Five ways retailers can improve CX ahead of Peak

Published on: August 16, 2017
Author: Anne-Merete Jensen

Planning ahead is central to retail success, which is why during the summer months many retailers are already preparing for the Peak festive shopping season. Given the importance of customer experience to sales success, optimizing CX is high on the list of priorities. So how can you ensure that your customer experience helps you have a Happy Christmas?

Customer service expectations – comparing Asia and the West

Published on: July 19, 2017
Author: Vincent Giraud

Across the world consumer expectations are continually rising when it comes to the service they receive from organizations. However, there are still significant differences between what consumers demand in different regions and cultures. All of these differences affect what local customers expect – and therefore the levels of service they receive.

Transforming customer experience to survive

Published on: June 28, 2017
Author: Neil Titcomb

When it comes to the service they receive, consumer expectations continue to rise dramatically. They want a higher quality experience and faster, more accurate service from every organization they contact, through whatever channel they choose.

Coping with disruption through AI and human customer experience

Published on: May 11, 2017
Author: Olivier Njamfa

This week’s Gartner Customer Experience & Technologies Summit (10-11th May 2017) provides everyone in the sector with the perfect opportunity to take stock of the current state of customer experience – and to help CX teams to plan for the future.

Connecting telecoms providers with improved customer service

Published on: May 03, 2017
Author: Dharmesh Ghedia

Be it broadband internet services, pay TV, landline or mobile, the telecoms market is incredibly competitive. The pace of technological change means that new services are constantly being launched while there is ongoing pressure on prices, with consumers demanding more for less at every contract renewal. All of these factors make customer service a key battleground...

5 key findings on the state of UK retail customer experience

Published on: March 31, 2017
Author: Pauline Ashenden

Digital transformation has radically disrupted the retail sector. Barriers to entry have dropped, competition has increased, and customer expectations continue to rise. The experience that retailers offer across digital channels is now crucial to winning and retaining customers.

37 billion reasons to improve customer experience

Published on: March 01, 2017
Author: Angus Prentice

Ahead of next week's Institute of Customer Service (ICS) annual conference, new research spells out the enormous cost of poor service to brands. Figures from the UK’s Ombudsman Service found that it registered 55 million complaints over the last 12 months - costing UK businesses £37 billion as customers vote with their feet and move to alternative suppliers.

7 key issues that are holding back digital transformation in insurance

Published on: October 07, 2016
Author: Chris Eideh

Like many industries, insurance is being disrupted by digital technology. Nearly 80% of consumers want to use digital channels such as the web, email, social media and chat to interact with insurers – yet under a quarter of businesses say they are fully digital, according to Accenture. Traditional insurers face major challenges...

Insurers struggling to connect with customer service

Published on: April 29, 2016
Author: Neil Cox

The internet and digital technology are transforming the UK insurance market. Greater competition and the rise of price comparison sites are impacting revenues and margins, while customer loyalty is a thing of the past. Consumers are demanding more from their insurers, and want a seamless, high quality experience, however they choose to make contact. In order to enable these meaningful...

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