Sat.Mar 18, 2017 - Fri.Mar 24, 2017

Customer Service vs. Customer Experience: What’s the Difference?

ReviewTrackers

So many companies are talking about customer experience (CX). They’re putting it at the top of the corporate agenda. They’re creating new positions within their organizations and hiring customer experience representatives. They’re making CX software part of their investment priority.

What’s the State of Work-at-Home in Customer Care in 2017?

BlueOcean

About five years ago, we entered a discussion with a prospective client. They had been outsourcing their customer service to a call center with a predominantly “work-at-home” (WAH) model and one of the first questions they asked us was about work-at-home agents.

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The Role of Digital in Customer Experience, by Sandeep Kuvvarapu

ijgolding

The customer has always been at the heart of every business, be it a street vendor selling hot dogs or a multi-national firm selling a wide range of products.

How Contact Center Customer Experience Will Evolve in 2017

inContact

Contact centers will continue to evolve and improve as the need for better customer support continues to grow. And, since the need for customer support has never been higher than in 2017, it’s unlikely that improvements are going to slow down anytime soon.

Forbes Insights: Data Elevates the Customer Experience

New ways of discovering and applying customer insights

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If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, What’s a Video Worth?

MaritzCX

The old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words is true, a picture provides an additional “sense” of the story, adding context to help our understanding of an event or situation. We all know what it is like to read the answers to a survey or a transcript of an interview. Sure, there.

Restaurant Guests More Likely to Leave Positive Reviews on Facebook

ReviewTrackers

Restaurant guests are more likely to leave high ratings on Facebook than on any other review site, according to research by award-winning customer feedback software ReviewTrackers.

Why are Companies Failing at Customer Experience?

SuiteCX

Brands are all touting customer experience but most are failing. Brands think they understand customer experience because they have Customer Data, and even Big Data. They use analytics and some technology to drive their next best actions.

Engaging Your People in Customer Experience Improvement Activity: 6 Key Questions 

ijgolding

In this, my exclusive column for CustomerThink, I continue to explore in detail my perspective on seven ‘tips’ that will enable any organisation to become genuinely customer centric.

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5 Tips for Hiring a Great Customer Support Team

Customer support is the most important job in your company, so it pays to hire right

6 TED Talks That Are Surprisingly Relevant to Customer Success

Amity

Who doesn't love a good TED Talk? Customer Success isn't just about Customer Success, it's about skills, learning, growth, people, and much more.

CX at the World’s Largest Manufacturer of Eyeglasses, With Diana Helfinstine – CB43

Customer Bliss

Episode Overview. Like many of the CCOs I interview on this podcast, Diana took on what was essentially a new role in her organization. She had to shape the role internally.

Hot New Contact Center Technology in Early 2017

Jacada

New technologies for a new era. The contact center space is rapidly evolving, due to a range of exciting new technologies that will significantly alter the industry in the near future. Read More. Jacada Blog

To boost customer loyalty, telecom companies need to go beyond NPS

Vision Critical

Telecommunication companies are under immense pressure to provide better, faster services. According to Jen Palmer from T-Mobile , “If we don’t provide the service our customers want, expect and deserve, they can leave us.”

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

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

Why the CX and Branding Departments Should Be Sharing Notes

MaritzCX

A few months ago at a sales training I was giving, I talked about our offering of “Brand Defector Research” and its use cases in the market. A team member raised his hand: “But we do not talk to Brand folks usually”. I looked at my slide, I looked at the words I was using, View Article

Signs You Work in a Toxic Environment

CX Journey

Image courtesy of lambert03 Is your work environment toxic? You wake up every morning and drag yourself into the office. You know there's a reason you drag and don't skip.

How to Build Customer Trust One Interaction at a Time

Kayako

In the age of disloyalty , it’s easy for your customer to jump ship from one subscription business or ecommerce store to another. How do you make a customer feel respected and gain their trust? Customer trust is a reciprocal behavior to what they receive.

10 Signs of a Company That Really Cares About Customers

Provide Support

10 Signs of a Company That Really Cares About Customers. Did you know that there’s such a thing as International Clients’ Day ? Although I’ve been in customer service for more than a decade, I first learned of it last week through a special offer email that I got in my inbox.

How to Build Great Customer Journeys

Make Each Touchpoint a Meaningful Experience

How to Be a Great Customer Service Representative

CSM Magazine

Being awesome at customer service is all about having the needed skills and personal characteristics. These will enable you to enjoy the job and increase the quality of every single interaction that you have with a client.

Call it what you will: Multi-channel, Omnichannel—It isn’t about the Contact Center!

Avaya

At this point, we know that most companies are competing exclusively on the customer experience ( 83%, according to Dimension Data ).

Choose the Right Customer Experience Data to Make a Difference

Clarabridge

Big data can be overwhelming. It’s just…well, big. And while customer experience management (CEM) activities should be data-driven, it is hard to figure out which data to use. What will make the most impact as you expand your CEM program?

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Podcast: The Tricky Thing About Shareholder Value

Bain

One of the great philosophers said that a person who sets out to be happy probably won’t achieve his goal. On the other hand, if a person sets out to help others and make the world a better place, he will probably end up happy.

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Customer Experience Stickier

Tactics for Boosting Engagement and Brand Affinity.

7 Reasons To Focus on Customer value

Beyond Philosophy

Customer-centric organizations are 60% more profitable than non-customer focused organizations (Deloitte and Touche). Forrester Research declares 2017 the year that businesses become customer-obsessed. So what is the secret? Providing ‘value’ to the Customer.

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NPS® Leadership Excellence at Areas USA

CustomerGauge

Every so often you come across a company that you would want to work for, not only for what they make, do or sell, but because of the vision they hold and the people they employ. For me, Areas USA is that company and team.

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5 Phrases That Make Customers Think Your Employees Don’t Really Care

Myra Golden

I was trying to check in for my American Airlines flight on my phone. I was able to get one boarding pass, but not the other. After several failed attempts, I called American and explained my problem.

Benefits Of Booking A Flight Through A Call Center

Magellan Solutions

A proven way to impress today’s airplane-flying customers is to provide a hassle-free and quick service, particularly in making flight reservations.

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.

Four Customer Service Lessons from a Stevie Award Winner

ShepHyken

Congratulations to Squaremouth , who just won a Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year – for the fourth time! For those that don’t know, the Stevie is an international business award that recognizes top performing organizations in several categories including customer service.)

5 Reasons Why Net Promoter Programs Fail

CustomerGauge

Believe it or not, not everyone is a promoter of their own Net Promoter System®. In our 2016 NPS Benchmarks Study, we found that an astounding 49% were not promoters of their own NPS® program. This is just one of the many reasons that some Net Promoter programs fail.

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Are Your Employees Ready for Robot Co-Workers?

Verint

From self-driving cars to services such as Amazon Alexa, great strides are being made to offer technology to help make our day-to-day lives easier. It’s not a huge leap to consider how software robots might soon be found in the workplace, helping human employees do their jobs.

5 Ways AI Will Enhance Call Centre Industry

Merlin

Contact centres have seen the biggest growth in the recent years. According to Global Industry Analysts, the global contact centers market will reach $337.8 billion by 2018. However, a huge change that the industry is about to face is the presence of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

5 Customer Satisfaction Templates You Can Use Right Away

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