Customer Success and Upsells: How to Make the Most of Opportunities

Totango

When your goal is to grow your customer’s business, upselling becomes a means, not an end. Upsells are the result of the growth a customer has enjoyed because of your commitment to delivering lifetime value. Customer success upsells are critical to your own success.

Upselling strategies that can improve your bottomline!

CustomerSuccessBox

Upselling strategies can improve your upsell rate drastically, leading to the financial growth of the company. However, we need to start with the basics before we can learn about upselling strategies. What does Upsell exactly mean? Why is Upsell important?

Up yours, Customer Success Managers. Hey, I’m referring to Upselling!

Amity

Hey, I’m referring to Upselling! Ever try to explain to someone what upsell means? Arguably one of the most recognized promotional tag lines of our time, I’ll bet that people don’t realize the McDonald’s suggestion is pure, shameless upsell. Hey, I’m referring to Upselling!

5 Essential Steps to Find Upsell and Cross-Sell Opportunities With Journey Analytics

Pointillist

JetBlue has in the past made as much as an additional $140million in revenue through its upsell program called ‘Even More Space.’. There are many such examples of B2C and B2B companies that are using upsell and cross-sell opportunities to generate profits. Upsell Or Cross-sell?

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

parent’s best practices, while taking into account local regulations. contextual upsell and cross-sell. If Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the overall business is a red hot. topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement is white hot.

Is it the right time to upsell to your customer?

Amity

SaaS Tattler Issue 91 - Is it the right time to upsell to your customer? Upsells. They're an integral part of Customer Success, but they've always led to somewhat of a sensitive topic: Is now the time to upsell? • When Should You Upsell To Your SaaS Customers?

5 Ways to Align Better With Clients Through Joint Account Planning

ClientSuccess

In today’s world of SaaS customer success, most CSMs and/or Account Managers are held to some sort of revenue goal. Whether that revenue comes from an upsell, cross-sell, expansion, or something else, it’s still new revenue attributed to the customer.

Differences between Key Account Management and Customer Success

Kapta

The terms Key Account Management and Customer Success are often used interchangeably within organizations. Key Account Management Versus Customer Success. The goals of both Key Account Management and customer success are to retain and build relationships with customers. For a more detailed look at how they’re different, here are some insights on how Key Account Management and customer success departments approach a few major topics: Client Focus.

How Your Customer Success Team Can Help With Account-Based Marketing

Amity

Over the last 15-odd years, it has been made even more challenging and interesting thanks to a little thing called account-based marketing; a type of B2B marketing that everyone is excited about, but which very few companies do the right way.

Customer Success Isn't Just a Feel-Good Name for Account Management

Amity

Companies that don’t want to miss out on the trend of branding themselves as “customer-centric” might consider repackaging an existing team, like Account Management, as Customer Success. Phase IV- Upsells and cross-sells (Day 200 - 230).

The One Thing Your Account-Based Marketing Strategy Is Missing

Influitive

That’s one reason why account-based marketing has become a popular strategy in recent years. Instead of “spraying and praying” broad marketing messages, ABM requires brands spend time crafting ultra-personalized campaigns targeted at specific accounts.

Rules for Increasing Retention and Creating Growth Within Existing Accounts

Amity

Most companies have revenue engines that run on delicately intertwined gears of new logos, retention and upsell/cross-sell. My goal at Influitive was to systematically increase retention and to create growth opportunities within existing accounts.

Customer Success Isn't Just a Feel-Good Name For Account Management

Amity

Companies that don’t want to miss out on the trend of branding themselves as “customer-centric” might consider repackaging an existing team, like Account Management, as Customer Success. Phase IV- Upsells and cross-sells (Day 200 - 230).

Becoming a Customer-Centric Organization

CSM Practice

The customer-centric mindset entails making major decisions while taking customer needs and customer journeys into account. This responsibility is not limited to the CSM (Customer Success Manager) alone, a company-wide disposition to customer satisfaction is crucial to customer success.

Top contact center authentication stories of 2017

TRUSTID

As a result, a total of 145 million customer accounts were compromised. Fallout of the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal — A year following the banking giant’s bogus accounts scandal, the size and scope of its employee misconduct continued to grow.

Top Learnings from Gainsight Pulse 2018: Day 2

CSM Practice

You need to hold sales accountable to delivering this information as part of closing the sale. There was a lot of discussion throughout the conference of where the line between Customer Success Management, Account Management, Sales and Renewal Teams fall. While owning the ongoing revenue number and renewal did not have a clear-cut default stance, the majority of structures I heard included re-engaging sales for upsell opportunities.

How to scale your customer success teams

CSM Practice

One of the techniques that make a SMB engagement model successful, is the creation of automated triggers to flag out a client when they need help, are at risk, or ready for an upsell.

How to Get Your Customer Success Budget Increased

CSM Practice

Referrals entail upsell and cross-sell opportunities your customer success team helped accomplish. Referrals can be expressed in the total number of deals, the number of accounts or AVC, ARR, and MRR. To scale, one needs a bigger budget.

The key to successful scaling: Inside the minds of 30 CSM leaders

inSided

Or, as the head of Customer Success, Saahil Karkera, from the hotel-upselling tool, Oaky , neatly put it, “ How do we keep a lean team, massively increase user volume and drive maximum customer ROI while keeping it personal?

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Customer Success Tech Maturity Model

CustomerSuccessBox

Sales delivers customer acquisition vs. Customer Success delivers product adoption + retention + upsell. The overlaps happen only when they communicate during handoffs and upsells.

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5 SaaS Renewal Process Best Practices for Customer Retention

Totango

Automate renewals and upsells. From helpdesk tickets to survey responses and account management engagement, you can organize and access information on any customer or segment within an actionable amount of time. Automate Renewals and Upsells.

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How to Map the Customer Journey Stages to Foster Lifetime Value

Totango

This is also a good time to add upsells to accounts that have high customer health scores. Health scores indicate which customers may be receptive to cross-sell or upsell offers and which ones might require extra attention from your success team. That way, your team can immediately take advantage of upsell opportunities and repair low health scores. This will help you detect accounts that have a high risk for churning and intervene quickly.

How to Ensure Customer Success is a Company-Wide Initiative

ClientSuccess

Develop accountability KPIs for each department. As a CSM or customer success leader, you already know how involved other departments have to be with customer accounts. Marketing: Marketing influenced renewal or upsell dollars. Assign an executive to each strategic account.

Guest Blog: Why cross-team collaboration is essential for B2B customer support teams

ShepHyken

Customer Success / Account Management – Outside of support, this team interacts with customers the most frequently. This week we feature an article by Robert C. Johnson who writes about the importance of cross-team collaboration when providing B2B customer support. .

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The Most Important Customer Success Metrics to Track and How to Improve Them

Totango

This could mean giving more attention to accounts that are in danger of churning or it could mean finding opportunities for upsells based on high usage rates. Gross upsell. These goals can be further broken down into KPIs such as improving the percentage of accounts in renewal or meeting forecasted growth across specific timelines. Measure the number of active daily users in an account against the total number of licenses purchased.

How to Gather Customer Insights with CS Software

Totango

By sharing the insights of these multi-dimensional data streams across your enterprise, you increase accountability for the customer experience and create a customer-centered enterprise that is poised to effectively deliver customer lifetime value. Upselling.

7 Customer Success Team Goals for Your Enterprise in 2019-2020

Totango

Success in these areas leads to a more successful renewal and upsell phase. Increase upsell opportunities. Figure out how long it takes to educate customers on your product, then strive to maintain this period across your accounts. Increase Upsell Opportunities. The increased importance of the customer success team in generating lifetime value for the company leads to a natural progression toward recognizing and acting on upsell opportunities.

5 Ways to Improve Customer Lifetime Value By Improving Loyalty

ClientSuccess

Growing customer accounts and increasing customer lifetime value (CLV) is one of the biggest challenges customer success managers (CSMs) face in today’s subscription economy. It’s not enough to treat every customer account the same and just go through the motions.

The Complete Guide to Improving Your Customer Success Health Score

Totango

A customer success health score is a framework used to identify the status of your customers so you can quickly prioritize accounts. It is a powerful tool for capitalizing on potential upsell opportunities and preventing customer churn. For example, an engagement score would rank active daily usage within an account against other accounts. A mark of 10 would indicate the users in the account are at the bottom 10% in terms of usage.

Do you have a definite customer success organization structure?

CustomerSuccessBox

But someone needs to be responsible and held accountable for the results and ROI of customer success. At the start, it is not feasible to focus on several KPIs like retention, onboarding, upsells etc.

Handling Dead-Air Space On a Customer Service Call

Myra Golden Media

He knew I lived in Oklahoma, based on details in my account, and he said…, “Oklahoma! Inform the customer, or …upsell. If you’re on a call with a customer, and more than three, or four seconds go by, and you haven’t said a word, that’s called dead air space.

The Agent Churn Cycle: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

Callminer

It also removes the potential for any internal bias, offering both agents and managers the peace-of-mind they need to ensure they’re holding each other accountable. Today’s contact centers are all too familiar with agent turnover.

5 Little Changes that Make a Big Difference in Customer Success

Amity

Align your Customer Success team with the Sales organization – As you build your Customer Success team understand how you will manage customers based on the account size and level of importance. No salesperson likes surprises, especially when trying to upsell within an account.

Churn Monster: Championless

ChurnZero

This is when a customer who used to be your advocate or main point of contact at an account has left their role at the company, leaving you championless, making the likelihood of a renewal uncertain. Churn Monster #12: Championless.

Just Implemented a Customer Success Platform, Now What?

Amity

Tracking trends over time is another way to show clear indicators of challenges in the account. As soon as a Customer Success Manager gets any red flags in their customer engagement, they want to be changing the account health from green, to lower.

How to Gather Customer Insights with CS Software

Totango

By sharing the insights of these multi-dimensional data streams across your enterprise, you increase accountability for the customer experience and create a customer-centered enterprise that is poised to effectively deliver customer lifetime value. Upselling.

Which is More Important – Fighting Customer Churn or Growing Customers?

ClientSuccess

In a recent article , Patrick questions the overall definition of customer success, echoing a common sentiment in the industry: is customer success about combating churn or is it focused on upsells and renewals? and identify how much each account is worth towards this goal.

What is Voice of Customer and How Can You Leverage It?

Totango

If the lifeblood phases of upsell, cross-sell, and renewal are outcomes based on customer experience , then direct customer testimony of that experience is invaluable. Health scores offer a comparable, hierarchical view across accounts and indicate how to proceed.

Take a Bite out of Interactions Guest Experience Platform for Food Services

Interactions

In addition, inaccurate orders cost time and money, and missed upsell opportunities are countless. Provide guests with digital ordering using text or voice and reduce average order and wait times while increasing order accuracy and upsell yields.

Part 2: How to Measure the Effectiveness of a Customer Health Model

Totango

Feedvisor has a four-stage approach to building a Customer Health Score and periodically adjusts it to give better churn, renewal, and upsell predictions. Customer Health continues to be a hot topic among Customer Success professionals for obvious reasons.