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Four Ideas for Navigating Backorders with B2B Customers

Heart of the Customer

As 2018 wrapped up, we finished mapping three very different B2B journeys – healthcare, manufacturing, and distribution. We found one major consistency: customers in all three reported recent backorder issues. The customers were all businesses, but that’s where their similarities ended.

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Customer Personas - The What, The Why, and the How

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay Today I'm pleased to share a guest post by Stacy Sherman of DoingCXRight. This post originally appeared on the DoingCXRight blog on July 10, 2018.

Are You Using 1999 Metrics to Measure 2019 Customer Care?

BlueOcean

It’s 2019, which means contact center metrics from 1999 are almost old enough for their first legal beer (and already knocking them back in Canada.) Those metrics were born in an era when customer service was a race, where whoever got to the finish line first (i.e.

Top 10 Tips for Gathering Event Attendee Feedback

GetFeedback

Event planning is an adventure, to say the least. Locking down the venue, getting people registered, promoting it across channels, working out the logistics… the list goes on and on. Before you know it, the day arrives.

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The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

Migrating from Zendesk to Kayako with an Automated Service

Kayako

When you consider switching from Zendesk to Kayako and don’t want to dive into the tech details of the process, an automated migration tool may be the best option. One of such tools is Help Desk Migration service. It provides an intuitive migration wizard to lead you through the process.

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What Is a Virtual Call Center Agent?

inContact

At first glance, the term “virtual call center agent” sounds like a Siri-like creature who exists in the ether, saving the day for troubled customers. Is it a bot? No, a virtual call center agent is a regular human being. “Virtual” modifies the call center, so the call center is virtual but the agent is very real. Most call centers still have a brick and mortar presence. However, cloud technology has enabled call centers to hire more remote, or “at home,” agents.

How to Use Online Surveys to Re-Engage With Customers

GetFeedback

Are you struggling with the knowledge that there are many customers who have stopped engaging with your brand? Many businesses are. And they keep wondering what went so wrong that their once engaged customer completely stopped responding to their campaigns, emails and so on.

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5 Trends Set to Define Next Generation Customer Experience in 2019

TechSee

If 2018 was a year when customer experience professionals came under intense pressure to map out tangible results from heavy investment, 2019 is shaping up to be the year when next generation customer experience will deliver on the promise of a wide range of new technologies.

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CX Opportunities in 2019: What We Can Learn from the Forrester Customer Experience Index

Customer Bliss

As companies are ramping up their 2019 initiatives at the beginning of this year, it’s a good opportunity to look back on what we’ve learned in 2018. As customer experience leaders, we have to set the tone for our organizations by acknowledging customer needs and motivations.

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4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Relating Customer Experience to Customer Loyalty Part 3 of 3

MaritzCX

This is the last part of a three-part blog series based on the three questions I’ve been asked most frequently over my 20 years in various research consulting roles at MaritzCX. Last month I answered the question: “How do I set goals for my CX program?” If you are interested, that blog post is here.

Use Your Live Chat Survey Data to Improve CX

GetFeedback

You’ve completed your live chat survey implementation and now you’re receiving valuable live chat survey data. You want to put this feedback to good use, but you’re not sure where to begin.

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Whisper Coaching: How Will AI Make Your Whispering More Effective?

NewVoiceMedia

The phone is often the medium that matters in moments of truth, whether it’s a service call or an inside sales call making the first contact. To the customer, the ideal interaction often feels like a conversation – just the customer and the company representative, talking through the issues together, person to person. But well-equipped contact center managers know that those conversations may not be as one-on-one as the customers think – and for a very good reason.

Winning in the Experience Economy – Working up the CX Maturity Curve

inContact

In part 1 of the blog, we looked at the foundations of building a robust Customer Experience (CX), starting with contact centers. In this part, we will look at a framework to assess your organization’s CX maturity level and provide tips to move to higher levels. Everyone is excited about CX, given the direct correlation with revenue and margins. But it quickly becomes challenging; companies are often lost on where to start and how to improve CX.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Leading a Purpose-Driven Organization: Putting Customers and Members First at REI

Customer Bliss

Today, we’re doing something a little different; The Chief Customer Officer Human Duct Tape Show is in both video and audio form. I think you’re really going to enjoy this conversation between myself and Ben Steele , Executive Vice President, and Chief Customer Officer at REI.

How to Turn Survey Results Into Awesome Presentations

GetFeedback

One of the most exciting parts of conducting an online survey is showcasing the findings and results when data collection wraps up.

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Is Your Customer Intelligence Keeping Pace with Customer Expectations?

Wired and Dangerous

Customers are different today! Their ever changing expectations continue to increase! 70% of American consumers say they have spent more money to shop with a business that delivers great service! American Express). They have raised the bar on how they view customer experience.

Future-proof Innovation – Vendors in it for the Long Haul

inContact

It probably goes without saying that one major benefit of a cloud-based contact center is the access to continual, automatic upgrades and innovation as they happen. Unlike on-premises systems, where system updates or enhancements can translate into significant disruption to you operations, a cloud contact center enjoys the flexibility and seamlessness of updates—even larger scale ones—often without your agents even noticing.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

Marketo Integration

CloudCherry

Too often in my early career, I ran into a similar scenario like this. It’s Thursday afternoon and your CMO or VP calls you up and says, “Hey I need you to target a new segment of customers and start the new campaign we’ve been planning, to them before the weekend.”

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5 Questions About Building A Customer-Centric Culture - Dennis Snow

Lumoa

We asked Dennis Snow how to build customer centric culture and what customer experience means when working at Disney World. Feed generated with FetchRSS

Episode 37 – Why Your Customers Aren’t Asking You for Help

Kristina Evey

Shownotes – Why Your Customers Aren’t Asking for Your Help and How to Fix It You’re pretty certain your company … Read More Episode 37 – Why Your Customers Aren’t Asking You for Help. The post Episode 37 – Why Your Customers Aren’t Asking You for Help appeared first on Kristina Evey. Customer Experience Management Empathy Leadership Podcasting Uncategorized

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How to Build a Compelling Business Case for Modernizing Your Contact Center

inContact

Increasingly, the contact center is used to deliver holistic customer experience throughout a lifetime of customers’ journeys. This makes sense since many of the activities designed to acquire and retain customers and to deliver and support products and services all utilize the contact center in some fashion. But what do you do if your outdated call center can’t deliver?

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

How the Most Important Touchpoints Get Ignored, And How to Fix It

360Connext

Touchpoints aren’t what they used to be. There was a time in our history when touchpoints were…finite. We could list them easily and agree easily to what they were. The list might have 5-6 things on it for a sophisticated organization. When asked, ‘how does a prospect or customer interact with your brand?’ ’ a brand team might list something like the following. advertising. signage. in-store interactions. packaging. customer service calls.

Core Values are Decision Filters

ShepHyken

I’m honored to be the keynote speaker later this year at Office Pride , a franchisor of commercial cleaning service companies. All of the franchisees will be attending their annual meeting to network and learn about the latest and greatest opportunities happening in their industry.

Why Did They Uninstall My App? Based on Real Research

Survicate

Congrats! You’ve got plenty of people downloading your app. But, are you paying attention to how people engage with your service? Converting new prospects to download your app is only part of the job.

What 5 Customer Experience Leaders Are Loving in 2019

Smarter CX

Customer experience (CX) is having a moment. More attention and more resources are flowing as organizations realize that CX just may be the centerpiece of their master plan for customer acquisition AND customer retention (not to mention employee satisfaction).

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.