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4 Ways to Provide Personalized Customer Service

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The lockdowns and aftermath of the 2020 global pandemic spiked growth in e-commerce sales as brick-and-mortar stores and restaurants closed their doors. Meetings and classrooms shifted to Zoom almost overnight. The pandemic pushed late adopters into new ways of shopping and interacting.

Customer Perception: What It Is and How To Measure It

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The concept of customer perception seems obvious, it is basically the customer’s opinion of a company at any given point during their customer journey. What is not so simple is tracking and measuring all the different variables that influence customer perception.

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3 Benefits of Knowledge Management for Customer Service

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Today’s customers increasingly expect personalized experiences from brands, so it is tempting to think that if your customer were having a problem, their first choice would be to get on a live call with customer service. When looking at actual customer behavior, the opposite is true.

The Importance of Customer Self Service Portal

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In recent years, the rise of social media put the customer in charge of the brand conversation. As e-commerce and demand for online help expands, companies have to meet and exceed new expectations to keep customers satisfied.

Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

5 Case Studies to Improve Your Customer Service

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As more and more customer transactions occur virtually, the quality of online help desks and customer service support is becoming an essential differentiator for companies. An estimated 73% of consumers say a good experience is critical in influencing their brand loyalties.

What is Customer Journey and Why Is It Important?

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For many years, companies focused on customer touchpoints to gauge customer satisfaction. In recent years, companies have seen that touchpoints do not capture the whole picture.

What Is Frictionless Customer Experience and Why Is It Important for Your Business?

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The 2020 shutdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed people into more virtual interactions than ever before. At the same time, emotions were running high worldwide. For customers, the quality of digital experiences became very important, a trend that is continuing into the post-pandemic era.

3 Tips to Improve Internal Customer Service Through Technology

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In today’s world, many companies are focusing on improving customer relationship management, and rightly so. Getting customer service right isn’t easy.

What Is a Unified Customer Experience and How Can It Benefit the Bottom Line?

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The customer relationship management space is buzzing with tips about providing a unified customer experience, but what exactly does that mean in the context of customer experience management (CXM)?

The Changing World of HR: Prepare Your HCM for the Future

Speaker: Mark Stelzner - Founder & Managing Principal at IA

Join Mark Stelzner of IA as he discusses how to optimize your current HCM system and the opportunities for new tech.

4 Tips to Improve CX with Conversational Customer Service

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Before the COVID-19 lockdowns, many companies were moving toward automation and using technology to improve customer service functions. During the stay-at-home orders and aftermath, companies accelerated their digital technology initiatives.

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5 Key Trends for ECommerce Customer Satisfaction in 2022

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Every eCommerce company juggles the balance of where to prioritize resources and drive revenue. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what to focus on in 2022 to set yourself up for growth in 2023 and beyond? It turns out that there is an answer.

Context in Customer Service: Why Is It Important in Customer Experience

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Let’s say you are a teenager and want to borrow your aunt’s car. Do you ask her right after she just hung up from an annoying call? How about when she comes inside after mowing the lawn on a hot day – that same lawn you were supposed to mow yesterday?

What is Customer Effort Score (CES) and How to Measure It?

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It is a fact of human nature (and customer relationship management) that people are more likely to complain than they are to give praise. When customers are unhappy, customer service agents are busy.

CCO + CMO: A Winning Partnership for Accelerated CX Growth

Find out how collaboration between a CMO and CCO can enhance the customer experience and drive business growth in this new ebook.

Improve Customer Experience with the Help of These 4 Teams

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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.

5 Top Customer Service KPIs for Telecom Companies

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Telecom companies operate in one of the most competitive sectors of the marketplace. The industry has the fourth-highest churn rate, after cable, financial, and general retail, meaning that 21% of new Telecom customers will stay less than a year with the same Telecom provider.

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Response Times & Delight Customers

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It’s no surprise that customer expectations for service are at an all-time high. In fact, according to a recent survey, 88% of customers say the experience a company provides is as important as its products or services. And 76% of customers say it’s easier than ever to take their business elsewhere.

How to Write a Compelling Customer Support Email

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When you’ve worked in support for a while, especially for the same company, it can feel like Groundhog Day. You feel like you answer the same questions day in and day out. That’s because you probably are! But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Practice makes perfect and setting yourself the challenge to improve keeps you interested. There are always things you could be doing better in your conversations.

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Top Techniques for Coaching Your Contact Center Agents

Speaker: Francoise Tourniaire - Founder of FT Works, Omid Razavi - Chief Advocacy Officer at SupportLogic, and Gregory Walker - Senior Product Manager at SupportLogic

In this presentation, we will discuss the five elements of building a real-time coaching program using AI-infused workflows that will allow managers and agents to continuously engage and drive more constructive dialogue. Sign up today!

How to Win New Customers With Better Experiences – Part 1

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Customers enjoy doing business with companies that are easy to work with. The Ubers and Amazons of the world are constantly setting the gold standard in terms of what customers should expect from businesses, making consumers very aware of what great customer experiences should look like. Ease of business is everything.

4 Things Customers Hate When They’re Looking for Help

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Usually, when your customers reach out to you, they are already in a bad state—they’re having problems with their product or service and they want your help. Ideally, they wouldn’t have to talk to anyone. Customers would rather not have to talk to anyone when they’re running into trouble, but would ultimately rather not have any trouble at all. So, when they reach out to you, if you provide them with an experience that is less-than-stellar, it can make the whole thing feel even worse.

What 1000 Consumers Say About Bad Customer Service

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CONTENTS. Intro: Word of mouth marketing. 1: The importance of getting it right first time. 2: Our experiment. 3: The results. 4: What this means for your business. 5: Is it too late to win the customer back? What you can do to rectify bad customer service. Takeaways. Intro: Word of mouth marketing. Word of mouth marketing is one of the most valuable forms of marketing with 92% of consumers believing recommendations from friends and family over all forms of advertising.

Modern Leading Morale Steps to Lead Great Customer Service Performance

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Leaders, do you know how to lead high morale for great customer service delivery? Customer service work in help desks , contact centers, technical support teams, and ecommerce centers is challenging and stressful. Are you adding to the reps’ stress or inspiring them to greatness? In other words, are you leading morale for great customer service? Here are the key modern day leading morale steps to guide you. Start by Removing These 9 Morale Killers. Metric only focus. .

Industry Shake-Up: 2023 Commerce Trends To Rock Your World

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito - Chameleon Collective | Ronak Shah - PSA Retail & CPG, Amazon Web Services | Wayne Teigen - Pivotree

Join this exclusive conversation with our expert panelists and learn how you can thrive as an e-commerce retailer - even when faced with adverse market challenges. Don't miss out; register today!

Is Emotional Intelligence Key To Outstanding Customer Service?

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Working in customer support can leave you feeling like an unrecognized or unsung hero. Praise is often in short supply and there is a lack of awareness about areas of responsibility and how much work the support team does. Within a brief conversation the agent is expected to engage each customer, fix their problem and move on swiftly to help others. It’s as if they’re expected to pull answers from an infinite memory bank and come up with instant answers.

10 Customer Experience Best Practices for all B2B Sales Teams

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In the current climate, customer experience is one of the main battlegrounds for sales organisations, often out-ranking factors like product and price. This can be especially true within the field of B2B sales, where customers are more informed than ever before, have higher expectations than in the past, and where existing customers are perfectly willing to switch to one of your competitors if you fail to provide the kind of experience they demand. .

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Why Support Should Have a Voice in Product Development

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Where do you begin when you develop a new product or feature? Product development can seem overwhelming. There are so many moving parts that trying to create something valuable from nothing can seem impossible. And with so many stakeholders to please, whose opinion should you seek? All too often a product development cycle starts with market research, gets approved by the board, developed and sold by a sales team before support is ever involved.

How Tiny Businesses Can Offer Stellar Customer Support

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In all the best practices and how-to’s, it’s easy for a small business to get lost with applying every customer service tip. You don’t have the budget of Amazon or the resources of Nordstrom. Forget a 50-person department dedicated to customer support – you don’t even have fifty employees, period. Does that mean tiny businesses don’t have what it takes to provide amazing customer support? Far from it!

Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!

How to Be 2 Steps Ahead in Anticipating Your Customer Needs

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This is a guest post from our friends over at FieldBoom. Josh Brown will walk you through ways to analyze your customers and their needs. Consistently exceeding expectations is what any entrepreneur or startup should aim for to increase customer bookings and enjoy growth. Companies like Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, and Zappos go the extra mile to ensure their customers receive top-notch customer service.

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Building an Onboarding and Training Program in Customer Support

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There are so many different ways to onboard new employees with a training program. It can be hard to know which way to start, especially if it’s your first time. You need to consider what kind of culture you are trying to foster, what priorities you want your team to have, and make a plan to preemptively correct problems and questions before they’ve even come up. It’s like trying to read the future without knowing what happened in the past!

Customer Experience Metrics That Keep the Pulse on Friction-Free Support

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One of the biggest mistakes when measuring customer experience is focusing on what your team is doing instead of what your customers are experiencing. Metrics like time tracking, productivity, and performance take the front seat, but often don’t relate to the experience your customer receives or how they feel about it. Average reply time, first response time, and the overall volume of conversations can give you useful insights into the productivity of your support but they each have flaws.

The Subtle Differences Between Customer Support and Customer Service

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The term ‘customer service’ evokes nostalgia for sales clerks in long aprons in country town emporiums. Some see it as the old-fashioned version of customer support. Many people can’t distinguish between terms ‘customer support’ and ‘customer service’. It’s confusing! Some businesses have rejected the term ‘customer service’ – in a bid to modernize an existing department – in favor of ‘customer support’ which sounds contemporary or even call it ‘customer success’.

Top Industry Secrets for Successful Contact Center Scripting

Speaker: Colin Taylor, CEO & Chief Chaos Officer at The Taylor Reach Group, Inc

Scripts have been around as long as contact centers. Scripts attempt to set out an ‘ideal’ path to success on the call, whether that's a sale, a resolved inquiry, or a closed case. While some scripting attempts have failed, AI and Agent Assist technologies can help.

5 Quick Ways to Support the Busy Customer

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There is a little irony that those of us in the customer service space have been observing since customer support first went online: Customers have become more impatient. Initially, customers wanted to be able to resolve their issues over email. Then they began to expect a response within 24 hours. Now, 39% of modern consumers expect a reply within four hours. 55% of Twitter and Facebook users expect to hear back even faster.