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Journey Mapping in the Contact Center: 6 Insights to Maximize the Value

Customer Service Life

This article was originally published on CustomerThink on February 28, 2019. Click here to read the original post. I’ve recently been collaborating with my colleagues to improve customer satisfaction for one of our clients.

How to Use Decision Trees for more Efficient Customer Service

Unymira

Managing internal information and projects has become increasingly complex. This is particularly challenging when handling multiple customer service channels, applications and agent turnover. Complexity makes consistency and accuracy difficult. Knowledge Base Customer Service Knowledge Management

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Don’t Allow for Absenteeism in your Contact Center any Longer: Six Strategies for Better Workplace Engagement

SharpenCX

It only takes one late agent or a few no-shows for your contact center to go haywire. Phones are ringing constantly. Your inbox is full. Live chat and phone queues are getting longer and longer. When your agents answer, customers. Read More. The post Don’t Allow for Absenteeism in your Contact Center any Longer: Six Strategies for Better Workplace Engagement appeared first on Sharpen Contact Center Software. Agent Experience

4 Brands Providing Amazing Customer Service with Social Media

Fonolo

While call centers continue to be a crucial component to a company’s customer service strategy, digital avenues are also becoming increasingly popular.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Don’t Be Lazy – Go the Extra… Inch!

ShepHyken

The other night my wife and I met three other couples for dinner at a nice restaurant. The food was great, but the service ended on a sour note. Our server got lazy.

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When It Comes To CX, Sweat The Small Stuff

Beyond Philosophy

In our customer experience consultancy, clients tell us customers make decisions based on price or features. However, in our research, we never find price or features are the most important things.

Getting Off to a Flying Start… Or Are You?

Contact Center Pipeline

The idiom “off to a flying start” is defined as “a start or beginning of anything, as characterized by the participant’s vigor and enthusiasm.”

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of May 6, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

3 Steps to Reducing Stress and Escalations With Customer Service Teams

Myra Golden Media

Back in my call center days, I paid a consultant a wad to tell me to, “Give your employees time after each call to debrief with their co-workers, and create a culture where they can turn to each other for advice and guidance for how to navigate a tough call.”

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Emotions Drive Spending, But Do You Know Which Ones Drive the Most?

Beyond Philosophy

In 2004, I presented to an insurance company in Germany about how they should be evoking the proper emotions in their customers. It was a tough audience. One of the guys asked, “How much money are we going to get back by doing this?”.

Managing Attrition in a Strong Economy

Contact Center Pipeline

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate is the lowest in 48 years. When the economy is strong and contact center jobs are plentiful, retaining your top talent can become a daunting task.

Amazing Business Radio: Karen Jaw-Madson

ShepHyken

Culture Your Culture. Making Customers the Focus of Your Company and its Culture. Shep Hyken interviews Karen Jaw-Madson. They discuss her company, Design for Work Experience; her book, Culture Your Culture ; and the most effective work cultures for customer service.

An Article On Customer Experience That Actually Makes Sense

GetFeedback

If you Google customer experience you’ll get about 2,340,000,000 results—articles, videos, reports—with in-depth information about the space.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

Are You Managing This Key Driver of Poor Experience?

Beyond Philosophy

We don’t like uncertainty. It affects our lives in many ways, and especially as customers. Consider the fact that we buy insurance. We purchase peace of mind that we are covered if something unlikely (and terrible) happens.

Let’s Chat About Chatbots

Contact Center Pipeline

Those chatbots that pop up on websites, apps or social media platforms may mimic human interaction, but they aren’t there to replace humans. When used correctly, they provide a helping hand so human agents can focus on what they do best, i.e., solve complex issues.

Guest Blog: What is Outsourced Customer Support and Why Do You Need it

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Costi Teleman who writes about the importance of excellent customer support and what to look for when outsourcing your support team.

Enterprise Chat Software: Understanding its Role & Benefits to Boost Your Business

ProProfs Blog

You must have noticed some of your visitors leave the website without making a purchase. Ever wondered what leads to such a result? Even with the perfect marketing strategy in place, you get visitors on the website. But what about engagement?

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

What is More Important: A Good Product or a Good After-Sales Service?

GetFeedback

Imagine your old phone broke down and now you need a new one. You want to treat yourself by buying the latest model of a super popular brand. So, you don’t mind spending a larger amount of money and you buy it.

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How a Small Business Owner Kicked Self-Doubt

Toister Performance Solutions

One of my favorite things is hearing from customer service leaders and small business owners who candidly share the challenges they face. One recent email that caught my attention was from Aaron Pallesen, owner of Hive Martial Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Intuitive Customer by Colin Shaw and Ryan Hamilton (a One Win Book Review)

Customers That Stick

In this One Win Book Review, we take a look at The Intuitive Customer by Colin Shaw and Ryan Hamilton. Check out the video below to hear Adam’s one win that you can take away from The Intuitive Customer to improve your organization’s customer experience and customer service.

Are Your Hours of Operation Appropriate?

Taylor Reach Group

By Colin Taylor. I asked a client recently how they had determined their contact center hours of operation. After a long pause they replied “I don’t know.” ” Many organizations don’t think too much about their hours of operations, or HOOPs; they are just a fact of life.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

New Research: Customer Service Trends and Best Practices

GetFeedback

Customer service is undoubtedly a key player in any company’s customer experience (CX) program. It’s the necessary companion to a great product or service —in fact, 80% of customers say that the experience a company provides is as important as its products or services.

What Is Inbound Sales and How Can You Benefit From It?

CrazyCall

A buyer’s behavior together with sales techniques and processes have evolved significantly. Nowadays, most B2B customers make the decision about their purchase even before a sale rep contacts them. The aim of sales reps is to assist leads in their journey.

Top 12 Qualities to Look for in an Outsourced Contact Center Partner

Transparent BPO

Finding a quality, affordable outsourced contact center partner can be hard. There are many factors to consider, including site location, company culture, the technology in use, price, quality, and more. Certainly, you want to find the partner that is the right fit for your business needs.

Customer Service Approaches To Help Build Your Business

Return Customer

A business can be nothing without its customers. Whether they are high-end clients, repeat staples or one-off transactions, customers are customers, and all should be treated with the respect and benefit to your business that they deserve.

Proven Strategies to Increase Case Deflection & ROI

Speaker: Matt Laurenceau, Head of BMC Communities

Many organizations and community managers aim to provide, among other things, effective customer self service support through their online community. While this is all well and good, without taking a strategic and data-driven approach to these types of programs, success may be limited. This webinar will teach you about the strategies and programs that drive success across your community.

6 Ways Your Knowledge Base Can Improve Customer Experience

GetFeedback

There is no denying the fact that we live in an era of instant gratification. The immediate response that we get from tapping or scrolling on a gadget has transformed us into impatient beings who refuse to wait for anything.

Why Use Help Desk Software A Question Every Business Should Figure

ProProfs Blog

You have heard the phrase “ worth their weight in gold ” , haven’t you? Why do you think it exists? Gold has a strong universal appeal. It is bright, shiny and rich in its color. There’s something to the way it looks that makes us want to have a piece of it.

Ansafone recognized as Outsourcing Partner of the Year

Ansafone

PRESS RELEASE Ansafone Wins 2019 Excellence in Customer Service Award Ocala, FL —May 7, 2019—Ansafone announced today that it has been named a winner in the 2019 Excellence in Customer Service Award presented by Business Intelligence Group.