Redundancy: Preparing Customer Care for Crisis Situations

BlueOcean

How do we prepare customer care for crisis situations and ensure our capacity to serve customers? The post Redundancy: Preparing Customer Care for Crisis Situations appeared first on Blue Ocean. Redundancy. Business Continuity.

Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Customer Care

NICE inContact

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), conversational chatbots , self-service and digital channels all contribute to an improved customer experience – but what kind of risks come with adopting AI?

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Why you should care about customer care

Customercount

Proper customer care will produce referrals, increase traffic and cause money to flow. The post Why you should care about customer care appeared first on CustomerCount. It minimizes complaints and creates efficiencies.

Are You Using 1999 Metrics to Measure 2019 Customer Care?

BlueOcean

Those metrics were born in an era when customer service was a race, where whoever got to the finish line first (i.e. How do we use that data to improve the customer experience? Changing this approach and perspective is the first step in becoming a brand that your customers love.

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.

Unraveling the Tangled Vines of Omnichannel Customer Care

BlueOcean

Competitive pressures, customer expectations, and emerging technologies are some of the key factors pushing leaders to elevate and evolve their customer service approach. We often talk about omnichannel as the ultimate goal for any and every customer service solution.

Social Customer Care: What Every Marketer Needs to Know

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

We get asked a lot about how to help customers in the 24/7 always-connected world we live in. Customers turn to social media to get questions answered quickly, report issues about products, praise great service and much more. It’s easy to “set up” a social media presence for customers and then just sort of forget to maintain it. Social customer care is going to be with us forever. Why not get better at how you’re serving customers there?

Social Customer Care Cannot Be Ignored

ShepHyken

So, what does a social media marketing conference have to do with customer service? It’s been said that customer service is the new marketing. If that is true – and it is – then social media customer service is the updated version of that.

The 3 Hottest Trends Impacting Outsourced Customer Care

BlueOcean

The only constant in the customer care world is change, and if you don’t keep up, you’ll be left behind. That’s why we’ve compiled these must-read articles to keep you updated and give you some food for thought as you think about the future of your outsourced customer care.

Hitting the Brakes or Pedal to the Metal? Selecting an Outsourced Customer Care Partner Mid-Pandemic

BlueOcean

Situation: You’re tasked with choosing a new outsourced partner for your organization’s customer care program. Did the pandemic expose cracks in your current customer care solution, whether that is in-house or outsourced? Evaluating Your Customer Care RFP Responses.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

Building a Culture of Customer Care Isn’t Easy

Kayako

She will guide you through why customer care is so important and how teams can feel empowered to help their customers. You love doing everything that you can for your customers. Customers can make crazy requests. But, it’s the first step in helping your customer.

AI and Customer Care: The Future is Here

BlueOcean

Long gone are the days when customers almost expected to experience IVR hell and would pretty much tolerate jaw-dropping wait times. IBM reports that by 2020 – that’s just two years away – 85% of all customer service interactions will occur without a human agent.

3 Reasons to Take Millennials Customer Care Seriously

Russel Lolacher

Jokes about call centres, humour about customer interactions… and one making a joke about how millennials would be easier to serve if they would just stop starring at their screens. 1) If They aren’t Your Customers Now, They will Be. Millennials aren’t your enemy.

The Customer Care, Success, and Experience Continuum

Andrew Mcfarland

When asked to explain the difference between customer care, success, and experience I explain my perspective in terms of a continuum. Customer care (or service) relates to a company’s ability to respond appropriately to customer inquiries. When a customer raises. Customer Experience What Is Customer Service? Continuum Customer Care Customer Success

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Are Your Customer Care Metrics Customer-Centric?

ClearAction

Are Your Customer Care Metrics Customer-Centric? Customer care metrics are a barometer of performance across a variety of customer interactions such as chat, text messages, email, social media and communities. Customer wait time during chat.

Up Where Expectations Soar: Customer Care in the Age of Entitlement

BlueOcean

The trend of personalized customer experience has since transformed almost every industry as we know it. The dark side is that for many customers, the expectation of personalization can be a direct path to a sense of entitlement. The Tools to Tackle Customer Entitlement.

Hitting the Brakes or Pedal to the Metal? Selecting an Outsourced Customer Care Partner When the World’s on Fire

BlueOcean

Situation: You’re tasked with choosing a new outsourced partner for your organization’s customer care program. Did the pandemic expose cracks in your current customer care solution, whether that is in-house or outsourced? Evaluating Your Customer Care RFP Responses.

How You Can Win at Social Customer Care

The DiJulius Group

What business isn’t using social media to connect with customers nowadays? In Dan Gingiss’ book, Winning at Social Customer Care, he outlines a couple of things you need to consider when hiring someone to.

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.

3 Most Important Ingredients of Social Customer Care

Provide Support

Most important ingredients of social customer care. Today probably every business is sufficiently aware of the importance of social media for customer service.

AI for Customer Care Automation

CSM Magazine

Diversity of communication tools drives companies to develop omni-channel flexibility to stay in touch with customers and employees. Therefore, 5 years ago we decided at Dynamic AI to fully automate repetitive work in customer care in real-time. Customer Service Articles

Improving customer care with AI text analytics

Keatext

The post Improving customer care with AI text analytics appeared first on Keatext. Customer Experience

Should Online Shops Outsource E-Commerce Customer Care?

Magellan Solutions

Can e-commerce customer care help them last in the saturated market? Closing sales marks only the start of your real journey with your customer. To make it possible, you first need to have the complete ingredients that will pull your existing customers back into your business.

Drive Employee and Customer Satisfaction with SLAs

Speaker: John Goodman, Vice Chairman, CCMC, Customer Care Measurement & Consulting

Technology has elevated every aspect of the customer journey. All aspects that is, but one: customer complaints. Too often, CSRs use technology as a crutch rather than a tool, and it's starting to show--57% of customer rage results are technology-based. And as we've turned to tech to solve our customer support problems, our internal service providers have fallen into disrepair. Let's start making tech serve us rather than substitute for us. Let's empower our employees and give them the tools and strategies that will make even the angriest customer a loyal customer. Join John Goodman, Vice Chairman of Customer Care Measurement and Consulting and author of Customer Experience 3.0, and master customer rage.

How to hire the right social customer care agents

NewVoiceMedia

No social customer care program can be successful without the right people interacting with your customers and prospects. The patience, empathy, compassion and friendliness that a Customer Service agent must possess to be successful are extremely difficult to teach.

5 Reasons You Need to Take Long-Term Social Customer Care Seriously

Russel Lolacher

74% of Millennials (18-34) and 58% of GenX (35-54) have a better opinion of organizations that provide social media customer care – Microsoft . The secret weapon in social customer care isn’t that much of a secret, it’s all in the name.

What’s the State of Social Customer Care in 2016?

BlueOcean

In our world, it’s a little bit soul crushing to know that one third of people in the US would choose to clean a toilet over talking with customer service. If the call to customer care is a dreaded and distasteful last resort, how do we adapt and improve the experience?

You Can Absolutely Ignore Social Customer Care

The Upsell

Is social customer care important to you? Recently, customer service king o’kings Shep Hyken, visited Social Media Marketing World in San Diego to speak on the customer experience and its changing nature.

IMP Customer Care Becomes Blue Ocean Contact Centers

BlueOcean

IMP Customer Care, a bilingual outsourced contact center with roots in Bathurst, is transitioning to the Blue Ocean Contact Centers brand. The transition will be seamless as the leadership and customer care team will remain in place under the Blue Ocean brand.

Call centres on the AI frontlines: Improving customer care

Keatext

The post Call centres on the AI frontlines: Improving customer care appeared first on Keatext. Customer Experience

Why Artificial Intelligence Now—and Why in Customer Care?

Avaya

Sheila McGee-Smith is a leading communications industry analyst and strategic consultant with a proven track record in new product development, competitive assessment, market research, and sales strategies for customer care solutions and services.

RFP Resources for Procuring an Outsourced Customer Care Solution

BlueOcean

Choosing an outsourced customer care partner might just be one of the most complex procurement scenarios out there. After all, this is a partner who will hold your brand and reputation in their hands, interfacing with your loyal (and often concerned) customers day in and day out.

What’s the State of Work-at-Home in Customer Care in 2017?

BlueOcean

They had been outsourcing their customer service to a call center with a predominantly “work-at-home” (WAH) model and one of the first questions they asked us was about work-at-home agents. The post What’s the State of Work-at-Home in Customer Care in 2017?

How to hire the right social customer care agents

NewVoiceMedia

No social customer care program can be successful without the right people interacting with your customers and prospects. The hiring of the front-line social care staff should be thoughtful, strategic and intentional, as it will set up the rest of the program to be able to scale in the future. The patience, empathy, compassion and friendliness that a Customer Service agent must possess to be successful are extremely difficult to teach.

The Growing Use Case for Video and Co-Browse in Customer Care

Upstream Works

This is especially true for video and co-browse customer care solutions. With high-quality and ease of use being on par with making a phone call, they provide the tools necessary to extend your reach, optimize resources, and strengthen customer engagement as people self-isolate.

Leaving Customer Care up to Customers? They don?t care!

One Millimeter Mindset

Your customers do not care whether you make your quarterly numbers or fulfill your organization’s KPIs. Why should they care about you, and your issues? And besides, your customers do not care about creating tremendous customer experiences… for you.

The Impact of Speech and AI on Customer Care

Interactions

JULY 11, 2018 As customer preferences continue to evolve and. Read more » The post The Impact of Speech and AI on Customer Care appeared first on Interactions Resource Center. Artificial Intelligence Customer Care

Do You Focus on Fluff or the Things Your Customers Care About?

Steve DiGioia

What do today’s customers want? So much time is spent on “ business fluff ”, yes the fluff (un-needed paraphernalia) that has little to do with the actual product or service the business is providing, that you forget why most customers continue to do business with you. Who cares?