5 Technologies Helping B2C Field Services Meet Consumer Demands

TechSee

In today’s customer-centric marketplace, B2C field service (FS) organizations face growing expectations for quicker resolutions, shorter arrival times and a better overall customer experience. B2B vs. B2C – Differing expectations.

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Chatbots – Reigniting the Spark in B2C Engagement

Aspect

Chatbot technology has already made an everlasting digital footprint when it comes to customer engagement. In e-commerce, chatbots can help improve the retail journey, make suggestions that lead to future purchases or encourage customers to go into the store.

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20 Essential Features in a B2B Customer Support System

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

There are A LOT of features available for companies to choose from when deciding what’s important in their Business to Business (B2B) customer support software solution. These agreements should be both trackable and enforcable in a customer support system.

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4 Ways to Personalize B2B Customer Support at Scale

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

Of everything a business-to-business (B2B) company must be great at in order to grow, delivering personalized customer support at scale needs to be a priority. There’s so much new technology available, especially in the world of customer support.

10 Must Have Features In A Customer Support System

Ameyo

The harsh reality for today’s business organizations is that it takes months to find a customer and just few seconds to lose one. In the age of instant gratification, nobody likes to wait and if you are a B2C brand, then this becomes an even bigger issue.

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Choosing the Best B2B and B2C Help Desk Software for Your Business

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

With this said, let’s look at how these specific needs apply to a different type of software – help desk software – so you can determine whether a B2C or B2B software better fits your goals and objectives…. Click here to download our infographic comparing B2B and B2C customer support!

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Infographic: 2018 Customer Support Strategy (Stats & Trends)

aircall

I’m always asking questions at work (occasionally aloud, frequently in my head), but I’d say Aircall’s 2018 Customer Support Strategy Survey has been the most productive outlet for my curiosity yet. What do customer support teams see standing in the way of their success?”.

Infographic: 2018 Customer Support Strategy (Stats & Trends)

aircall

I’m always asking questions at work (occasionally aloud, frequently in my head), but I’d say Aircall’s 2018 Customer Support Strategy Survey has been the most productive outlet for my curiosity yet. What do customer support teams see standing in the way of their success?”.

These 20+ Statistics Say Customer Support Drives Revenue

aircall

Corporate finance teams tend to view customer support as a cost saver at best and a cost center at worst. These customer support statistics tell that revenue-related story. Poor Customer Support Stalls Growth. Nothing scares away future revenue quite like a reputation for subpar customer service. 66% of B2B customers and 52% of B2C customers have stopped buying from a company following a bad service interaction.

Customer Success in B2B vs B2C and why it's important to you

Amity

SaaS Tattler Issue 88 - Customer Success in B2B vs B2C and why it's important to you. It seems pretty insane to think that Customer Success could actually be as complex -- if not more -- for B2C companies in making their customers successful, as it would for B2B companies.

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Customer Support + Customer Success: Working Together to Increase Customer Satisfaction, Retention, and Growth

Totango

According to data from Forrester Research, almost two-thirds of interactions between a customer and a company take place through the Customer Service department. Customers often turn to Customer Service or Customer Support teams for help throughout the customer journey. From onboarding challenges, to user experience difficulties, to product misfires, the Customer Support or Customer Service agent is often the customer’s “first responder.”.

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7 Writing Tips For Exceptional Customer Support

Talkdesk

Customer service representatives are an important element of that voice. They’re the voice that speaks directly with existing and potential customers. The voice that can convince website visitors to convert into paying customers. Put Yourself in the Customer’s Shoes.

$75 Billion Dollars Is Lost Due to Poor Customer Service

ShepHyken

Two years ago I reported on NewVoiceMedia’s “serial switchers” report that indicated that $62 billion was lost due to poor customer service. Customers want and expect more than ever before – because that’s what we have we taught them. The main reasons customers switch are obvious.

4 Benefits and 3 Challenges of Self-Service Customer Support

Talkdesk

Self-service customer support has been a major part of the recent transformation of the company-customer relationship. The modern customer expects a personalized experience when they reach out to businesses. For B2C companies, FAQ sections may suffice.

What is the Importance of Using a Live Chat Software on Business Website

ProProfs Blog

More than 50% of Americans have given up on a planned purchase or transaction because of bad customer service. Goes on to show that businesses shouldn’t take customer service for granted. After all, no one in the competitive market can afford to lose its customers.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of June 12, 2017

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and experience articles from various online resources. 27 Experts Discuss Key Customer Support Metrics That Drive Growth by Robbie Richards. Customer Loyalty: 20 Compelling Reasons To Double Down On It [Infographic] by Ellen Gross.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of June 12, 2016

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. How Twitter’s Recent Changes Affect Customer Service by Dan Gingiss. My Comment: Twitter has become an important customer service channel.

This Year, Give Your Customers the Gift Of Great Holiday Support

Zingtree

Customer service can be particularly demanding during the holiday season. A typically busy time of year for most people out there, these raised stress levels can directly translate into how the customer experience is perceived. Tips for Handling Holiday Customer Support.

What is customer satisfaction?

Freshcaller

Quickly decoding one customer satisfaction definition at a time. Defining customer satisfaction is no different. The most widely acclaimed customer satisfaction definition (and what it implies). First, it makes it clear that customer satisfaction is not just an abstract concept.

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Adding Self-service Content To Your Agents’ Day-to-day Is Easier Than You Think

Mindtouch

Whether you’re playing in the B2B or B2C leagues, self-service—useful content about your product or service contained in a branded knowledge base —is the name of the game. It’s how customers prefer to troubleshoot issues syncing their fitness tracker with your app, for example. And it helps global businesses scale smartly via a knowledge-centered model of customer support. Invest In The Right Tech Tools To Support Your Growth.

Why Community Is Your Most Valuable After-Sales Service Asset

Kayako

In many companies after sales and onboarding are set, users fall to customer support. If they have questions or are lost, they ask support. When they want to leave your product, they message support to cancel, like 75% of all users across all industries within 90 days.

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How to Handle Live Chat Customer Service During the Holiday Rush

GetFeedback

For us customer service folks it’s the time of the year that we call: the not-so-jolly holiday rush. For B2C companies, the holiday rush means a significant increase in support requests from customers trying to finish their holiday shopping. Customer Service

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The 20 Stakeholder Experience Emotions: Which Are Most Positive and Value-Enhancing, and Which Are Most Negative and Value-Destroying?

Beyond Philosophy

To offer a better gauge of perceived value and customer experience, and better understand purchase decision drivers, it was necessary to put greater emphasis on the emotional. In this post, we are addressing the perceived value influence of emotions and memory on b2b and b2c customers.

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Computer Vision AI: The Secret Ingredient for Contact Centers

TechSee

And with 51% of Americans now preferring to shop online, the pressure on customer support operations is about to increase exponentially. From speech recognition and voice analytics to neuro-linguistic programming, they seek to solve customer’s problems by telling them what to do.

Customer Experience Strategy: An A to Z Glossary

Lumoa

Customer experience has been on the rise during the last couple of years. From the traditional product-oriented businesses we’re moving towards customer understanding and customer-centric approaches. How to take actions on customer experience? Listen to your customers.

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A Guide to Training Your B2B Customer Service Staff

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

The fundamental principles that define effective customer service apply across all industries and business types. But certain distinctive characteristics of the business-to-business (B2B) environment can have a huge influence on your approach to training customer service staff.

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How B2B Brands Drive Online Reviews

GetFeedback

Once they’ve narrowed down their options, a key part of the process becomes reading reviews from former customers. Online reviews are essential in both B2B and B2C contexts. However, the nature of B2B sales creates certain challenges that companies don’t have to worry about with B2C. Where it might be enough for a B2C company selling t-shirts to have reviews about products arriving on time and fitting well, B2B buyers have higher expectations.

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Guest Blog: How to Use Social Media to Provide Great Customer Service

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Brooke Harper who writes about the importance of using social media to provide great customer service. If you’re not monitoring what customers are saying about you and your company on social media, what are you waiting for?! – Shep Hyken.

Contact Center CX: Next Issue Avoidance

CX Accelerator

Last week, Brittany Naylor (Vice President of Customer Support for Service Direct) queued up a wonderful topic in our CX Accelerator slack channel. It was "Next Issue Avoidance" and how support leaders are bringing this critical concept to life.

A to Z Guide to Customer Experience Definitions and Terms

Lumoa

Customer experience has been on the rise during the last couple of years. From the traditional product-oriented businesses we’re moving towards customer understanding and customer-centric approaches. How to take actions on customer experience? Listen to your customers.

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Intersecting Viral Marketing With Emotional Customer Connection: TD Bank’s ‘Home Run’

Beyond Philosophy

As customers in all b2b and b2c sectors steadily become more actively digitized in their daily lives, companies are having to respond, and hopefully stay ahead, in the race to build stronger interpersonal relationships with them. Blogs Customer ExperienceMichael Lowenstein, Ph.D.,

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 16, 2017

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. 5 Stages to Building Customer Loyalty by Melissa Gonzalez. My Comment: Customer loyalty doesn’t happen immediately. 4 Ways to Increase Customer Loyalty Now and for the Long Haul by Heike Young.

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8 Powerful Customer Experience Bloggers You Need to Watch in 2018

Fonolo

For trusted, richly informative, and dynamic articles on customer experience tips and trends, we strongly suggest you turn your attention towards these trusted bloggers nay, industry leaders. Customers. Not only is omnichannel customer support something to be desired; it’s in demand.

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Relationship and transactional surveys: When to use and how in your NPS® program

CustomerGauge

Starting a Net Promoter program is about improving your customer experience and boosting your customer loyalty, but before you start wowing customers you have to survey them. Relationship surveys are there to investigate a customer’s loyalty to a company/brand.

Customer Experience Influencers You Must Follow – Part 1

Customer Guru

Customer experience (CX) is the relationship of a customer with a business at all touchpoints during the period of the customer journey. It is widely said that customer experience is the next battleground for organizations.

Customer Experience in 2018: Trends and Statistics

Answer Dash

Now, more than ever, optimizing customer experience should be a #1 business priority. Today’s customer expectations are continuously on the rise, and a positive online experience could mean the difference between a conversion and a lost customer.

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3 Ways to do More with Customer Experience Personalization

Comm100

Why amazing customer experiences matter. By 2020, customer experience (CX) will overtake price as a key product differentiator. Personalized interactions, accessibility, and invisible transitions from one digital platform to another are what really define amazing customer experiences.

What is Customer Engagement?

Mindtouch

A good amount of customer support interactions begin with the three simple words: I don’t know. And when customers don’t know how to resolve an issue, they tend to initiate some kind of support interaction. According to Marketo , two out of three B2B consumers engage a company primarily to request service or support. It’s a natural part of the customer journey. Two out of three B2B consumers engage primarily to request service or support.

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How to Reduce Customer Service Friction with Live Chat

Comm100

From a business point of view, it can be assumed that friction is bad because it interferes with business processes and negatively impacts customer service. Waiting a long time after sending a customer support e-mail or holding on the phone for hours. Customer Service

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6 Simple Ways to Communicate with Your Customers Better

LiveChat

Even in business, communicating with customers effectively can help you gain their loyalty – leading to repeat purchases, positive word-of-mouth, and referrals. Regardless of the medium through which you communicate with customers, the bottom line is that it needs to be done well.

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