What will customer self-service look like in 2025?

Published on: April 01, 2020
Author: Steve Nattress

Self-service is already a key part of delivering the customer experience that today’s consumers expect. How will it develop over the next 5 years due to AI and other innovations?

Why you must map your channel strategy to your customer demographics

Published on: March 26, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Customer expectations are continually rising – particularly when it comes to the service they receive from businesses and the channels they use. We looked at the impact of demographics on customer service channel choice…

Customer Service in 2020: Reflect, Refocus, Reignite

Published on: March 11, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

The recent Institute of Customer Service Conference provided the perfect opportunity to bring the industry together to share best practice, highlight strengths and look to the future. The event’s theme “Reflect, Refocus, Reignite” perfectly summed up what companies and organisations really need to do during these challenging times, as our report explains....

Keep Your Customers Amazed

Published on: March 04, 2020
Author: Guest author: Shep Hyken

In our latest guest post, noted customer service expert Shep Hyken explains the importance of amazement to keeping your customers happy and loyal. The good news is that delivering amazement doesn’t require over the top customer experience, but instead relies on consistency and predictably good service...

Why you need to give consumers channel choice to drive engagement

Published on: February 28, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

The number of channels available to consumers has skyrocketed with the telephone, email and the web joined by the likes of chat and social media. But which channels do consumers want to use – and what are their expectations in terms of speed? Our latest research gives more insight into channel choice…

The impact of worsening UK customer satisfaction

Published on: February 05, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Customer satisfaction in the UK is getting worse, according to the latest Institute of Customer Service’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI). Why are brands slipping back and what do they need to put in place to meet rising customer expectations?

The changing role of the customer service agent

Published on: January 29, 2020
Author: Anne-Merete Jensen - Senior Business Consultant

Contact centre advisors have always been at the frontline of delivering customer service, initially over the phone and then through a range of other channels from email to chat. The role has never been static but is now seeing a rapid transformation. Here are the 4 areas that brands and agents need to focus on for the future.

4 ways to differentiate with superior email customer service

Published on: January 15, 2020
Author: Steve Nattress

In a multichannel world neglecting email for customer service risks both satisfaction and revenues. How can brands therefore successfully cope with the rising volume of email queries? We outline 4 ways to empower agents to differentiate your service.

2019 in focus: our top 10 blog posts from the year

Published on: January 09, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Having rung in not just another new year, but also a new decade, now is the perfect time to review how customer experience and Voice of the Customer evolved in 2019, what the key topics were, and how they are likely to develop in 2020. We’ve looked through all our posts from last year and have picked a top 10 to start off 2020.

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