December, 2018

How to Handle Live Chat Customer Service During the Holiday Rush

GetFeedback

Ah, the holidays. It’s the time for sugar canes, delicious eggnog, and jolly parties with loved ones, right? Well, not exactly. For us customer service folks it’s the time of the year that we call: the not-so-jolly holiday rush.

Retail Auto: Carmaker Mega-Bonus Incentive Programs Prompt Dealership Behavioral Changes

MaritzCX

There’s a “cultural,” or if you will, “behavioral” change going on at car dealerships being driven by a source that might surprise many.

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17 Ways to Tell if Customer Service is Your Purpose in Life

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Our “purpose” is the thing, item, or person we keep coming back to even after we’ve lost our way. Through good times and bad, we find ourselves surrounded by thoughts of what makes us feel good, feel important, and feel fulfilled.

CX Myth #5: Wow Customers During Every Interaction

Experience Matters

Many common beliefs about customer experience are misguided, based on oversimplifications or a lack of consideration for real-world constraints. In this series of posts, we debunk these myths. CX Myth #5: Wow Customers During Every Interaction What’s Wrong: While it may be appealing to think about creating an amazing experience every time you touch a customer, it’s just not appropriate or practical.

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.

3 Actions to Unite Internal and Customer-Facing Departments + Downloadable Audit

Customer Bliss

In my new 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.

The Proper Way to Ask for Customer Feedback

Kayako

When collected and implemented properly, customer feedback can help improve your product and the services that support it.

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Commonly Asked Customer Experience Questions Part 1: How Do I Increase Response Rates? Should I Shorten My Survey?

MaritzCX

This is the first part of a three-part blog series. It is December and that often means looking back over the past year. I’ve been doing a bit more than that. I’ve been looking back over my 20+ years of various research consulting roles within MaritzCX.

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How Your Business Can Quickly Adopt a Customer First Strategy

C3Centricity

Every few days there seems to be another customer service disaster that fills the newspapers and goes viral on social media. These usually happen when an organisation does not adopt a customer first strategy.

CX Leaders’ Employees Feel Prouder & More Appreciated

Experience Matters

If you’ve followed our research, then you’ve likely seen a strong, almost inseparable link between between customer experience (CX) and competency employee (EX). We continued to find that connection in our latest consumer benchmark. In our Q3 2018 study, we asked 5,000+ U.S. employees to pick a word that best describes how their job makes them feel and split those responses based on how they judged the overall CX that their company delivers.

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How to Deliver a United, One-Company Experience

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.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

Have You Created a Great Service Exit?

Wired and Dangerous

The opening keynote was preceded by the safety briefing for the large banquet hall attendees. It was the usual “in case of fire” cautions and instructions.

Decrease Customer Churn Rates for Good

GetFeedback

It’s not rocket science: the lower your customer churn rate, the higher your profit. But do you know how much customer retention is really worth? According to Harvard Business School, even just a 5% increase in customer retention can lead to a 25-95% increase in profits. And a study by Temkin Group concluded that loyal customers are 5x as likely to repurchase, 5x as likely to forgive, 4x as likely to refer, and 7x as likely to try a new offering.

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How Data Integration Can Power Impactful CX Research Programs

MaritzCX

Most of us intuitively know that bringing together data from multiple sources or taking a multi-faceted approach to answering a research question usually yields more impactful results than employing a narrow and focused approach.

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[Infographic] 4 Key Priorities for Customer-centric Retailers in 2019

Vision Critical

View Infographic. The retail industry is only set to become more competitive. Yet, most companies are still failing to meet customer expectations and become more customer-centric.

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 Can I Get New Clients? What are the Secrets to Growth?

C3Centricity

This shorter than usual post was inspired by a great question on Quora about how to get new clients. Although my original answer was for a web design company, most of my ideas are relevant whatever industry or profession you are in. Here is my answer.

Unite the Silos and Create an Internal Shared Vision When Implementing a CX Transformation

Customer Bliss

If Customers Characterized Your Service as a Mode of Transportation, What Would They Choose?

Wired and Dangerous

It all started with a party game… Those funny “what if” social games that get sillier with late night exuberance and adult beverages. What fruit would they be if all pharmacists were a fruit?” asked one guest, a deeply serious pharmacist. “If

How to improve you call center customer experience strategy for 2019?

TechSee

Providing better customer experiences (CX) is a hot button issue that has become increasingly critical to forward-thinking call centers over the last few years.

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

MaritzCX: Leader in Customer Experience Technology

MaritzCX

For the third year in a row, MaritzCX received the highest rank for a Customer Experience (CX) technology and research firm from the American Marketing Association (AMA) in its annual Top 50 Report of U.S. Market Research and Analytics Companies.

Episode 27 – Does Your Culture Empower Great Customer Experiences?

Kristina Evey

Shownotes #27… Does Your Culture Enable and Empower the CX? Culture – it’s simply the way things are done within … Read More Episode 27 – Does Your Culture Empower Great Customer Experiences? The post Episode 27 – Does Your Culture Empower Great Customer Experiences? appeared first on Kristina Evey. Shownotes #27… Does Your Culture Enable and Empower the CX? . Culture – it’s simply the way things are done within your organization.

Inbound Call Centers Need to Deliver Exceptional Experiences in an Omnichannel World

inContact

Inbound call centers face rising expectations from their customers to deliver exceptional experiences in an increasingly omnichannel world.

Best of the Podcast 2018: Implementing CX at a Global Organization with Amanda Sachs of Microsoft

Customer Bliss

As many of us are taking some much-needed downtime, I’m closing out the year by replaying some of my most popular episodes from 2018. Today’s episode, which many of you seemed to enjoy, features Amanda Sachs , General Manager, Customer & Partner Experience at Microsoft.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

Building a referral program in Salesforce

AskNicely

One of the best ways to engage with your happiest customers is to invite them to refer a friend or colleague (especially if they’ve just filled in a Net Promoter Score survey saying they’d happily do exactly that!).

Best Customer Experience Books of 2018 and What to Look Out for in 2019

eglobalis

Best Customer Experience Books of 2018 and What to Look Out for in 2019. The post Best Customer Experience Books of 2018 and What to Look Out for in 2019 appeared first on Eglobalis.

“Us vs. Them” Breaking Down the Walls

MaritzCX

We researchers have done things in the past we probably wouldn’t do again. In some cases we have unintentionally erected walls that have acted to isolate companies from their customers – making the Voice of the Customer more elusive than it should have been. We need to tear down the walls that have caused the. View Article. General

Episode 25 – Customer Experience Needs a Seat at the Table

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… Customer Experience is not just another thing to do. CX is the reason WHY we do the work we … Read More Episode 25 – Customer Experience Needs a Seat at the Table. The post Episode 25 – Customer Experience Needs a Seat at the Table appeared first on Kristina Evey. Shownotes… Customer Experience is not just another thing to do. CX is the reason WHY we do the work we do. We provide a product or service to our customers.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

Contact Center Software can Balance Agent-assisted and Self-service Channels

inContact

Omnichannel is hot. Artificial intelligence (AI) is hot. Both are hot topics when it comes to contact centers and customer experience. They introduce new channels and vehicles to interact with customers. The reality is that in order to deliver exceptional customer experiences, you need your contact center software to balance the need for agent-assisted and self-service channels. In our new 2018 Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark the insights were clear on the importance of both.

The LinkedIn Algorithm: How it Works

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8 Key Stats to Prove Customer Experience Delivers ROI

Beyond Philosophy

James Carville, political commentator and media personality coined the phrase, “The economy, Stupid,” for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. Carville was talking to the team at the time to help them focus on the key messages for Clinton’s campaign.

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Vodafone – Global Innovator Chooses AR Remote Assistance

TechSee

As a leading provider of intelligent visual engagement, TechSee is at the forefront of the digital CX transformation. Our goal is to partner with innovative Tier-1 companies, by providing them with digital solutions that enable them to exceed their customers’ expectations.

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