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...

The move to meaningful conversations in customer experience

Published on: April 13, 2016
Author: Olivier Njamfa

Over the past fifteen years, the importance of customer experience has grown dramatically. It is now increasingly central to the lives of consumers, meaning that companies that satisfy their needs benefit from a competitive edge over their rivals. On the flipside, a poor conversation with a company can ruin the customer’s day and cause them to switch to an alternative supplier...

UK retail customer service failing to move forward

Published on: March 18, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden

Retail is one of the most competitive sectors in the economy. Transformed by the internet, new entrants and ever more demanding consumers, retailers cannot afford to rest on their laurels.Customers are pushing retailers to innovate and deliver new services, improved experiences at lower prices. Loyalty is a thing of the past, with consumers are now able to choose from an enormous range...

How good is the experience offered by UK brands?

Published on: March 04, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden

Over the past five years Eptica has regularly evaluated the multichannel customer experience offered by 100 of the UK’s biggest brands, across ten sectors. To do this we’ve posed as prospective customers, testing how easy it is to find information and answers to the routine questions that consumers might ask every day on the web and via email, chat and social media.Since we began,...

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