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. The customer is right and has a valid request.

40 Customer Retention Statistics You Need to Know

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Learn about the top two customer surveys for predicting and increasing customer retention. Anytime a customer cuts ties, you experience the negative impact of customer churn. Customer Retention by the Numbers. Customer retention statistics: More than 6 in 10 U.S.

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How to create a customer insight strategy

Lumoa

A customer insight strategy help organizations to ensure that customer insights are used in the development of products and services on a continuous basis.

Listening to Customers Tells You Everything You Need to Know… - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

LISTEN to your Customers. We all know how to do it… but few know how to do it well … and it could be driving your customers away if you don’t do it well. Listen well and you’ll increase sales and customer loyalty. LISTEN to the customer.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

On-demand training is a powerful tool you can leverage to support new customer onboarding and ongoing education through the customer lifecycle. In this eBook, we’ll delve into the 3 key benefits of on-demand training for your customer onboarding process.

Is Your Customer Satisfaction Survey Dissatisfying Customers?

GetFeedback

Want happy, loyal customers? But for the business with limited resources and a thousand different priorities, building a thriving customer base is easier said than done. But the fact is, one customer’s negative experience can seriously damage a company’s reputation.

Why Positive Customer Experience Increases Customer Retention

NICE inContact

If ice cream flavors were brands, I’d be a die-hard customer devoted to The Mint Chocolate Chip Company for life. Talk about customer retention. Customers who have positive associations with a brand are more loyal because they know they can rely on that brand for a positive experience.

Improve Customer Experience with the Help of These 4 Teams

Kayako

When we talk about customer experience, many of us think about support. We think about the touchpoints between customer and business when the customer needs help buying or using a product. These interactions make up part of the customer experience, but not all of it.

How to Improve Your Customer Satisfaction Score (CSAT) Score

GetFeedback

Y ou know your customers are satisfied because the Customer Satisfaction Score (CSAT) that you see on your daily dashboard tells you as much. Here’s a thought — and the answer surely lies here: don’t focus on the score; focus on the customer and the experience.

Customer Effort: How to Make Things Difficult for Customers, by Premier Inn

ijgolding

This is the not the first article I have written about the subject of Customer Effort. On that occasion, Vauxhall provided the case study to bring Customer Experience ‘theory’ to life. It must be the customer’s fault.

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

Customer V Owner – Who wins? You decide! (in other words, is the customer always right?!)

ijgolding

I must confirm that the focus of my blog is not switching from Customer Experience to travel! Firstly, the customer gave the restaurant a rating of three – higher than I would have expected in relation to the content of the review. The post Customer V Owner – Who wins?

Guiding Principles of Customer Advocacy

Vision Critical

As business and technology evolve, it’s vital that companies move from being business-driven, product-driven, or sales-driven to being customer-driven. Customers have more platforms on which to voice their opinions and share their experiences, positive or negative.

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.

Today’s Toughest Marketing Challenge is Not Customer Satisfaction!

C3Centricity

And customer satisfaction is becoming insufficient to drive growth alone. For them customer satisfaction is not enough; they want their guests to be enchanted, enthralled, excited, so that a return visit is a “no brainer”; no other hotel choice would make sense!

Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

One of the top trends driving a new communication experience is how companies are competing on the customer experience. Organizations that combine contact center and business communications see 3x higher customer satisfaction and 2.4x revenue growth.

4 Keys to Successful Customer Communication in the Coronavirus Era

MaritzCX

The coronavirus pandemic has done more than upended how brands communicate with customers—it has completely changed the lives of customers across the globe. Customer JourneyThis article was originally published here.

How to Win New Customers With Better Experiences – Part 1

Kayako

Customers enjoy doing business with companies that are easy to work with. The Ubers and Amazons of the world are constantly setting the gold standard in terms of what customers should expect from businesses, making consumers very aware of what great customer experiences should look like.

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7 Customer Experience Questions with Shep Hyken

Kayako

We had the pleasure of hosting customer service and experience expert, Shep Hyken earlier this month for a half hour Q&A session on why customer experience matters so much and what businesses must do to create the best experiences for their customers.

The Top 4 Customer Loyalty Metrics

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How to measure customer loyalty across your customer experience program. Articles

A Practitioner's Guide to Sustainable Customer Experience in the Contact Center

To make contact center conversations great, you need to set-up the right environment for success. This involves your contact center design, the data you use, and some critical customer-centric capabilities.

Humanizing the Customer Experience

IntouchInsight

In this recap of Forrester's CX NYC conference, we share what analysts and top brands are saying about the importance of humanizing the customer experience

The Importance of Customer Satisfaction

Lumoa

The importance of customer satisfaction is generally taken for granted. If you don’t have a solid understanding of why customer satisfaction is important, you risk undervaluing it. Here are five reasons why customer satisfaction is important.

Forgotten Facts & Fantasies of Customer Delight

C3Centricity

How glad I was that I took that decision, because I discovered that Peruvians are experts in customer delight! Of course, my mind is never far from work and I realised that I was so enamoured by this country because it’s people have customer centricity down to a fine art.

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Don’t Make Customers Do Extra Work!

Customer Bliss

And why does the customer have to press to get the help they need? Make it easy for your customers to get the help they need! Take Responsibility for Helping Customers. When you put your customer in a black hole, it’s your responsibility to dig them out.

Badges, Certificates, and Certifications: A Comprehensive Guide to Credentialing

Certifications can be a huge pillar of Customer Education programs, but they can also be really daunting. In this guide, we will explore the world of credentials in-depth and how they relate to customer and partner training programs.

Building a Successful Customer Experience Strategy

GetFeedback

Companies frequently designate customer experience (CX) as the most exciting opportunity for their business, according to the Digital Marketing Trends Report. Successful customer experience strategies will lead to greater customer satisfaction, higher revenue, and diminished customer churn.

Customer Satisfaction Versus Customer Loyalty

Comm100

If your business sells goods or services online, then you know that nothing beats having a new customer visit your website and then make a purchase. But, the sale is just the beginning of the journey with your new customer. Not all customers will tell you who referred them.

The True Cost of Losing a Customer

BlueOcean

One negative customer experience may seem like a drop in the ocean of all your customer interactions, but it’s never that simple. But if that interaction also results in a negative experience, the customer support experience can become the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Fundamentals of a Customer First Strategy For Every Industry

C3Centricity

Every industry strives to improve their customers’ experience with their products and services. Adopting a customer first strategy is therefore in many company objectives. It is true that without satisfaction, customers will not return to a hotel or restaurant.

How a Top 25 Most Trusted Brand Handed Their CX to AI

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, SmartAction & Patty Kleinfeldt, Director of Q&E, AAA

One of the most trusted brands in the world, AAA, took the most critical aspect of their Customer Experience and handed it over to an AI-powered virtual agent for omnichannel self-service. In this webinar, we will hear from Brian Morin of SmartAction and AAA's Dispatch Operations Manager, Steve Bennett. They will dive into how AAA handled this transition and the effect its had on CX.

How to provide an effortless customer experience

TechSee

You hunt for the customer service number in the user guide to see if they can help, wait on hold for 22 minutes and then have the Tier-1 support agent walk you through a series of steps that you’ve just finished trying yourself based on the troubleshooting instructions.

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How to Use Customer Insight to Drive Business Growth

Vision Critical

But before you can grow, you need to keep a pulse on your customers. It’s the only real way to future-proof your business, writes Scott Miller , CEO of Vision Critical: “In this landscape, the voice of the customer has never been more critical. Strategy 4: Retain more customers.

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. Consider a native app with special features to improve engagement, customer stickiness, and overall service.

What Your Customer Experience Team Needs Now

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

And right now your customers are looking to you for exactly how they can get through this, too. Your customer experience team is looking to you, also. Your CX teams and customer service agents are most likely working in a more isolated environment than in the past.

Why Community is a Strategic Asset Against Your Competitors

Speaker: David Spinks, Founder of CMX and VP of Community at Bevy, and Adrian Speyer, Head of Community at Vanilla Forums

Join Vanilla Forums as Founder of CMX and VP of Community at Bevy, David Spinks, and Head of Community at Vanilla Forums, Adrian Speyer talk about how the best companies in the world are building strong cross-channel communities to successfully protect their most valuable assets: their customers, partners and stakeholders.

Customer-Centric Voice of the Customer

ClearAction

Customer-Centric Voice of the Customer Lynn Hunsaker. Customer-centric voice of the customer may seem automatic: it’s the customer’s voice, so isn’t it automatically customer-centric? Customer-Centric Examples.