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The Top 5 Contact Center Trends for 2019

Etech GS

Contacting a company in the hopes of resolving an issue only to receive less-than-impressive service is likely a scenario you’ve personally encountered at least once in your lifetime.

5 Rules for Giving Customers the Self-Service They Want

VocalCom

When designing great customer experiences, every brand should think about its self-service. As much as customers appreciate agents who help solve their problems, many prefer to resolve simple issues themselves. Gartner states that 81% of customers attempt to find solutions on their own before contacting an agent. Here are five rules for creating self-service options that truly benefit your customers. Make your IVR options relevant.

Build Rapport Over the Phone with This List of Best Methods

Calltools

The success of any business depends on effective communication and a good rapport between your customers and your staff. What does a relationship built on good rapport look like? It means that your staff and your customers have an agreement and mutual understanding.

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.

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.

5 Ways Tomorrow's Contact Center Will Deliver Value

Call Center Weekly

By: Andrew Gilliam Imagine what the world will be like after you've checked off every box on your customer experience to-do list. Pre-purchase anxiety no longer exists, thanks to careful messaging and word of mouth. Product issues are eliminated at their root-cause, before goods leave the factory.

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Creating a Customer-Centric Culture with Shep Hyken

ProProfs Blog

We at ProProfs bring to our readers a thought-provoking conversation we had with Shep Hyken , the Customer Service and Experience Expert. He is the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations.

Guest Blog: Why Convenience is a Key Differentiator in CX

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Jaime Bailey who writes about how important convenience has become to the customer experience and how it is a necessity for providing a competitive edge in today’s marketplace. .

Why We Need Less Leadership

Call Center Weekly

By Kathryn Frankson Ok, ok so we still need leadership. But, as someone who just wrapped an Experienced Manager training I'm now convinced that we actually need more management.

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Take Challenging Customers From a Boil to a Simmer Using the Reframe Method (Step 2 of My De-escalation Strategy)

Myra Golden Media

Last week I shared my 3-Step De-escalation strategy at a Salesforce Trailblazers conference in Minneapolis.

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Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

What Is a Good Customer Effort Score and How Can You Earn One? The Complete Guide

TechSee

How can a company achieve a good Customer Effort Score? Well, let’s look at things from the consumer’s perspective. Kevin and Beth are planning their honeymoon to Hawaii and need to choose a travel insurance provider.

Amazing Business Radio: Patrick Campbell

ShepHyken

Customer Obsession. Subscribing to the Customer Relationship to Win in Business. Shep Hyken interviews Patrick Campbell. They discuss subscription models, company culture, hiring right, and becoming “customer-obsessed.”.

Why Are Insignificant Things So Significant?

Beyond Philosophy

Why Are Insignificant Things So Significant? Have you ever had the feeling that something about a buying experience didn’t feel right? Chances are if you did, you didn’t buy the product or service. Most times, how a purchase feels is a driver for our customer behavior.

Protecting Customer Data, Part 3: Shining a Light on Dark Data

Contact Center Pipeline

Hoarding data has been the standard practice for most businesses for years.

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.

The ROI of Healthy Employees

Customer Service Life

In order to take the best care of others, we must first take the best care of ourselves. Do you agree?

Improve Customer Experience with Knowledge Management

CSM Magazine

A well-planned and maintained knowledge management system is the cornerstone of a successful customer experience strategy.

Clash of the Ecommerce Titans : Magento Go Vs Shopify Vs Bigcommerce Vs Volusion Vs 3DCart

OctopusTech

Ecommerce platforms essentially assist online businesses and shoppers in managing a myriad of functions such as inventory, creation of accounts, wish lists, maintenance of order histories and assessing margins.

Are Data and Technology Actually Hindering Inside Sales Teams?

Integrity Solutions

A customer-needs-focused philosophy is just as important for inside sales teams as it is for the external salespeople—in some ways, even more so. By Will Milano. What’s on the minds of inside sales leaders as we head into mid-year?

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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.

6 Customer Retention Strategies That Keep Customers Coming Back

ChurnZero

The following is a guest blog post by Sam Makad. . If you want your business to be successful in the long run, it pays to give priority to customer retention. Landing a customer who will pay for life is like hitting the jackpot.

Customer Service: It’s the Little Things That Matter

CSM Magazine

It is often the small details that customers notice and remember more than the product they purchased. Pay attention to the little things and your customers will love you even more. The dinner meeting is off to a good start. You reserved the executive meeting room in your restaurant on your property.

Jenny Dempsey to Talk Workplace Wellness at ICMI CCExpo

Customer Service Life

Did you catch the announcement? If not, look up! I’m speaking at ICMI Contact Center Expo in two weeks and I can’t freakin’ wait! I’m also anxious. Very anxious. I’m going to get vulnerable up there in front of you. I encourage you to be vulnerable.

Bob Kobek to moderate CARE compliance panel

Customercount

CustomerCount's Bob Kobek will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Compliance in the Year of Class Action Litigators” at this year’s C.A.R.E. Conference. Continue reading → The post Bob Kobek to moderate CARE compliance panel appeared first on CustomerCount.

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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.

5 Ways to Empower Teams to Deliver Great Customer Service

Kayako

There is a lot of focus on employee engagement and experience these days. And with good reason, customer-centric culture is the backbone of good customer experience. Richard Branson famously said “If you look after your staff well, they will look after your customers. Simple.”

Life's A Breach Pt 1: Join The Compliance Alliance

24-7 InTouch

Some of the world’s biggest brand names have been associated with data breaches in the past few years, compromising the personal information of billions of people around the globe. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reported 807 breaches in 2018 alone and over 1.3 billion records affected.

5 Technologies that Piqued Our Interest in Q1

Customer Service Life

This article was originally published on the FCR blog on March 29, 2019. Click here to read the original post and click here to watch a video description of this post.

Text Analytics and CustomerCount reporting improves customer experience

Customercount

Case Study: Breckenridge Grand Vacations uses Keatext text analytics and sentiment analysis to improve customer happiness. Continue reading → The post Text Analytics and CustomerCount reporting improves customer experience appeared first on CustomerCount. Case Studies

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

Debunked! The Top Six Most Common Live Chat Myths

Comm100

With the rise of every new, digital communication channel, there’s always certain misconceptions or hearsay spread around with it – and I can’t blame them. How do you know what a new channel can do for you if you don’t understand it?

IVR systems are dead. It’s time to consider a technology that delivers.

Interactions

We’ve all had frustrating experiences when contacting businesses for help (and if you haven’t, consider yourself lucky.) Maybe you spent forever on hold, or your issue was not actually solved, or you were left sifting through service options that had nothing to do with what you were calling about.

What is a Ticket Management System?

ProProfs Blog

“Customer service should not be a department. It should be the entire company.” — Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. Assisting customers is a straightforward practice in essence. In fact, it is inherent to any business activity and is a natural process whenever customer interaction occurs.