October, 2021

New Study Shows Major Disconnect Between Companies And Customers

Kerry Bodine

Earlier this week I posted about a study commissioned by the CRM platform Insightly , which showed the lengths that consumers and business decision makers would go to in order to avoid stressful customer service interactions.

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Should We Expect WOW Service?

Steve DiGioia

I dropped my car off at the dealership the other day for a minor repair. I didn’t know what to expect since this is my first time using them. Two hours later I got the call that it was ready to be picked up. How wonderful this was. The repair was done quickly and soon I’d “be back on the road”.

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Be the Customer

Bill Quiseng

As a customer service professional, you have been told by your supervisor to interact with all customers as if they are the customer persona. Of course, it is easier to have one of your customer personas. A persona is the general image of customer personalities.

How to Ensure Business Continuity in the UK Fuel Crisis

TechSee

With drivers queued up for hours waiting for petrol and station after station simply out of fuel, Britain’s fuel crisis is making headlines.

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UC, Contact Center Integration Drives Business Value

How extensive is integration, and how are companies leveraging it—both technically and operationally? In this whitepaper, you’ll receive in-depth insights on how companies are utilizing integrated platforms in their day-to-day operations and which success metrics they are measuring. Download your copy now to discover how companies are future-proofing their contact centers as they adapt to remote and hybrid workforces.

Alida closes $20M funding round

Alida

FURTHER POSITIONING THE COMPANY TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD ELEVATE THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES. Just last month we celebrated the first anniversary of our new brand, Alida.

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A CX Day Offer To Boost Your Journey Mapping Outcomes

Kerry Bodine

Happy Customer Experience Day! I hope you and your colleagues are joining one of the many CX Day celebrations around the world.

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Customer Service Week Day 3!

Myra Golden Media

Oh, wow! Day 3 of Customer Service Week was fun! I shared ten super-energizers that are fantastic for Customer Service Week and beyond! If you missed the live event, no worries. We’ve got you covered with the replay below. Join us at 9am ET tomorrow live! Customer Experience Design

10 Questions for B2B2C CX Leaders

Heart of the Customer

This is the third in a three-part series that explores critical questions CX leaders should be asking – and able to answer. There is some overlap between issues and questions for B2C and B2B (covered previously) and B2B2C (covered here), but I’ve chosen to address each audience individually.

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Guest Post: Customer Service Automation: A Quick Beginner’s Guide

Shep Hyken

This week we feature an article by Jason Grills, Customer Support Expert at ProProfs , a company that provides software that empowers organizations to deliver happiness to their customers and employees. He writes about what automated customer service can do for your business.

AI-Enabled Agent Quality Assessments Optimize Contact Center Performance

Quality Assurance is a major challenge for contact centers today. With up to 95% of customer interactions going unreviewed, many organizations are relying on a small sample of data to coach and evaluate their agents. AI-enabled agent quality assessments transcribe and analyze almost all agent-customer interaction recordings, leading to more comprehensive, consistent and unbiased agent evaluations and MUCH better CX. Find out how by downloading the whitepaper today!

060: How to Attract a Bunch of Tesla-Driving, Peloton-Riding, Starbucks-Drinking, Apple-Using, Lululemon-Wearing Customers

The DiJulius Group

Chief Revolution Officer John DiJulius of the DiJulius Group discusses what it takes to attract a bunch of Tesla-driving, Peloton-riding, Starbucks-drinking, Apple-using, and Lululemon-wearing customers. Those brands are not trying to be all things for all people.

The 7 Best Email Management Software + Features to Look For

Help Scout

Email management software minimizes the stress of organizing, processing, and prioritizing email, improving your productivity and focus. Read the full article

The Happiest Employees of 2021 — And Their Connections to Customers

Kerry Bodine

As I looked at Comparably’s recent ranking of the 100 companies with the happiest employees in 2021, something struck me: In one way or another, many of top-scoring companies have a strong focus on customer experience.

Keatext helps COOLA boost customer satisfaction by 5 points

Keatext

The post Keatext helps COOLA boost customer satisfaction by 5 points appeared first on Keatext. Case study

Remote Agents and Digital Transformation

Remote agents are the new reality. Happier agents mean a better customer experience and improved CSAT/NPS scores. This new normal brings new challenges for contact centers. Find out what you need to do for your organization to excel. This eBook includes checklists for developing agent empathy and business continuity plans.

10 Questions for B2B CX Leaders

Heart of the Customer

This is the second in a three-part series that explores critical questions CX leaders should be asking – and able to answer. There’s some overlap between B2C, B2B, and B2B2C issues, but I want to address each audience individually. Last week, I covered B2C; next week I’ll address B2B2C leaders.

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Guest Post: 4 Customer Service Best Practices for Your Subscription Business

Shep Hyken

Doug Liantonio is the Marketing Outreach Analyst at Gravy Solutions , a company that helps subscription-based businesses recover failed payments and retain customers.

Customer Service Week Surprise From Salesforce – Unboxing!

Myra Golden Media

My son brought in an enormous box from Salesforce Service Cloud 360 full of goodies! Watch me unbox that surprise here. servicetrailblazers #customerserviceweek [link]. Oh, my gosh! This is amazing! . Customer Experience Design

059: 6 Steps in Launching a Successful Customer Service Initiative that Lasts

The DiJulius Group

Chief Revolution Officer John DiJulius of the DiJulius Group discusses the 6 steps in launching a successful customer service initiative that lasts.

Top 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

Hybrid or 100% cloud? The choice is yours. With comprehensive security, unmatched scalability, cost certainty, and guaranteed reliability, a cloud-based contact center solution will serve your customers 24/7 without the operational headaches and cost issues of an on-premise solution. Download Enghouse's eBook today and learn the top reasons you should move to the cloud!

How two-way texting can help boost customer retention

BirdEye

Attracting new customers is the obvious surface-level goal for any business. But, the reality is true growth is sustained by a focus on customer retention. Increasing customer retention by a mere 5% boosts profits by a whopping 25% to 95% ! So how do you go about increasing retention?

How sentiment analysis unlocks the voice of your employees

Keatext

The post How sentiment analysis unlocks the voice of your employees appeared first on Keatext.

5 Steps To Providing Good Customer Service!

TeamSupport

This week is Customer Service Week – an international celebration of the importance of customer service and of the people who serve and support customers on a daily basis.

Contactless – what you need to know about fraud and more

Helen Dewdney

New £100 contactless limit – is it safe? On 15 October 2021 the contactless payment card spend limit increases from £45 to £100. According to a survey of over 1,000 people I undertook, 51% of people didn’t think it should be raised, whilst 47% thought it should and 2% were undecided.

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Customer Experience Management

Zonka Feedback

A growth-oriented business always keeps its customers at the heart of the business. They are always in tune with the customers’ needs by listening to their feedback and suggestions. Listening to the customers’ voices helps businesses to find how customers perceived products and services.

Contact Center Leadership: 3 Mistakes you should Avoid

NobelBiz

Customers demand personalized attention from your agents and supervisors, who are well-trained and informed about your products or service. However, it is only possible with strong management from your supervisors, excellent follow-up from your agents, and effective leadership from you as the owner.

Difference Between A Call Center And Help Desk BPO Service

Helpware

Looking to improve your customer service operations with BPO solutions? Explore the differences between call centers and help desks in this guide

Accounting Receivable Services for Small and Large Businesses: 4 Reasons it isn’t a Waste of Time

Magellan Solutions

If you are thinking that accounting receivable services are a waste of resources, think again. Accounting is one of the most important services in any organization, large or small. Imagine businesses without it. It’s just pure disaster, financially.

The Art of Community: Higher Logic & Vanilla Forums Super Forum!

Speaker: Keynote Speaker, Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva

In its 12th year? Super Forum is the largest and most comprehensive conference for executives, community managers, marketing, membership, and customer success professionals who want to connect, engage, and create better customer and member experiences. And this year, we’re going even bigger as we add Vanilla’s highly regarded Conversations conference into the mix. Register today!