2019

How to Win New Customers With Better Experiences – Part 1

Kayako

Customers enjoy doing business with companies that are easy to work with. The Ubers and Amazons of the world are constantly setting the gold standard in terms of what customers should expect from businesses, making consumers very aware of what great customer experiences should look like. Ease of business is everything.

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3 Ways to Serve a Customer Even When We’re Not at Our Best

Steve DiGioia

As I lay in bed, coughing and sneezing from a cold, dreading even going to the kitchen for a glass of water because of aches and pains from my unseen tormentor, I’m comforted knowing, “boy, I’m sure glad I didn’t have to go to work today”. But what if I did? How would I be able to serve my customers with these rotten cold symptoms? That’s the question every service provider must answer on those days when we’re not at our best. Service doesn’t end when we’re sick or tired.

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Advice on Adding a Reward Component to Your CX Program

MaritzCX

Recently more and more of our clients are considering adding a significant reward component to their customer experience (CX) programs. This may take place by directly rewarding CX outcomes, or by adding them to an existing reward-based incentive program. Many automotive manufacturers have been using CX outcomes in their reward-based incentive programs for decades. View Article. General

Guest Blog: Omnichannel Customer Service – Why should you implement it in your business?

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Martin Frascaroli who talks about why it is important to meet your customer needs using omnichannel customer service. . Your potential customers want to buy quickly and comfortably through an integrated experience. They sign in from different devices and communicate through all available means. They are real-time users looking for a rewarding shopping experience, and they expect the best service. How can you meet these potential consumers’ needs?

How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

Improving B2B Customer Experience: Is It More Personal Than B2C?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

The term “customer experience” usually conjures up images of individual customers in retail or other business-to-consumer (B2C) environments. I am often asked about business-to-business (B2B) as a separate experience. After speaking on overall customer experience themes, for example, audience members will approach with the B2B questions: Why should we care about customer experience in B2B? It’s totally different than B2C!

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The What. The So What. The Now What. From Customer Experience Data to Outcomes.

IntouchInsight

CX thought leader, Annette Franz, discusses the key components required to go from customer experience data to customer experience outcomes

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Five Rules of Customer Observation for Greater Success

C3Centricity

One of the best ways to a deeper understanding of your customers is to watch and listen to them whenever you can. Customer observation is a powerful, but unfortunately too often an under-utilised tool of marketers. It is, therefore, understandable that so many companies run to conduct market research, usually a qualitative study, as a first step to improved customer understanding.

How Video Drives Impact Across Customer Experience Programs

MaritzCX

Using Video Technology to Inspire Action User generated video is becoming a ubiquitous part of modern life. According to research, consumers spend more than 80% of their screen time on mobile devices.

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Is Your Organization Insights Driven? Here’s How to Find Out

Vision Critical

Do you think your organization is customer driven? Here are some simple questions to ask yourself to find out: Customer Centricity

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

The Key to Cultivating Loyalty: Taking Action on Customer Feedback

IntouchInsight

Your source for the best knowledge on collecting data to drive business improvements

Make Customer Experience Development as Important as Product Development

Customer Bliss

Today, leaders in just about every industry understand that improving customer experience is essential for ease of customer interactions, reputation management, business efficacy, and overall success. Customer experience is already a core focus for many retailers, but diverse organizations including governmental bureaus , grocery stores , and financial service institutions are implementing CX changes to better accommodate customer needs.

Why Great Digital Customer Service Needs Vision and Commitment

NICE inContact

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was the Internet. Great things require patience and development, and the same goes for digital customer service. It’s easy to integrate the right digital customer service solution, but taking full advantage of it requires a real adaptation to communicating with digital customers on social channels. It’s a long-term process that isn’t just about changing software, but about changing the way marketing and customer service teams talk to customers.

7 practical steps to build a data-driven CX program

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Recent articles about customer experience (CX) have included statements as grandiose as: “Customer experience is the new brand.”- Forbes. Put customer experience at the heart of your operations.”- McKinsey. Customer experience is the key competitive differentiator.” - Wall Street Journal. Yet, a common theme that emerges when we talk to clients about their CX efforts is the struggle with how to get started.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Actionable Insights: What they are, why they’re important, and how to get them

Lumoa

Actionable insights are data sets that prescribe any direct, meaningful actions you can take based on the analysis of raw data. Feed generated with FetchRSS

Building a Successful Customer Experience Strategy

GetFeedback

Companies frequently designate customer experience (CX) as the most exciting opportunity for their business, according to the Digital Marketing Trends Report. Successful customer experience strategies will lead to greater customer satisfaction, higher revenue, and diminished customer churn. Indeed, American Express research shows that a better experience is worth a higher cost for 60% of customers. Because of this, customer experience should be the primary focus of any company.

7 Important Questions to Ask Customers for a Better Customer Experience

GetFeedback

Providing a solid customer experience (CX) can be incredibly hard for many companies. In an increasingly competitive global market, the experience that you provide to your customers is often the only thing that sets you apart from your competitors. Getting it just right is all about asking the right customer experience questions.

Why Customer Success is Important in the Modern Age

Totango

Times are changing. The old sales idea of courting and closing a customer in a single effort and considering their value “bagged” from a one-off transaction is as antiquated as dial-up modems. After all, the digitization of business has empowered customers to seek long-term gains from short-term investments. Customers in the B2B and SaaS markets are inclined toward subscription options where they pay on a monthly or annual basis for a service they can discontinue at any time.

Busy Season? Keep Customers Satisfied with Great Support

A great customer experience drives customer loyalty. Learn how to keep your customers happy this holiday season by helping them through their channel of choice with seasonal support experts.

The Importance of Customer Satisfaction

Lumoa

The importance of customer satisfaction is generally taken for granted. If you don’t have a solid understanding of why customer satisfaction is important, you risk undervaluing it. Here are five reasons why customer satisfaction is important. Feed generated with FetchRSS

The lost suitcase – the sad reality of customer experience evolution

ijgolding

According to Wikipedia , the term, ‘seven year itch’ can be described as follows: The seven-year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines after around year seven of a marriage. The phrase originated as a name for irritating and contagious skin complaints of a long duration.

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The Human Experience Cycle

Experience Matters

As you think about your experience management (XM) efforts, it’s important to understand how people flow through the experiences in their lives — as customers, employees, patients, fans, citizens, students, etc. To help deepen that understanding, I’ve created a simple model, the Human Experience Cycle (HxC). As you can see in the chart below, the HxC is made up of five elements: Expectations: What a person anticipates will happen during an experience.

Employee Experience – Good for Employees, Good for Business

IntouchInsight

Customer experience expert, Annette Franz, explains how to achieve the connection between employee experience and business performance

The 5 E's of Community: Support Forums and Beyond

Speaker: Angelica Coleman, Community Lead, Snowflake

In order to establish a robust community, you need to have strong community objectives in place that are supported with the proper types of programs; programs that will help your community succeed. But narrowing down on your community objectives can be difficult, let alone knowing how to structure your community programs and offerings in a way that supports them. Join Vanilla Forums on Friday, October 8th at 12 PM ET for a webinar led by Angelica Coleman, the Community Lead at Snowflake, as she walks us through the 5 E's that are essential to establishing your key community objectives: Education, Enable, Expand, Engage and Evangelize.

To Respond or Not Respond to Customer Feedback – That is the CX Question

Kristina Evey

Customer Experience is based on customer feedback and engagement. With the presence of review sites such as Yelp, TripAdvisor, and … Read More To Respond or Not Respond to Customer Feedback – That is the CX Question. The post To Respond or Not Respond to Customer Feedback – That is the CX Question appeared first on Kristina Evey. customer complaints customer feedback

3 Ways to Provide Success When Handling Rude Customer Interactions

NICE inContact

As I searched for ways to discipline my accident-prone, very determined, yet very sensitive and sometimes diva-like 5-year-old daughter, I had a revelation: Dealing with rude customers in the contact center can be similar to this challenge. As customers get more frustrated — whether it’s a product not working correctly, not reaching resolution, or any number of triggers — logic seems to exit the building. Emotions rise, and customers eventually want one thing: gratification.

5 things to look for in a customer experience tool

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Managing customer experience has become increasingly difficult because an organization's experience is impacted by nearly every department. Plus, to get executive buy-in to invest in customer experience (CX), processes and technology are needed to track CX programs and quantify their impact on the bottom line. Customer experience strategy CX tools and technology

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Techniques to Improve the Survey Experience on Mobile Devices

MaritzCX

The information in this article was originally shared in the MaritzCX webinar, Mobilize Me! Click here to listen to the webinar now. New 2019 Research Reveals the Preferences of Mobile Survey Respondents Did you know that over 60% of respondents in a standard CX survey are completing the survey on a mobile device? That means. View Article. General

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6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!