Social Customer Service… Then and Now

Contact Center Pipeline

Social customer service has come a long way since I first wrote about it in Pipeline eight years ago (“The Impact of Word of Mouth in the Web 2.0 Social Customer Care call center contact center social customer service user 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?

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.

Customer Service Inspiration from my Bookshelf

Customer Service Life

This article was originally posted on the ICMI Blog during National Customer Service Week on October 2, 2018. Can we all acknowledge that customer service is a hard job? Similar to the last quote, this is one thing I love about customer service.

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. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact.

The need for excellent customer service training

Peter Lavers

Amongst all the hype of customer experience, AI, chatbots and real-time personalisation, don’t forget that staff still need excellent customer service training – no matter how successful your company is right now!

Behind the Scenes with Our Customer Service eLearning

Myra Golden Media

This week has been dedicated to customized customer service eLearning for some of my favorite clients. Read on to see how we create custom video training. A successful recording session for a client’s customized training is complete.

Incredible Marketing Campaigns to Boost Customer Service

Fonolo

These days, customers are savvier than ever. Thanks to social media platforms, customers wield more power than ever before. Surprise and Shout-Out to Customers. Tim Hortons is another brand that has made customer service a key component of its ad strategy.

Emphasize Emotion In Your Holiday Customer Service

Ian Jacobs

As the holidays approach and the post-holiday return rush quickly follows, a few things will occur simultaneously: hundreds of millions of customers will make purchases, total holiday retail sales will push the $720 billion mark, and millions more will send odd, ill-fitting, or unwanted gifts […]. customer emotion customer experience Holiday 2018 Customer Experience (CX) customer service emotion

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.

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.”.

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.

4 Keys To Delivering Outstanding Customer Service

Omnicus

Customer service improves customer retention and boosts your bottom line. Here’s how to win the customer service game: Customer Service Customer Experience

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?

The Evolution of Customer Service

Unymira

Customer service has evolved from the early days of call centers , when the phone was the single communication channel. Customer ServiceThe ways in which we communicate with businesses have undergone many changes in the last few decades.

The Customer Service Vision Statement

Contact Center Pipeline

Two years ago, I would have been in the same state of mind—but before you do your best Judge Judy eye roll and surf on, I challenge you to give the Customer […]. Customer Service call center contact center customer service customer service vision vision statementI know what you may be thinking. Yet another meaningless corporate rah-rah statement that will be forgotten in a week!? I’m with you.

Why Customer Service Training Is Essential

Customers That Stick

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The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

This cheat sheet covers ten fundamentals of customer service to help your business excel

Is Your Customer Service Consistent?

Customers That Stick

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Infographic – Gig Economy and Customer Service Agents

Aspect

This week we released part two of our Agent Experience Index survey covering the gig economy and how customer service agents feel about it. Currently, 16% of customer service agents are working in the “gig economy” and we expect that number to continue to rise.

Create Your Customer Service Mantra

ShepHyken

Along those lines, I want you to come up with a customer service promise. For some companies, their tagline is their customer service promise. For example, Zappos.com ’s tagline is Powered by Service. Three words that exhibit a commitment to the customer.

Exploring Hospitality Customer Service (Video)

Customers That Stick

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3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbot As brands continue to focus on improving the customer. experience, incorporating automation into customer. Your customers’ time is valuable—and they want you to. Increasingly, customers are the ones determining which. Customers can speak in their own words.

Customer Service Is a Habit (So Is Bad Customer Service)

ShepHyken

This week is National Customer Service Week. Happy Customer Service Week! It became a book, officially titled, Be Amazing or Go Home: Seven Customer Service Habits that Create Confidence with Everyone. Delivering good customer service is a habit.

What Makes Good Customer Service

ShepHyken

National Customer Service Week is coming up the first week in October. This is a time to appreciate employees for doing a great job taking care of customers. And, of course, there is showing some love and appreciation to your customers. What makes good customer service?”

Where Does the Next Customer Service Superstar Come From?

Steve DiGioia

1) Where does an employee receive the necessary skill set to become a customer service superstar? 2) How can we identify the needed traits of a potentially great service provider? The post Where Does the Next Customer Service Superstar Come From?

Top 10 Posts for Customer Service Week Inspiration

Contact Center Pipeline

Happy Customer Service Week! No doubt you’ve already planned a week-long celebration for your customer care team that includes daily activities and recognition for their dedication and hard work.

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.

Great Customer Service on a Shoestring Budget

Brad Cleveland

Recently, I was reminded of an article the Institute’s Evergreen Journal published on delivering great customer service. The article, “Great Customer Service on a Shoestring Budget,” is available here.

The 3 Fundamentals Everyone Always Forget with Internal Customer Service

Myra Golden Media

Now you can give your employees even more great skills for delivering the best customer experience and for handling difficult customer situations. Sign up for my email list and learn specific tips, approaches, and phrases to help your employees help your customers. Customer Experience Design Internal Customer Service

Who Owns Customer Service?

ShepHyken

Customer service is what I’m all about. It is my life’s mission to help companies create a customer service experience that customers think is amazing. But, surely some company that is totally focused on their customers would already own it.

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.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

AI+CXArtificial Intelligence and the Customer ExperienceHow comfortable are consumers interacting with AI for customer service? their customers. And in the world of customer care, getting. In customer care, it’s about deploying technology in a way that helps your.

The Value of Executive Management in Customer Service

Contact Center Pipeline

As an executive in any organization that provides customer service, the worst possible message that you can receive is that “suddenly” a customer is leaving due to poor customer service, or that they’re dissatisfied to the point that they’re going to explore their options with your competitors.

Negativity Bias and Customer Service

Customers That Stick

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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.

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?

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. to Meet Any Custom.

How to Create Good Customer Service Goals

Toister Performance Solutions

Advertising disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. "I Customer service teams have a lot of goals.

How to integrate customer feedback into customer service training

UJET

Your team hears more direct customer feedback than anyone else in the company—their interactions make up the bulk of the customer experience. customer service Customer Experience

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Trends that Disrupted Customer Service in 2018

Omnicus

Keeping up with trends that revolutionized the customer service industry. Customer Service Customer Experience

Customer Service and the Golden Rule

Call Center Weekly

I heard more of the same when I called customer service and the rep tried to convince me tiny car was a mid-sized SUV. Frustrated by the difficulty, I promptly returned the car and found another company that had both a larger vehicle and better service.

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. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact.