May, 2020

Back-in-Business: Create Your Brick-and-Mortar Store Re-opening Strategy

FiveStars

Some state governors recently announced that non-essential businesses will reopen in May, and many other states will be following with full or partial reopening in May or June. If you own or manage a business that was shut down due to COVID-19, it is important to first learn your state’s rules for capacity, distancing, hours […]. The post Back-in-Business: Create Your Brick-and-Mortar Store Re-opening Strategy appeared first on Fivestars Insights.

Why Technology Won’t Help You Understand Your Customers

C3Centricity

Were you surprised to read the title of this post? Do you believe that using technology to understand customers is the only way today? Then let me explain why I believe it’s not quite that simple. . In today’s data-rich environment I’m not really suggesting that you actually ignore data nor technology! However, in working with clients around the world as well as in numerous industries, I have found that many are lost by the wealth of information that is available to them.

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3 Questions To Guide Your “New Normal” Customer Experience Strategy

Kerry Bodine

As cities and countries around the world grapple with plans to reopen, we’re all wondering what our “new normal” will look like — both personally and professionally. But if you’re reading this post, you don’t have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines and watching it unfold. To succeed throughout the rest of the pandemic and whatever comes next, you need to proactively develop a customer experience strategy that will serve both your customers and your business.

10 (Common) Challenges of a CX Cross-Functional Team

GetFeedback

The most prominent challenges of running a cross-functional CX team and how to overcome them. Articles

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How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

Three Phases For Heading Back To Business

Experience Matters

Organizations need to plan for three phases of recovery after the post-COVID shut down: 1) Explore, 2) Reorient, and 3) Normalize. This post explains each phase and how Experience Management (XM) can help. The post Three Phases For Heading Back To Business appeared first on Experience Matters. COVID/Economic Recovery Customer experience XM - Experience Management

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What is a Voice of the Customer Program and how do you start one?

Lumoa

Businesses use voice of the customer programs to gather essential input for setting design specifications for products or services. It can also act as a springboard for future innovations. The goal of VoC is to give businesses a detailed understanding of what the customers' needs and wants are. Feed generated with FetchRSS

How Businesses Can Put Their Customers at Ease During Covid-19

Steve DiGioia

Great customer service is comprised of many things. Besides policies and procedures which lead to a satisfied customer, your smile, positive words, and open body language are just as important – and many say even more important. Here are a few ways businesses can put their customers at ease.

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Response Times & Delight Customers

Kayako

It’s no surprise that customer expectations for service are at an all-time high. In fact, according to a recent survey, 88% of customers say the experience a company provides is as important as its products or services. And 76% of customers say it’s easier than ever to take their business elsewhere.

Maximize Your CX Program With Text Analytics

MaritzCX

Text analytics, also known as text mining, is a technology that turns that unstructured information into structured information so that it can be properly analyzed by business intelligence systems. From there, the data can be used to guide business changes and increase customer satisfaction.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Redundancy: Preparing Customer Care for Crisis Situations

BlueOcean

Redundancy. Business Continuity. Those are major check boxes in every RFP we’ve ever responded to. Boxes to be checked on both sides of the equation – the buyer asked: “What’s your plan in case of disaster?” The bidders answered: “Here’s our plan in case of disaster….” Well, as the saying goes, humans plan and the gods laugh. As of today, we all have at least two months of real-world experience in how we would handle a disaster. Some fared better than others.

How To Deliver Consistent CX With Your Stressed-Out Workforce

Jacada

Corporate America has been steadily shifting toward remote work models in recent years, but the Coronavirus crisis has sped things up considerably. With millions of Americans unable to get to the office, telecommuting isn’t just popular today - it’s necessary to continue doing business. Read More. Jacada Blog

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5 Ways to Connect the Learner’s Journey to the Employee Journey

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

I’m really encouraged by the amount of focus and attention leaders are beginning to put on the employee experience. Not the specific role or job deliverables, but the overall well-being and journey that an employee takes with their employer. Understanding the journey from your employees’ perspective helps provide valuable perspective to encourage retention, loyalty, and even more happiness and fulfillment for the people you make your organization run.

Top 5 KPIs Every Live Chat Manager Needs to Track

Comm100

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are measurements that show how effectively a company is achieving its goals. KPIs can be used to measure the success of a company’s customer service strategy, the quality and effectiveness of its support, how well its agents are performing, and more.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The CX Divide: How to Overcome the Gap between Lip Service and Action to Get Executive Buy-In for CX Investment

Vision Critical

86% of buyers will pay more for a better customer experience. Customer Experience was ranked the most exciting business opportunity in Adobe’s Annual Digital Trends report.

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Customer Journey Map – the Top 10 Requirements

Heart of the Customer

It’s hard to believe it’s been seven years since I launched my customer experience consultancy, Heart of the Customer, way back when CX was still in its infancy. At that time, when I first wrote Customer Journey Maps – the Top 10 Requirements, I didn’t know the post would be viewed hundreds of thousands of times, […]. The post Customer Journey Map – the Top 10 Requirements appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

Why the Best Measure of Customer Value is the Value You Provide to Your Customers

Storyminers

It’s not easy trying to grow a business. You’re often left standing in the middle of a saturated market, scratching your head and wondering “what can we really do to separate ourselves?”. Do you develop a new product, find a new market, or maybe pour money into advertising?

How Field Service KPIs are Evolving in the New Normal

TechSee

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every area of life and field service organizations continue to be at the sharp end.

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Busy Season? Keep Customers Satisfied with Great Support

A great customer experience drives customer loyalty. Learn how to keep your customers happy this holiday season by helping them through their channel of choice with seasonal support experts.

Your Customer Experience in the New Normal

The DiJulius Group

1. Feature Article Your Customer Experience in the New Normal By Dave Murray, Senior Customer Experience Consultant In these uncertain and unprecedented times, organizations have to figure out how to walk the tightrope of managing cashflow and how to invest in key training that will allow them to pull away from their competition. At the.

How to Build a Multi-Skilled CX Team

GetFeedback

The top 9 skill sets you need in your core customer experience team in order to succeed. Articles

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How to justify A CX program to your CEO

Lumoa

Many feel like they face an uphill battle when trying to justify a customer experience program to a CEO. Here are a few ways that you can show the value of CX and make it easier for your CEO to get on board with it. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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The Big Advantage of Being Small

NICE inContact

It would be difficult to find a small business that has not been adversely impacted by the current pandemic. And to say that most small business have been negatively impacted is putting it mildly. Recent findings from National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) show that the three leading causes of small business decline is due to 1) lost sales, 2) disruption in supply chain and 3) disruption in workforce due to employee illness.

The 5 E's of Community: Support Forums and Beyond

Speaker: Angelica Coleman, Community Lead, Snowflake

In order to establish a robust community, you need to have strong community objectives in place that are supported with the proper types of programs; programs that will help your community succeed. But narrowing down on your community objectives can be difficult, let alone knowing how to structure your community programs and offerings in a way that supports them. Join Vanilla Forums on Friday, October 8th at 12 PM ET for a webinar led by Angelica Coleman, the Community Lead at Snowflake, as she walks us through the 5 E's that are essential to establishing your key community objectives: Education, Enable, Expand, Engage and Evangelize.

Consumers? Online And In-Person Plans As The U.S. Heads Back To Business

Experience Matters

As many part of the U.S. loosen their COVID restrictions, many businesses are heading into the Explore phase, the first of three phases of recovery that I’ve previously defined. To understand consumer mindset entering into this new phase, we asked 10,000 U.S.

Supercharge Your Agent Workforce With These 8 Bots

Jacada

Every action a business takes is now seen through the lens of the coronavirus pandemic. Business processes and workforce management considerations that were unthinkable a few short months ago, contact center leaders are revisiting. Call centers have become frontline workers in the wake of COVID-19. They are considered to be one of the most vulnerable places for the spread of this contagious virus.

Making Customer Experience Fun! The Budapest Bank CX Crossword Puzzle

ijgolding

Before you start reading this post, I must make it clear that whilst the centrepiece of it is about a game, the real story is much, much more than that. This is a post about customer experience (CX) transformation – about the incredible work being done by a bank in Eastern Europe in their quest to become sustainably customer centric. It is a post that demonstrates how hard work, collaboration, resilience, innovation and fun, can combine to power the transformation journey.

How to Implement a Post-Purchase Survey to Boost Ecommerce Sales

GetFeedback

The 8 steps to creating a successful post-purchase survey plan. Articles

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!