Customer Service Fact #1 – Tip #17

Steve DiGioia

Two staple examples are “The customer is always right” and “It’s more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one”. But for me, this is… Customer Service Fact #1. I realize that my paycheck comes from the customers who buy my product or service.

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The New Qualities for Customer Service Excellence

C3Centricity

The current pandemic has clearly highlighted those companies who care about their customers and who provide them with customer service excellence. If you claim to be customer centric are you sure you’re truly walking the talk and not just talking about customer service excellence? It had been desperately trying to address a long-term deficit in customer service excellence versus its main competitor Swisscom.

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Guest Post: 10 Ways Consumer Insights Help Improve the Customer Experience

ShepHyken

She shares how businesses can utilize consumer insights to help improve customer service and experience. Consumer insights are key to understanding customer experience that enables marketers to direct and plan their product and marketing mix. Today’s modern tech-savvy customers are expressing their customer experience in the form of product reviews, star ratings, consumer forums, social media, call recordings, comments on the website, and chat transcripts.

Millennial Generation Customer Service – The Ultimate Guide

TechSee

This penchant for technology has shaped their consumer behavior and preferences, and brands must tailor their customer service strategies to suit Millennials’ attributes. Key preferences to consider in Millennial generation customer service: Text me, I don’t like to talk: Millennials prefer to communicate over text messaging and rarely make phone calls. They demand highly convenient and fast service. Self-service platforms. Know your customer.

Your Guide to Boosting ROI Through Customer Service

Today’s most successful brands understand how great customer support can grow their bottom line. Having provided outsourced customer support to some of the world’s top brands, we know what works, and now we’re sharing that with you.

7 Ways to Deliver Awesome Customer Service

C3Centricity

How can some companies get customer service so wrong?! It describes one recent personal example of disinterested client support, from which I have drawn seven learnings for everyone wanting to deliver awesome customer service. I can’t understand why any organisation would still have trouble offering superior customer service when there are so many great examples they merely have to copy. The customer is right and has a valid request.

What Consumer Goods Companies Can Learn From Healthcare. 7 Lessons of Customer Service Excellence

C3Centricity

I was recently in a clinic for surgery and was surprised by how customer (patient) centric they are. I remind my clients that exceptional customer service examples can come from anywhere! So here are my seven learnings about customer service excellence: 1.

4 Keys To Delivering Outstanding Customer Service

Omnicus

Customer service improves customer retention and boosts your bottom line. Here’s how to win the customer service game: Customer Service Customer Experience

Customer Service vs. Customer Experience: What is the Difference

Lumoa

Customer service and customer experience are vital for long-term business success. Customer service is an important piece of your overall customer experience, and customer experience is the key driver of customer loyalty. Feed generated with FetchRSS

How Much Does It Cost to Give Great Customer Service?

ShepHyken

I recently wrote an article in Forbes about how to get customers to pay more. The focus, of course, was on customer service and experience. Research has irrefutably proven that customers will pay more for a better experience.

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

This cheat sheet covers ten fundamentals of customer service to help your business excel

Resolving Customer Service Complaints – How to Reduce Repetition & Agent Handoffs

Comm100

Delivering the perfect customer experience on every occasion across all your touchpoints is no easy feat. With increasing customer expectations and the rise of new support channels, customer service complaints are inevitable – but this doesn’t mean they’re irreparable.

Call Centers are the Front Line of Customer Service

NICE inContact

Call center representatives are a vital part of the front line, there to help customers when they have questions or problems, and as such, they have the power to strengthen (or weaken) the customer relationship. Some customer problems can be solved in a public forum for all to see.

Trends that Disrupted Customer Service in 2018

Omnicus

Keeping up with trends that revolutionized the customer service industry. Customer Service Customer Experience

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Customer Service – The Social Way

NICE inContact

Customer service is changing rapidly and fundamentally. Customer Experience Omnichannel Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Trends & Insights

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

But Does She Have Customer Service Skills?

Steve DiGioia

Then someone says, Wait, does she have customer service skills? I don’t care what her resume says, does she have the skills we need to properly take care of our customers? Does she have customer service skills? Every business, whether they sell cars, software, or chicken nuggets is in the customer service business. How we relate to a potential customer takes a skill set that cannot be taught in school or a few specialized programs.

8 Strategies for Securing Great Customer Service

Doing CX Right

Who owns customer service? 8 strategies to get great customer service based on YOUR actions: 1. Pay attention to HOW you speak to customer service associates as well as WHAT you say. Customer service reps may be having a worse day than you are.

Modern Leading Morale Steps to Lead Great Customer Service Performance

Kayako

Leaders, do you know how to lead high morale for great customer service delivery? Customer service work in help desks , contact centers, technical support teams, and ecommerce centers is challenging and stressful. In other words, are you leading morale for great customer service? Metrics are important yet they do not create great service. They measure great service that your teams create. Lead and inspire people to deliver great service.

10 Customer Service Transformations That Can Overhaul Your Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Last week, I suggested quick wins that could improve your customer service and customer experience. Superior customer service depends on superior customer-facing employees; here’s an article of mine on how to get them.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Is Customer Service Dead?

Customers That Stick

Is customer service dead? Customer service is not dead, but it is changing. Part of that change is that we now look at the broader concept of customer experience, which is that overall journey a customer takes with a business or brand. Customer Service Blog

5 Things Customers Expect from Customer Service Interactions

Help.com

Customer service is not supposed to be reactionary. According to Gannett CMO Andy Yost , “2018 will be the year of servicing consumer needs before they even arise. Brands leveraging the right data and analytics to deliver impactful customer experiences will rise to the top.”

Episode 60 – Customer Service Expert Shep Hyken Shares His Insights

Kristina Evey

Shep Hyken is a customer service and experience expert and the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations. He is a … Read More Episode 60 – Customer Service Expert Shep Hyken Shares His Insights. The post Episode 60 – Customer Service Expert Shep Hyken Shares His Insights appeared first on Kristina Evey. Customer service good customer service Podcasting Strategy Uncategorized

How to Avoid Roadblocks to Great Customer Service

ShepHyken

What gets in the way of creating a great customer service experience for you and/or your organization? Is it a process that is clunky, inconvenient and difficult for the customer? As she moved into this role, she realized the opportunities that would come from providing a better customer experience. While this question was general, it focused on what was getting in the way of success for both the employees and their customers.

The Employee Factor - Perfecting Your CX From Within

Speaker: Dennis Snow, President, Snow & Associates

Too often, organizations and their CX experts only look at the company's relationship with the customer to look for improvement. While it's essential to creating the perfect customer journey, it's only one aspect. It's time to look within: your employees' relationships with each other, and with the company. This webinar will provide you with strategic tools that can be used to raise the bar of service throughout your organization.

The Technology Now Needed For Customer Service

Martin Hill-Wilson

I was challenged by Leigh Hopwood, the CCMA’s new CEO to provide a 90 second summary of technology needs in today’s service world. Continue reading The Technology Now Needed For Customer Service at BrainFood. Customer Service technology

Customer Service Channels Effective for Your Business

Magellan Solutions

These days, when choosing or purchasing products or services, clients tend to identify the most appropriate platform to use. The recent ATG study reveals that 30% of consumers use three or more customer service channels for a single transaction. Self-Service Knowledge Base.

The Evolution of Self-Serve Customer Service

BlueOcean

That day inevitably coincides with the renewed urgency of the task you’ve been procrastinating over: calling customer service to fix your computer/check your warranty/renew your membership/reset your password. And so it’s unsurprising that we’ve seen a growing popularity in self-serve customer service. Tier 0 support has the potential to significantly reduce transactional call volume, while simultaneously engaging your customers on their own terms.

Confusing Customer Service Delivery with Customer Experience Delivery?

One Millimeter Mindset

Do we really understand the difference between customer service delivery and customer experience delivery? At times, our self-focused perception leaves customer service delivery up to everyone with “service” as part of their job titles.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. customer experience increases pressure on the. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact.

6 Essential Qualities of the Best Customer Service Reps

Omnicus

Acquire and retain more customers with an outstanding customer service team. Customer Experience Customer Service

7 Ways to Get Better at Customer Service

Kayako

Customer service and experience have taken on a growing urgency for businesses large and small. Offering customers out-of-this-world customer experience is one of the most effective ways today’s businesses can set themselves apart and inspire loyalty and brand love from their customers. Teams that deliver that kind of customer service have one thing in common: they’re constantly working to improve. Meet Customers Where They Are.

5 Ways to Empower Teams to Deliver Great Customer Service

Kayako

And with good reason, customer-centric culture is the backbone of good customer experience. Richard Branson famously said “If you look after your staff well, they will look after your customers. He was right, of course, and Virgin is a shining example of a brand that has successfully differentiated its offering based on customer experience. Often front-line teams have an excellent pulse on the customer’s wants and needs.

Episode 64 – A Conversation with Customer Service Expert Jeff Toister

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… Today’s conversation is with Customer Service Expert Jeff Toister. Jeff Toister is an author, consultant, and trainer who helps … Read More Episode 64 – A Conversation with Customer Service Expert Jeff Toister. The post Episode 64 – A Conversation with Customer Service Expert Jeff Toister appeared first on Kristina Evey. Culture Customer Experience Customer service Podcasting Uncategorized

Everyone Is Accountable and Responsible for a Great Customer Experience!

Speaker: Bryan Horn, Founder, CS Solutions

If you've ever called a bank, cable company, or organization that thinks it's "too big to fail", you've probably run the customer service gauntlet: you start off with a seemingly simple request, and you call the customer service line. Once the general service rep hands you off, you're transferred to every department known to man. Further and further down the rabbit hole you fall, and each time you're transferred, the waiting room music plays longer and longer, and the person at the end of the line knows less and less about you and your problems. After the call, you've probably popped a blood vessel. Join Bryan Horn, author of The Customer Service Revolution and founder of CS Solutions, and learn how to master the warm handoff. Bryan will teach how to develop a culture of accountability so that all members of the organization are equipped to handle customer concerns and offer quick resolutions.

Qualities to Look for When Building Your Customer Service Team

Help.com

The business of customer service has grown consistently, and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics says the number of customer service representatives will have grown by 5% between 2016 and 2026. Customer Service Customer Experience Culture Support