Encouraging Customers to Use Self-Service

Brad Cleveland

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Mobile Self-service Modernizes Your WFM

Call Center Coach

Mobile Self-service Modernizes your WFM Click to Tweet. I was able to rapidly see the benefit of using the rapid response of mobile self-service in WFM exception processing (and more) when I met Taylor Pack from Branch Messenger at Call Center Week.

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Encouraging Customers to Use Self-Service Channels

Brad Cleveland

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The Contact Center’s Role in Building Self-Service Channels

Brad Cleveland

Many organizations are learning firsthand that contact centers can play a central role in encouraging and supporting low-cost access channels.

The Contact Center’s Role in Building Self-Service Channels

Brad Cleveland

Further — and paradoxically — providing agent assistance when … Call Center Contact Center Customer Access Strategy Customer Service Leadership Multi-channel Support Self-service Brad Cleveland Call Center Management On Fast Forward customer access strategy self-service

For People on the Verge of Tripping on the self-service Line

Customer Relationship Metrics

Is it possible for self-service to trip up your customer experience? As I thought about knowing when to send as much call volume to self-service, I began to think how that fit into the veterans’ view of the industry. Stop people, send them to self-service.

Self-Service is the Answer to Scale Customer Service Experiences

Win the Customer

With growing online customer numbers and demands, self-service is an untapped option, because hiring additional customer support agents isn’t scalable or financially viable to providing customer success. Summer has barely started and retailers are already beginning to anticipate the back to school season – but are customer support teams ready to scale? Late last week, […]. Communication Customer Experience Technology

The Problem with Self Service

Beyond Philosophy

People like the convenience of self-service. More and more of your Customers believe access to self-service options is essential to their relationship with your business. Knowing this, it is critical that you plan your self-service options well. Parature is a research and advisory firm specializing in communicating service-centric best practices. As many as 2/3 of Customer service interactions will occur without human-to-human contact.

Helping Customers Serve Themselves

Brad Cleveland

Are we doing enough to enable customer self-service? Source: Zendesk, 2013) Only 26% of companies offer self-service tools for consumers via their mobile application.

How self-service technology is changing the contact center job landscape

Ian Jacobs

She describes the podcast as providing "surprising and counter-intuitive insights on customer experience, social customer service and content." They use knowledgebases, FAQs, mobile customer self-service, chatbots, and peer-to-peer communities in increasing numbers.

Building Brand Engagement with Multichannel Services

Brad Cleveland

Multichannel Contact Centers, by the Numbers

Brad Cleveland

Recent research (Understanding the Customer Journey, a study conducted by ICMI and LiveOps, 2015) explored channel usage in service settings. How many organizations are using various contact channels?

Burgers + Bots = Engaged Employees

Aspect

In an environment where customers want a fast, familiar meal, the introduction of self-service kiosks promises to expedite the ordering and payment process. He has said the self-order kiosks are not a labor replacement.

Apple Business Chat – A Contact Center Perspective

Aspect

A week ago , I wrote about how iOS is slowly turning into an operating system for your life, not your devices, by adding customer service and eCommerce functions into its core OS. That is certainly a huge catalyst for not only customer service use cases, but also eCommerce.

Reduce Customer Frustration with Context Cookies

Aspect

When a customer moves between channels or from self-service to agent-assisted, including the context behind what they’re trying to be accomplished allows the customer to continue seamlessly without the need to repeat themselves.

How Much Can Chatbots Save Your Contact Center?

Aspect

But the important thing to remember is that improving customer service doesn’t happen simply by expanding your budget. Fortunately, chatbots are capable of resolving a wide variety of service inquiries, reducing volume for your agents. Chatbots aren’t just for customer service.

How The General Meets the Needs of Their Customers Using Aspect CXP

Aspect

The General recognized that customers want to manage tasks on their own — without talking to an agent — and saw an opportunity for additional self-service tools beyond the website. English/US Innovations/Technology IVR Self-Service case study CXP interactive voice response The General

Don’t Confuse Speech Recognition with Natural Language Understanding When Talking Bots

Aspect

One use case for this technology is in B2C communication, specifically in customer service and brand engagement over platforms such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, as well as Facebook Messenger, SMS, or kik. in the domain of customer service.

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Get It Right with Mobile Apps

Brad Cleveland

Mobile apps are an important part of the emerging customer service landscape. Don’t dither getting there. But by all means, ensure they are ready for prime time.

Four Keys to Retaining Millennial Customers

Brad Cleveland

The article focuses on the financial services industry, but the principles apply to many other industries. Call Center Contact Center Customer Experience Customer Relationships Customer Service Leadership Multi-channel Support Research/Statistics Self-service Social Media BlastMedia Brad Cleveland customer experience customer loyalty Due leadership Telus international

SMS – Better Outreach on Customer Terms

Aspect

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Ten Crimes Against the Customer

ShepHyken

7. Not Giving Them Opportunity to Solve Issues on Their Own – Self-service options for customer service are becoming the norm. Shep Hyken is a customer service expert, keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling business author.

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Chatbots Mature Into An Enterprise-class Customer Service Tool—Explore The Leading Vendors In This Market

Ian Jacobs

Over the past year, Forrester clients have been brimming with questions about chatbots and their role in customer service. The delta between those simple-to-build, but anemic in functionality, chatbots and conversational self-service tools designed for real enterprise environments is great.

Why You Can’t Just Convert FAQs into a Customer Service Chatbot 1:1

Aspect

As companies are exploring the use of customer service chatbots, one of the first candidates of content that come to mind to “botify” is the existing FAQs often represented on corresponding sections on a website. So WHY does an FAQ not translate 1:1 into a customer service chatbot? Consider the following four FAQs a bot covers that we built for an automaker earlier this year: What is Concierge Service? How can I contact the Concierge Service?

Encouraging Customers to Use Self-Service Channels

Brad Cleveland

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Amazing Business Radio: Gadi Shamia

ShepHyken

Gadi Shamia Discusses the Latest Trends in Customer Service and How to Create a Better Experience. Shep Hyken interviews Gadi Shamia, COO of Talkdesk, about how you can improve your customer service. Provide self-service options for your customers.

Summer Travel Underscores Need for Airlines to Overhaul Customer Service

Aspect

When it comes to customer service departments, few industries underwhelm on an annual basis quite like the airline industry. In fact, despite several recent PR missteps, the airline industry just had its highest rating ever bestowed on it by the American Customer Service Index.

Guest Blog: Don’t Waste My Precious Time

ShepHyken

I think a great self-service option is key for everyone. adults surveyed expect to get an answer via self-service. Whether filling out an application for a loan or troubleshooting a technical problem, self-service functionality gives users more control and faster results.

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These 8 Technologies Are Transforming the Contact Center

DMG

Companies are striving to understand customer needs, engage Millennial customers and employees, increase the use of self-service tools, improve service quality while reducing costs, simplify operating environments, and reduce fraud, and they’re looking to vendors for help. This fundamental capability is being embedded into many of the 45 standard contact center systems and applications; it has the potential to enhance the service experience for both recipients and providers.

CXP 17: Creating a More Human-Friendly IVR

Aspect

While the first is a matter of smarter VUI (Voice User Interface) design, which Aspect Professional Services can help with, the second is something you’d want support from your IVR platform for. English/US IVR Self-Service chatbots CXP interactive voice response Natural Language Understandin

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 11, 2017

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and experience articles from various online resources. Not everyone learns the same way, and today we are sharing with you some examples that excellent customer service training can adopt for those who may be more visual or auditory learners.

Amazing Business Radio: Gadi Shamia

ShepHyken

Gadi Shamia Discusses the Latest Trends in Customer Service and How to Create a Better Experience. Shep Hyken interviews Gadi Shamia, COO of Talkdesk, about how you can improve your customer service. Provide self-service options for your customers.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 23, 2017

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. And, tip number two features the concept of “The Five Love Languages” applied to customer service and marketing. Personal touch for customer service drives retention, loyalty by Helen Leggatt.

Guest Blog: Don’t Make Me Wait

ShepHyken

Self-service support is becoming more and more widely accepted. Don’t be fooled by the promise of traditional self-service solutions like knowledge bases and static FAQs.

The Generation of Now… Are You Prepared to Serve?

Blueworx

Blog Customer Experience Customer Experience Design Customer Service Millennial Millennial generation Self-Service Wallet ShareThe Millennial generation is the largest in US history and they’re already having a considerable impact on the economy. A strong brand for your company isn’t enough to be successful any […]. The post The Generation of Now… Are You Prepared to Serve? appeared first on Blueworx.

Focus on What Really Matters

Brad Cleveland

” To many, optimization is synonymous with driving costs out of the business — moving contacts to lower-cost channels (self- service, etc.), In recent years, there has been a lot of attention on contact center “optimization.”

How self-service technology is changing the contact center job landscape

Ian Jacobs

She describes the podcast as providing “surprising and counter-intuitive insights on customer experience, social customer service and content.” Over the holidays, I was a guest on the Modern Customer Podcast, a wonderful podcast hosted by Forbes’ blogger Blake Morgan.

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Customer Experience Helps Customers Complete Their Shopping

Win the Customer

A great customer experience is one that seamlessly integrates real-time self-service technology backed by experts who can resolve breakdowns to the process.

Chatbots Mature Into An Enterprise-Class Customer Service Tool — Explore The Leading Vendors In This Market

Ian Jacobs

Over the past year, Forrester clients have been brimming with questions about chatbots and their role in customer service.

Paving the Way for Successful Customer Journeys

Aspect

When people talk about great customer service they are often referring to an experience with a friendly customer service representative or an employee that went out of their way to help them. The path a customer takes to get service is varied with more twists and turns than ever before.