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.

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.

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.

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.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

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?”

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?

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.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of April 1, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Customer Service Is Poised for an AI Revolution by Vala Afshar. Use of AI in customer service is predicted to increase by 143 percent over the next 18 months.

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.

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.

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.

How to Prepare for 5 Customer Service Trends in 2019

Contact Center Pipeline

As organizations plan for success in 2019, emerging trends will influence how customer service is delivered. The evolving landscape will drive changes in how customer service representatives are utilized, trained and even compensated.

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.

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

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

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?

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.

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

Workforce Management's Impact on Customer Service

Call Center Weekly

This bit speaks to me in the context of customer experience: “Treat me good, I’ll treat you better, treat me bad and I’ll treat you worse” Customers don’t really want to be amazed or have their hair blown back – just helped. Treat them good – they’ll treat the customers better!

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.

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: How to Get the Most from Seasonal Customer Service Employees

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Joel Gottesman who shares tips to ensure that seasonal employees provide an excellent customer experience. Many of these employees were tasked with challenging customer-facing positions.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of April 15, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 6 Customer Service Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them by Sam Del Rowe. ” How to create a customer experience that keeps bringing people back by Joe Schultz.

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.

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.

Customer Service Principles ALWAYS Apply

Call Center Weekly

To the agents, this may create pushback, anger and frustration that may unexpectedly be directed at customers. Fortunately for me, I was quite keen to offering exceptional service. It feels natural to apply the principals I learned while working in customer support.

Customer Service Week: A Time of Celebration

Call Center Weekly

The time for annual Customer Service Week is rapidly approaching! This is a week to celebrate and recognize those hardy souls who have chosen to become customer service professionals. Take the time to remind them that everyone is in customer service.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Customer Service Tip: The Power of Observation

ShepHyken

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. And, you’ll take advantage of this moment to deliver a better service experience.

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: 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.

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

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

Enhancing Customer Service Interactions With DiSC

Contact Center Pipeline

There are a plethora of training options available to service leaders who are looking to enhance the communication skills of their agents. Communication call center communication styles contact center customer service

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!

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.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of December 3, 2018

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. The Mount Rushmore of Customer Service Leaders by John DiJulius. The DiJulius Group) Who are the greatest Customer Service Leaders of all time?

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.