You Need a Jointly Owned Social Media Customer Service Strategy ASAP – Here’s Why

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Once you decide to engage in social media customer service, the next step is coming up with an effective strategy for implementing it. Should it be customer service? Well-trained operators mean better customer satisfaction. Lower Quality Service.

Journey Mapping = Effective Customer Service Strategy

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It’s no secret around here that journey maps are key to a successful customer service strategy for your business. We do a lot of customer journey mapping, using data straight from your customers. Customer Experience

How to Choose the Right Customer Service Strategy (Infographic)

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Your products or services can be the best on the market but if you don’t treat your customers well, you can kiss your business goodbye. Developing the right strategy for your customer service will help you both attract new customers and keep your existing ones.

Guest Blog: Empathy – What Your Customer Service Strategy Is Missing

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This week we feature an article by Tim Fujita-Yuhas that discusses the importance of empathy when using new technology for customer service. He looks at the next generation of texting, known as RCS (Rich Communication Services), which I think will become a very valuable tool. – Shep Hyken. When the topic of customer service comes up, the most common associations aren’t typically positive ones. It’s much more than that, especially in the customer service realm.

Customer Service Strategy: Is The Customer Always Right?

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“The Customer is Always Right!” What the phrase really means is that it is best to assume customers are always right and give them what they want rather than lose good customers. But is this a good strategy to follow? Not all customers are worth keeping.

Adding Real Value Through an Effective Customer Service Strategy

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Failing to provide satisfactory customer service is becoming an increasingly costly mistake for businesses. Customers are becoming more informed, more demanding, evermore critical, and are realising the power they yield. Good customer service is good for business.

The Pros and Cons of Implementing Social Media into your Customer Service Strategy

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So, what are the benefits of implementing social media into your customer service strategy? It decreases customer effort. Customer effort is a leading factor in determining an individual’s overall sentiment towards a brand. A single unsatisfactory interaction can terminate a customer’s loyalty indefinitely. Those with the same issue will receive second-hand assistance, saving both the customer and business time and effort.

Make the Required Investments to Support Your Customer Service Strategy

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Ensuring that your organization is making required investments is an essential step in developing your customer service strategy. In my recent LinkedIn Learning course “Customer Service Strategy,” I explore four key principles that can help with this step.

4 Customer Service Strategies of Excellent Support Teams

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Wikipedia defines customer service as “the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase.” Although that definition captures the essence of customer service, it lacks a few important elements. Customer Service

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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Bringing more customer service strategies to traditional shopping stores

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Primarily the best defenses against customers sitting in front of their computers and buying products is to compete in price, selection, and customer service. Customers like to touch, feel, and taste; it’s all part of the retail experience.

Shaping Your Mobile Customer Service Strategy

Brad Cleveland

It represents a serious threat to organizations that don’t evolve their services, but is a significant opportunity for those who shape strategies that meet or redefine customer expectations. Call Center Contact Center Customer Service Mobile ICMI mobile customer service strategyMobile is developing at lightning speed—literally by the day.

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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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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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.

Guest Blog: How Live Chat Can Improve Conversion Rate For Your Business

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Live chat is a powerful tool that can help you reach your customer in a myriad of different ways. There is nothing more frustrating for a customer than dealing with a piece of technology that is hard to find and even harder to use. Hold your customer’s hand a little. Customize.

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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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.

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.

Guest Blog: Connect With Your Customers & Watch Your Business Grow

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This week we feature an article by Molly Moore about why phone calls and online chat can make the difference between customer-centric brands and everybody else. In fact, nearly t wo-thirds (65%) of potential customers want to reach brands by phone.

Characteristics of an Effective Customer Service Strategy

Brad Cleveland

Given fast-evolving customer expectations, every organization needs an effective customer service strategy to guide operations and decisions.

Why Use Help Desk Software A Question Every Business Should Figure

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For business owners, their customers are valued the same way. Every business decision you make is either directly or indirectly associated with your customers. You are mostly assured of a healthy and prosperous business if you can keep your customers happy and satisfied.

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.

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.

Guest Blog: How to Get the Most from Seasonal Customer Service Employees

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This week we feature an article by Joel Gottesman who shares tips to ensure that seasonal employees provide an excellent customer experience. Many of these employees were tasked with challenging customer-facing positions.

Be Different

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Over the years I’ve talked with many clients who are looking for ways to disrupt a competitor and/or win more business from existing customers. And, more than just being better, can you offer something that the customer can’t get from the competitor.

Amazing Business Radio – Christa Heibel

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Creating A Customer Experience Initiative. Owning Your Customer Service Initiative From the Top Down. Top Takeaways: Christa says she has yet to find a successful customer service initiative that didn’t involve the C-suite level.

The Best Feedback Question

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In one quick question, the customer gets to grade the support rep that took the call. It sums up if the customer was happy and if the agent did their job. I started to think about other one-question surveys that can give you a snapshot of what a customer thinks about a company.

Guest Blog: 3 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Generate Customer Delight

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This week we feature an article by Jason Milleisen who shares three simple rules that will set you apart from your competition and help provide great customer service. I once heard about a car dealership who had customer satisfaction scores that were the impressively high.

Guest Blog: How Texting Has Become An Essential Customer Service Tool

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This week we feature an article by Brian Elrod who discusses how texting has become an important customer service tool for any type of business. – Shep Hyken. Numbers show that customers enjoy text message communication.

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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?

Guest Blog: ‘Why Build It and They Will Come’ Doesn’t Always Work in CX

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This week we feature an article by Chanice Henry who writes about the importance of listening and understanding your customers in order to give them the experience they want. Wish to inspire a step-change in how customers interact with your brand digitally ?

Guest Blog: A Radical Idea in Customer Service Surveys – The Solo Question

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This week we feature an article by Gaetano DiNardi who discusses how many customer service surveys are not giving you proper data and suggests how to improve them. Be honest – even if you are a customer service professional who relies on surveys for your data, when you see someone on the street asking survey questions, how many times do you cross to the other side? Customer Effort Score (CES). Customer Satisfaction Score (NPS).

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.

Treat Your Current Customers Better than Your New Customers

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First, I’m already a customer and can’t understand why they can’t figure that out. Second, why is the price they are offering a new customer lower than what I’m currently paying? This concept, offering a new customer a better deal than an existing customer, is nothing new. (I’ve

Guest Blog: Why Facilities Managers Are the Hidden Heroes of Great Customer Service

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This week we feature an article by Tom Buiocchi who writes about the importance of the “behind the scenes” work facilities managers do in order to enhance the customer experience. 3 Ways to Support Excellent Customer Service from Behind the Scenes .

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.