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Why Real-Time Customer Feedback Is the Future of Engagement

Survicate

In the era of fast connectivity and one-click services, consumers have high expectations and low patience. Today, you cannot simply compete based on the price and quality of your product or service. The post Why Real-Time Customer Feedback Is the Future of Engagement appeared first on Survicate.

Making the connection: Employee engagement and CX go hand-in-hand

SMG CX

Employee engagement and the customer experience aren’t mutually exclusive. That’s why it’s so important to measure feedback from both and combine that data for holistic insights on your entire service culture. CX Programs Employee Engagement

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10 ways to improve your customer experience (CX)

Qualtrics

Improving your customer experience (CX) could have a major impact on your bottom line. In fact, a moderate increase in customer experience generates an average revenue increase of $823 million over three years for a company with $1 billion in annual revenues, according to the Temkin Group.

Is NPS A Dubious Fad?

Experience Matters

Okay, it’s that time again. Every few years someone ignites the debate about whether Net Promoter Score® (NPS®) is a great or terrible thing. A recent article in the WSJ (The Dubious Management Fad Sweeping Corporate America) has sparked the discussion this time.

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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.

Before You Go to RFP, Get Friendly: A Guide to On-Site Contact Center Visits

BlueOcean

Picture this: You’re in the RFP process for a new contact center partner. You have a short list of participants.

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Converting Customer Survey Respondents into Social Media Advocates

MaritzCX

This article was first published as a Maritz Research White Paper. You can view the original paper here.

Calabrio Named the Only May 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Workforce Engagement Management (WEM)

Calabrio

At Calabrio we take a customer-first approach in everything we do. From our corporate culture to our business practices, it’s always our goal to make our nearly 5,000 global customers feel like one-in-a-million. Today, our customers have made us feel like one-in-a-million. The Calabrio team is excited to announce we have been recognized as the only May 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Workforce Engagement Management (WEM).

Call Deflection strategies in the age of self-service

TechSee

Call deflection is the process of routing a customer enquiry to an alternative service channel. The goal is both to ensure customers receive the answers they are seeking in the most efficient manner and to reduce the number of inbound calls routed to human agents.

Earn Your Place in the Story of Customers’ Lives

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.

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.

Amazing Business Radio: Roger Dooley

ShepHyken

Creating a Friction-Aware Culture. Changing Friction to Deliver a Better Customer Experience. Shep Hyken interviews Roger Dooley. They discuss his new book, Friction: The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage , and how it applies to the customer experience.

33 Ways the Boy Scouts Can Improve Your Customer Service

Steve DiGioia

Be prepared; that’s their motto. Be prepared with a rope when you’re hiking, or with a first aid kit and canteen when out in the woods. That’s the stuff they taught us when I was a scout many years ago.

Actionable & Effective Ways to Increase Your E-Commerce Sales

Joe Rawlinson

E-commerce is the fastest growing retail channel and is expected to become surpass grocery retail by 2022. Shopping habits have changed drastically over the past decade, and today, people are comfortable buying almost anything online because of just how convenient, affordable, and safe it has become.

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Why Customer Memories are More Important To Your CX

Beyond Philosophy

I enjoy fishing. When I need a new lure, I go to Discount Tackle on First Street in Bradenton, Florida. When I go in, we have a chat and a laugh. However, my great experience is not why I return and drive past six or seven other bait and tackle shops to get to it.

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!

Guest Blog: Ways to Improve Your Customer Experience Online

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Abdul Babar who explains why your customer experience strategy must be a priority for any customer-facing organization.

What Does Journey Mapping Do for You?

Heart of the Customer

I was recently in a call, and an executive new to her company’s journey mapping initiative asked, “Exactly what does this $150k I’m spending on a journey map buy us?” Luckily, our client had a ready answer, but that’s not always the case.

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The Contact Center Build vs Buy Decision

Talkdesk

One of the common questions we’re asked at Talkdesk is what the difference is between our enterprise cloud contact center and nascent products, such as those offered by Twilio and Amazon, that tout themselves as “programmable platforms”. The answer is that it’s an apples to oranges comparison.

How Service Management Software Benefits Your Company’s Growth

Astea

The Right Field Service Management Solution Yields Long-Term, Recurring ROI. As the field service industry becomes more competitive, field service organizations (FSOs) like yours must create profitable revenue growth.

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.

Starting Over – Part Two

ShepHyken

The sun always rises tomorrow! The other day my friend and one of our avid Shepard Letter readers, Doug Schukar, shared this quote he heard over and over from his father growing up.

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Things Millennials are Killing in 2019, According to Twitter

Brandwatch CX

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How UJET Became a 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor

UJET

When was the last time you were happy with customer service? You visit the company website and search the “Contact Us” page which offers little to no actual helpful information. You find a phone number and call, only to sit through countless automated options attempting to identify your problem.

How to Design Your Field Service Management KPIs

Astea

As the field service industry adjusts to evolving market preferences, a changing workforce, and increased technology adoption, service delivery is shifting from break-fix models to outcome-based service and guaranteed uptime.

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.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of May 27, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

How Call Center Outsourcing Can Make Your Customer Experience Better

Talkdesk

Improving the Call Center Outsourcing Customer Experience Looking back a decade or so ago, I was a customer service manager at a small SaaS (software as a service) company feeling my way through the contact center.

Customer Service and the Rules of Combat

Wired and Dangerous

Yesterday we celebrated Memorial Day. We deeply thank all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country! We also thank those who served for their service. We both had the distinct honor and privilege to serve our country. Chip is a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran.

Gravy Analytics Introduces CBD Shopper, Parents and Proximity to Brands Audiences

Gravy Analytics

Gravy Analytics announces the launch of 28 new precision and proximity audiences for use in digital advertising campaigns. These new audiences make it easy for marketers to reach their target audience, using information about where people go – and what they do – in the real world.

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.