Customer service is changing dramatically, with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation leading more and more consumers to interact with brands through technologies such as self service. How will this impact the role of the customer service agent in the future?
We live in a multichannel world. Consumers want to be able to contact brands through their channel of choice, whether it is email, social media, chat or over the phone. How can brands therefore ensure they are truly multichannel? We outline 4 ways to overcome the challenges…
Given the importance of customer experience and customer service, organizations understand that they need to use technology wisely to help them deliver consistent, high quality and efficient service that meets consumer needs, whichever channel they use to make contact. But with a wide range of solutions on the market, what should you look out for in a CX platform?
Banking, like many other sectors, is undergoing a period of disruption and change. Government legislation is committed to making it easier than ever for customers to change banks and interest rates remain low, meaning that service is a primary differentiator between companies. How are UK banks delivering when it comes to customer experience?
How good are European companies at delivering the customer experience that consumers demand? The latest Forrester research paints a mixed picture, with companies in the UK, France and Germany all lagging behind the United States. The recently released Forrester 2017 European Customer Experience Indexes found that CX worsened in the UK and stayed poor in France.
Noted CX expert Martin Hill-Wilson explains why brands need to take a more strategic approach to omnichannel customer experience
The rapid rise of digital channels and mobile devices means it’s easier than ever for consumers to engage and ask questions of brands they want to do business with. But many companies – and even whole industry sectors - are struggling to cope with the sheer volume of customer contacts and queries, according to the 2017 Eptica Multichannel Customer Conversation Study
Anne-Sophie Pouyau, Head of International & European Customer Service, L’Occitane explains how the company is delivering a consistent global customer experience with Eptica
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 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.