Social Customer Care Cannot Be Ignored

ShepHyken

So, what does a social media marketing conference have to do with customer service? It’s been said that customer service is the new marketing. If that is true – and it is – then social media customer service is the updated version of that.

Customer Care vs. Customer Satisfaction

Fonolo

We deal with a lot of buzzwords and phrases that saturate the customer service industry, some of which have become a little bit tired. One in particular that we really detest here at Fonolo is “Delight your customer”. Why Fuss Over Customer Care?

A Doctor’s Prescription for Good Customer Service

ShepHyken

This reminds us that having a good system with good people who understand how to take care of their customers is the backbone of a good service experience. The guest or customer wins because of the great service. Here’s another great story we can learn from.

Charging More for a Better Customer Service Experience

ShepHyken

It’s almost a given that every company has some form of a customer service department. Even the smallest companies – with just one solo entrepreneur – will act as if they have a customer service department. Why do people reach out to the customer service department?

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

Your Customer Service DNA

ShepHyken

Some people are just naturally good at providing great customer service. I realized that there was a point in my life that I could look back and say, “That’s when I knew I was passionate about taking care of customers.” That was my “Customer Service DNA.”.

Best Customer Service and Experience Articles, Videos, & Podcasts

ShepHyken

Shep Hyken’s Best Customer Service and Experience. Top 5 Articles to Share With Your Team: Five Customer Service Must-Do’s For 2018. That’s Not My Department” and 10 Other Phrases Customers Hate. Treat Your Current Customers Better than Your New Customers.

How Customer Care Leads To Customer Loyalty

Abby Connect Virtual Receptionists

Leadership & Management Team Culture Customer Service Small Business & EntrepreneursBuilding a recognized brand grows more competitive each year, making it even more challenging to stand out.

Customer Service Tip: The Power of Observation

ShepHyken

Rico was our waiter and was taking great care of us. Sometimes it’s what a customer doesn’t do or doesn’t say that gives you the opportunity to create an amazing customer service experience. And, you’ll take advantage of this moment to deliver a better service experience.

Maybe the Best Customer Service Line Ever

ShepHyken

I recently had the good fortune to meet Frankie Saucier , the former director of social media customer service (also known as social care) for a major cable company. When the cable goes out, upset customers call, email, tweet, post on Facebook, etc.

The Customer Care, Success, and Experience Continuum

Andrew Mcfarland

When asked to explain the difference between customer care, success, and experience I explain my perspective in terms of a continuum. Customer care (or service) relates to a company’s ability to respond appropriately to customer inquiries. When a customer raises. Customer Experience What Is Customer Service? Continuum Customer Care Customer Success

A Pop Culture Guide to Customer Care Training

The Center for Client Retention

Looking for a guide to build your customer care training session off of? Not everyone learns the same way, and today we are sharing with you some examples that excellent customer service training can adopt for those who may be more visual or auditory learners.

Guest Blog: How Texting Has Become An Essential Customer Service Tool

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Brian Elrod who discusses how texting has become an important customer service tool for any type of business. – Shep Hyken. Numbers show that customers enjoy text message communication.

Social Customer Service: Lingering Issues to Overcome

Contact Center Pipeline

Last week’s post offered a brief look back at a couple of social customer care pioneers—two companies that led the industry in 2009 by demonstrating how customer service could be delivered through social channels.

3 Most Important Ingredients of Social Customer Care

Provide Support

Most important ingredients of social customer care. Today probably every business is sufficiently aware of the importance of social media for customer service.

Join Fonolo at SOCAP’s Re-Imagine Customer Care Conference

Fonolo

Fonolo has many events on the horizon, but is especially excited to be a first-time exhibitor at SOCAP’s Re-Imagine Customer Care Conference , October 21-24, 2018, at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. How to Set a Winning Service Level.

Are You Using 1999 Metrics to Measure 2019 Customer Care?

BlueOcean

Those metrics were born in an era when customer service was a race, where whoever got to the finish line first (i.e. How do we use that data to improve the customer experience? Changing this approach and perspective is the first step in becoming a brand that your customers love.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of December 10, 2018

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Crazy Ideas About Customer Service You Would Like To Try Again by Guy Sheetrit. My Comment: The title implies some of these customer service ideas are crazy.

Convenience is King for Millennials in Customer Service

Aspect

As the first generation of digital natives to enter the workforce, they changed how businesses interact with customers, forcing these companies to rethink how to deliver exceptional customer service. . What does that mean for your customer service teams?

You Can Absolutely Ignore Social Customer Care

The Upsell

Is social customer care important to you? Recently, customer service king o’kings Shep Hyken, visited Social Media Marketing World in San Diego to speak on the customer experience and its changing nature.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of December 17, 2018

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Why Customer Experience Has Never Been More Vital by Samantha Paxson. These 3 Steps Will Turn Occasional Customers Into Loyal Ones by Rhett Power.

Moving from Customer Service to Customer Care in the Age of Customer Experience

Win the Customer

When you show customer care, you’re proactive, you listen and understand customers, then deliver on needs before they even ask for it. Communication Customer Experience Customer Service

Five Ways to Disrupt Your Competition with Customer Service

ShepHyken

Doing something that is so noticeable that it pulls customers to you. Start comparing yourself to the best customer service companies you do business with. Today’s customers know what great customer service looks like. Call your customer.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 11, 2017

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and experience articles from various online resources. A Pop Culture Guide to Customer Care Training by Matt Searfoss. TCFCR) Looking for a guide to build your customer care training session off of?

Social Customer Service: Advice from the Experts on How to Move Forward

Contact Center Pipeline

But it’s safe to say that social media will continue to expand and evolve—and that customers will increasingly turn to social channels to get the attention of the companies […]. Social Customer Care call center contact center social customer care

Artificial Intelligence in Customer Care

Cisco - Contact Center

Here are three areas where AI will transform the world of customer care. Collaboration ai artificial intellegence chatbot contact center Customer Care customer serviceWorkflow applications are ripe for disruption with the advent of artificial intelligence (AI).

Guest Blog: The Do’s and Dont’s of Using Chatbots for Customer Service

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Reuben Yonatan who writes about how using chatbots for customer service properly can be a powerful customer service tool. Chatbots can be great for handling basic customer support functions, communicating with customers when a rep isn’t available and more. – Shep Hyken. They know customers want fast, accurate information as soon as they need it. Are Chatbots Really an Ideal Solution for Customer Service?

Guest Blog: Digitalizing Customer Service for 2018

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Gemma Baker who writes about how the customer service world has changed with the development of digital communication channels. – Shep Hyken. It doesn’t take much to step in the right direction and begin improving the customer journey.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of January 28, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. What Do Customers Really Think Of Your Brand? This article has some interesting comments about which industries deliver the worst overall service.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of April 1, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Customer Service Is Poised for an AI Revolution by Vala Afshar. Use of AI in customer service is predicted to increase by 143 percent over the next 18 months.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of October 31, 2016

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. 13 Haunting Customer Service Statistics by Tricia Morris. 23 Interview Questions You Should Ask Every Customer Service Candidate by Mathew Patterson.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 14, 2016

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. ROI’s on the Prize: Twitter Links Social Customer Care and Willingness to Pay by Lia Winograd. My Comment: Here is some interesting info on customer support.

Best Practices in Social Media Customer Care

Bright Pattern

So why would the marketing department own social media customer service? The usual response is that since the marketing and PR departments started the company’s social presence, they should field service inquiries and then funnel them when and where appropriate.

New Report: The ROI Of Agile Customer Care: Reduce Training and Easy To Add Channels

Natalie Petouhof

This new report looks at the importance of agile customer care. What exactly does agile customer care and agile customer experience mean? Traditional Customer Care Solutions Require Resources from IT and Result in Low Agent Productivity and ROI.

Up Where Expectations Soar: Customer Care in the Age of Entitlement

BlueOcean

The trend of personalized customer experience has since transformed almost every industry as we know it. The upside to this personalized, high-touch service is the humanness of it all. So, what is the best way to support customers with extremely high service expectations?

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 3, 2018

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. I call it The Convenience Revolution , and I’ve written an entire book about it and how you can use convenience to take your customer service to the next level.

Guest Blog: How Will Artificial Intelligence Impact CX and Customer Service?

ShepHyken

For example, algorithms are able to digest complex customer data and provide relevant content to individuals at the right time. AI-driven chatbots are being deployed more and more within customer support functions, but web personalization extends beyond just automated bots.

Guest Blog: What Improvisation Teaches Us About Customer Service

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Adam Toporek, writes about how important improvisation is in frontline customer service. For those on the front lines of customer service, perhaps the only constant is variability.

The 3 Hottest Trends Impacting Outsourced Customer Care

BlueOcean

The only constant in the customer care world is change, and if you don’t keep up, you’ll be left behind. That’s why we’ve compiled these must-read articles to keep you updated and give you some food for thought as you think about the future of your outsourced customer care.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of May 28, 2018

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. The Customer Journey Begins – and Sometimes Ends – With Your Employees by Katherine Evans . Service with a Simile.