The Problem with Self Service

Beyond Philosophy

People like the convenience of self-service. More and more of your Customers believe access to self-service options is essential to their relationship with your business. Knowing this, it is critical that you plan your self-service options well. Parature is a research and advisory firm specializing in communicating service-centric best practices. As many as 2/3 of Customer service interactions will occur without human-to-human contact.

Trends in Customer Self-Service Infographic

Mindtouch

For the modern enterprise, self-service has become an indispensable part of many strategic objectives, especially when it comes to delivering customer service excellence. 91% of organizations identify web self-service as a relevant investment focus.

How to Write Self-Service Support Material

GetFeedback

When done right, self-service support material help your customers complete tasks on their own. But for self-service support resource to work, they need to be easy to read and understand. Today, I’m sharing 5 copywriting tips for writing self-service support material.

Self Service Should Never Mean Solo Service

Customers That Stick

Technology is an integral part of frontline customer service. From information kiosks to digital signage, from mobile point of sale devices to the customer’s own smartphones; technology is part and parcel of even the most basic face-to-face interactions on the service floor.

Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

Self-service is an important facet for creating a seamless customer experience. From a customer’s perspective they want to receive timely and error-free service in the channel of their choice. What do your customers really think about self-service?

What is Intelligent Self-Service?

Jacada

Intelligent self-service refers to the new generation of self-service solutions. The old IVR phone trees (“press one for billing, press two for services…”) are being replaced by graphical or digital alternatives. Jacada Blog

What is a Web Self-Service Portal?

Mindtouch

Among the many challenges facing customer service departments, cost is near the top of the list. Things like high ticket volume and agent turnover can be among the most costly; but high-effort customer service experiences tend to be the multiplier. This helps explain the (relatively) recent emergence of web self-service portals as an effective way to improve the customer experience and defray customer support costs. Definition of a Web Self-Service Portal.

Use your self-service content to build customer trust

Kayako

We often look at self-service in terms of streamlining a process. The real reason that it’s worth creating good self-service content is that nothing beats it when it comes to building trust between you and your customers.

Digital CX Challenge: Humanising Your Self-Service

Creative Virtual

For as long as virtual agents and chatbots have been used by companies to provide customer self-service, they have been criticised for removing the human touch from interactions and taking away the opportunity to build an emotional connection with customers. While some organisations have used that as a reason for not providing automated tools for customer service, they are now facing the reality that more and more customers want – and expect – self-service solutions.

When Self-Service Falls Short

Aspect

Digital self-service allows healthcare providers and any business that sets appointments to maximize their reach and deliver a superior level of patient or customer engagement. The post When Self-Service Falls Short appeared first on Aspect Blogs.

How Customers Move Through The Five Layers of Self-Service

Mindtouch

That explains why the majority of people choose self-service first. Moving through the five layers of self-service. The starting points for these customer self-service journeys are as infinite as the amount of available information.

Ready to Elevate Your Self-Service? Meet the Coach at ACE 2019!

Aspect

Are you ready to elevate your customer service at ACE 2019 ? . Let’s talk self-service capabilities. Successful Self-Service is a game-changer. . If you have questions about Aspect Self-Service, we can help. appeared first on Aspect Blogs.

5 Web Self-Service Essentials

Mindtouch

The same goes for self-service. Executed well, a web self-service experience can be your 24/7 customer support department. So, here are five essential strategies that should underpin any self-service strategy—new, nascent, or begging for a refresh. There are various ways to make your web self-service experience easier. In other words, a more personalized self-service experience. Spot-on web self-service is a must.

Customer Self-Service and Its Value in the Digital Age

Provide Support

Customer Self-Service and Its Value. This is the main reason why customer self-service is so popular nowadays, as well as the main reason why it adds so much to the value of your brand. Published in Provide Support Blog , 2018.

5 Ways to Optimize Self-Service Practices

VocalCom

At one time, self-service meant forcing customers to perform tasks on their own without the information and support they needed. Today, savvy companies offer self-service as a means of empowering customers to help themselves with confidence and minimal effort. Here are five ways to optimize self-service practices and empower your customers in the process. Integrate self-service with your omnichannel strategy.

Guest Blog: Don’t Make Me Wait

ShepHyken

Self-service support is becoming more and more widely accepted. Don’t be fooled by the promise of traditional self-service solutions like knowledge bases and static FAQs. The post Guest Blog: Don’t Make Me Wait appeared first on Shep Hyken.

5 Self-Service Pitfalls That Increase Customer Effort

Mindtouch

Self-service for the sake of self-service just isn’t enough. Because the truth is, your self-service experience probably isn’t as good as it could be. What follows is a list of common self-service fails to avoid. Let’s start simple: good self-service content is written well. If that’s where your customers start their self-service experience, your branded help content better show up there.

Trends Driving Customer Self-Service: Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence

Mindtouch

This is due, in part, to the growing number online customer self-service experiences powered by one or both of these technologies. To help clear the air, here’s a closer look at chatbots and AI and their close ties to customer self-service. AI, chatbots, and self-service.

Modern Self-Service: Empowering Customers to Serve Themselves

Blueworx

The post Modern Self-Service: Empowering Customers to Serve Themselves appeared first on Blueworx. Blog Contact Center IVR Modern Self-Service User ExperienceAll this talk about modernizing the customer experience can quickly get overwhelming. You have many options to enhance the customer experience today with natural language speech, incorporating other channels like […].

Guest Blog: Customer Service Trends for 2018

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Rohit Prasanna who shares a great list of 10 customer service trends that will affect the customer experience this year. – Shep Hyken. In the service niche, customers have come to expect real-time resolutions to their problems.

Self-Service Experiences Matter Too

Avaya

Gartner predicts “by 2023, customers will prefer to use speech interfaces to initiate 70% of self-service customer interactions, rising from 40% today.” [1]. This is especially true when it comes to customer service.

Healthcare – Mobile and Self-Service Options for your Contact Center

Blueworx

The banking, travel and retail industries have embraced mobile and self-service technologies to satisfy their […]. The post Healthcare – Mobile and Self-Service Options for your Contact Center appeared first on Blueworx. Blog appointment scheduling healthcareCustomers expect businesses to provide quick, convenient ways to access information and manage routine transactions.

What is Contextual Self-Service Content?

Mindtouch

In a self-service environment, this might be the suggested knowledge base articles that appear on the contact form before a customer submits a support ticket. Contextual self-service content can be proactive, too. For example, when I log into my owner’s account for a certain Japanese automaker, I’m automatically notified of upcoming service milestones I should know about based on the exact make, model, and year of the car I drive.

Five Trends Accelerating Customer Self-Service Demand

Mindtouch

As such, there’s been a perfect storm of market forces driving growth in self-service support. Five primary trends are turning customer self-service into a multi-billion dollar market opportunity. The most striking evidence of the self-service trend is consumer preferences. self-service has been the fastest growing channel for the last five years and was already the most preferred channel during the previous three years.

What is the Motivation for Companies to Adopt Self-Service?

Jacada

Self-service is often the first step of the customer service journey. It is at this time that the solution can either enhance brand perception or hurt brand perception, so the importance of self-service cannot be over emphasized. Jacada Blog

Product Series: Self-Service with Aspect Via™

Aspect

If you have been following Aspect for a while, it is no secret to you that we believe in customer self-service as an important pillar of any customer experience (CX) strategy today. Accordingly, self-service capabilities are also a cornerstone of Aspect Via.

Step 2 of 5: AI Self-Service Without Compromise – Virtual Agents Need “Guardrails”

SmartAction

This is the second of a five-part blog series that outlines the Five Best Practices for AI Self-Service Without Compromise. Use this guide to automate your contact center and Customer Experience (CX) with AI self-service in voice, chat, and text.

21 Steps to Get Customers to Love Self-Service

West

Most businesses today agree that self-service adoption is one of their most important customer service goals. Self-service drastically cuts costs and makes it easy for customers to get the timely service they desire.

5 Customer Support Issues You Could Have Handled with Self-Service?

bold360 Blog

We talk a lot about how self-service solutions can handle routine, repetitive customer questions, and free up your agents for more complicated, high-value customer issues. Below are five examples of routine questions that the right kind of self-service solution can handle. Most of them would rather self-serve instead of taking time out of their day to make a phone call or wait in a long chat queue, but they aren’t given the option.

Step 4 of 5: AI Self-Service Without Compromise – Avoid Siloed Channels With a Unified, Omnichannel CX Platform

SmartAction

This is the fourth of a five-part blog series that outlines the Five Best Practices for AI Self-Service Without Compromise. Gartner predicts that customers soon will prefer using speech-driven interfaces to other forms of self-service when given a choice.

The Truth Behind Why Your Customers Prefer Self-Service Support

Mindtouch

As you already know, your customers now prefer web self-service to any other channel of support. Odds are that your company has, or plans to have, some form of self-service support in place. But if we dig into why your customers prefer self-service, it might have you rethinking why and how you offer your customers self-service. We Prefer Self-Service Information for the Same Reason We Prefer Soft-Serve Ice Cream.

Self-Service Strategies for Elevating CX at Your Contact Centre

NICE inContact

Have you ever visited one of those palatial buffet restaurants with dozens of assorted fresh dishes in self-serve stations, with the crowds and people walking (seemingly) aimlessly with their plates in search of the pasta or the dessert cart? In a way, self-service in the contact centre is kind of like a buffet: You need a strategy, or you might overeat or miss all the best dishes. It seems like self-service options are everywhere these days.

Analysts Establish AI-enhanced Self-Service as a Category and Name First-Ever Leaders

SmartAction

But as more and more companies are turning to conversational AI solutions to enable self-service automation over voice and chat, the analyst community has identified the need to create a distinct category for these cloud-based virtual agent solutions that mimic live agent behavior.

No Greater Technological Advancement than Self-Service Products and Solutions

Jacada

Within the broader domain of Customer Experience (CX) technology there has perhaps been no greater technological advancement than self-service products and solutions. Jacada Blog

Enhance customer service experience using self-service

NewVoiceMedia

This was at the time when gas stations were converting from full-service to self-service. These early self-service stations did not have the advanced technology as those of today. We’re self-service, you know.”.

eBook: 10 Ways You Can Improve the Customer Experience Through Self-Service

Aspect

One key aspect of a great customer experience, that is more in demand today than ever before, is self-service. This desire for self-service can be traced back to the expectations of the new “ now consume r.” You can also find more information on self-service, here.

The evolution of self-service technologies and the customer experience 

Aspect

The evolution of customer self-service. Recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology are now being adopted by businesses and service-based organisations to create an automated consumer experience that is driving the evolution of customer self-service.

Trend zu Self-Service im Kundenservice wächst weiter

Aspect

Zwar gibt es auch Vorbehalte, aber die möglichen Chancen sind besonders im Bereich des Kundenservice greifbar: Im Contact Center sorgt KI dafür, dass Kunden über Self-Service Kanäle kommunizieren können. Die Bedeutung von Self-Service-Angeboten wird durch internationale Studien belegt.

Strategies for a More Personalized Self-Service Experience

Mindtouch

And when it comes to support, 71% of consumers want the ability to solve customer service issues on their own. They expect support content relevant to their product, service, problem, or question. It wastes the customer’s time, increases their level of effort , and decreases the chances of a successful self-service experience. It’s also a fantastic way to get users to self-identify. This will, at the outset, lead to improved self-service outcomes.

The Case for Self-Service: Your Customers Don’t Want to Talk to You

Aspect

In fact, soon to be released research conducted by Aspect found that only 29% of millennials prefer to talk on the phone for customer service. And in both cases, if he was unable to resolve the issue with self-service he would be connected to live assistance.