Sat.Jan 05, 2019 - Fri.Jan 11, 2019

The True Cost of Losing a Customer

BlueOcean

One negative customer experience may seem like a drop in the ocean of all your customer interactions, but it’s never that simple.

How Does Mental Accounting Influence Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Understanding Customers’ Mental Budgets. I won some money at a Casino recently, an unusual outcome for me. It wasn’t a huge amount, but it was a nice windfall. Did I spend it on something practical? Save it? Give it to charity? Not a chance.

Are You Sure Your Contact Center Is on Solid Ground?

Contact Center Pipeline

Like the pilings of the Brooklyn Bridge or the steel and concrete foundation of a building, organizations need to rest upon solid ground. That means a solid foundation and one that drives management practices, technology acquisitions, and customer relationships.

No Toilet Paper – Is Customer Service Getting Worse?

ShepHyken

Some people claim that customer service is getting worse. I disagree. 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.

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

How to solve customer billing and payment problems with visual engagement

TechSee

Billing and payment issues represent a top driver of inquiries to customer service centers. Some issues repeat themselves over and over and are simpler to resolve, such as customer profile changes or subscription cancellations.

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Contact Center Supervisor Training – Contact Center Fitness Boot Camp

Call Center Coach

Supervisor training with Call Center Coach’s virtual boot camps can take on a variety of developmental areas.

Amazing Business Radio: Claire Boscq-Scott

ShepHyken

The Culture of Caring. Creating an Unforgettable Customer Experience Every Time. Shep Hyken interviews Claire Boscq-Scott. They discuss the importance of a workplace culture of caring and how it can positively impact the customer experience. Shep’s Opening Monologue.

Top 9 Customer Service Trends to Watch in 2019

ProProfs Blog

A robust customer service strategy helps your brand increase its customer base and also keep its existing ones delighted. However, building an amazing strategy requires an organization to keep up with the changing customer service trends every year.

My Understanding of AI in CX so Far. Things Could Change!

CX Accelerator

I’m not known for being quick on the uptake by those closest to me. A couple prime examples include long division and driving a stick-shift.

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.

How are Omnichannel and Artificial Intelligence Changing Quality Management?

NICE inContact

The current decade has brought many changes to quality management, including the increase of treating customer interactions using omnichannel – the ability to handle queries flexibly across self-service and agent-assisted media channels with full context.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of January 7, 2018

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. What’s in the box?

Would You Do That to Your Mother?

Contact Center Pipeline

A Q&A with author and customer experience pioneer Jeanne Bliss. In her latest book, Would You Do That to Your Mother?

Build a Better Customer Experience – Tips from CX Experts

Peter Lavers

Peter Lavers contributes to a new e-book from Panviva: Build a Better Customer Experience – Tips from 10 CX Industry Experts! 10 leading influencers and innovators in the customer experience (CX) field have contributed to this great new e-book from Panviva, and I’m delighted to be one of them! .

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

Top 5 Reasons Your Business Website Needs a Help Desk Software

ProProfs Blog

Gone are the days when companies could ignore the value of customer support. Customers today are highly demanding and look for instant help. They hate to wait when they have to get their problems resolved.

Guest Blog: Customer Feedback Loops – 3 Examples & Strategies

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Agi Marx who shares 3 ways to close the customer feedback loop to prevent churn and increase revenue. – Shep Hyken. What is the customer feedback loop? Customer feedback loop is the practice of responding to customers meaningfully when they leave feedback.

Live Chat Customer Service: Top 5 Challenges

GetFeedback

Live chat customer service has become an expectation to the modern customer—more than half of all customers prefer chatting with someone in real time via chat rather than picking up their phone. As a result, live chat is expected to grow by as much as 87% in the next 12-18 months.

How Northridge Performance Coaching Drives Instant Results

The Northridge Group

Consumers are facing an explosion of choices. In the 1990s, the average grocery store carried 7,000 items. Today’s grocery stores carry 40,000 items.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

Must-Have Features in a Help Desk Ticketing System

ProProfs Blog

Are you proud of your customer service? Do you always have happy customers? Are your agents not overloaded with piles of tickets demanding immediate resolution?

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Ben Motteram on How to Measure Customer Experience: Advice from the Front Lines

Avoxi

With a wide array of client engagements and an extensive background in telecom and IT industries, Customer Experience Expert Ben Motteram excels at measuring the customer experience. He also understands the risks and rewards communications providers face as they attempt to align resources with customer needs. Learn from the @CXpert’s customer undertakings and wisdom. Q1:… The post Ben Motteram on How to Measure Customer Experience: Advice from the Front Lines appeared first on AVOXI. Othe

Hiring Trends That Will Shape 2019

Branch Mesenger

The world of work is changing very quickly. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be examining some of the trends that are currently impacting the workforce, from hiring to the impacts of artificial intelligence. Every Thursday, we’ll be publishing a new article on a different workforce trend.

How Much Is A Business Phone Line?

Nextiva

There are a million ways to communicate with your customers these days, but voice communication is still a step above all the tweets and chat boxes out there. That’s why a business phone line is so important. Being available to answer questions or assist with issues on the phone can make all the difference to […]. The post How Much Is A Business Phone Line? appeared first on Business VoIP, Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing Content - Nextiva Blog.

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The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

When Customer Success Becomes a Silo

Amity

This article was originally published on WnTD's blog. With Elizabeth's permission, we are republishing and sharing it with our community.

Handling Irate Customers in the Financial Services Industry

Contact Center Pipeline

“How dare you call my employer to confirm my job status!” “The The mortgage broker said my house was worth more than you think!” “My My credit rating shouldn’t change because I quit my job and started my own business!” Do these customer complaints sound familiar?

Why Are You Hating on Your Customer So Much?

Steve DiGioia

My ham and cheese omelet was delicious, cooked perfectly and piping hot. Bite after bite I tore into the food while thinking of what lies ahead for my day. Another swallow to savor then I heard it…. “I I can’t take these people, I hate customers!”.

How Many Phone Lines Do I Need for My Business?

Nextiva

If you’re running a business, chances are you have some sort of phone system in place. At some point you may start considering an upgrade to your phones or perhaps shopping for a new system altogether. As part of this process, you’ll probably be asking yourself, “How many phone lines do I need for my […]. The post How Many Phone Lines Do I Need for My Business? appeared first on Business VoIP, Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing Content - Nextiva Blog.

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How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

The Inextricable Link Between CX & EX

Customer Experience Matters

If you’ve followed our research, then you know that we’ve always viewed employee engagement as a fundamental component of customer experience. One of our Six Laws of Customer Experience is that “Unengaged employees don’t create engaged customers.” ” It just makes sense. How can you possibly expect to consistently deliver great customer experience with apathetic or disengaged employees?!?!

Why growing support teams should focus on one channel not many

UJET

Great omnichannel support requires the right tools and training to ensure that your team provides a consistent customer experience. As your company grows, you'll need to support a higher volume of customers—which means scaling your customer-support team to meet their needs.

Outbound Call Centers: From Robocalls to Gamification

Noble Systems

Outbound call centers get a bad rap as people often think of robocalls from companies you may have never heard of, let alone have a relationship with.