The 5 trends brands need to address for improved customer service

Published on: January 25, 2017
Author: Pauline Ashenden

The latest Institute of Customer Service (ICS) UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) has a positive message for everyone involved in customer service. Overall, consumer satisfaction has risen to 77.8, up 0.8 compared to January 2016, marking the fourth straight improvement in results. Satisfaction is at its highest since July 2013...

The push for mobile customer service

Published on: November 30, 2016
Author: Gokcen Onur

The rise of the smartphone has transformed how people interact with each other, brands and the world around them. Rather than being tied to a PC or landline phone, smartphones empower users by putting a computer in their pocket. Last Christmas Amazon reported that 70% of its customers shopped through a mobile device, for example.

3 ways for businesses to improve telephone customer service

Published on: October 21, 2016
Author: Derek Lewis

In a multichannel world, the telephone is no longer the default choice of consumers. However, it is still vital, particularly for more involved conversations. Yet new research from consumer group Which? shows that telephone customer service is failing to keep pace with customer needs.

What customers want this Christmas when it comes to service

Published on: October 14, 2016
Author: Neil Cox

New figures from the National Retail Federation point to sales increasing by 3.6% over the course of 2016 holiday shopping season in the US, hitting $655.8 billion. Ecommerce should grow between 7-10%, totaling as much as $117 billion. In the UK, retailers will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2015 festive season where heavy discounting hit margins in many parts of the sector.

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...

Why making it memorable is key to customer experience success

Published on: September 28, 2016
Author: Steve Nattress

Consumers are constantly undergoing new experiences, but very few leave a lasting impression, with only those that are truly memorable remaining in our brains. These tend to be experiences that drive strong emotions – either of delight or anger. This is particularly true when it comes to the experience consumers receive from brands, with the majority quickly forgotten.

Why CEOs need to focus on customer experience

Published on: August 24, 2016
Author: Olivier Njamfa

Customer experience (CX) is moving rapidly towards the top of the CEO agenda as businesses realize its importance to the bottom line. This move is being driven by a change in the relationship between customers and companies – with increased competition, digital disruption and the rise of social media, the balance of power has shifted towards the consumer.....

What do millennials expect from customer service?

Published on: July 20, 2016
Author: Guest author: Chloe Hacquard

We hear a lot about the impact of millennials on customer service, and how they are driving change in customer service. We asked guest author and millennial Chloe Hacquard for her perspective.Millennials expect five things as standard from customer service:1. Being on social media and responding as fast as possibleIf there is an issue, the company concerned is already in a bad position. And, if at...

How to embrace change and become a customer-adaptive enterprise

Published on: July 15, 2016
Author: Laurence Chami

Change is the watchword for business today. Disruption is happening in virtually all industry sectors as new entrants shake up markets and introduce innovative business models, supported by technologies that can radically streamline operations, slash costs or create new ways of meeting customer needs. Established players need to evolve and transform themselves if they’re going to stay...

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