What Is a Good Customer Effort Score and How Can You Earn One? The Complete Guide

TechSee

How can a company achieve a good Customer Effort Score? They call Company A and wait on hold for seven minutes before speaking with a customer service representative. Their IVR-directed call is answered by a customer service representative in under three minutes.

Put an end to churn by focusing on customer effort

Tethr

What if everything you thought you knew about measuring customer service and the customer experience was wrong? . Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Score and Net Promoter Score (NPS) are ubiquitous customer service metrics. Enter the Tethr Effort Index.

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Customer Effort: How to Make Things Difficult for Customers, by Premier Inn

ijgolding

This is the not the first article I have written about the subject of Customer Effort. On that occasion, Vauxhall provided the case study to bring Customer Experience ‘theory’ to life. It must be the customer’s fault.

What You Need to Know to Reduce Customer Effort in 2019

360Connext

We’re all making predictions and tracking trends in customer experience. One thing we predict will not change for a long time is the need to reduce customer effort. Reducing efforts will only begin when organizations understand customer journeys and personas.”.

Forget CX: Measure "Ease of Doing Business" Instead

Speaker: Curtis Bingham, CEO, Chief Customer Officer Council

Our research shows that becoming easier to do business is perhaps the single most important thing that organizations need to work on to create value not only for their customers but also for their own business. Reducing customer effort can reduce costs by 37% and induce customers to spend 88% more. Tune in to this webinar and learn about how you can measure the "Ease of Doing Business" and customer effort.

Blinded Forever or Is Customer Effort Saved by AI Visibility

Call Center Coach

From a customer effort standpoint, you’re blind. If you were to put your neck on the line and invest mass effort to mobilize your organization you would want significantly more confidence in your decision. Your biggest source of insight data is not visible.

Measuring Customer Effort: The Tethr Effort Index

Tethr

In this recorded webinar, Matt Dixon, Tethr’s Chief Product & Research Officer (and co-author of The Effortless Experience ), Ted McKenna, Tethr’s VP Insights Product Strategy and Lauren Pragoff, head of Effortless Solutions at Challenger, Inc.

Customer Effort Score vs. Customer Satisfaction

Mindtouch

In the world of customer experience, there’s more than one way to shine a penny. Net promoter score (NPS) , customer satisfaction (CSAT), customer effort score (CES)—each of these KPIs provides useful insights into the customer’s journey. They help us answer questions like: How do customers find our help content? What kind of customer support experience do customers prefer?

Searching for Reduced Customer Effort

Mindtouch

Reducing customer effort has become a high-priority objective for most companies. Central to improving customer effort scores is useful and timely content. Yet, in spite of all of the great content that companies produce—from onboarding and customer education to product documentation and knowledge base articles—there is one immense, frustrating hurdle still facing the customer: Google Search. Why is the search experience so difficult?

More Customer Effort Drives Customers Away - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

More Customer Effort Drives Customers Away. C-Suite – Question for you : I’ll never tell you NOT to delight your customers, but what would happen if you focus MORE on reducing the EFFORT your customers have to make when working with you?

5 Self-Service Pitfalls That Increase Customer Effort

Mindtouch

Because the truth is, your self-service experience probably isn’t as good as it could be. And hidden sticking points could be leaving customers dissatisfied, frustrated, and hampering your aspirations for blockbusting, show-stopping ticket deflection. Regardless, if you’re making one of these mistakes, you’re likely increasing customer effort and quietly diminishing your customer effort score. You’re Making Them Search (and the Search Experience Stinks).

Customer Effort Score: The New Experience Metric

Answer Dash

Brands are battling to provide superior experiences across channels to win over customers, but are too many focusing on the wrong metrics? That is the Customer Effort Score (CES). What is the Customer Effort Score? How do you measure Customer Effort Score?

CX Beat: Reducing Customer Effort to Improve Brand Loyalty

The Center for Client Retention

This month, our CX Beat post is focusing on articles that deal with the topic of customer effort. In the world of customer service, much talk centered on reducing customer effort in order to make experiences simpler, easier, and more enjoyable for the customer.

5 Customer Effort Villains and their Kryptonite

Kayako

Unguided Experiences. Wounded Agent Experiences. The less effort a customer goes through to do business with you, the better.” — Shep Hyken. A growing concern for customer retention, expansion, and cross-sell opportunities is customer effort.

How to provide an effortless customer experience

TechSee

You hunt for the customer service number in the user guide to see if they can help, wait on hold for 22 minutes and then have the Tier-1 support agent walk you through a series of steps that you’ve just finished trying yourself based on the troubleshooting instructions.

Want to Reduce Customer Effort? Start With Hierarchical Content Structure

Mindtouch

There are a number of approaches to structuring content that can help stakeholders refine their self-service content strategy to reduce customer effort. As you can see, by using meaningful naming conventions such as /Documentation/Knowledge Management, customers can visually discern the hierarchical relationship between different pieces of content. Hierarchically structured content, when exposed in the URL, also helps reduce customer effort.

What is Customer Effort Score and How is It Measured?

Mindtouch

For customer support and success professionals, there are three that likely come up on a frequent basis: customer effort score (CES), Net Promoter Score (NPS®), and customer satisfaction (CSAT)—the primary customer success KPIs. In terms of understanding and fostering customer loyalty, CES has proven particularly useful. According to Gartner , CES is “25% more predictive of customer loyalty than the next best metric.”

What You Need to Know to Reduce Customer Effort in 2019

360Connext

We’re all making predictions and tracking trends in customer experience. One thing we predict will not change for a long time is the need to reduce customer effort. CCW’s latest report, 2019 Trends , highlighted many great trends, but one of them really caught my eye: “Reducing customer effort is the #1 CX Priority in 2018, and organizations believe customer feedback, agent training and digital engagement are the keys to achieving that objective.

An Introduction to Search Reporting, Your New Customer Effort Hack

Mindtouch

User experience. Specifically, the search experience. Search reporting is the process of monitoring search behavior data to find actionable insights that can help improve the user experience. Search reporting is the process of monitoring search behavior data to find actionable insights that can help improve the user experience. Well, plenty of knowledge base search experiences are … well … bad. Increases ticket volume and customer support costs.

What's the Difference Between Customer Satisfaction & Customer Effort Score?

PeopleMetrics

When we work with future clients, we often get a lot of questions about customer experience metrics. We don't have a universal measurement that every company can use to improve customer experience. Using Customer Satisfaction. Using the Customer Effort Score.

How to Track Customer Effort for Every Transaction

Kayako

Viktor Magic will walk you through how to run a customer effort questionnaire and why it’s important to track CES after every transaction. Customers don’t want high effort experiences because difficult experiences make the customer feel exhausted.

Reduce Customer Effort, Increase Loyalty: A Recipe for Growth

GetFeedback

Customers churn for a lot of different reasons. In today’s world of subscription-based business models and limited trial periods, many brands risk losing a large swath of customers after a certain time frame has passed. No brand is immune from customer churn, either. This means that companies need to pay attention more than ever to the customer experience. Why are your customers churning? So, what’s considered a “good” customer churn rate?

Reducing customer effort through advocacy language

Tethr

Reducing customer effort has become a major focus for customer experience professionals in recent years after “ The Effortless Experience ” (co-authored by our own Chief Product & Research Officer, Matt Dixon ) was published in 2013. The ideas and research shared in the book assert that the most effective way to drive customer loyalty and satisfaction is by creating an experience for customers that requires minimal effort.

Reducing Customer Effort – Make it Easy to be Your Customer

NICE inContact

Are you measuring Customer Effort Score? First introduced in 2010, Customer Effort Score (CES) is a fairly new contact center metric. Making your customers exert effort when interacting with you is – no surprises here – obviously a bad thing.

The Significance of Customer Effort Scores

Spearline

One of the main questions customers always ask when getting involved with a new company is: "How easy can they handle my issues?" of customers expect to hear this response: "Effortlessly." Customer satisfaction is essential.

Webinar: Drive Growth by Reducing Customer Effort

Talkdesk

Now more than ever, customers are demanding top-notch service. After a poor service experience, 71% end their relationship with that company, and most of them—61%—choose a competitor to go to. A company that offers differentiated service will retain loyal customers.

Beyond customer effort score – Understanding and avoiding “chronic suck”

Tethr

They said that they knew that delighting customers and going above and beyond was the right thing to do…so they rejected our argument out of hand. It seems everywhere you turn, practitioners and thought leaders alike have embraced the idea of reducing customer effort. [It’s

Improve the Omnichannel Experience, Reduce Customer Effort

CX Journey

How would your customers rate your omnichannel experience? Customer effort is (or should be) a huge area of concern for customer experience professionals; it's major point of contention and frustration for customers. You're a customer.

How Click Navigation Can Lower Customer Effort

Mindtouch

Like most customers seeking self-service , all I know from the outset is that I need help. As we mentioned in our blog post on Strategies for a More Personalized Self-Service Experience , the Whirlpool® product help is a particularly good example of easy-peasy click navigation. For Whirlpool ® —or any other company, for that matter—this kind of navigation does two very important things: it lowers customer effort and helps deflect tickets.

Stop Trying to Eliminate Customer Effort

Sampson Lee

Deploying Customer Effort Score could be destructive under two conditions: using CES as a key metric for your critical touch-point experiences, and, your brand value is not about effortless. It would generate three negative consequences: Drive a disremembered experience.

Contact Center Customer Experience Best Practices

Callminer

Customer experience (CX) is evolving. As a CX leader, you also need to know which technologies will help you achieve your core objectives in managing the customer experience. Adopt Technologies That Align with Your Customers’ Expectations.

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.

The Impact of Customer Effort on Customer Loyalty

Mindtouch

Alex presents a bounty of useful information and data about the impact of customer effort on customer loyalty. Indeed, multiple independent research firms have research that states customer effort has the single largest impact on customer loyalty. Furthermore, customer self-service is consistently the highest ranked driver in lowering customer effort. Alex van Dijk presents Reducing Customer Effort.

Reducing customer effort: The essential step most companies miss

Tethr

Reducing customer effort has become a major focus for customer experience professionals in recent years after “ The Effortless Experience ” (co-authored by our own Chief Product & Research Officer, Matt Dixon ) was published in 2013. The ideas and research shared in the book assert that the most effective way to drive customer loyalty and satisfaction is by creating an experience for customers that requires minimal effort.

[Webinar] Measuring Customer Effort: How to stop relying on post-call surveys and start listening for it instead

Tethr

In 2008, the research team at CEB (now Gartner) surfaced a new measure, the Customer Effort Score (CES), that would change the way CX leaders evaluated the impact of customer service interactions on customer loyalty.

How to use Tethr to improve your Customer Effort Score

Tethr

So your organization set a goal around improving your Customer Effort Score, now what? Without knowing where or why effort is occurring in customer interactions, where do you start? At Tethr, we help customers address this problem every day, so we wanted to outline the common steps customers take when using Tethr to get started reducing customer effort and improving Customer Effort Scores.

How to Prioritize Customer Experience Initiatives

Lumoa

We share best practices on how to prioritize customer experience initiatives. You have to consider which initiatives have the most potential to impact customer effort for your priority customers.

Why Customer Effort Trumps Customer Delight

Talkdesk

Did you know that news of a bad customer service encounter reaches over twice as many ears as praise for a good experience? People are much more likely to remember (and complain) about the bad experiences than they are to praise the good ones. This makes perfect sense as you can probably easily remember the last time you to finally attend to you, but find it hard to recall the last pleasant customer support experience you had.

Deciphering the CX alphabet

Tethr

While the journey toward exceptional customer service used to set leading businesses apart, today’s customers are more interested in an excellent customer experience (CX). But how do you know if you’re delivering that coveted customer experience?

Guest Blog: Why Customer Experience Is Essential to Your Bottom Line

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Sabio who explains why developing a customer experience strategy is essential for your business to improve its bottom line. Developing a customer experience (CX) strategy for your business has never been more important.