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.

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.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

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.

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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?

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! .

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.

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.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

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?

How are Omnichannel and Artificial Intelligence Changing Quality Management?

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?

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.

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.

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.

ConvergeOne Thought Leaders Share What You Can Expect at Avaya ENGAGE 2019

ConvergeOne

With Avaya ENGAGE quickly approaching, we decided to check in with ConvergeOne thought leaders— who will be presenting at 28 sessions during the event —to get a sense of what we can expect. These are the primary themes that emerged. Avaya Digital Transformation Cloud Customer Experience Security

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.

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.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

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.

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

Call Center Agent Attrition: Your Biggest Threat

CustomerServ

Lately, it seems that call center leaders have been thoroughly absorbed with artificial intelligence and the marketing hype that promises to replace human call center agents with robots. However, there is a more pressing concern facing the call center industry today— agent attrition

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?!?!

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.

The 11 Golden Principles of Contact Center Agent Training

Dialer 360

By adding young talent would be an edgy situation for contact centers. Some of few requirements around which can’t determine a candidate’s abilities and efficiencies. Precise, the fact of new reps is repeatedly hired by contact centers. Expel the chance of risk.

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.

Zendesk vs Intercom: the ultimate comparison

HelpCrunch

While doing my research for this article, I’ve not only tested both Intercom and Zendesk myself, but also read a pile of different articles, comparisons, guides, showdowns and all this kind of stuff. I mean, [ … ].

Lessons From The Overlook: Customer Service vs Customer Experience

Toister Performance Solutions

Note: Lessons from The Overlook is a monthly update on lessons learned from owning a vacation rental property in the Southern California mountain town of Idyllwild. It's a hands-on opportunity to apply some of the techniques I advise my clients to use. You can find past updates here.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

How to Create a Magical Customer Focused Experience

Dialer 360

The words of ground, communicating that people use. This is how to construct and how to deliver it. Companies also know the exceptional communication translate CX. As because words and phrases are so powerful and it can guide. Behavior towards the customer is matters as negative or positive.

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!”.

Industry Leaders Agree: Support Is a Revenue Generator, Not a Cost Center

Guru

Support has gone through a noticeable evolution in recent years. While traditionally viewed as a department that racks up costs, industry-leading organizations have begun recognizing opportunities for their support teams to actually generate revenue.