Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

Aircall’s 2018 Customer Support Strategy Survey

aircall

Plans, Predictions, Insights, and Opinions From 475 Customer Support Leaders. Purpose. This survey provides a detailed (and timely) answer to a two-part question: What are the issues today’s customer support leaders care about the most?

Why Digital Channel Frustration Leads to Frustrated Calls Into the Call Center

Callminer

In our recent survey and report, The CallMiner Index which identifies in the UK and US the sectors that have the highest churn rates and reveals the reasons why consumers switch suppliers. One of the key observations from the reports are about consumers’ channel preferences.

The Secrets of Meeting Your Call Center Supervisor Goals

ChaseData

In a world that seems to be swamped with call centers, have you ever wondered how some manage to stand out – even thrive? One of the primary reasons is excellent leadership. A heavily-saturated marketplace is no match for a great management staff.

Are You Listening to Your Customers – Or Driving them Crazy?

Beyond Philosophy

Not too long ago, I had a minor outpatient procedure at a hospital. When I checked my email the next morning, there was a survey from the hospital. What did you think of your anesthesiologist?”. My first thought was that I didn’t die during the procedure, so he must have done a fine job.

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.

Most People Don’t Get That They Have Internal Customers

Myra Golden Media

I don’t think that most people get that there are only two functions in a company. You’re either serving customers, or you’re serving someone who serves customers. There aren’t any other roles in business, as far as I’m concerned.

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Customer Centricity: 10 strategies to implement in 2019

Lumoa

Start 2019 with these 10 simple steps and build the fundamentals of your customer-centric culture. Nurture customer centricity in your company and lead your organization through the customer-centric transformation. RSS generated with FetchRss

Why Customer Experience is Dying (And What To Do About It)

Beyond Philosophy

It seems from two recent surveys that despite all the money and resources that have been ploughed into improving Customers Experience, this is not having any effect? What will happen next is that CEO’s and the C-Suite will start to remove their support for these changes.

5 Things You Most Likely Didn’t Know About Listening Effectively In Retail Sales

Myra Golden Media

Poor listening often leads to customer frustration. When a retail employee merely hears a customer—instead of actively listening to them—they’re less able to determine precisely what that person needs.

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Be Different

ShepHyken

If you compete head-to-head with your competition, you may win or lose. If you compete by being different, you stand out. And, that’s a win. Over the years I’ve talked with many clients who are looking for ways to disrupt a competitor and/or win more business from existing customers.

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.

Guru Secures $25M Series B Funding

Guru

We are excited to announce that Guru has secured $25 million in a Series B funding round. Thrive Capital is leading the round, with participation from our existing investors Emergence Capital , FirstMark Capital , Slack Fund , and Michael Dell’s MSD Capital.

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Why Help Desk Software Is Important For Businesses

ProProfs Blog

A help desk software is important for businesses serving customers. When businesses offer a delightful customer experience, sales increase. Customers become brand loyals and refrain from brand switching.

The 2 Most Important Things Small Businesses Need to Focus On with the Customer Experience

Myra Golden Media

Two months ago I switched my company’s wireless carrier from AT&T, a relationship we’d had for nineteen problem-free years, to a low-cost competitor. We made the switch for one reason: To cut costs. Seventy-two hours into the new vendor’s relationship, I knew we had a problem.

Amazing Business Radio: Ty Collins

ShepHyken

Transparency In Business. Delivering an Experience That Makes Price Irrelevant. Shep Hyken sits down with Ty Collins. They discussed how to raise your prices without losing customers, why you should be transparent, and how to give customers the best experience possible.

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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.

Lessons From the Overlook: The Power of Checklists

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.

5 Channels for Collecting Customer Feedback (that you’re probably not using)

ProProfs Blog

Collecting and responding to customer feedback is critical for any growing business. It’s a great way to make sure you’re spending time and money on improvements that will help turn your existing customers into loyal brand advocates for life. “My

Recruiting for the Modern Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

The competition for top talent is heating up. Contact centers in tight labor markets already are experiencing a shortage of skilled job candidates. For many employers, it’s either settle for less qualified candidates and brace for the subsequent impact (i.e.,

Guest Blog: Do customer experience teams take cyber security risks?

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Chanice Henry who writes about the importance of cyber security in providing a trustworthy experience for your customers. – Shep Hyken. Customer loyalty is built on trust.

How to Optimize CX Through the Voice of the Customer

Speaker: Faith Adams, Analyst at Forrester

Join Intouch Insight and special guest, Faith Adams with Forrester Research, on November 8 at 1 PM EST and learn how you can act on VoC data

How are you Improving Service in 2019?

OrecX

While customer self-service is a growing trend, and many business-to-consumer interactions are taking place more and more online (email, FAQs, online chat.), voice is still the number one communication channel.

How Can You Build Prosperous Customer Self-Service?

Dialer 360

Customer self-service is electronic support, allows users to use technology access. The information performs routine targets without requiring of a live customer service reps. Customer self-service offers the user with 24-hour-a-day support and instant access to information.

12 Tips to Find Time for Coaching

Contact Center Pipeline

Customer experience, employee engagement and sales results are driven by effective coaching. Coaching helps develop your agents’ skills. Done right, it also improves morale and employee retention. However, coaching needs to be done on a consistent basis.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of December 10, 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.

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.

12 Practical Steps to Achieving Customer Satisfaction

Call Center Weekly

As we enter the Christmas season, our awareness and desire to help others increases. That can be helping those in need, donating our time and/or money, or being a little more kind to others. When we are help one another, not only does it make us feel good, it is encouragement for the recipient.

How to Maintain a High Level of Customer Service During Peak Seasons

Fonolo

December has arrived, which means different things for different people. While many of us are gearing up to slow down and spend quality time with family and friends, retail companies are bracing themselves for the clamor and chaos of the holiday season.

Could Your New Seasonal Employee Be a Robot?

Contact Center Pipeline

As a society, we’ve been fascinated with robots since the mid-1950s. My favorite was Rosie from The Jetsons—I’d love a robot maid!

3 Key Pillars of a Successful NPS Program with Salesforce

GetFeedback

It’s no secret it costs five times more to attract a new customer than to keep an existing one. This is because returning customers buy more over time so operating costs shrink; whereas finding new customers is laborious and expensive. That said, why are only 18% of companies focusing on retention ?

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

7 Trends in Customer Service to Watch in 2019

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

Last year, we highlighted some of the key customer service trends to watch in 2018 and many of them came to fruition. The shift in perception of AI and automation was arguably the most significant.

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What Are The Significant Trends For Call Center Future Strategy?

Dialer 360

The call center is becoming complete the paradox. This must be open-ended but also safe and secure. Safe from both aspect customer-centric, staff-centric, legacy-based yet modernized and the list goes on. This is the reason for relatively clear and easy on customer demands.

What to Look for When Hiring a Call Center Business

Ansafone

As more businesses discover the benefits of business process outsourcing to strengthen their customer engagement strategies, it is increasingly important to select the right provider to help you become more competitive in the marketplace.