, Director of Q&E, AAA

One of the most trusted brands in the world, AAA, took the most critical aspect of their Customer Experience and handed it over to an AI-powered virtual agent for omnichannel self-service. In this webinar, we will hear from Brian Morin of SmartAction and AAA's Dispatch Operations Manager, Steve Bennett. They will dive into how AAA handled this transition and the effect its had on CX.

5 Must-Read Customer Service Articles of the Week - June 10

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Every week I read a number of CX and Customer Feedback articles from various publications and blogs around the web. Here are my top five picks for this week with a quick summary of each. Customer Feedback CX Surveys Customer Experience Voice of Customer

What Customer Feedback Questions Should You Ask in a Restaurant?

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We have a variety of different food service businesses using our product to manage customer experience (CX) and no two brands have an identical CX survey.

5 Tips to Improve CX Survey Engagement Rates

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In a recent hard hitting but excellent article by Bob Thompson of CustomerThink , he pointed out that 93% of customer experience initiatives are failing. He went on to say that Paul Hagen (Head of Customer Experience & Innovation Strategy at West Monroe Partners ) believes that the vast majority (75%) of failures are due to poor execution. Hagen's key recommendation to improve execution is.

The Customer Experience Implications of Food Delivery Apps

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In the first half of 2018 the total value of food deliveries made by the top 5 third party delivery apps in the USA was $5 billion and YoY growth was 54.6%. They are two staggering statistics that point to a future where many restaurants will do more revenue on delivery orders than on dine-in orders.

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

Who should be using CXM Software in a Chain Store?

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One of the most common problems that leads to poorly performing Customer Experience (CX) programs is a failure to engage staff at all levels of the organisation. Customer Feedback Closing the Feedback Loop CX Surveys Customer Experience Voice of Customer

Improving NPS does not (always) equal Improving CX

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We recently ran a customer experience (CX) focused AdWords campaign and it amazed us how many people were searching for something like "tactics to improve Net Promoter Score" or "how to increase NPS in a restaurant?”. The questions suggest there might be an issue with the mindset of the people conducting the searches because improving NPS is not the same thing as improving CX. This is indicative of how CX has fallen over itself.

4 Customer Expectation Management Strategies to Improve CX

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In essence, customer experience (CX) is the customer’s perception of how well you live up to your brand promise. If you fail to meet the expectations you have created, then that brand promise can become a stick to beat yourself with. The power of social media means that such a stick can be quite devastating because individual customers can cause more damage to your brand than ever before. Customer Experience

Choosing a CXM Platform for a Retail Chain: 5 Things to Consider

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Why Community is a Strategic Asset Against Your Competitors

Speaker: David Spinks, Founder of CMX and VP of Community at Bevy, and Adrian Speyer, Head of Community at Vanilla Forums

Join Vanilla Forums as Founder of CMX and VP of Community at Bevy, David Spinks, and Head of Community at Vanilla Forums, Adrian Speyer talk about how the best companies in the world are building strong cross-channel communities to successfully protect their most valuable assets: their customers, partners and stakeholders.

Using WhatsApp Business for Customer Service - Last Updated: 24 Jan 2018

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The intention of this post is to keep businesses updated on the rollout of WhatsApp Business. We will update it regularly for the benefit of our clients and other interested parties. Messaging Customer Service Social Customer Service Customer Experience

Emotions: The Key to Increasing NPS in Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

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I recently visited an outlet of a multinational department store where the emergency exit was in use due to some maintenance being done on an escalator. I was delighted to see the above blackboard covering an entire wall in what would normally be a staff only area. This kind of initiative is commendable and no doubt it has helped the brand build its reputation for being very customer-centric. Customer Service Customer Feedback Customer Experience Voice of Customer

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Why Messenger is the best VOC Solution for Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

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You know customer feedback is essential to running your retail chain, restaurant group or similar multi-location business. You want to be able to benchmark outlet performance and determine why one outlet is performing better or worse than others. You know that once a customer has left the premises dissatisfied, the chances of them returning are slim to none.

Benchmarking CX Performance in Retail, Franchise & Restaurant Groups

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Source: ServiceDock dashboard. In response to the frequently asked question about the best piece of advice I have ever received, I typically respond with this hard-hitting comment: Customer Experience CX Benchmarking

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

5 Ways to Capture Customer Feedback in Physical Locations

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All businesses need customer feedback, but unlike the online world, bricks and mortar businesses very often won't have a customer’s email address or mobile number to ask for it. Customers walk in the door and eat, buy something or avail of your services and then leave. As a business owner, you can ask them in person if they enjoyed the meal, had a good checkout experience or were satisfied with the haircut. Customer Feedback Customer Experience

How to set up Facebook Messenger for Business to Consumer Messaging

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Closing the Feedback Loop should be a Goal of Great CEM!

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5 Key Metrics to Measure Customer Experience (CX) in Chain Stores

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3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

On-demand training is a powerful tool you can leverage to support new customer onboarding and ongoing education through the customer lifecycle. In this eBook, we’ll delve into the 3 key benefits of on-demand training for your customer onboarding process.

The One Thing to do to Engage with Millennials

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