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Customers Still Want the In-Person Customer Experience How to Capitalize on it

Ann Michaels and Associates

4 Proven Ways to Level Up Customer Trust

ProProfs Chat

Companies today invest a lot in gaining top customer service skills. Businesses implement marketing strategies that they are confident will work out with their consumers and help them connect instantly. However, building trust is a lengthy process that many business owners claim can take years.

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How to Improve Your Customer’s Online Experience

CSM Magazine

With so much emphasis on digital services these days, brands need to ensure they’re providing a seamless online service. More consumers than ever before are using their smartphones and tablets to shop for the things they need.

Customer Experience vs. User Experience vs. User Interface

GetFeedback

I’ve lost count of the number of meetings that I’ve had with copywriters, marketers, and designers where the terms customer experience (CX) , user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) have been used in an interchangeable manner. In those meetings, I’ve always gotten the gist of what they were trying to explain, so I’ve overlooked the terminology.

Increased Customer Satisfaction and Lower Call Volume During Rapid Expansion

Learn how a customized support solution for a rapidly expanding company resulted in increased customer satisfaction and decreased support calls.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: The 4 Contact Center Location Considerations

BlueOcean

We talk a lot in this blog forum about partnership and who you should choose as an outsourcer contact center partner, but where you choose to outsource to is almost as important an element in the procurement process.

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How to Use Consent to Build Trust with Your Customers

Vision Critical

As customer insights have become an integral tenet of business, it’s been ingrained in some that the data itself is the single most important currency of business. But like most dogma, that concept is fundamentally flawed.

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7 Samples of Feedback Forms for Customers That Actually Work

GetFeedback

We know that customer’s opinions and feedback are important because they impact the sustainability of a company throughout its lifecycle.

5 Ways Live Chat Improves Your Customer Support

Kayako

At Kayako, we’re big proponents of live chat customer support. That’s because we know how powerful it can be at helping boost your customers’ experience—and your business in the process.

Learn How to Develop a Journey Mindset

IntouchInsight

Our recent webinar featured special guest, Kerry Bodine. Watch this on-demand webinar now to learn how to develop a journey mindset at your organization

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3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.

Nurture Customer Rescue Artists

Customer Bliss

In my Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

CX Tools: Why Few is Better Than Many

GetFeedback

CX tools are dominating the software space. In fact, according to Capterra , there are over 300 different customer experience tools currently on the market. This isn’t surprising, considering customer experience is becoming a more important metric year after year. This is because, within most industries, customers have more than one (sometimes dozens) of similar options to choose from right at their fingertips.

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New Data Reveals How Critical Customer Service KPIs are Enhanced by Visual Assistance Technology

TechSee

For years, companies have battled to strike the right balance between customer service KPIs. Focusing on one metric would often harm others. For example, heavy emphasis on low AHT would often negatively impact customer satisfaction.

Guest Blog: The Customer Experience’s Impact on Customer Churn

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Nick Glimsdahl who writes about how customer retention should be a priority and how to avoid losing customers. Successful companies make it a strategic priority to retain customers because they know retention has a significant impact on their bottom line.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

How Johnson & Johnson Creates Value for Customers and Employees

Customer Bliss

How does a global consumer brand create value for its customers, consumers, and employees? In today’s episode, we talk to Chester Twigg , the first global chief customer officer at Johnson & Johnson. Chester shares that he was approached for the role because there was an internal recognition that it was a position that could truly add value to the business and the organization, to drive a more global consistency around selling.

New Study: Why Emotional Connection is Essential for Customer Loyalty

GetFeedback

Every company wants a slew of loyal customers who are excited about new products, features, and offerings. Indeed, there are many brands with cult-like followings. Customers will drop everything to attend a sale, try out a new feature, or write a positive review.

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The CX Stage

CloudCherry

I am a storyteller. I have spent the better part of my life sharing those stories on stage through song, dance, and acting. And, when I joined the CloudCherry Team over two years ago, I felt certain that little- if any- of the skills I’d honed during this 20-year career would be transferable.

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Let’s Chat about Chat

NICE inContact

More businesses are offering chat to their customers as a support option. Here’s why that’s great news for both these businesses and their customers. Chat offers several benefits to customers. Typically, chat users find this method to be convenient — for example, they can get immediate help while making an online shopping decision. And 74% of chat interactions result in a first-contact resolution.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Can You Take a Punch?

ShepHyken

In the world of boxing, the fighter must have the ability to take a punch. They have to endure or ignore the pain. They get used it. It hardly bothers them. It’s part of the job. But what does this have to do with customer service?

Introducing GetFeedback Flow Templates

GetFeedback

With GetFeedback Flow Templates, surveys can be embedded directly in Salesforce screen flows to provide an easy-to-use interface that simplifies data collection. Product & News

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The Top 3 Customer Success Challenges and How to Beat Them

Totango

If you want your business to succeed, make sure your customers succeed. As the economy becomes more customer-centered, the need to foster customer success is more important than ever before.

3 Industries That Can Benefit Immediately from Digital Customer Service

NICE inContact

Every business is different, and so is every customer. But when it comes to the benefits of digital customer service, these seem to go across the board. It’s hard to think of the downsides of digital customer care, but there are a few industries that really can benefit from integrating digital channels and a more personalized approach to omnichannel: telcos, online retailers, and banks. 1) Telcos.

Vanilla Conversations: A Virtual Conference on May 19-21

Communities are important. They help us learn, grow, share and most importantly, connect—which is especially important during these difficult times. But creating great communities that serve this purpose, or any purpose, can be difficult to perfect, even for the seasoned community manager or enterprise organization. That's why we've created The Virtual Community Expo. Join Vanilla Forums for their free 3 day expo, where you'll hear from nearly 30 speakers on all things that matter in the community space. We can't meet in person, and so, this is where the conversation continues.

Amazing Business Radio: Randy Frisch

ShepHyken

From Content Marketing to Content Experience. Personalizing the Content Experience to Win Customer Loyalty. Shep Hyken interviews Randy Frisch. They discuss how content marketing has changed and what businesses need to do to create the best content experience for their customers.

How to Identify Your Most Important Customer Touchpoints

GetFeedback

A four-step process for identifying your most important customer touchpoints, from kickstarting the conversation to getting the accurate customer data. Articles

Does Your Customer Experience Build Loyalty?

Wired and Dangerous

Today’s customer is very different from customers of the past. Customers today are Picky –more cautious in their choices. Made smarter by the internet, they are empowered and emboldened to accept nothing short of value. It has made them Fickle —quicker to leave if unhappy.

If You Want to Keep the Doors Open, WFM Should NOT Be an Afterthought

NICE inContact

Imagine you go to a restaurant. It has a Michelin star chef, so the food is superb. However, the restaurant only always has one server, named Pierre, and five constantly booked tables (you know, one of those fancy exclusive restaurants). Now, Pierre is an incredible server. His service delivery is great because the restaurant has a very strong quality management and training team.

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Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.