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. Field services can rise to the B2C Challenge.

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Basic Research Builds B2C Business with Custom CRM Integration

inContact

In addition to its core B2B business distributing 60 million products to retail outlets worldwide, Basic Research continues to build a thriving B2C business: Consumers order direct by phone or online. Agents across the system instantly get screen pops of CRM information so that every customer receives speedy, personalized service. The post Basic Research Builds B2C Business with Custom CRM Integration appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

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Chatbots – Reigniting the Spark in B2C Engagement

Aspect

While voice will always have its place in B2C engagement , customers frequently prefer to interact with businesses the same way they do in everyday life, through messaging apps, SMS and social media. The post Chatbots – Reigniting the Spark in B2C Engagement appeared first on Aspect Blogs.

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

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

You don’t want to use an exhaustive enterprise tax software for your individual filing, nor does a corporate audit business want to be forced into using software focused on personal finance. Click here to download our infographic comparing B2B and B2C customer support!

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How to Write Powerful B2C Sales Letters and Emails, with 7 Real-Life Examples

Comm100

Use this step-by-step guide with real-life samples to write a sales letter or email that will persuade your prospective B2C (business-to-consumer) customers to buy your product: Format Your Letter. How to Write Powerful B2C Sales Letters and Emails, with 7 Real-Life Examples.

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Guest Blog: The Customer Experience is Not Just for B2C

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Christa Heibel about how investing in a personalized customer experience can create life-long customers in the B2B space. – Shep Hyken. At the end of the day, you are still selling to a person.

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3 Ways to do More with Customer Experience Personalization

Comm100

While there are many ways to improve CX – ease of use, innovation, and speed are just a few – companies should be paying more attention to consistency and personalization. Used correctly, AI Chatbots can help businesses deliver highly targeted and personalized experiences.

Be Personal, Not Pushy: How AI is Transforming B2B Selling

bold360 Blog

Sales reps were the main source of product information, guiding prospects toward a purchase via phone conversations and in-person meetings. Today’s B2B buyers shop for business solutions just like they shop for personal products. They can do it using same self-service tools many B2C companies use, including FAQs, product demo videos, user forums, contextual search tools and AI chatbots. Chatbots are helping companies deliver this kind of personalization at scale.

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Serving with “Kentucky Windage”

Chip Bell

It is the theatre ticket person giving you the benefit of the doubt regarding “senior fare” or “children under six” fare. Innovative Service b2c strategy customer appreciation customer care Customer Experience cxMy very rural hometown was (and is) in the middle of hunting country. And, I lived on a farm deep in the pine woods on the edge of a swamp. As a youngster I hunted dove, quail and squirrel that often wound up on our supper table.

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How to Write an Outbound Telemarketing Script

Quality Contact Solutions

Doing so, allows the agent to insert their personality, use their own words and build credibility with the prospect. But in other scenarios, like market research and survey calls where it’s important to eliminate personal opinions or bias, a traditional script may be necessary.

6 Email Personalization Techniques You Can Start Using in Your Campaigns

LiveChat

Thanks to its impressive ROI, 86 percent of B2C marketers use email , according to B2C Content Marketing 2018 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends. One of the secrets of such amazing performance of email marketing is personalization. How to Start with Personalization.

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What’s Your Story?

Chip Bell

Then they would carry the unlucky person through the tunnel to the nearby ship. By the time the person woke up, the ship would be at sea and they’d be forced to work. Is there a compelling person, event, or vision in your history? Innovative Service b2c strategy branding Customer Experience story branding storying tellingThe Pirate’s House is a restaurant in the edge of Savannah, GA that started as a tavern in 1753.

Add Sprinkles to Your Customers’ Experiences

Chip Bell

The newspaper delivery person would leave a thoughtful note tucked in your newspaper. Take Their Breath Away B2C Customer Strategy customer appreciation customer focused customer service customer-centric“Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: Is it good? Does it give pleasure?” wrote the late Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and host of the TV show Parts Unknown. Innovative service is a blend of these same two sentiments.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of July 25, 2016

ShepHyken

An Amazing Experience: Personalize your CX Today! My Comment: One way to improve the customer experience is to personalize it. This is a heartwarming story of a personalized gift. Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources.

The Other Golden Rule

CX Journey

We often hear customer experience professionals talk about the fact that there''s a great emphasis to - and a greater return if we - focus our efforts on the customer experience for B2C companies. While the two are different, to some degree, what do B2C and B2B companies have in common?

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7 Trends in Customer Service to Watch in 2019

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

1) B2B self-service will become more interactive – Thanks to an increase in on-demand video content in their personal lives, customers are more frequently asking for the same in the business world.

The Future of Customer Experience for B2B Companies

Lumoa

B2C customer experiences have set the tone of CX transformation. All the people, who receive advanced personalized customer treatment, come to work and. Many B2C CX practices have become universal. So did omnichannel communications and personalization.

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B2B Customer Experience: All Hands on Deck

Call Center Weekly

And as the B2B vs B2C playing field has leveled, buyers expect consumer centric experiences across the board. There are a few things I'll never forget from our training: Greet every single person who walks in with eye contact and a smile.

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B2B Social Media – The Definitive Guide

Genroe

This is largely due to the perception that most social media platforms are designed to service the B2C market. Although many social media platforms were initially created for personal use, the money is made in business. Most B2B organisations expect social media marketing to be an uphill battle. So every major platform has its capabilities […]. The post B2B Social Media – The Definitive Guide appeared first on Genroe.

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B2B Social Media – The Definitive Guide

Genroe

This is largely due to the perception that most social media platforms are designed to service the B2C market. Although many social media platforms were initially created for personal use, the money is made in business. Most B2B organisations expect social media marketing to be an uphill battle. So every major platform has its capabilities […]. The post B2B Social Media – The Definitive Guide appeared first on Genroe.

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$75 Billion Dollars Is Lost Due to Poor Customer Service

ShepHyken

They are not able to speak to a person who can provide answers. Personally, I hate holding for a long time while the company’s recorded message states, “Your call is very important to us.”.

Reality Check: Are your customers channels or people?

Call Center Coach

I’m a person. Everything’s in one place, from orders, management issues, channels, emails, chat, returns, subscription, anything you need and want for B2B and B2C company. I’m a person – I take many journeys in life. Not to a ticket, but to a person.

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Seven ideal characteristics of a B2B influencer

Peter Lavers

This has caused controversy in the B2C world where it has been done clumsily through thinly-disguised paid celebrity endorsement* that actually can damage trust rather than build it.

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Guest Blog: How One Experience Started My CX Passion

ShepHyken

This personal WeWork story created a new relationship directly because of their focus on customer satisfaction.

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Why You Must Address Customer Irrationality Before It’s Too Late

Beyond Philosophy

They are irrational in business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions and they are irrational in business-to-business (B2B) interactions also. Moreover, this idea of emotional decision-making driving your Customer Experience is not limited to B2C experiences.

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Taking Customers Beyond the Honeymoon Phase

bold360 Blog

In a recent Forrester survey, B2C marketing decision makers indicated that 37% of their marketing program budget is spent on new customer acquisition, while in contrast, only 20% of their marketing budget is spent on driving retention of existing customers or upselling to them. In a relationship, if you become a different person after commitment, your partner feels like the target of a bait and switch scam.

Customer Experience Strategy: An A to Z Glossary

Lumoa

The situation when B2B CX was very distant from B2C CX has been rapidly changing. Now at least 80% of B2B buyers now expect the same buying experience as B2C customers. We’re moving towards personalized omnichannel experience in B2B customer journeys.

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4 Powerful Rules to Create Employee and Customer Word-of-Mouth Programs That Work

Beyond Philosophy

Based on broad WOM program experience with b2b and b2c clients around the world, I’ve developed four general ‘rules’ for accomplishing this: 1. This is true, of course, in both b2b and b2c environments. Michael Lowenstein, Ph.D., CMC Thought Leadership Principal, Beyond Philosophy.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 2, 2018

ShepHyken

BizReport) Customer experience is no longer just a business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) strategy for winning and retaining customers. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources.

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Strike One and You’re Out! Five Ways to Ensure Your Customer Service Is a Hit

ShepHyken

According to the Five9 Customer Index 2017 report , 77% of customers in the B2C space will not do business with you again if you give them bad customer service the first time they do business with you. No company and no person is flawless. Here is a sobering statistic.

These 20+ Statistics Say Customer Support Drives Revenue

aircall

66% of B2B customers and 52% of B2C customers have stopped buying from a company following a bad service interaction. 83% of churned customers insist that better live or in-person customer service would have impacted their decision to switch providers. 85% of customers trust an online review as much as a personal recommendation. 62% of B2B customers and 42% of B2C customers purchased more from a brand following a good service experience.

How B2B Brands Drive Online Reviews

GetFeedback

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. Then there’s the difference between B2B and B2C products themselves. A personal touch goes a long way.

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3 Critical Reasons to Read Customer Reviews

Return Customer

Additionally, reading and replying to your reviews is a fantastic way to represent your brand and flaunt your company’s personality for curious onlookers. According to recent studies covered by B2C , 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business.

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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. Michael Lowenstein, Ph.D.,

What Types of Dialers Keep the FTC Happy?

Calltools

For example, to remain compliant with recent amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule by the FTC, businesses must make certain that no more than 3 percent of their calls meet the criteria as an “abandoned call” when answered by a person.

5 Things to Consider Before Drafting Sales Letters and Emails

Comm100

Whether you’re writing business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C), here’s what to consider when preparing your own sales letter or email. How to Write Powerful B2C Sales Letters and Emails, with 7 Real-Life Examples.

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Making Optimal Customer Experience A Focus of Your Company’s (And Your) Thinking and Doing: The Case for Foundation and Advanced CEM Training

Beyond Philosophy

Many b2b and b2c companies offer antiseptic, commoditized, vanilla experiences for customers. In most instances, the customers see no brand ‘personality’ or brand-to-brand differentiation, and their experience of the brand is one-dimensional, easily capable of replacement.

What to Expect at Subscribed – A Zuora Subscription Conference

Mindtouch

This trend is seen across all B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Customer) verticals, and it heavily effects they way businesses not only acquire new revenue, but retain and expand upon existing accounts. You can see a host of creative ways that both B2C and B2B companies are deploying subscription models, from drones and tractors to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

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

ShepHyken

If your services fall under the B2B umbrella, for example, your customers are more likely to engage with you on LinkedIn as opposed to in B2C businesses. A quick look at their feed showcases how each reply is kindly-worded, and personalized with a signature from the individual support worker.

Is Trust Really an Emotion? Generally,Yes…And It Is Critical In Customer-Supplier Relationship…Just Ask Banks!

Beyond Philosophy

As regards both b2b and b2c customer-supplier relationships, lack of confidence and belief is driven by insecurity and egotism, and ability to be confident is based on feelings of safety and acceptance. In truth, virtually every company in every b2b and b2c industry is vulnerable to the erosion of reputation and resulting business impact. In classic psychological terms, trust is considered more a ‘feeder’ of emotion.