Guest Post: 10 Ways Consumer Insights Help Improve the Customer Experience

ShepHyken

She shares how businesses can utilize consumer insights to help improve customer service and experience. Consumer insights are key to understanding customer experience that enables marketers to direct and plan their product and marketing mix.

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.

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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.

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?”

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

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

Customer Service in the Time of COVID-19

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Paul Selby, a product marketing director for ServiceNow Customer Service Management. He shares tips and examples of how both companies and customers can adapt during a worldwide crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. customers and?

Guest Post: 9 Best Tips for Maximizing Your E-Commerce Customer Service

ShepHyken

He writes about how to best perform e-commerce customer service. Impeccable customer service helps you hit the hearts of your followers. After all, any good brand out there does not just only have customers. You cannot limit your customers to one channel.

VIRTUAL CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKSHOPS

Myra Golden Media

Keep remote employees’ skills sharp with our customized, engaging, live virtual training. Book Your Virtual Customer Service Workshop Now! Customer Experience DesignWe start with a video conference to learn about your challenges and goals.

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.

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.”.

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

No Toilet Paper – Is Customer Service Getting Worse?

ShepHyken

Some people claim that customer service is getting worse. Customers are getting smarter and expecting more. The customer service “bar” is raised by great companies who teach us what good customer service should be.

Customer Service Training is Not What You Think it is

ShepHyken

Many companies have a great focus on providing an excellent or, as I like to call it, amazing customer service experience. They do customer service training during the onboarding process. Customer service training doesn’t have to be so formal. The repetition of the message—which can be as simple as customer service is important —is the key to sustain the power of their initial training.

What Has Changed in Customer Service?

ShepHyken

Every week, I’m asked, “What is changing in customer service?” The expected answer is that I’ll talk about all the new ways customer service and support is conducted – and I do. There’s self-service solutions that include robust frequently asked questions and video.

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?

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

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

Join CCNG member Noel Roberts of Aria as he discusses how to leverage chatbots to deliver excellent customer service that improves the customer experience and drives ROI. We’ll look at some of the challenges facing organizations, including common pitfalls, and will recommend ways to avoid them.

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.

25 Conflict Resolution Strategies for Customer Service

Callminer

Given the often-hectic nature of call-based customer support, it is not at all uncommon for conflicts to arise with confused or otherwise frustrated customers. The most successful companies have solutions in place for monitoring customer interactions and analyzing customer sentiment.

The Boss Can Kill the Customer Service Buzz

ShepHyken

We were a self-service station, so our role was that of cashier more than anything else. He said, “Son, this is a self-service gas station. First, we all have two responsibilities: do the job we were hired to do and also take care of the customer.

Customer Service Trends 2020

TechSee

Companies now know that customer experience is the key competitive differentiator. Their customers are more likely to make repeat purchases, to try additional products or services, and to recommend the brand to family and friends. Computer Vision-powered self-service.

Building Your CX of the Future - Take the First Steps Today

Speaker: Chris Bauserman, VP Segment and Product Marketing, NICE inContact

Building a best-in-class customer service team and customer-centric organization is a marathon, not a sprint. Join CCNG and Chris Bauserman, VP Segment and Product Marketing for NICE inContact, for a discussion and set of tools that you can use to benchmark your operations and identify the next best action your organization can take to build your CX of the future.

Guest Post: Customer Service Automation During COVID-19. When and How to Use it Right.

ShepHyken

She shares research and information on how brands can transition their services to online platforms during COVID-19. Due to coronavirus quarantine and self-isolation, retailers are closing their physical stores and moving their service online.

Guest Post: Good Customer Service Is More Than Good PR

ShepHyken

She writes about how one negative interaction can affect the customer’s overall experience. At a time when every customer counts, we must never forget how our customers see us. Each department depends upon and dovetails into the other to produce quality service or product.

5 Ways to Deliver Better Service Just in Time for National Customer Service Week

ShepHyken

National Customer Service Week is coming up soon. This is a week to celebrate and appreciate not only our customers, but also the people who make our customers happy. In customer service, there are so many ways to do things right.

But Does She Have Customer Service Skills?

Steve DiGioia

Then someone says, Wait, does she have customer service skills? I don’t care what her resume says, does she have the skills we need to properly take care of our customers? Does she have customer service skills? That’s the foundation of great customer service.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Customer Service and CX Lessons from Three Iconic Brands

ShepHyken

I’ve talked and written about the differences between customer service and the customer experience, also known as CX. Customer service is typically what transpires between people throughout the buying process or when there is a problem.

Bad Customer Service Rarely Results in Profitability

Beyond Philosophy

We have all been in line or on hold for customer service , waiting for a company to get back to us. Then, when our wait time runs long and our patience runs short we get cranky and think, this customer service crew is really inept today.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of April 27, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. “Giving back” is part of the customer experience. ” 15 Customer Service Strategies To Help You Deliver A 5-Star Experience by Forbes Coaches Council.

Guest Blog: The Importance of First Impressions in Customer Service

ShepHyken

Whether on the phone or in person, it’s important to train your employees the right way to interact with your customers. Customer service is one of the most important parts of doing business. One very important goal of customer service is to keep to consumer coming back.

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.

Five Essential Skills of Top Customer Service Reps

Contact Center Pipeline

According to Bain & Company, organizations that excel at customer experience grow revenues 4%-8% above the rest of the market. Short-term customer service interactions comprise one of the building blocks […].

Guest Blog: How to Turn Customer Service Mistakes Into Happiness

ShepHyken

The experiences you create for a customer is important, but how they feel about that experience is critical. In designing how you deliver emotion, consider what you can do to make customers: • happier they chose you. Once the mistake is made, the customer now has a negative opinion.

When Customer Service Creates Customer Validation

ShepHyken

Many people think of customer service as a department. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know my belief is that customer service is a philosophy , not a department. It can be the traditional customer service team who fields questions and complaints.

Guest Blog: Customer Service Trends for 2018

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Rohit Prasanna who shares a great list of 10 customer service trends that will affect the customer experience this year. – Shep Hyken. In the service niche, customers have come to expect real-time resolutions to their problems.

60-Day Plan: Practical Upgrades for Your Remote Contact Center -- a Webinar Replay

Speaker: Roger Lee, VP Customer Success, Gridspace

As a result of COVID-19, contact centers are grappling with new challenges related to a remote agent workforce: agent absenteeism, long hold times, poor home internet and audio quality, less oversight, and new security and privacy risks -- all on top of unique customer demands. During this conversation, Roger Lee, VP of Customer Success at Gridspace, will share practical tips for how software can solve these problems in less than 60 days

A Doctor’s Prescription for Good Customer Service

ShepHyken

This reminds us that having a good system with good people who understand how to take care of their customers is the backbone of a good service experience. The guest or customer wins because of the great service. Here’s another great story we can learn from.

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

Best Customer Service and Experience Articles, Videos, & Podcasts

ShepHyken

Shep Hyken’s Best Customer Service and Experience. Top 5 Articles to Share With Your Team: Five Customer Service Must-Do’s For 2018. That’s Not My Department” and 10 Other Phrases Customers Hate. Treat Your Current Customers Better than Your New Customers.

Guest Blog: Customer Service Training Ideas to Help Build Brand Advocacy

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Kristin Erikson writes shares great customer service training tips and ideas that will help your company build brand advocacy. Remember customer service training is not something you di, it’s something you do. – Shep Hyken.

60-Day Plan: Practical Upgrades for Your Remote Contact Center

Speaker: Roger Lee, VP Customer Success, Gridspace

As a result of COVID-19, contact centers are grappling with new challenges related to a remote agent workforce: agent absenteeism, long hold times, poor home internet and audio quality, less oversight, and new security and privacy risks -- all on top of unique customer demands. During this conversation, Roger Lee, VP of Customer Success at Gridspace, will share practical tips for how software can solve these problems in less than 60 days