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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

5 User Experience Improvements to Help Increase Survey Response Rates

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One of the great ironies of Customer Experience Management (CXM) as a discipline, is that many of the surveys designed to help businesses gather the data they need to improve Customer Experience offer terrible User Experience (UX).

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.

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.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

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.

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

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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4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

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

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

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

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

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

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

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

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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

How to set up Facebook Messenger for Business to Consumer Messaging

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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.

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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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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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.

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

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

How to Disrupt Your Competition

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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.

7 practical steps to build a data-driven CX program

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Recent articles about customer experience (CX) have included statements as grandiose as: “Customer experience is the new brand.”- Forbes. Put customer experience at the heart of your operations.”- McKinsey. Customer experience is the key competitive differentiator.” - Wall Street Journal.

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The What. The So What. The Now What. From Customer Experience Data to Outcomes.

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CX thought leader, Annette Franz, discusses the key components required to go from customer experience data to customer experience outcomes

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4 Reasons Your Customers Won’t Reach Out to Customer Service

GetFeedback

To relieve customers’ hard feelings about problems with some products or services, companies usually choose to improve the customer service skills of their agents. But does this work well?

How to Segment Your Customers to Grow Revenue

GetFeedback

While you can’t reach out to each customer individually, it’s nice when you can get as close as possible. The problem is that it’s challenging. You want to provide great customer experiences to every possible customer group, but that’s difficult to do, even with a relatively small organization.

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The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

How to Design Your Website for the Best Customer Experience

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With the rise of personalized customer servicing and user experience (UX) trends, customers are no longer satisfied with just a straightforward purchase.

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