The rise of artificial intelligence is leading many people to predict that the future of customer service will be driven by automation and technology, without the need for human agents to interact with consumers. However success will be more about balancing humans and technology in order to meet consumer needs.
Consumers are spending more and more of their time on social media networks, with the likes of Twitter and Facebook now vital sources of news, information as well as places to interact with friends, families and brands. That makes social customer service a major, growing part of every brand’s customer experience - here are 5 ways to transform it
Today’s connected consumers have high expectations of the brands they deal with. They want fast access to information, through their channel of choice. No wonder that both consumers and companies are turning to online self-service systems. But many are failing to deliver – here are 6 reasons why.
Organizations understand the importance of the experience they provide to winning and retaining customers, building brand reputation and their overall financial success. High profile CX issues all demonstrate the impact that a poor experience has on reputation and revenues. And, while well-publicized cases may make the news, it is smaller, more individual problems that cause customers to switch.
Despite the rise of new channels such as social media, email is still the number one digital channel for customer service, making up an average of 20.5% of incoming interactions to customer service teams. So how can organizations respond quickly, accurately and efficiently?
Local authorities across the UK are under constant pressure to increase efficiency and productivity, while delivering a high quality experience to the public. Birmingham City Council (BCC) is a prime example of an authority that is successfully transforming how it delivers customer experience.
As we come to the end of a busy 2017 it is a good time to review the year, and in particular to look at the most important developments in customer experience over the last 12 months. What were the hot topics and what were the major changes in the market? Based on the topics covered in the Eptica blog that received the most interest, we’ve put together a top 7 posts from across 2017.
The run up to Christmas is both the busiest time of year for most brands and the most stressful for consumers. So it is no surprise that consumers become more demanding of the brands that they deal with during this time. How can they cope?
We live in the age of the connected consumer. Everyone understands the huge amount of time people spend on their mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets – there is even a term (Nomophobia), describing the increased anxiety we feel when we are away from our mobile. What does this mean for customer experience and customer service?
We all know that today it’s vital to put customers at the heart of your business. However, there are many companies that believe in this principle, but struggle to successfully ‘live it’ in practice, day-in, day-out. How do you become more customer centric?