Customer Experience… Mystery, Myth, Mission or Magic?

Contact Center Pipeline

But what is the customer experience really? Considering the fact that we are bombarded by customer experience rhetoric, one might imagine that there is tremendous clarity around exactly what it is. Everyone is talking about it—promising it, claiming it and marketing it.

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.

Guest Blog: Ways to Improve Your Customer Experience Online

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Abdul Babar who explains why your customer experience strategy must be a priority for any customer-facing organization. Same goes for a poor experience and how badly it turned you off from that company, brand or product.

Guest Blog: The Customer Experience’s Impact on Customer Churn

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Nick Glimsdahl who writes about how customer retention should be a priority and how to avoid losing customers. To compound the cost, new customers are not nearly as likely to try new products or spend as much. So, customer churn is expensive.

Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Guest Blog: The Rise of Chatbots in Customer Experience

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Irina Kirnos who writes about how chatbots are customer experience tools that are changing the way that companies interact with their customers. From Customer Service to Customer Experience.

How to Make Your Customer Experience Convenient

Beyond Philosophy

Convenience has a significant influence on the outcome of your Customer Experience. It is crucial you ensure you are making it as easy as possible for your customers to do business with you. Your Customers Like Their Version of Convenience, Too. Blogs Customer Experience

Guest Blog: Shock and Awe – A Guide to Creating a Customer Experience They’ll Talk About for Life

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Jessica Wise who shares a story to illustrate how you can develop a lifelong relationship with your customers by creating a customer experience they will never forget. Your customer’s dilemma is your opportunity to be a CX superhero.

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.

Guest Blog: How to Make Effective Customer Experience Strategies for a Software Development Company?

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Charles Richard who shares an article about how important it is for software development companies to have a successful customer experience strategy. Let’s Get Acquainted With the Term Customer Experience.

The Future of Contact Centers: What Technology Is Right for Your Customers?

Speaker: Laura Sikorski, Contact Center Consultant

Guest Blog: Building a Human Powered, Technology-aided 21st Century Customer Experience

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Joseph Michelli who has written a new book about how Airbnb has used convenience and personalization to deliver an amazing experience. This type of effort likely has placed you on a challenging yet rewarding journey toward customer experience excellence.

Is Your Customer Experience Accidental?

Beyond Philosophy

Most Customer Experiences are accidents—and unfortunately, they are not always happy ones. Unless a company designs a deliberate experience that puts the Customer first and considers the Customer’s perspective, the message you send to the subconscious is rarely what you intend.

8 Key Stats to Prove Customer Experience Delivers ROI

Beyond Philosophy

I decided that for people working in Customer Experience, we needed a way to stay on message, too. So, I am going to share with you some vital statistics about Customer Experience and how they deliver ROI because let’s face it, it’s about the ROI, Stupid.

The Customer Experience Is Your Best Marketing

ShepHyken

Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large. Both are part of the customer experience (CX). What is marketing?

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

Using AI To Enhance the Customer Experience in Call Centers

Etech GS

In the past Companies controlled the buying process and the customer journey, with the IoT that shift has moved to the consumer. If you really want to lead in the marketplace you must focus on customer experience. The Customer Experience.

Women Leadership & Customer Experience

Call Center Weekly

TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY WOMEN, TO BUILD THEIR SKILLS AND FOCUS ON A CAREER IN THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FIELD. Voxpro interviewed five women leaders who talk about the need for females in high-level customer-focused roles. By Stacy Sherman (MBA, CX Certified) ?

Guest Blog: 7 Ways to Enhance Your Customer Experience with Live Chat

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Hamzah Tariq who shares seven ways to improve the overall live chat experience for your customers. Businesses constantly try to improve the customer experience they deliver through new approaches, tools and strategies. .

7 Things to Remember on the Customer Experience Journey

Beyond Philosophy

I complain a lot about companies that get Customer Experience wrong. Today, I am going to take another angle and explore how one company has taken on the Customer Experience journey and gets it right. Customers, as a result, had commoditized the product.

Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

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.

A Successful Customer Experience Strategy Means Keeping it Consistent

TechSee

Was this evidence of a successful customer experience strategy? Delivering a consistent customer experience is imperative for companies that want to drive loyalty. Inconsistent interactions confuse customers and can damage the brand’s reputation.

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.

Top 5 Mistakes in Customer Experience (CX)

Topdown

Customer experience (CX) is more than just icing on the cake—it is a complete recipe for business success. How customers perceive their interactions with a company translates into serious financial implications. Customer Experience

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

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.

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. [Originally published in Forbes.com.

How to Make the Most of Customer Experience Feedback

Totango

Acting on customer experience feedback gives you a competitive advantage. No other enterprise has access to the information you can gather from your customers. Customer experience is going to become the key battlefield in this consumer-dominated, subscription-driven market.

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.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience

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.

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.

Bridging the Customer Experience Perception Gap

Call Center Weekly

Long lumped in with Customer Service, the entire Customer Experience concept is finally being acknowledged as a weighty differential in the quest to build customer loyalty and increase sales. Now, these same questions need to be asked of your staff and your customers.

The Personality Of Customer Experience

CX Accelerator

When it comes to Customer Experience (CX) work, it takes a very special type of person to be successful. a global community of Customer Experience professionals, where do we tend to excel, and where do we have critical gaps?

How Does Customer Experience Impact Angry Customers?

Let's look at how the customer experience of an angry customer informs strategy, and how companies can transform frustrated customers into delighted ones

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?

CX and EX (Customer Experience and Employee Experience)

ShepHyken

Customer service and customer experience (CX) have become as hot of topics as any in business. It’s become a customer expectation. Don’t deliver on the CX and the customer will find someone – or some company – that does. So, the new question isn’t about customers.

B2B Customer Experience: All Hands on Deck

Call Center Weekly

Consumers have the power, everyone is an influencer and consistently delivering exceptional customer experience is critical to event success. And as the B2B vs B2C playing field has leveled, buyers expect consumer centric experiences across the board.

B2B 256

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.

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia