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Food for thought: Three key trends in the digital customer journey

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Use the Right Tools for Internal Communication

Contact Center Pipeline

A few universal truths guide contact centers, and one is that everyone seeks “efficiency and effectiveness.” Efficiency includes timely responses and (relatively) short contact handling. Effectiveness means those responses are consistent and correct, and therefore bring closure.

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How to Build a Customer Retention Strategy

ProProfs Blog

Do you have a customer retention strategy? If not, your business may be at risk. Companies focus on customer acquisition strategies, since increasing your customer count is the lifeblood of your business. But, customer acquisition won’t help, if you are unable to retain customers.

Guest Post: Chatbot vs. Live Chat – Which delivers the best customer experience?

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Jonny Everett who discusses what businesses must do to be successful in the on-demand world in which we live. Liquid expectations and the on-demand world. We live in an on-demand world.

3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.

When a Customers Asks For Your Manager, Here’s What You Say

Myra Golden Media

What Viewers of This Video Are Saying. Get More Ideas Like This. Now you can give your representatives even more great skills for delivering the best customer experience and for handling difficult customer situations.

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Three Things that Drive Me Mad At Restaurants

Beyond Philosophy

As I often tell my audiences, I am blessed and cursed. I am cursed with the fact that I can’t have a Customer Experience without analyzing it and defining what they should do differently. But I am also blessed, because my Customer Experience knowledge has fed my family for 20 years!

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of June 17, 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. 7 Powerful Customer Service Phrases You Need to Use by Josh Carlyle.

Does Your Credit Union Need a Merger to Deliver Omnichannel Service?

Contact Center Pipeline

Capitalism loves consolidation, and credit unions are no exception. Callahan & Associates’ creditunion.com reports there were 1,121 credit union mergers in the past five years, with 194 in 2018. What’s behind these mergers? Sure, there may be compelling financial reasons.

Superagent – The Hero of Innovation Liberates the Insurance Claim Life Cycle

TechSee

The insurance industry is at the forefront of the digital revolution. Mounting competition from non-traditional players cannibalizing market share with innovative business models has forced P&C insurers to integrate digital technologies into their operations to keep pace.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Customer Journey Mapping Using Behavioral Science

Beyond Philosophy

Customer Journey Mapping Using Behavioral Science. Journey mapping is how organizations look at the customer journey, or the steps a customer would take from the beginning to the end in their experience.

Amazing Business Radio: Mary Drumond

ShepHyken

Does a Bad Customer Experience (CX) Really Matter? Learning to Ask the Questions That Matter the Most. Shep Hyken interviews Mary Drumond.

Inside View: Aryka Berry, Origami Owl

Contact Center Pipeline

In today’s customer experience era, the impact of a committed, people-focused culture is undeniable. Top customer-centric brands typically attribute much of their success to a strong mission that employees can rally around.

CPaaS Expands but Boundaries Getting Vague

Fonolo

Six months ago I wrote that “CPaaS is a victim of its own success. The founding principle was to free communications from the grip of the carriers. But now many carriers have a CPaaS offering.”.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

What to Do About Low User Adoption

Totango

It’s been a little over a month since that enthusiastic new customer sailed through the onboarding phase. By now, they should be implementing your product into their daily workflow and enjoying the first signs of business value. Instead, your core metrics are telling you there’s something wrong.

Five Ways to Eliminate Customer Service Friction

ShepHyken

It’s been a while since I talked about the concepts of friction and convenience. Our customers have learned what it’s like to have a friction-free, no-hassle, convenient experience. They love doing business with the companies that make it easy. If it’s easy to switch companies, they are quick to switch when the experience is less than convenient. Perhaps the biggest friction point of all with customers is making them wait and disrespecting their time.

How Changing Customer Expectations Affect Churn

Transparent BPO

It’s no surprise to anyone in the contact center industry that customer expectations of service have changed thanks to advancements in technology , such as artificial intelligence, chatbots, and automation. But those aren’t the only catalysts for change.

Four Reasons Why a Personalized Customer Service Experience is Important

Fonolo

Today’s customers are savvier than ever before and one thing many of them are are looking for is a custom experience tailored specifically to their individual needs.

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

6 Customer Retention Strategies that are Here to Stay

ClientSuccess

If you think retaining an existing customer is expensive and unnecessary, try acquiring a new one. It will surely get your brain and bank account working overtime.

How to Onboard New Clients in the Customer-Centered Economy

Totango

Imagine you’re a customer who’s just subscribed to a service or purchased a new product. In a perfect world, what would happen next? You’d probably begin using the product and discover it works exactly as described. The value of your purchase would be immediately apparent.

NECCF 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

Contact Center Pipeline

This week over 400 attendees made their way to Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Massachusetts, home of the National Football League’s New England Patriots, to be a part of The Northeast Contact Center Forum’s (NECCF) annual contact center conference and expo – the largest contact center event in the Northeast. This year’s theme was “Delivering the […]. Call Center Conferences call center contact center

8 Follow Up Questions You Can Ask Your Customers After CSAT/NPS/CES

Nicereply

Use follow up questions to find additional nuance and add some qualitative color to traditionally numbers-heavy reports.

How to Create Strong Community Personas

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones, Community Consultant

Ever wonder how to build effective community personas? Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, June 16th at 12 PM ET as Carrie Melissa Jones, Co-Author of Building Brand Communities, clears away the noise around community personas and gives you a method for doing member research to refine your personas.

Make time to understand your customers’ needs

Nuance

We spend a lot of time speaking to our customers, trying to understand the problems they are looking to solve, from obstacles they may face as a result of heavy reporting demands, issues surrounding employee burnout, to the impact of inefficiencies in their documentation workflows.

My History Of Enterprise Transformation And XM

Customer Experience Matters

I’m frequently asked to share my views about the evolution of experience management (XM), so I’ve spoken (and written) about topics such as CX establishing the foundation for XM.

Creating a Questionnaire That Drives Responses

GetFeedback

Staying competitive in business today requires meeting and exceeding customer expectations. To do that, you first need to know what their expectations are. One of the best ways to find out exactly what your customers want is by collecting customer feedback through questionnaires. . By sending questionnaires to your customers, you can gather insights that will help you improve their experiences and move your business forward.

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How Guru Uses Guru for Revenue Operations

Guru

Most sales organizations have sales operations teams working behind the scenes, removing barriers to make the sales team more productive. But when a company subscribes to a revenue team model, as Guru does (read more about that here ), a sales operations team alone won’t cut it.

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Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.