10 Customer Service Transformations That Can Overhaul Your Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Last week, I suggested quick wins that could improve your customer service and customer experience. Superior customer service depends on superior customer-facing employees; here’s an article of mine on how to get them.

Consulting is dead.

Waterfield Technologies

When people hear the term “consultant” in a meeting, some laugh. The post Consulting is dead. Blog Consulting Customer ExperienceSome cringe. Some might even roll their eyes. I freely admit I used to be one of those people. […]. appeared first on Waterfield Technologies.

Five Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your Customer Service And Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. In honor of National Small Business Week ( #SmallBusinessWeek ), here are five highly effective, low- or no-cost ways to amp up the quality of your customer service experience. Train your employees to handle unhappy customers–and to win them back when things go wrong.

5 Facts to End the ROI Debate on Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

For many years, there has been a debate whether you could assign a dollar amount to determine the return on investment for any Customer Experience improvements. We were also able to use this data to predict future membership length based on the quality of experience.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

INTRODUCTION Business Transformation and Analytics: Driving Change in a Customer-Centric World | 3. understand new sources of customer data and. quickly act to meet new customer expectations. percent) and direct feedback from customers (39. consulting too few sources.

Guest Blog: Digitizing the Customer Experience Without Losing the Customer

ShepHyken

who argues that digital transformation is bringing customer experience to an entirely different level. Communities were smaller, shopping was local, and technology wasn’t there to either help or confuse the customer. This week we feature an article by John Boccuzzi Jr.

Friction in the Customer Experience

Taylor Reach Group

Are You Listening to the Canaries in Your Customer Experience Coal Mine? We know intuitively that in the world of the customer experience all things are connected. Friction Produces Heat and Makes Customers Hot Under the Collar.

Guest Post: Chatbot vs. Live Chat – Which delivers the best customer experience?

ShepHyken

Your customers are used to ordering a taxi, booking hotel rooms and getting their shirts dry-cleaned in a few taps of their phone screen or clicks of their mouse. Customers can get the service they want, when they want it, how they want it. Their customers are your customers.

Employee Happiness is the Key to an Excellent Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

What we know from early research on employee engagement is that if you have happy employees, chances are you’re going to have satisfied customers. My new ebook, Happy Employees Make Happy Customers , explores this concept in great detail.

How to Make or Break Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

All the little parts along the way in your experience are what make a Customer experience Customer-Centric. Putting the Customer first in everything you do applies to every part of your organization, from the way you greet them to the way you bill them.

3 Must-Haves on the Path to a Better Customer Journey

Speaker: Alton Harewood, Contact Center Consultant, and Kara Allen, Global Workforce Management and Optimization, 8x8

Who Wins – Brand Or Customer Experience?

Beyond Philosophy

Six years later, the outcomes of this study hold true – customers’ emotional and subconscious responses to your brand account for a good half of the total Customer Experience. The Doritos Customer Experience becomes one of frivolity, of not taking things too seriously.

Top Tier Customer Experience a Key Focus for new Taylor Reach Senior Consultant Patricia Ballantyne

Taylor Reach Group

an industry-leading Customer Experience (CX) and Contact Center consulting firm, is starting 2019 on a continued upward trajectory, adding Senior Consultant Patricia Ballantyne to its team of contact center operational experts. The Taylor Reach Group, Inc.,

Why Uncertainty Can Destroy Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Uncertainty influences a lot of our customer behavior. We discussed some of the psychological theories behind our need to placate uncertainty as customers in a recent podcast. One of the most worthwhile for us to talk about is Prospect Theory and its implications for customer behavior.

4 Things We Can All Learn from a Retail Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Retailers have been at the forefront for understanding how to use the human brain and emotions to maximize profits from their Customers. Using smells in your Customer Experience is olfactory marketing, and it works. Don’t underestimate the scent in your retail experience design.

The Evolution of Support: How to Manage Customer Support in an Era of Self-help

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Expert and Consultant

Customer Experience ROI: How You Prove You Understand Customer Experience Strategy

Beyond Philosophy

Customer Experience as an industry is at a crossroads. In our recent podcast, we had a guest Bob Thompson, CEO of Customer Think Corp., Both firms agreed that the Customer Experience Industry as a whole was not showing any significant increases or ROI.

Is CX Dying? 7 Ways to Save Customer Experience at Your Organization

Beyond Philosophy

I recently read two pieces of research about Customer Experience that worried me. The first was from Nunwood , a UK-based research company with a Customer Experience index, and it showed that improvements in Customer Experience were not happening.

What Does The Scottish Independence Vote Have to Do with Customer Experience?

Beyond Philosophy

Before I explain what I mean by that and how it has to do with Customer Experience, however, let me first tell you where I was born. 2] The study found price increases had twice the effect on customer switching, compared to price decreases.”. Well, there you have it!

Why Most Customer Experience Programs Fail

Beyond Philosophy

We work with Customer Experience (CX) professionals around the world and train them on how to go about implementing CX programs. The main reason that an organization fails to improve their CX is because of their lack of Customer Centricity. Where does your experience stop?

Building a Successful Customer Experience Strategy

GetFeedback

Companies frequently designate customer experience (CX) as the most exciting opportunity for their business, according to the Digital Marketing Trends Report. Indeed, American Express research shows that a better experience is worth a higher cost for 60% of customers.

How Friction Can Be Good For Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

I have been talking about frictionless experiences and how vital it is to have a smooth Customer Experience. However, some of my reading lately has exposed some nuances about the friction in an experience that we haven’t addressed. I might have misled you in recent weeks.

The 5 Essential Practices for Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

I’ve had good experiences with Apple products so I first checked to see if Apple made that sort of thing. My experience illustrates the nature of customers: irrational, intuitive, driven by past memories and factors that seem irrelevant. Embrace Your Customers’ Irrational Nature.

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. Most brands and corporations get by on transactional approaches to customer relationships. They market, and create experiences, within the branded vision.

Digital Transformation: The Unexpected Opportunities and Surprising Problems for Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

However, the experiences are entirely different and have different Customer Experiences. Moreover, I have different expectations from these experiences. We discussed the digital transformation and its effect on Customer Experience in our recent podcast.

How Does Mental Accounting Influence Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Understanding Customers’ Mental Budgets. The answer is found in the concept of mental accounting, and it might have significant implications for your Customer Experience. We discussed how our mental accounting affects our behavior as customers in our recent podcast.

Customer Experience: Keep it Simple Stupid

Beyond Philosophy

When it comes to brands and their related experience, it’s critical that you KISS it. The truth is most Customers want things easy, too. According to Siegel and Gale, a branding firm specializing in simplicity, Customers like brands that have simplicity as a key value.

How to Create A Financial Times Award-Winning Consultancy from Scratch

Beyond Philosophy

Beyond Philosophy won an award named one of the Best Management Consultancy Firms in the UK, by the Financial Times (FT). This bonus episode podcast explores how you can take your idea and turn it into an Financial Times Award-Winning consultancy, too.

5 Reasons Your KPIs Are Hurting Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Being Customer-Centric requires rewarding those that contribute to Customer-Centricity. Too many organizations are still not rewarding Customer Experience improvement because they don’t measure it. Focusing on rewarding these, however, is not conducive to Customer Centricity. 5 Reasons Your Current KPIs Are Hurting Your Customer Experience. The ratio is off between internal and Customer measures. Why Most Customer Experience Programs Fail.

The (Consultant-Approved) Customer Service Diet

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. In other words, I’m going to prescribe a customer service improvement diet: ten things to stop doing that will improve your customer service through their absence. Read more on genuine customer service here.) [Originally published in Forbes.com.

The power of personalisation in customer experience

Aspect

It’s no secret that customer experience has been rapidly evolving in recent years, with consumer habits and demands changing daily and new communication channels opening continuously. The post The power of personalisation in customer experience appeared first on Aspect Blogs.

Financial Institution Appoints Contact Center Consultancy

Taylor Reach Group

Major Financial Institution Upgrading CX and Contact Center Technology with Consultancy Advice via The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. Vendor agnostic, Customer Experience (CX) and Contact Center consulting firm, The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. CEO, Colin Taylor, says, “Our technology acquisition program will transform our client’s customer experience and customer satisfaction delivered through their Contact Center.

Are You Limiting Your Customer Experience While Increasing Customer Churn?

Taylor Reach Group

Research tells us that 85% of customer churn is due to poor service that was in fact preventable. 11% of customer churn could have be prevented by simple company outreach and 67% of customer churn is preventable if the customer issue had been resolved at the first engagement.

Brand Or Customer Experience – what comes first?

Beyond Philosophy

Brand Or Customer Experience – what comes first? Branding is imperative to having an outstanding Customer Experience. The relationship between your brand and the outcome of your experience, at least in the customer’s eye, has deep roots in customer loyalty as well. <!–more–> –more–> We are often asked which comes first, the brand or the Customer Experience?

Top 9 Customer Experience Influencers to Follow

Peter Lavers

We’re delighted to report that our founder Peter Lavers has again been featured by Capterra as one of the top influencers in the world in the field of Customer Experience. The post Top 9 Customer Experience Influencers to Follow appeared first on Think CX.

Customer Experiences for All

CX Accelerator

When you have a child on the Autism spectrum , you gain an unusual view of Customer Experience. Jax’s meltdowns have resulted in a number of painful public experiences and her family has become isolated. This is a great opportunity to invite customers to provide insight.

Is Operations Involved in Customer Experience?

ClearAction

Is Operations Involved in Customer Experience? This progress was achieved by engaging employees company-wide in coordinating customer-focused improvements across Operations, Marketing, Service and other functional areas. De-silo customer experience management.

Want a Better Customer Experience? Ask the Front-Line!

Taylor Reach Group

Customer Experience (CX) can differentiate your company from your competitors. An effortless Customer Experience creates loyalty for your brand. Your customers could be yours for a lifetime! You want to provide the best Customer Experience possible.

Top Trends Affecting Contact Centers and the Customer Experience They Deliver

Taylor Reach Group

Below are what I believe are the top trends that will impact contact centers and customer facing organizations. For contact centers and customer interactions it is a very positive tool. By Colin Taylor.

What is Customer Experience Collaboration?

ClearAction

What is Customer Experience Collaboration? Collaboration like this across your entire company is what’s needed to win customer experience championships. Remember the last complaint you heard from a customer? What is: Customer Experience Strategy?