Thanksgiving Week Special: A Recipe for Amazing Customer Service

ShepHyken

Always thinking about how everything in life ties to customer service, I wondered, “What is a good recipe for customer service?” Leadership defines the customer service and CX vision for everyone to follow.

Small Improvements in Customer Service Create Big Wins

ShepHyken

So, here’s the question to consider: What small change will enhance the experience for the customer, even if it is just by 1%? My friend and client, Jason Bradshaw of Volkswagen in Australia, was tasked with improving the customer experience for the VW dealerships.

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How to Avoid Roadblocks to Great Customer Service

ShepHyken

What gets in the way of creating a great customer service experience for you and/or your organization? Is it a process that is clunky, inconvenient and difficult for the customer? This is similar to an exercise that we do in our customer service workshops.

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. For more information on improving the customer experience, download our white paper, Leveraging Emotion to Improve CX & Elevate Contact Center Performance.

2021 Industry Expert Contact Center Predictions (Replay)

Speaker: Richard Kenny, Sr Marketing Manager - Contact Center, Poly; Roger Lee, VP Customer Success, Gridspace; and Ron Owens, SVP Operations, Avtex

Join CCNG's Fireside Chat for an interactive and energetic discussion as CCNG members share insights and predictions for 2021. Industry experts from Avtex, Poly, and Gridspace will share what they have learned in 2020 to help us prepare for 2021. Each participant will provide recommendations on how to address people, process, technology, and strategy as we continue to serve the needs of our employees and customers in an ever-changing customer service business environment. You will walk away with a revised vision for 2021 and actionable steps to take to better provide for your employees and customers alike.

Guest Post: How to Nail Automated Customer Service Email Writing

ShepHyken

Sh e provides tips and examples of how to improve the customer experience with automated support emails. Email automation is a way to keep your customers happy. With automation, you improve the quality of communication and keep customers updated in a timely manner.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of December 21, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. How to Provide the Best Possible Customer Experience? GISuser) If you don’t have a well-planned customer service strategy, you are highly likely to lose business.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of December 14, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. The 6 Top Customer Experience Trends in 2021 by Julien Rio. The pandemic is a watershed moment for digital transformation in customer service by Vala Afshar.

Guest Post: 5 Lessons Your Customer Service Team Can Learn From Disney

ShepHyken

She shares tips and tricks on how to create a Disney-like customer service experience. Delivering excellent customer service is an art. This era belongs to creating valuable and stellar experiences for the customers. Always Ask For Customer Feedback.

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.

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.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 7, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Five Customer-Service Lessons From the Late Tony Hsieh by Ann-Marie Alcántara. Six Steps for Improving Customer Engagement and Loyalty by Genelle Kunst.

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. An open letter to companies—and customers—on how to navigate the challenges of these extraordinary times. customers and? That includes how we interact in the realm of customer service.

How Customer Service Vision Affects Great Customer Experience

CX Global Media

Great Customer Service Vision begins with defining what your customers need. The post How Customer Service Vision Affects Great Customer Experience appeared first on CX Global Media. What problems are they facing and how are you addressing them?

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 11, 2021

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. How to Measure Your Customer Experience Maturity by Sharon Florentine. My Comment: This is an introduction to the concept of customer experience (CX) maturity.

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. experience that helps customers. scrambling to offer new customer. strongest omnichannel customer. engagement strategies retain. their customers, compared to 33.

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. That’s part of the customer experience, but there is much more to CX than service. When you need support, there are good self-service options. They have good customer service.

Five Customer Service Strategies That Win

Team Support

Simply put, your business needs customer service strategies that improve their productivity and customer satisfaction. The right strategies help your customers resolve their issues faster and enable your agents to provide better support. Here are five of the winning customer service strategies every business should be using: 1. Self-service. A self-service solution is invaluable for reducing the amount of incoming tickets.

Guest Post: Combine Customer Service and Customer Experience to Grow Your Business

ShepHyken

She explains the difference between customer service and customer experience and shares how implementing both into your business creates success. According to a recent study, it was found that as much as 86% of buyers were willing to pay more for better customer experience.

Guest Post: A Guide to Training Employees to Deliver Outstanding eCommerce Customer Service

ShepHyken

He shares six tips and strategies to share with your team for improving the eCommerce customer experience. Poor customer service costs businesses over $75 billion a year in lost profits. Only by delivering amazing customer service. Strategies.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

Customers Tweet this The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite Why Contact Center Analytics is Key to Identifying Opportunities for Growth 2 | Business Transformation and Analytics: Driving Change in a Customer-Centric World We read constantly about the need to adapt or die—and that “digital. INTRODUCTION Business Transformation and Analytics: Driving Change in a Customer-Centric World | 3. understand new sources of customer data and. want customer.

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. One single negative contact can ruin your reputation in the eyes of not only that one customer but also everyone he or she knows. Each department depends upon and dovetails into the other to produce quality service or product.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 2, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. If Customer Service Reps Were Honest [Spooky Edition]: The Scary Reality Your Customer Service Agents Face Every Day Plus How You Can Help by Veronica Krieg. Sharpen) If your customer service reps were honest, here’s a look into what they’d say – and tips you can use to help them during this spooky season and beyond.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of December 28, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Gift Experiences Can Create an Emotional Connection With Customers by Wise Marketer Staff. The author also shares a few ideas on a gifting reward strategy.

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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. The customer-centric economy has taken the front-seat across the globe, and it is no different for B2B businesses. When customers call the shots, having a good CX and offering fantastic customer service will benefit your business all around.

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. front line Tweet this 3The number one priority for businesses today is delivering the right customer experience and it shows no signs of. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact. customer inquiries only continue to grow.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of August 26, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 37 Customer Experience Statistics You Need to Know for 2019 by Toma Kulbyt?. Super Office) Customer experience has fast become a top priority for businesses and 2019 will be no different. But, why are so many companies focusing on the customer experience and what happens to companies that choose to ignore it?

Guest Post: How Voice Technology Can Improve Customer Service

ShepHyken

She writes about how businesses can utilize modern voice technology to create a better experience overall for their customers. What is the best way to improve relationships with your customers? The answer is simple but often overlooked: Focus on delivering five-star customer service.

Guest Blog: Omnichannel Customer Service – Why should you implement it in your business?

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Martin Frascaroli who talks about why it is important to meet your customer needs using omnichannel customer service. . Your potential customers want to buy quickly and comfortably through an integrated experience. They are real-time users looking for a rewarding shopping experience, and they expect the best service. The answer is in Omnichannel Customer Service, and we’ll tell you why. Customer retention.

10 Years Ago, Customer Service Was Appreciated—Today, It’s Expected

ShepHyken

It wasn’t that long ago that you would go to a store, dine at a restaurant, do business with a vendor or call a customer support center and notice how good the customer service was. A great service experience stood out. Back then, the rock star company that was known for customer service was IBM. He listed 20 reasons why a customer would choose to buy an IBM computer. Customer service and CX are almost always in front of mind.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 28, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. CX50 2020: Great customer experience starts with company culture by Morag Cuddeford-Jones. MarketingWeek) At our exclusive roundtable featuring members of 2020’s CX50, the consensus was that taking care of employees has helped take care of customers in this time of crisis. Level-up Your Customer Service With These 4 Dynamite Strategies by Tom Sagi.

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. However, many companies are still struggling to make the customer service experience as effortless as possible. To help you plan, we’ve highlighted nine of the biggest customer service trends for 2020.

Customer Service Strategy: Avoid Common Pitfalls

Brad Cleveland

Developing strategies shouldn’t be an overly academic or formal exercise, with the result being a plan that’s really not put to use. In this video, I’ll discuss five common pitfalls when developing strategies.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 30, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 4 Tips for Getting Executive Buy-in on Your Customer Experience Strategy by Phil Britt. What created customer loyalty in the past has changed a bit as well.

2021 Industry Expert Contact Center Predictions

Speaker: Richard Kenny, Sr Marketing Manager - Contact Center, Poly; Roger Lee, VP Customer Success, Gridspace; and Ron Owens, SVP Operations, Avtex

The new year is just around the corner. It's time to plan for the ever-changing needs within our industry. On December 3rd, join CCNG's first ZOOM Fireside panel discussion. It will be both interactive and energetic as several CCNG members share insights and predictions for 2021. Join industry experts from Aria, Poly, and Gridspace as they share what they have learned in 2020 in order to prepare us for 2021. Each participant will provide recommendations on how to address people, process, technology, and strategy as we continue to serve the needs of our employees and customers in an ever-changing customer service business environment. Bring your questions and lessons learned to share with the group! Sign up today! You will walk away with a revised vision for 2021 and actionable steps to take to better provide for your employees and customers alike. Learn how to address, manage and utilize: People Process Technology and Implementation Strategies for 2021.

How to Turn Social Media Customer Service into a Marketing Strategy

ShepHyken

Over the last few years, customer service has shifted from traditional phone support toward social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others. Dan Gingiss started the Social Customer Care Track and interest has grown exponentially. Social Media Changes Customer Service. Customers have a louder voice than ever before. Happy customers tell an average of 6. It blurs the lines between customer service, marketing, and even sales.

20 Ways To Create An Amazing Customer Service Experience In 2020 (Part Two)

ShepHyken

Last week, I shared ten ideas to drive a better customer experience in 2020. Without any further delay, here are ten more ways to create a better customer experience in 2020. Create your customer service mantra. The mantra is a simple phrase—one sentence or less—that sums up your customer service culture. Once you have your mantra, it’s easy to stay focused on what’s important in delivering an amazing customer service experience.

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. So telling yourself these myths about customer experience is a big no-no and won’t take you where you want to go will they? Check out our thoughts on customer focus. From clients and customers commenting on our blog.

How Embracing Digital Customer Service Can Create Brand Advocates

Contact Center Pipeline

Rapid swings in consumer brand loyalty is one of the most significant consequences of the digital-first era in customer service, where customer-brand conversations are no longer only one-to-one phone calls but also include public and private messages on dozens of social and digital messaging apps. Omnichannel call center chat contact center customer experience digital customer service omnichannel strategy social customer service social media messaging text messaging

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!