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Scaling a Customer Centric Culture in Your Contact Center

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Contact centers of today are not just customer service centers. They are the epicenters of lasting customer experiences (CX) that help brands differentiate and compete better. Get ready for digital-first customers.

5 Key Technologies for the Future of Digital Customer Service

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It’s an important concept for any company considering digital customer service integration. You don’t simply want to plan for your current customer service needs. Most customers expect a self-service option on websites, and they want speed combined with personalization.

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The History of Customer Service in 500 Words

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And as long as there have been customers, there has been customer service. Even as professional merchants began to flourish about 3,000 years ago, every exchange of goods and services remained face to face. That meant customer service was tailored to each individual.

What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right?

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inContact’s research shows that banking was in the highest tier for customer satisfaction with 54% of respondents ranking it for the most satisfied recent interaction. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reported that banking customer satisfaction increased 5.3%

Why Digital Customer Service Depends on Software and Soft Skills

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If delivering extraordinary digital customer service were as simple as following a formula, everyone would be doing it. In fact, 89% of tweets from customers to businesses still go unanswered, and poor customer service is one of the main reasons for customer churn. Clearly there’s plenty of room for improvement in customer service. When most customers are expecting a response in under an hour, agents really must be on point.

Why WhatsApp Is the Next Digital Customer Service Channel You Need

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It’s an incredibly popular way for people to communicate, and this naturally applies to customers too. Let’s take a closer look at why WhatsApp is the next digital customer service channel you need. Why WhatsApp is exciting for customers. 65 billion messages are exchanged on WhatsApp daily, the number of these messages concerned with customer service is on the rise. One key element about why customers want to use WhatsApp is that it’s really easy.

Make Chat a Success in Your Contact Center – 5 Best Practices

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Are you looking into implementing chat as a new channel in you contact center? Or are you already using chat, but looking into how to improve the way you manage the channel? Here are some best practices that may help make chat a success in your contact center.

Why Digital Customer Service Depends on Software and Soft Skills

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If delivering extraordinary digital customer service were as simple as following a formula, everyone would be doing it. In fact, 89% of tweets from customers to businesses still go unanswered, and poor customer service is one of the main reasons for customer churn.

How Businesses Can Create Incredible CX

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Whether it's candle fragrances, ice cream flavors, or shoe colors, businesses have to cater to their customers' demands for options. Customer service is no different. Consumers value choice.

5 Key Technologies for the Future of Digital Customer Service

NICE inContact

It’s an important concept for any company considering digital customer service integration. You don’t simply want to plan for your current customer service needs. Digital customer service is evolving quickly, and this change hopefully comes in tandem with important developments in your business — namely growth. Most customers expect a self-service option on websites, and they want speed combined with personalization.

Make Chat a Success in Your Contact Center – 5 Best Practices

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Are you looking into implementing chat as a new channel in you contact center? Or are you already using chat, but looking into how to improve the way you manage the channel? Here are some best practices that may help make chat a success in your contact center. In other words: more customers are using chat to interact with more companies. If you already support chat, we have some suggestions that help you make even better use of the channel.

5 Paradigm Shifts Driving the Customer Experience Market

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Paul Jarman , NICE inContact Chief Executive Officer, discusses the key paradigm shifts that will lead to massive change in the contact center and customer experience market as part of our Transforming Customer Experiences series.

The Digital Revolution: Best-in-Class Digital Experiences

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1) Centrally managing next generation digital interactions in the contact center. Today in most company’s ownership of digital channels is siloed outside the contact center, typically in marketing. 2) Adding support for digital messaging and real-time channels.

What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right?

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inContact’s research shows that banking was in the highest tier for customer satisfaction with 54% of respondents ranking it for the most satisfied recent interaction. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reported that banking customer satisfaction increased 5.3% for 2016, and courtesy and helpfulness of tellers or other staff was the top ranking subset, website satisfaction next and call center satisfaction rounding out some of the top categories of rating.

5 Ways to Improve Your Customer Service

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At NICE inContact, we’re always thinking about digital customer service. We love finding ways to make customers happy and helping businesses raise the bottom line while doing it. We’ve looked at the trends, we’ve listened to customers, and now we’ve put our key learnings together. So here are 5 ways to improve your customer service. Following these tips will cut costs and increase revenue — all while making your customers happier and more loyal.

Not Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket – How Businesses Are Allocating CX Funds

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The next year should be one of substantial investment by businesses in their service channels, and that’s great news for their customers. The latest results and analysis appear in the 2019 NICE inContact Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark.

5 Ways That Digital Customer Service Is Influencing Customer Expectations

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It’s common for blogs related to customer service and customer experience to talk about how the increasing ubiquity of social media requires fundamental changes in the way that brands should conceive of customer service. Social media is a relatively new medium of communication, and brands certainly must tailor their tone of voice and style of interaction to social channels. We can’t say it enough: Customer service needs to be personalized.

The History of Customer Service in 500 Words

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And as long as there have been customers, there has been customer service. Even as professional merchants began to flourish about 3,000 years ago, every exchange of goods and services remained face to face. That meant customer service was tailored to each individual. Until relatively recently a merchant knew all his customers and therefore had a personal interest in taking care of them. From phone service to digital.

Are You Prepared to Offer Customer Service via Text/SMS?

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It was a more convenient method of communicating as you could do it when a phone call wasn’t an option and you could carry on a conversation throughout the day/week. Consumers want SMS as an option to communicate with customer service/support.

Are Your Customers as Satisfied as You Think They Are?

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We live in an omnichannel customer service world now. Emerging technologies and changing consumer demands fundamentally have shifted the way businesses interact with their customers. This dynamic has created a scenario in which organizations have to offer many more service channels than in the past in order to address the wide spectrum of preferences and capabilities of their customer base. The post Are Your Customers as Satisfied as You Think They Are?

4 Questions Every Contact Centre Needs to Ask

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Companies hold contact centres accountable for delivering a critical competitive differentiator — superior customer experience. And so do customers: In fact, 73% of consumers say customer service plays an important role in their purchase decisions. What Do Customers Want? They want interactions that are quick and easy; they want their issues resolved; and they want friendly and knowledgeable service.

How Businesses Can Create Incredible CX

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Whether it’s candle fragrances, ice cream flavors, or shoe colors, businesses have to cater to their customers’ demands for options. Customer service is no different. Much has been written about the growth of self-service technologies, like mobile apps and chatbots. Customers still value the option of interacting with agents. We asked them about a number of key CX-related topics, including plans to invest in their service operations.

4 Ways to Win with a Multi-Channel Contact Center with Service and Technology

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Multi-channel is more important than ever as customers expect information to be available when instantly and through the channels they already use daily. Call Center Communication Customer Experience Customer Service

3 Reasons to Focus on Your Weakest Customer Service Channel

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“You are only as good as your weakest channel.” – Nancy Jamison, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. This is one of our favorite quotes from a leading analyst in the contact center space. It speaks to the changing customer landscape and the importance of staying up-to-date on what technology customers actually want to use – not the technology you think they want to use. See if it sparks you to rethink your weakest channel.

Cheat Sheet for Building the Best Chatbot

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The chatbot revolution is here, and having a bot that can talk to your customers online is key to your brand’s success and future growth. Don’t try to fool your customers into thinking your chatbot is a human agent. 5) Specify your customer’s interests.

5 Reasons Customers Love Chatbots

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Chatbots are a kind of silver bullet to fulfill the needs of today’s demanding digital customers. Let’s take a closer look at 5 reasons customers love AI-driven chatbots. 1) Customers expect self-service options. While customers still like talking to human customer service agents when they have complicated issues that need real interaction, these days most customers also expect websites to provide self-service options.

Advanced Chat for CXone: Vera Bradley’s Journey to Excellence

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Vera Bradley’s customers reflect the colorful vibrance of this popular accessories brand. It’s all part of a robust customer experience , a central focus for a company that’s grown over the years by not only listening to but delighting its customers. When Vera Bradley introduced web chat in 2011, customers embraced it wholeheartedly. Customers were sending an important message.

Digital Omnichannel: Most Businesses Aren’t Where They Need to Be

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The line between traditional and digital communications has blurred, and savvy customers are demanding more from the companies they do business with. One top demand is for true omnichannel customer service , no matter the channel. We reported in the 2018 NICE inContact Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark that 91% of consumers expect a seamless omnichannel experience. To find out, we surveyed over 900 contact center decision makers.

5 Secrets of Accurate Scheduling in Today’s Contact Center

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Answers to Some of Your Most Pressing CX Questions Are Just a Download Away

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Does your company have a true understanding of what your customers want, need and think? Specifically, how do your customers feel about your customer service? How about the latest digital channels? Or are they still most satisfied with a phone call with a competent agent? Are you being realistic about whether your customer service really satisfies your customers? These are questions that keep contact center leaders up at night.

The Digital Revolution: Best-in-Class Digital Experiences

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1) Centrally managing next generation digital interactions in the contact center. Today in most company’s ownership of digital channels is siloed outside the contact center, typically in marketing. Marketing staff assigned to monitor these channels lack all the necessary skills to provide timely and complete answers The focus of marketing when monitoring digital channels is for brand reputation, not service.

Omnichannel Customer Experience = Omnipresent + Omniscient Agents

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Digital is the new norm, and it’s disrupting the way customers communicate with brands. With the proliferation of newer digital devices and channels, customers prefer to reach brands through digital channels rather than voice channels. But companies deploying and promoting digital customer service channels, like chat or SMS, are not seeing the results with NPS, containment, and agent efficiency.

The Contact Center’s Role in Building Self-Service

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Many organizations are learning firsthand that contact centers play a central role in encouraging and supporting low-cost access channels.

Columbia Sportswear Takes Customer Service to the Cloud

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That passion also extends to delivering outstanding customer service. As their customer support inquiries increased, Columbia Sportswear knew they needed a new contact center solution to support seasonal call volumes, e-commerce, and their unique brands. Searching for the Ideal Contact Center System. Scalability to satisfy seasonal call volumes. Quick and simple access to live call statistics.

5 Secrets of Accurate Scheduling in Today’s Contact Center

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Contact Center Future Shock: Channels May Become Part of Our Past

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Which Channels do Customers Trust the Most?

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If you’re in Customer Service, you’ve heard of “omnichannel”. The challenge is the human interface, both the consumer wanting (or not wanting) omnichannel integration , and the agent actually incorporating all channels in the right way. With the addition of more channels and pseudo omnichannel service, companies should be asking questions like: Which channels do customers prefer to use most often? Do certain channels illicit more honesty?

Best Practices in Multi-Channel Support

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Honeywell Transforms Its Business with the CXone Solution

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As a multi-industry manufacturing company, Honeywell develops solutions around energy and efficiency. The company determined that customer experience excellence could be the catalyst for many of the business transformations it wanted to achieve. Honeywell not only established customer experience as a top priority but made it a corporate initiative. However, moving to NICE inContact — and the cloud — has enabled Honeywell to elevate its customer service to a whole new level.

The Human Factor in Digital Customer Experience – Free Report

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Technology has dramatically changed consumer expectations over the last 10 years with companies who want to lead in the digital customer experience finding ways to utilize technology in smarter ways. New technology can enhance both agent-assisted and self-service interactions.

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