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.

What’s the difference between customer service and customer experience?

Call Center Coach

While I knew our time together would be full of sharing and insight, I especially loved the way he was able to answer the nagging question, “What’s the difference between customer service and customer experience?”. And my passion is all about service.

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. When things go wrong, it’s uncomfortable for employee and customer alike.

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.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

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

The Customer Service Gap

ShepHyken

I’ve written about the customer service gap before. The second version of the gap focused on narrowing the distance between you and your customers. This also puts your competition further away from your customers. Here are just a few ideas: Survey your customers.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of October 7, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. The One Customer Experience Management Tool That Every CX Leader Must Use by Denise Lee Yohn. My Comment: Customer service is not a department.

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.

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?

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

A Successful Customer Experience Strategy Means Keeping it Consistent

TechSee

The receptionist at the Lord Rochester upgraded his room, comped him for food and spa services, and generally treated him like royalty. Was this evidence of a successful customer experience strategy? Inconsistent experiences do serious damage.

Millennial Generation Customer Service – The Ultimate Guide

TechSee

This penchant for technology has shaped their consumer behavior and preferences, and brands must tailor their customer service strategies to suit Millennials’ attributes. Key preferences to consider in Millennial generation customer service: Text me, I don’t like to talk: Millennials prefer to communicate over text messaging and rarely make phone calls. They demand highly convenient and fast service. Self-service platforms. Know your customer.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of August 5, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 3 Small Aspects Of ‘Customer Experience’ That Make A Big Competitive Difference by Gary Lyng. When done right, it creates convenience for the customer.

Five Ways to Eliminate Customer Service Friction

ShepHyken

Our customers have learned what it’s like to have a friction-free, no-hassle, convenient experience. If it’s easy to switch companies, they are quick to switch when the experience is less than convenient. Perhaps the biggest friction point of all with customers is making them wait and disrespecting their time. Our discussion was all about eliminating friction, especially in the customer support world. Wasting our customer’s time is friction.

Customer Engagement + Bots: Connect with your customers in a new way

Speaker: Noel Roberts, CTO and VP of Marketing, Aria Solutions

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 8, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Roger Dooley) Internet service providers and cable TV services have the lowest customer satisfaction ratings of all rated industries in one survey.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 16, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. By the way, I also fly Delta and I can’t argue what this author’s view on how well Delta has managed both the employee and customer (passenger) experience.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 29, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. If the statement doesn’t focus on customers, that’s fine. Then have a customer service vision statement. My Comment: Customer success is a hot topic.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of April 8, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. To Provide the Best Customer Experience, Be Proactive by Frank Konkel. My Comment: Is it possible to learn a customer service lesson from government?

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

to meet customer expectations for digital service Social Media Voice of the. Customer. Digital Self Service Tweet this Customers want digital self- service options, such as chat and. said self-service availability. customers to order their favorite.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of August 12, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Everyone Hates Customer Service. Does everyone hate customer service? So, let’s find out why “everyone” hates customer service.

Video Games versus Customer Service

Taylor Reach Group

The enjoyment to be had was contained within a small window of experience and replay-ability reserved for the most dedicated of fans. When gaming companies stumble trying to live up to their marketing promises, their lack of customer service and support processes is exposed.

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.

Crash and Churn: survey reveals the customer service fails that cause attrition

TechSee

The days of long-term customer brand loyalty to brands are over. Today, consumer stickiness is far more dependent upon people’s specific experiences and the level of service they receive. Customer churn is widespread. Customer churn is triggered by high effort.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. customer experience increases pressure on the. center, showing that brands are willing to do—and spend—what it takes to create loyal customers.

Customer Service May Not Be Your First Priority, and That’s Okay

ShepHyken

The company’s reputation for amazing customer service is almost a cliché in the customer service world. Zappos stories have become customer service legends. Customer service is not the first priority.

Customer Service Tip: The Power of Observation

ShepHyken

Not long after this lunch, I had the opposite experience. 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. Customer Care Customer Experience deliver a better service 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.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of March 25, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. How Blending Brand And Culture Can Impact The Customer Experience by Chris Cancialosi. Forbes) Customer experience is a memory.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

that customers may decide to go elsewhere, to. savings and improves customer satisfaction. overstaffing, minimizes customer wait times. and optimizes the customer experience. forecasted customer. customer’s initial. service levels.

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: Customer Service in Retail – Infographic

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Patrick Thuot who shares an infographic about how customer service can help the retail industry. A customer-centric approach can help any type of business succeed. – Shep Hyken. This offers an opportunity to delight the customer.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 2, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. The #1 Guide To Customer Experience Conferences in 2020 by Krishna Charan. Focusing On Customer Experience Is No Longer Optional by Chris Cancialosi.

Guest Blog: Customer Service Role … Avoid these Myths on Customer Service

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Mike Schoultz who shares his top 20 list of myths on customer experience not to tell yourself or things you should never say to a customer. Customer service designs that are remarkable get talked about.

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. product or service.

Five Customer Service Must-Do’s For 2018

ShepHyken

With that in mind, I’d like to share five customer service tips every business must do to stay competitive in 2018: Embrace the changing expectations of your customer: This one I’ve touted every year. The customer expects more than ever.

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.

What is your top customer service tip?

Call Center Coach

Top Customer Service Influencers Give Top Customer Service Tips. Recently Fit Small Business asked a group of the top customer service influencers about their top customer service tips. What was my top customer service tip?

Reducing Agent Effort and Lowering AHT for a Better CX

Speaker: Roger Lee, Director - Customer Success, Gridspace