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Increasing the Efficiency of Digital Customer Service

Jacada

Today, digital innovations have sparked a transformation in the rules of customer engagement, a new age of customer service being driven by the customers, themselves.

Customer Success Story: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

ReviewTrackers

There is a vital shift happening right now in healthcare. People are bringing technology-fueled expectations to their patient experience, and they are demanding innovation in the way care is delivered and managed.

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3 Myths that Prevent You from Understanding Customers

360Connext

I get a lot of “what a cool job!” when I describe what I do. It sounds so glamorous. And everyone is a customer, so of course I hear about the worst customer service they ever had, or less frequently, the very best they’ve experienced. It is awesome. I love what I do.

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8 Customer Service Skills to Boost Your Career

Kayako

Continuous professional development can transform your career trajectory. For a customer support rep, you can become better at your job in ways you never expected by developing the right skills.

The New Standard: Why Employee Obsession Matters

We often hear about putting the customer first, or the famous saying: the customer’s always right. But at TaskUs, we put the employee before our customers and before our shareholders. Read our eBook to learn more about why we focus on the employee experience.

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4 reasons why customer experience programs fail (and how to avoid them)

Vision Critical

Failing customer experience initiatives are keeping business leaders up at night. According to an Accenture-commissioned study by Forrester Consulting, only seven percent of business leaders think that their company’s shopping experience exceeds customer expectations.

Transitioning voice customers to the digital channel

Jacada

The millennial generation is vastly different from those that came before it. Far more technology focused than their predecessors, millennials understand what technology can achieve and therefore have far greater expectations when it comes to issues around service. Read More. Jacada Blog

Are Car Dealerships Incentivizing Bad Behavior?

MaritzCX

What a great time of year to buy a car – its incentive season! Usually here in Michigan we only have 2 seasons, winter and construction. Both bad for traffic. However, car companies offer a variety of incentive seasons throughout the year. There is always a sale and If you need a little push to.

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Senior VP of AARP Customer Experience, With Jim Pendergast- CB41

Customer Bliss

Episode Overview. I’ve known Jim for many years and regularly cross paths with him, like many in our space. I truly believe those doing customer experience and customer-driven growth work are a community, and Jim and I represent that in this podcast. We share fearlessly with each other.

37 Techniques to Achieve Excellent Customer Service

Excellent customer support is essential for any business. Many are turning to phone support as the most effective way for developing personalized and real-time connections and solutions for their customers.

Patients More Likely to Review Their Doctors After a Negative Experience

ReviewTrackers

Healthcare consumers are more likely to review their physicians on online review sites after a negative patient experience, according to research by customer feedback software company ReviewTrackers.

How LiveChat Used Customer Loyalty To Grow To 19k Customers (without spending money on sales and marketing)

Promoter.io

One of the most common reasons why companies decide to start measuring their Net Promoter Score is to understand the precise needs of their customers and to be able to address each one on an individual basis.

How to Close the Gap and Capture Early Majority Supporters

Up Your Service

In my previous blog “Gaining Buy-In for Your Culture Change” I used a smooth bell curve to illustrate how leaders can systematically convert employees from Adversaries and Defectors, to Neutral and Supporters, and ultimately to Ambassadors.

Who Owns Customer Service?

ShepHyken

Customer service is what I’m all about. It is my life’s mission to help companies create a customer service experience that customers think is amazing. So, I thought it would be nice to own the domain name CustomerService.com.

Customer Experience Transformation in Telecoms

Transforming CX: Critical success factors mobile operators are looking for.

The Definition of #CX Insanity

CX Journey

Know the definition of customer experience insanity? It was Albert Einstein who said: the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different resul t. Sadly, this is a concept that voice of the customer and customer experience professionals are quite familiar with.

10 Leaders' Advice on Getting Started in Customer Success

Amity

Getting started ban be dreadful. Whether it's as an individual Customer Success Manager, or as a SaaS leader transitioning to a Customer-Centric Organizational model, it goes without saying there's a lot to learn.

11 Cyber Security Risks Every Business Should Prepare For [Visual Guide]

Merlin

In September 2016, tech company, Yahoo, disclosed that 500 million user accounts had been hacked in 2014. In December of the same year, they released a statement saying that a separate breach in 2013 compromised more than 1 billion accounts.

Guest Blog: 3 Simple Ways (Backed by Research) to Improve Customer Service Quality

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Steven Macdonald, shares the results of a study examining how companies around the world respond to customer service requests. I find the results quite alarming! Shep Hyken.

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The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

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

Sadly Saying Goodbye to Pete Winemiller

Experience Matters

I just heard that Pete Winemiller passed away, and it hit me hard. I knew that he had been battling cancer, but I thought that he was winning the fight. How could he not? Pete was one of the most positive people that I’ve ever met. The world lost a wonderful man… and a true customer experience trailblazer. […]. Customer experience Purposeful Leadership NBA OKC Thunder

Inside Customer Success: Sysomos

Amity

With its unified and integrated platform, Sysomos , leader in social marketing and analytics, allows marketers and researchers to listen, curate, engage, publish, and analyze social content. As Sysomos grew and gained momentum, Customer Success became a true pillar of its culture.

3 Best Practices to Retain Customers and Stop Churn

CustomerGauge

In our most recent eBook and How to Become a Customer Retention Champion infographic, we walked through best practices for retaining your customers and stopping churn. We’ll expand upon these lessons learned and highlight the main takeaways.

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How to Turn a Social Media Complaint into a Success Story (Infographic)

Provide Support

Customer service has shifted more and more online over the past couple of decades, and increasingly that means customers are reaching out via social media when they have an issue that they’d like you to resolve.

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Customer Experience Stickier

Tactics for Boosting Engagement and Brand Affinity.

Cutting Costs with Minimum Impact on Customers

Brad Cleveland

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Why Winning Companies Create Simple But Unique Value - Frank Reactions

Tema Frank

Customer Experience Guru, Chip Bell, talks about adding unique value instead of added value.

Talkdesk vs. Five9: Contact Center Software Review

Talkdesk

When it comes to making a decision about which contact center software to use for your team, the choice often comes down to two different solutions. In situations like that, third-party business review sites can be a great resource for objective head-to-head information.

How to Keep Positive Attitude and Stay Successful When Working in Customer Service

LiveChat

Working in customer service can be exceptionally gratifying (we all love that sense of completion when you’ve actually managed to help someone). But if not managed right – it can get extremely draining.

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How Does Customer Experience Impact Angry Customers?

Let's look at how the customer experience of an angry customer informs strategy, and how companies can transform frustrated customers into delighted ones.

Beyond Surveys: 5 Methods to Learn More About Your Customers

Verint

Do your customers know you are really listening to them? These days it’s more important than ever that organizations respond in a timely manner to their customers’ concerns and ideas.

CCM: A Critical Part of Your Digital Customer Experience Architecture

Topdown

The level of quality, consistency, contextualization and personalization of your customer-facing communications can have a dramatic effect on customer experience – as evidenced by the brands that improved their Forrester Customer Experience Index scores the most.

How to Make the Returns Process Work for Your Brand

StellaService

No matter what your customer experience looks like, the journey with your brand should be easy and engaging. It’s exactly what your customers want, expect, and deserve. Including—or especially—those customers who decide they’ve made the wrong purchase.

Are Telecoms The World’s Worst At Customer Experience?

Beyond Philosophy

We are fortunate enough to have two homes; one in England and one in the U.S. However, we are unfortunate enough to have two telecom providers; Virgin Media in England and Brighthouse, now Spectrum in Florida.

5 Customer Satisfaction Templates You Can Use Right Away

Begin or improve your customer satisfaction program with these 5 ready to use templates.