Seamless Self-Service Starts in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Customer Experience (CX) as a term may have many definitions, but it is generally accepted that it is all about creating personalized, seamless, low-effort customer interactions.

How to Write Self-Service Support Material

GetFeedback

When done right, self-service support material help your customers complete tasks on their own. But for self-service support resource to work, they need to be easy to read and understand. In other words, customer support teams need to be savvy about copywriting.

The Problem with Self Service

Beyond Philosophy

People like the convenience of self-service. More and more of your Customers believe access to self-service options is essential to their relationship with your business. Knowing this, it is critical that you plan your self-service options well. Parature is a research and advisory firm specializing in communicating service-centric best practices. As many as 2/3 of Customer service interactions will occur without human-to-human contact.

How Customers Move Through The Five Layers of Self-Service

Mindtouch

That explains why the majority of people choose self-service first. Moving through the five layers of self-service. The starting points for these customer self-service journeys are as infinite as the amount of available information.

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. to customers.

The self-service guilt trip

Kayako

Self service is the most effective way for customers to get the answers they need, reduce call volume and stress for your live agents. I want to break down some of the biggest guilty thoughts you might encounter when trying to build a self-service strategy.

5 Ways to Optimize Self-Service Practices

VocalCom

At one time, self-service meant forcing customers to perform tasks on their own without the information and support they needed. Today, savvy companies offer self-service as a means of empowering customers to help themselves with confidence and minimal effort. Here are five ways to optimize self-service practices and empower your customers in the process. Integrate self-service with your omnichannel strategy.

Customer Self-Service and the Role of Cloud Contact Centers

Win the Customer

The customer service landscape is changing, with technology allowing customer service to shift from call centers and direct contact solutions to self-service technology. . The Rise of Self-Service. Customer Preferences and Self-Service.

How to Successfully Implement Customer Self-Service Strategies

Fonolo

“I just want to speak to a real person” has become a token phrase used by people during almost any type of automated customer service experience. Despite the clear demand for these services, 55% of consumers find self-service portals difficult to use.

eBook: 10 Ways You Can Improve the Customer Experience Through Self-Service

Aspect

In today’s day and age, providing a great customer experience is a must. By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator, according to a recent Walker study. You can also find more information on self-service, here.

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

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.

The evolution of self-service technologies and the customer experience 

Aspect

The evolution of customer self-service. Recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology are now being adopted by businesses and service-based organisations to create an automated consumer experience that is driving the evolution of customer self-service.

IVAs Can Remake the Self-Service Landscape

DMG

IVAs Can Remake the Self-Service Landscape. A remarkable thing is happening in the realm of customer service: After years of rejecting self-service, customers are changing their tune. The Latest (and Greatest) in Self-Service: IVAs.

5 Web Self-Service Essentials

Mindtouch

If your customers want to pump their own gas, you let them. The same goes for self-service. If your customers prefer to solve issues on their own (as it turns out, they very much do ), you need to enable them to do so. Not only that, you need to make that experience as frictionless as possible. Executed well, a web self-service experience can be your 24/7 customer support department. Customer satisfaction and customer effort surveys.

Trends Driving Customer Self-Service: Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence

Mindtouch

This is due, in part, to the growing number online customer self-service experiences powered by one or both of these technologies. To help clear the air, here’s a closer look at chatbots and AI and their close ties to customer self-service.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement is white hot. As a pioneer in AI for contact center customer service and customer. companies to transform—not just improve—customer service and. center customer service. Guide search and service.

How to Set Up a Self-service Customer Support System to Improve Customer Experience

Bright Pattern

That may very well be the motto for a very large number of today’s customers. self-serviceWe want help, and we want it now.

What’s the Ceiling on Self-Service?

Fonolo

Headlines featuring “AI” and “chatbot” have dominated the discussion in the customer service space for the past year. Self-Service vs. Human-Assisted. Movements from the human realm to the self-serve realm is harder. VPs & Directors of Customer Experience.

What is a Web Self-Service Portal?

Mindtouch

Among the many challenges facing customer service departments, cost is near the top of the list. Things like high ticket volume and agent turnover can be among the most costly; but high-effort customer service experiences tend to be the multiplier. This helps explain the (relatively) recent emergence of web self-service portals as an effective way to improve the customer experience and defray customer support costs.

Modern Self-Service: Empowering Customers to Serve Themselves

Blueworx

All this talk about modernizing the customer experience can quickly get overwhelming. You have many options to enhance the customer experience today with natural language speech, incorporating other channels like […]. The post Modern Self-Service: Empowering Customers to Serve Themselves appeared first on Blueworx. Blog Contact Center IVR Modern Self-Service User Experience

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.

Product Series: Self-Service with Aspect Via™

Aspect

If you have been following Aspect for a while, it is no secret to you that we believe in customer self-service as an important pillar of any customer experience (CX) strategy today. Accordingly, self-service capabilities are also a cornerstone of Aspect Via.

5 Self-Service Pitfalls That Increase Customer Effort

Mindtouch

Self-service for the sake of self-service just isn’t enough. 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. What follows is a list of common self-service fails to avoid.

What is Contextual Self-Service Content?

Mindtouch

Today’s customer support landscape is ruled by the companies that rule direct customer engagement. Whatever the reason, be it Mobilegeddon or life at the speed of the latest page refresh, our customers expect us to meet them wherever they are throughout the entire customer journey, from pre-purchase to post-sale and everything in between. Blink and that customer might be gone, probably on to the next micromoment. The post What is Contextual Self-Service Content?

Why Customer Self-service Is Essential to a Successful CX Strategy

Working Solutions

Delivering a superior customer experience (CX) in an era when customers are savvier than ever, and the number of communications channels increasing seemingly overnight, is no easy task. And compounding this challenge is the fact that, today more than ever before, customers are demanding fast and satisfying access to information and responses to inquiries. Service […]. Call Center Outsourcing customer self-service

Fireside Chat: Lessons from "The Convenience Revolution"

Speaker: Shep Hyken, Bestselling Author & Customer Experience Expert

A revolution in customer convenience is currently underway, disrupting old business models and driving rapid innovations. Customers now have raised expectations, and this trend will be accelerating in the future. The benefits of self-service.

21 Steps to Get Customers to Love Self-Service

West

Most businesses today agree that self-service adoption is one of their most important customer service goals. Self-service drastically cuts costs and makes it easy for customers to get the timely service they desire.

Five Trends Accelerating Customer Self-Service Demand

Mindtouch

The customer support field has undergone a renaissance during the last five years. A flood of technological innovation has improved support experiences to bolster renewal rates and customer loyalty. As such, there’s been a perfect storm of market forces driving growth in self-service support. Five primary trends are turning customer self-service into a multi-billion dollar market opportunity. Customer Success is Eating Support.

The Truth Behind Why Your Customers Prefer Self-Service Support

Mindtouch

As you already know, your customers now prefer web self-service to any other channel of support. Odds are that your company has, or plans to have, some form of self-service support in place. But if we dig into why your customers prefer self-service, it might have you rethinking why and how you offer your customers self-service. We Prefer Self-Service Information for the Same Reason We Prefer Soft-Serve Ice Cream.

Strategies for a More Personalized Self-Service Experience

Mindtouch

At a high level, a personalized experience is about giving customers what they want. And when it comes to support, 71% of consumers want the ability to solve customer service issues on their own. They expect support content relevant to their product, service, problem, or question. It wastes the customer’s time, increases their level of effort , and decreases the chances of a successful self-service experience. Ask Customers to Log In.

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

For People on the Verge of Tripping on the self-service Line

Customer Relationship Metrics

Is it possible for self-service to trip up your customer experience? So how can you prevent your customers from falling down? Stop people, send them to self-service. Migrating these calls, he says, drives self-service up by 10% to 15%.

Shoppers see the benefits of self-service, but human interaction remains essential

Aspect

Technology is becoming ever more prevalent in our daily shopping experiences, from in-store computer screens, to chatbots in the online channel. Self-service is increasingly popular as it enables shoppers to get simple queries answered and transactions completed without delay.

Enhance customer service experience using self-service

NewVoiceMedia

This was at the time when gas stations were converting from full-service to self-service. These early self-service stations did not have the advanced technology as those of today. We’re self-service, you know.”.

How to Improve Customer Satisfaction with Self-Service

Connect Managed

There are two reasons why self-service is popular with customers. Self-service often means good service. Customer Experience Contact CentreThe first is convenience. When you see a long queue in the petrol station, pay-at-the-pump saves you time.

3 Psychographic Marketing Strategies To Borrow For Self-Service Support

Mindtouch

Surprise, surprise: the marketing crowd has found yet another approach to reaching customers more effectively. Let’s apply this concept to self-service support. In many ways, psychographic marketing is a form of direct customer engagement —an approach to gaining a deeper understanding about our customers. For example, we might know who is coming to us for self-service support, but do we really know why ? The same applies to self-service.

Self-Service is the Answer to Scale Customer Service Experiences

Win the Customer

With growing online customer numbers and demands, self-service is an untapped option, because hiring additional customer support agents isn’t scalable or financially viable to providing customer success. Summer has barely started and retailers are already beginning to anticipate the back to school season – but are customer support teams ready to scale? Communication Customer Experience Technology

Why Self-Service is the Future of Customer Education

Mindtouch

These days, the definition of customer education is expanding. More specifically, customer preferences are shifting —across the entire customer journey—toward self-service. What Is Customer Education? In a nutshell, customer education encompasses all the efforts a company puts toward creating a more informed customer. But the extent and availability of customer education resources can certainly impact sales, revenue, and rate of renewal.

CXP 17: Leveraging Natural Language Understanding for Self-Service Chatbots

Aspect

Last week’s CXP series post covered using CX Designer for self-service application creation and today we are going to continue the series by covering the additional capabilities that take our chatbot creation platform to a new level.

The Need for Page Speed in Mobile Self-Service

Mindtouch

As it turns out, there are plenty of high page speeds out there (aka, bad mobile experiences). Especially if I’m using my smartphone for self-service. Let’s apply this to a mobile self-service experience, where your website visitors are likely visiting you out of necessity, not convenience. Because a slow mobile self-service experience can cost a lot more than a website bounce. Good mobile page speed begets … customer loyalty?