Trends & Markets

Unhappy holidays? The state of UK travel customer experience

Published on: June 08, 2016
Author: Eptica

The internet has transformed the way we buy our holidays and flights, with the majority of people now booking all or part of their travel online. Digital channels have also driven up the level of competition in the sector, putting downward pressure on prices as transparency increases. At the same time with so many options to choose from online, customers are more discerning about where they take..

Narrowing the gap between US and UK customer experience

Published on: May 27, 2016
Author: Derek Lewis

Consumers in the US are six times more likely to receive outstanding consumer experience than their counterparts in the UK. That’s the stark finding from new research from KPMG Nunwood, based on a survey of 7,500 US consumers covering 243 brands across 10 sectors.By comparing this data with previous research in the UK, KPMG Nunwood found that not only did US consumers...

Mapping digital transformation in customer experience

Published on: May 25, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

In the fast-moving world of customer experience there is no shortage of new trends and technologies for companies to evaluate and adopt. How do they choose their priorities and ensure that they meet both customer needs and that they gain buy-in from the board?The Global State of Customer Experience 2016, a new research report from the CX Network, provides some interesting insight into what is...

Insurers struggling to connect with customer service

Published on: April 29, 2016
Author: Neil Cox - Account Manager

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...

Comparing the customer experience in the UK and France

Published on: April 27, 2016
Author: Olivier Njamfa - CEO & Co-Founder

We live in a rapidly globalizing world. Driven by the rise of the internet and improved communications, individuals are increasingly happy to look beyond their own country when it comes to buying goods and services. This increases the focus on delivering an excellent customer experience to consumers, wherever they are located, if companies are going to have meaningful, engaged...

Where are the UK’s Chief Customer Officers?

Published on: April 06, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

The combination of growing competition and more demanding consumers means that customer experience is now recognized by businesses everywhere as crucial for success. Analyst reports back this up – research from Forrester found that companies with superior customer experience demonstrate improved revenue growth, while Gartner analysis predicted that by 2016 89% of...

UK retail customer service failing to move forward

Published on: March 18, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

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 - Demand Generation Manager

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,...

The importance of trust to the customer experience

Published on: March 01, 2016
Author: Olivier Njamfa - CEO & Co-Founder

When asked why they choose to do business with a particular organization, consumers give a variety of reasons, from price and simplicity of the buying process, to simply having the product that they want in stock. However, one factor that is common to all purchasing decisions is trust. Here are 4 ways a company can build trust with consumers.

How are retailers working to improve customer experience?

Published on: February 26, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Customer experience is important to every industry, but particularly vital for retail. Fierce competition, exacerbated by the rise of ecommerce, means it is increasingly important for retail companies to differentiate themselves. And with many stores often selling the same products, customer experience is a more appealing way of differentiating than competing on price...

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