7 Customer Expectations and Why I Shouldn’t Have to Ask for a Napkin

Steve DiGioia

We all speak about expectations, customer expectations. As a customer, I expect a basic minimum such as: The product or service should work as expected. These are the absolute minimums I expect and what a vendor should provide. It’s expected.

10 trends changing customer expectations

Vonage

The essential principles of customer service are timeless, but consumer expectations are not. Customers have always wanted a friendly, efficient and reliable service, but with the development of new technology, their expectations have been raised. The old adage of "know your customers" is also still as true today as it ever was. And with consumer behavior changing rapidly, businesses need to stay up-to-date with customer expectations.

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Digital transformation addresses these 5 top customer expectations

NICE inContact

Did you ever see the episode of “Friends” where the always-principled Phoebe Buffay spends the entire show on hold with her phone company’s customer service? Customer Experience Digital First Omnichannel Contact Center Management

10 trends changing customer expectations

Vonage

The essential principles of customer service are timeless, but consumer expectations are not. Customers have always wanted a friendly, efficient and reliable service, but with the development of new technology, their expectations have been raised. The old adage of “know your customers” is also still as true today as it ever was. And with consumer behavior changing rapidly, businesses need to stay up-to-date with customer expectations.

Customer Perceptions of the Community Experience

Customer experience expectations are ever-changing so understanding what they are is crucial to the success of your brand. Get a copy of the free report from Vanilla Forums today to find out how customer expectations can be addressed through community and how community can affect your brand’s bottom line.

Are You Keeping Up with Customer Expectations?

Wired and Dangerous

Customers are different today! Their ever-changing expectations continue to increase! 54% of customers have higher expectations for customer service today compared to one year ago ! They have raised the bar on how they view customer experience.

7 Tips to Manage Customer Expectations

NICE inContact

Today’s customers are digitally savvy, more demanding and expect instant service. Contact centers face a constant challenge in managing customer expectations. . Here are some key customer expectations and some tips towards managing them . Save my time – Have your customers spend less time on wait times by providing a self-service option where the use case is best suited. Win your customers through some of the tips outlined above.

QUI QUOTE: Nobody raves about a company that meets customer expectations.

Bill Quiseng

QUI QUOTE: Nobody raves about a company that meets customer expectations. When you are working in customer service, you have been happy that your customers leave satisfied. You were happy because, in the end, you met their expectations and they were satisfied.

What are your Customers’ expectations of “Fast?”

Wired and Dangerous

Time has become a crucial component for customersexpectations of “promises kept” with today’s Wired and Dangerous Customers. Time is illusory, but it is a piece of fiction that drives our lives and shapes our expectations. What does time mean to your customers?

Does Your Service Menu Meet Your Customers’ Expectations?

Wired and Dangerous

Some laminate their menus giving you the distinct perception they are not changing with customer desires. Customers today evaluate their experience in part by your service menu—the number of choices and options you provide. Their expectations are way up. They expect you to provide what they want, when and how they want it. Customers return to service providers that allow them to “have it your way” and avoid those with a “one size fits all” perspective.

Should Loyalty Metrics be Reassessed Post-Pandemic? And What About NPS?

How has the pandemic changed customer expectations and CX strategies? From several verticals and a wealth of VOC data, we share key insights and examine if NPS has the same predictive power. See how you should adjust your metrics!

Delivering the Service Customers Expect When the Unexpected Happens

NICE inContact

Agile software can make organizations more resilient and allow them to continue serving customers in the wake of disasters. Organizations need contact center software that supports multiple proactive customer service methods and makes digital channel implementation fast and simple.

Personalized customer experience: Create great customer service with what 60% of customers expect

NICE inContact

Customer Experience Contact Center Management OmnichannelA couple of years ago, my wife, two daughters, and I took to the high seas aboard a Disney Cruise along with Elsa, Mickey, and all the other who’s-who of Disney favorite characters.

B2C Influence on B2B Customer Expectations

InMoment XI

There are obvious differences in the way B2C and B2B companies engage, interact with, and serve their respective customer bases. Traditionally, this was appropriately based on significant differences in expectations from those customer groups. However, recent research is indicating that this expectation gap is evaporating at an alarming rate. This should not come as a. View Article.

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Expert commentary: Closing the CX Gap between Customer Expectations and Business Reality

Comm100

The value of excellent customer experience (CX) is no secret, nor are the aspects needed to deliver it – and yet many organizations are struggling to deliver on consumer CX expectations. There are three distinct approaches for a customer experience management program.

Customer Perceptions of the Community Experience

Speaker: Mike Ellis, Vanilla Forums Marketing Manager

What do your customers actually want? In a land of ever-changing customer behaviors and expectations, brands need to understand the experiences customers value the most, and how these can impact their business outcomes. Join us on May 27th at 12 EDT for an in-depth discussion led by Vanilla's Marketing Manager, Mike Ellis. Mike will walk you through this research and guide you on community usage in terms of the most valued customer experience aspects.

5 Things Customers Expect from Customer Service Interactions

Help.com

Customer service is not supposed to be reactionary. Brands leveraging the right data and analytics to deliver impactful customer experiences will rise to the top.” You still have time to build the kind of support that anticipate customers’ needs rather than reacts to them. Here are five essential things customer expect from their customer service interactions—and what you can do to make sure they’re satisfied.

Which Customer Expectations Matter Most?

Who's Your Gladys?

Customers have four expectations that determine whether they’ll be highly satisfied doing business with your company, according to Gallup Research. First, they expect ACCURACY – Does your staff meet the commitments they make to customers? The post Which Customer Expectations Matter Most? Best practices Customer Service Developing People Marilyn Suttle performance Who's Your Gladys

How to Meet & Exceed Customer Expectations

ProProfs Chat

Customers are getting smarter. That’s why customers have higher expectations from you. Looking at growing customer expectations, 70% of businesses are working towards improving the customer experience as they expect more personalization.”.

Customer Expectations are Changing. Here’s How to Keep Up.

NICE inContact

Customer experience has never been more important in earning loyal brand advocates — and customers expect excellence when they engage with a brand. Customer expectations are changing, are you prepared to keep up? Consider these statistics: 8 in 10 consumers will switch brands after a bad customer experience. But, on a positive note, a top-tier customer experience is equally impactful. To improve customer experience , begin at the contact center.

Customer Preferences: How Community Can Deliver a Simplified Experience

Your customers want a simplified customer experience. Make sure you give it to them with community. Download the whitepaper to learn more!

Why Exceeding Customer Expectations Can Make or Break a Business

Kayako

Identifying the service our customers want can be like trying to hit a clay-pigeon. We want to do our best to deliver the best support to our customers. But your customer and their desires can be moving targets. Outside forces such as interactions with other businesses and feedback from friends and family influence the service we expect to receive. Over time, they develop expectations about your brand and service standards. Again, this sets lower expectations.

Explaining the power of customer expectation: stories of splashing sinks, free tea and broken curtains!

ijgolding

In my experience, the prospect of travel creates a nice equation – especially when put in the context of customer experience – the equation is as follows: EXCITEMENT & ANTICIPATION = EXPECTATION . Both of these emotions build a level of expectation that presents a challenge for the organisations we interact with – the challenge being that it is their role to try to meet it! The question is, would they be able to meet my expectations or not?

B2C Influence on B2B Customer Expectations

InMoment XI

There are obvious differences in the way B2C and B2B companies engage, interact with, and serve their respective customer bases. Traditionally, this was appropriately based on significant differences in expectations from those customer groups. However, recent research is indicating that this expectation gap is evaporating at an alarming rate. This should not come as a. View Article.

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New survey: What do customers expect from service providers during COVID-19?

TechSee

With the pandemic’s restrictions and need for safety, enterprises face unprecedented operational challenges in their ability to deliver customer service. Many companies have been forced to adapt their support models to meet consumer expectations for service delivery.

AI Insights Playbook––Understand Your Customer Experience To Improve It

The biggest challenge facing Contact Centers is understanding what customers expect. With today’s changing customer expectations, dynamic market realities and aggressive competitors, organizations must understand where they are successful and where they fall short. Download this eBook to learn how you can improve your customer experience with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

What Are Customer Expectations in 2021? 6 Data Driven Predictions

Doing CX Right

Customer expectations are changing as we transition out of a pandemic. The post What Are Customer Expectations in 2021? Metrics & Measurements botscrew customer expectations Customer Experience customer service CX data

Bridging the Gap Between Customer Expectations and Customer Experience

Gainsight

Customer expectations are reaching the heights of the steepest climbs in the Alps. What’s at the root of this stunning gap between customer expectations and customer experience? The same matters for the customers. Improve customer experiences at scale.

5 Tips for Managing Customer Expectations

Comm100

Customer satisfaction is dependent upon knowing your customers’ needs and expectations. But your ability to meet, and even exceed customer expectations is often dependent upon what customers think their experience should look like. While there are many factors that can influence expectations, from a competitor’s offer to news coverage of a fantastic customer success story, some of these factors are within your control. Customer Service

The Tinderization of Mobile Customer Expectations

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

But have you thought of how it’s impacting your customer’s expectations ? With the widespread acceptance of apps like Uber and Tinder , customers are demanding more personalized, instantaneous experiences. It’s becoming common for taxi drivers to have to chase down well-meaning but forgetful customers who give a quick “thanks!” 360Connext serves mid-market companies and larger by helping them evaluate their true customer experience.

Research Study: Customer Perceptions of the Community Experience

We surveyed more than 600 consumers about their perceptions of the community experience. Our aim? To reveal how community can impact business-focused objectives. Get your free copy of this research report today to find out how customer expectations can be addressed and how it can affect your brand’s bottom line.

Customer Support in Fintech: Meeting Customer Expectations in an Always-On World

Helpware

Here are customer expectations that fintech organizations need to keep in mind for long-term success. Today's financial industry is in the midst of a massive shift as consumers turn to the fintech sector for personalized finances without traditional fees.

NICE inContact CX Transformation Benchmark 2020: How the Coronavirus Shaped Customer Expectations

NICE inContact

The annual Consumer Wave of the NICE inContact Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark Study dove deep into how the pandemic has shaped the way customers are interacting with contact centers.

Customer neglect is real and needs to be managed, as do customer expectations

Adrian Swinscoe

In their 2021 book: Experience is Everything, they say that customer neglect is on the […]. The post Customer neglect is real and needs to be managed, as do customer expectations first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe

5 Ways That Digital Customer Service Is Influencing Customer Expectations

NICE inContact

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. But sometimes the customer gets lost in all the talk about what brands should do to keep up with the increased speed of today’s interactions. Brands have to remember that social media is a social space that’s inherently customer-centric.

From Single Channel to Omnichannel

Speaker: Tom Vander Well, President & CEO, Intelligentics

Technology is allowing for a growing number of communication channels between businesses and their customers. What channels do your customers want? Customer expectations can change as rapidly as the technology.

Are You Keeping Up with Customer Expectations?

Wired and Dangerous

Customers are different today! Their ever changing expectations have increased over 33% in the last 12 months! They have raised the bar on how they view customer experience. They are looking for service providers who consistently deliver service experiences that drive loyalty even in an environment of customer expectations that change at supersonic speed! The one size fits all approach has given way to wide customer choices.