What Can You Do To Create a Better Experience For Your Customers?

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It is an example of excellent customer service. Then there were other “should haves” that might make the customer’s experience better. A snack box to give your customers a little something they weren’t expecting. Water bottles to give to customers.

How to Disrupt Your Competition

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When your customers can buy what you sell from others, that’s called competition. Is it the customer service? . Your customers want your product to meet their expectations. Your customers also expect to receive a positive customer service experience.

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The Customer Is Angry – And, It’s Not Your Fault

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The customer on the phone – or in person – is raging mad. You’re ready to take the lashing this customer is about to give you. You know you personally did nothing to offend and upset this customer. Something else caused the customer to become upset. Imagine this.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of March 18, 2019

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 1 0 Tips to Build a Customer Centric Work Culture by Vandita Grover. Why Omnichannel is the Future of Customer Interactions (And How You Can Get Started) by Josh Brown.

Strike One and You’re Out! Five Ways to Ensure Your Customer Service Is a Hit

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According to the Five9 Customer Index 2017 report , 77% of customers in the B2C space will not do business with you again if you give them bad customer service the first time they do business with you. Customer service is your competitive advantage.

Guest Blog: Customer Service Role … Avoid these Myths on Customer Service

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This week we feature an article by Mike Schoultz who shares his top 20 list of myths on customer experience not to tell yourself or things you should never say to a customer. Customer service designs that are remarkable get talked about. Your customers will thank you.

The Customer-Free Zone

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There’s often a disconnect between organization leaders and customers. Leaders live in a customer-free zone where they don’t interact with customers on a daily basis and therefore don’t know what customers most desire. It’s time to eliminate these customer-free zones.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 9, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. How to Deliver Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Customer Experience by Deb Miller. My Comment: Want to deliver bad customer service?

What Signals Are You Unintentionally Sending Your Customers?

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I first came across this idea in the book Moments of Truth by Jan Carlzon , which I consider one of the most important books written on customer service. How does that affect the customer’s opinion of the rest of the plane?

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of May 21, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 5 Ways Starbucks is Innovating the Customer Experience by Liz Barrett Foster. My Comment: Starbucks is a leader in customer service and experience.

Predictive Customer Support

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In the old days – and even in modern times – if a customer wanted help or support, they picked up the phone and called for help. A (hopefully) friendly and competent customer service professional, also known as an agent or representative, would answer the question or resolve the problem.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of November 5, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. The Secret Sauce to Customer Experience is a Blend of Four Ingredients by Joseph Michelli. It Might Be Your Secret Customer Score by Khadeeja Safdar.

Get Over It and Move On

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Several weeks ago, I shared the idea that in customer service you sometimes have to take a metaphorical punch. It’s sometimes tough to move on when a customer is being difficult, if not downright rude. But it shouldn’t impact the next customer’s experience.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 29, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Customer Service Report 2018 by Olga Kolodynska, Justyna Polaczyk, Malgorzata Buksinska and Lukasz Labedzki. The aim is to modernize customer services.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of August 20, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. T-Mobile is completely overhauling how its customer service works by Chris Welch. The Verge) Team of Experts launches nationwide today for postpaid customers.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 22, 2019

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 8 Tips for Improving Social Media Customer Service by Fara Haron. What a French Creole Cooking Term Can Teach Us About Customer Loyalty by Josh Linkner.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 7, 2016

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. What’s stopping your customers from being loyal? Graham Jones) Most business leaders appreciate that 80% of their profits come from 20% of their customers.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of February 12, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Why Customer Service is a Double-Edged Sword and How to Keep it From Killing Your Brand by Lisa Callahan. Here are five ways to deliver a great service experience.

Nobody Goes There Anymore… It’s Too Crowded

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Any customers who had to wait in line longer than that would receive a discount. When your success causes your customers frustration because you are too busy to take care of them, you are at risk of losing your best customers. Most of the time, you’ll frustrate customers.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of April 23, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. The Secret To Superior Customer Experience by Denise Lee Yohn. Forbes) It’s no surprise that greater employee engagement leads to better customer experience (CX).

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 5, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. What’s the Difference Between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty? It’s usually measured by a customer satisfaction survey on a numerical scale.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of April 30, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 16 Statistics Showing Data’s Influence on Customer Experience by Tricia Morriss. My Comment: Data and personalization ate HOT topics in marketing and customer experience.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of June 4, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Stop Trying to ‘Delight’ Customers, Says CX Expert Paul Greenberg by Noreen Seebacher. My Comment: The title might surprise you; “Stop Trying to Delight Your Customers.”

Sometimes Customers Don’t Know the Right Questions to Ask

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Sometimes a customer says one thing but means something else. So, asking an extra question – or two or three – can help you understand what a customer really wants. For example, when a customer says, “I need this quickly,” ask the extra question, “How quickly do you need it?”

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of December 12, 2016

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. Is Your Digital Marketing Strategy Ready for an AI Intervention? 20 Positive Phrases for Customer Service Success: Part 1 by Conversational.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of April 1, 2019

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Customer Service Is Poised for an AI Revolution by Vala Afshar. Use of AI in customer service is predicted to increase by 143 percent over the next 18 months.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of October 23, 2017

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. You’ll have to read this excellent article by Vala Afshar, a genius in the world of customer service and CX. Impulse service on steroids by Chip Bell.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 18, 2017

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. 3 Techniques to Help you Really Understand your Customers by Shay Namdarian. Every employee – and that includes top executives – should experience what every customer experiences.

Look Past the Obvious for a Better Solution

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The customer service agent was happy to accommodate my request. She was a model customer service agent; friendly and helpful. Shep Hyken is a customer service expert, keynote speaker, and New York Times bestselling business author.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of August 19, 2019

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Which is Your CX Priority: Satisfied Customers or Profit? LinkedIn) What should your ultimate goal be when designing your customers’ experiences?

Being the Bearer of Bad News

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It’s never fun to share bad news with a customer. It doesn’t really matter what the bad news is; the key to managing the customer experience is how you deliver the bad news. That’s what they call their customers – members. Be available if the customer has questions.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 13, 2017

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. My Comment: It has been said that customer service is the new marketing. If that is the case, then social media customer service (also known as “social care”) falls into that category.

Five Ways to Say Thank You to Your Customers

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You don’t have to send your customer flowers, but how about an expression of appreciation? It can be something as simple as a thank you note or as elaborate as a customer appreciation event. Any day is a good day to show some customer love. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of August 1, 2016

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. My Comment: Social media enhances the customer experience. I’m still amazed at the companies that aren’t taking advantage of engaging with their customers through social.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 9, 2017

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. High-Performing Customer Service Teams Use Predictive Analytics by Vala Afshar. Huffington Post) The reality of today’s business landscape is that customers are more connected than ever.

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Take Your Customers Where They Need to Go, Not Where They Want to Go

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This was a leader sharing his philosophy, and my mind was racing with ideas about how it applies to customer service and the customer experience. When we find out what our customers want if it’s not what they need, and we know it, are we willing to tell them?

Sometimes It’s Just the Right Thing to Do

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We can train people on how to deliver good customer service. We teach people how to greet customers when they walk in the store, how to properly answer the phone when customers call the company and much more. I worked at a self-service gas station.