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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

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.

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.

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

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

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.

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

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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

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

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

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

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

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Why You Need to Capture Customer Feedback in Real-Time (and how to do it)

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Are you sending out CX (customer experience) surveys days or even weeks after the customer interaction? If so, have you considered what the consumer's experience of that might be and how that impacts on their perception of your brand? Or have you thought about some of the great opportunities the delay in your process precludes? Do you wonder what impact the delay has on future survey engagement or worse, customer loyalty. Closing the Feedback Loop CX Surveys Customer Experience Voice of Custome

The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

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

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How to set up Facebook Messenger for Business to Consumer Messaging

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The One Thing to do to Engage with Millennials

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Messenger: the best VOC Solution for Brick-and-mortar Businesses [Infographic]

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6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

3 Customer Feedback Questions that will Help Improve your Business

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Digital Marketer or Digital Customer Service Agent?

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5 things businesses should (but don't) know about using Facebook Messenger for Business

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Facebook is an amazing company. It employs thousands upon thousands of seriously talented people and has a valuation in the hundreds of billions having only been founded in 2004. Facebook Messenger Customer Service

How well thought out Messaging Auto-Responses improve Customer Service

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Nobody appreciates the voice that tells you “your business is important to us, please hold the line” when you call your electricity company. Badly scripted auto responses can easily have the same impact if they are mishandled. But well thought out auto-responses improve customer service by keeping customers informed of what is happening and helping agents be more productive. Facebook Messenger Messaging Customer Service Social Customer Care

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

Why Social Customer Service is now for every Business

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Social customer service has changed completely in the last 12 months! Facebook Messenger Messaging Customer Service Social Customer Service

Building a Successful Customer Experience Strategy

GetFeedback

Companies frequently designate customer experience (CX) as the most exciting opportunity for their business, according to the Digital Marketing Trends Report. Successful customer experience strategies will lead to greater customer satisfaction, higher revenue, and diminished customer churn.

40 Customer Retention Statistics You Need to Know

GetFeedback

Learn about the top two customer surveys for predicting and increasing customer retention. Anytime a customer cuts ties, you experience the negative impact of customer churn. While some churn is a normal part of any business, a high churn rate can cripple the growth of any organization.

How to Use Customer Insight to Drive Business Growth

Vision Critical

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.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

Introducing SMS Invitations

GetFeedback

Collect real-time, quality feedback from on-the-go customers. Today we’re excited to announce the newest addition to our suite of survey distribution channels: SMS.

5 things to look for in a customer experience tool

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Managing customer experience has become increasingly difficult because an organization's experience is impacted by nearly every department.

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How to Follow Up With NPS Detractors, Promoters, and Passives

GetFeedback

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a method to assess customer loyalty , and many businesses today consider it to be an important metric. But NPS is far more useful than just a number on a page. In fact, your NPS score is just the beginning. What truly matters is what you do with your NPS survey results.

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How to Start Improving CX in the Real World

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I’m often asked how or where a company should start improving CX. While the answer may be a little different for everyone, it’s critical to start out right! However, very few leaders take a realistic approach.

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The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).