[Infographic] 4 Key Priorities for Customer-centric Retailers in 2019

Vision Critical

Yet, most companies are still failing to meet customer expectations and become more customer-centric. According to Accenture , this is because there is a growing disconnect between what customers need and what retailers are providing. Customer data is all around us.

How & why to restart your Voice of Customer program

Thematic

In this blog, we’ll discuss how to u nderstand your Voice of Customer (VOC) insights and why this is important. What are your customers actually telling you and how do you analyze this information to get to meaningful insights? What is Voice of Customer (VOC)?

Customer Centric Listening

ClearAction

Customer Centric Listening Lynn Hunsaker. Listen to your customers’ experiences at the highest levels in your company to set customer-centricity standards. Consider listening to current, lost and potential customers.

A Day in the Life of an Insight Community Manager

Vision Critical

Best Practices Customer Experience Customer Centricity Insight Communities Voice of CustomerRunning an insight community is as much about attitude as it is aptitude.

How To Drive Action With Your Voice of Customer Program

Chattermill

How To Drive Action With Your Voice of Customer Program. Voice of the Customer. We believe the fuel that powers the world's most exceptional products is customer experience. Voice of Customer. Nurture a Customer-Centric Culture.

How To Drive Action With Your Voice of Customer Program

Chattermill

How To Drive Action With Your Voice of Customer Program. Voice of the Customer. We believe the fuel that powers the world's most exceptional products is customer experience. Voice of Customer. Nurture a Customer-Centric Culture.

CX Pulse Infographic: Voice of Customer

Strativity

A customer-centric mentality is reflected in a company’s attitudes and behaviors. It’s presence, or lack thereof, can ultimately strengthen, or weaken, customer relationships. Blog customer engagment CXUPDATE infographic voice of customer

10 Hurdles to Effective Voice of Customer Research (and how to clear them)

iPerceptions

Voice of the Customer (VoC) research is an integral part of the customer-centric organization’s toolkit. Voice of the CustomerBut like any other initiative, it requires clearing some hurdles along the way for it to be successful.

Is your omnichannel strategy customer-centric or self-centric?

OpinionLab

By enabling seamless communication across online and offline channels, omnichannel strategies should equally benefit both companies and their customers. However, a common mistake many organizations make is taking a self-centric approach to the omnichannel versus a customer-centric one. They build their strategy around internal interests like targeted marketing or reducing contact center costs, and fail to consider the customer perspective.

CX Compass: Are Your Employees Listening to the Voice of Customer (VoC)? They Should Be.

Responsetek

It has been a long standing tradition for organizations to keep their employees away from customer feedback. Customer-centric organizations and their research departments see customer feedback in the same light. Did you know?

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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.

Top Priorities in Customer-Centric Contact Centers

RapportBoost

Did you miss this Customer Experience Update Webinar from the end of November? Read the transcript below: Nicholas Rodriguez: …the highest priorities for Contact Centers that focus on the customer. And so in the next slide, Nate Brown is the co-founder of CX Accelerator.

Hear How American Express brings the voice of customer to life

Qualtrics

This is the first installment of our new blog series, “Customer Experience Visionaries.” On getting started in Customer Experience with American Express: I really wanted to get closer to the customer. The same holds true with customers.

Lee Jacobs on the Connection Between Customer-Centricity and Startup Success

Wootric CX Blog

We recently sat down with early stage investor Lee Jacobs to get his take on the connection between customer centricity and startup success. Now do early stage tech investing with a group of really awesome entrepreneurs that make up the Edelweiss team.

Voice of the Customer Strategies: Effectively Turning Feedback Into Action

Strikedeck

Inge De Bleecker talks about the various customer-centric strategies used to turn feedback into actionable insights. Customer Success Customer Experience Customers Feedback Onboarding saas value realization Voice of Customer

Tools to Put the Customer at the Center of All You Do

CX Journey

Image courtesy of reynermedia Trying to ensure the customer gets the attention she deserves within your company? Striving to make yours a customer-centric company? How does the customer become the center of attention for your organization?

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Executives Leading a “Customers for Life” Culture—Customer Centricity

Verint

Many organizations today want to effectively embed the voice of the customer into daily activities—their effectiveness will largely depend on how well the senior executive team embraces the CX effort. In fact, if I had to select a single characteristic of a truly customer-centric company, this would be it. In my new blog for Customer Think , I discuss concrete examples of how executives set the tone for other employees to follow.

September News: The Best Offensive Strategy is a Customer-Centric One

Strativity

Monthly Motivation: “When the sales pitch is exceptional, the customers’ expectations are heightened to levels that are almost impossible to satisfy. When service is exceptional, you create a loyal customer. Making Customer-Centric Strategies Take Hold.

#CX Buzzwords or the Real Deal?

CX Journey

Image courtesy of CMP The customer experience profession has a lot of buzzwords. I was recently given access to a report by the team at Customer Management Practice , organizers of the popular CCW (Customer Contact Week) events.

6 Steps to Help You Put Customers at the Center of the Organization, Part 2

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay I originally wrote today's post for Clicktools. In this second part of a two-part series, I continue detailing some important ways to ensure that your company is putting the customer at the center of all it does. Are you using some of these steps?

The Definition of #CX Insanity

CX Journey

Know the definition of customer experience insanity? It was Albert Einstein who said: the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different resul t. I spoke at an event last week on the topic of disrupting voice of the customer programs.

3 Secrets to #VoC Success

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay Do you know the top three secrets of VoC success? Strong Voice of the Customer (VoC) programs are a foundational element for any CX transformation.

How to Capture the Voice of the Customer in 2018

Vision Critical

Our flagship customer intelligence event in London was a great opportunity to discuss the latest innovations and product updates in the industry, the constantly evolving expectations of today’s consumer, and how to deliver a superior customer experience in 2018.

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Setting up Customer-Centric Organizations across Industries: An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Ajay Nambiar, Customer Service & Facility Management Head, L&T Realty

Customer Guru

At Customer Guru, we believe that Customer Experience (CX) should be the number one priority for all the Indian businesses so that they become more sustainable and successful globally. There are a couple of such instances. Most of this has to be driven by the top management.

Emotions: The Key to Increasing NPS in Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

ServiceDock

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. 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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Using B2B VoC to Transform Customer Experience

ClearAction

Using B2B VoC to Transform Customer Experience Lynn Hunsaker. Customer experience transformation is the top priority of business-to-business (B2B) companies that track customer survey data. That’s according to a series of global B2B customer experience studies that I led.

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Emotion as a Driver of Customer Loyalty

Second to None

Human emotion is complex and multi-layered, which makes clearly outlining its role in the customer experience tricky at times. While concrete, customer data can help to mold the basic requirements and expectations of your customer experience, emotion fills in all the intangible gaps.

The Economics of the Customer Experience

CX Journey

Image courtesy of LendingMemo I originally wrote today's post for Confirmit in September 2014. This is a modified version of that post. Not all returns from your customer experience investments are financial. That's not a purpose; that's an outcome of creating customers.

Act on What Your Customers Tell You!

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay Are you acting on what your customers are telling you? Companies listen to customers but fail to make improvements to the customer experience as a result of what they hear.

Aligning Customer Success With Customer Experience Company-Wide

Waypoint Group

On June 19 th , 2018, a few of us Waypointers attended the inaugural Customer SuccessCon Denver, hosted by Mikael Blaisdell’s Customer Success Association. achieve company-wide buy-in for your customer success initiatives.

5 Fails to Avoid with Your VoC Program

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay I originally wrote today's post for CallidusCloud CX; it was published on their blog on June 21, 2017. Not seeing the results or improvements you expected to see from your customer listening efforts? Detailed below are five of them.

The 10 Commandments of Customer Experience

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Castles, Capes & Clones I originally wrote today's post for Clicktools. Are you following the 10 Commandments of Customer Experiences? The topic of my session was The 7 Deadly Sins of Customer Experience.

Medallia Experience 2018 Recap

Waypoint Group

For four days, the biggest brands, the brightest minds, and Medallia partners and customers congregated to discuss best case practices and different strategies that enhance the customer experience for patrons and clients alike. As a majority of the content was geared towards the mostly B2C audience, there was still great value presented by multiple speakers and in breakout sessions about how to improve B2B CX and CS programs. Are your customers ready to take a trust leap?

Retain Consumer Trust By Keeping Your Brand Promises

Second to None

Any brand that hopes to connect with consumers is must reckon with the powerful nature of public scrutiny in the digital age. As a society, there are now elevated expectations for brands that we spend our money on due to the proliferate expansion of available options across industries. Both large viral moments and small instances of brand betrayal can quickly erode the goodwill your organization has established, impacting the overall perception of your brand in the marketplace.

Who is the Right Customer: Decisions for Managing Customer Surveys

ClearAction

Who is the Right Customer: Decisions for Managing Customer Surveys Lynn Hunsaker. Collecting customer feedback can be trickier than it sounds, as you navigate through decisions for sample selection, timing, frequency, numeric rating and open-ended questions, and so forth.

Four reasons collaboration on VoC improves CX

OpinionLab

Despite the attention-grabbing heading, there is a lot of truth in what they said: organizations are now falling over themselves to deliver better customer experiences across all channels and are becoming increasingly innovative in their approaches. Your customers are coming at you from all angles – be this at one of your locations or online from a plethora of devices. Of course, your customers don’t care about any of this.

How Well Do You Know the Six Customer Experience Performance Domains?

CX Journey

Image courtesy of ccxp.org I originally wrote today's post for HappyOrNot. This is a modified version of that post, which appeared on their blog on March 30, 2016. The success of the Association rides on its members. The following is an overview of the six domains.

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Customer Journey Mapping: Apply Insights Everywhere

ClearAction

Customer Journey Mapping: Apply Insights Everywhere. Customer journey mapping is a big investment in most companies, and money is being left on the table. That's because there are many more applications for customer experience insights than first meets the eye.

How to Measure the ROI of CX

Second to None

In a previous blog , we looked at evidence that points to a strong correlation between customer experience and return on investment. Indeed, understanding this correlation between the two is very important, yet it leads to a new question: How does one actually calculate the ROI of CX? In order to get the stamp of approval for your CX investment, you will most likely be asked to illustrate the expected return; fair. Increase customer spend?

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Creating a Valuable Survey: Mistakes to Avoid

Second to None

Surveys are an efficient and low-cost method for collecting large samples of consumer data. Though creating a survey may appear to be pretty straightforward, there are countless aspects of the design process that can affect the validity of your results. The overarching goal of a survey is to collect useful data that allows one to draw conclusions, leading towards a better understanding of the customer.