Driving the customer experience

Published on: November 13, 2013
Author: Eptica

What is good service worth? For US Mercedes-Benz dealers it’ll be a share of a cool $60m in 2014. The automotive giant is rewarding dealers that earn high customer service ratings as part of a number of initiatives to ensure that the experience for buyers matches or goes beyond their expectations.And the focus on the customer experience isn’t solely being driven by Mercedes. In a move ...

The top 100 UK brands for customer experience

Published on: November 15, 2013
Author: Eptica

Corporate reputation is a key component of the customer experience. That’s one of the key findings of the latest Nunwood research into the experience and service offered by UK businesses. The study, which is based on ratings by 7,500 customers on over 250 brands, aims to record customer satisfaction and its influence on future behaviour, such as loyalty and advocacy.Businesses that have suff...

The top 5 areas where linguistics delivers for customer service teams

Published on: December 11, 2013
Author: Eptica

Customer service teams face growing challenges, particularly around understanding and responding to the growing number of unstructured queries they receive through digital channels such as email, social media and the web. In previous posts we’ve explained what linguistics (the scientific study of language) is and how it re-writes the rules for successful customer service. In this article, I ...

Cyber Monday and customer service

Published on: December 06, 2013
Author: Lloyd Buxton - Business Development

We’re now well into the Christmas shopping season, with Cyber Monday behind us and both retailers and analysts releasing their first figures for sales. This seems to show a strong start for many retailers, helped by promotions around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. John Lewis said online sales for the week ending 30 November were 35.7% higher than last year, while ChannelAdvisor reported that...

Hastings Direct enhances customer service with centralised knowledge

Published on: December 05, 2013
Author: Eptica

As companies expand, delivering the same, personal, high quality service is vital to their continued growth. Customer service teams can be spread across multiple locations and have to cover multiple brands and a greater range of products. This means that traditional methods of collecting and sharing knowledge (such as physical folders or handbooks) no longer provide fast answers to staff, leading ...

Three ways of using linguistics to deliver a superior customer experience

Published on: December 02, 2013
Author: Eptica

In today’s competitive environment, organisations need to deliver consistent, rapid and personalised responses to consumers, based on understanding the tone and style of the language they use. And they need to do this faster and across more channels and interactions than ever before.Linguistics, the scientific study of language, provides the answer to this growing challenge. It enables compa...

Vivastreet wins the prestigious Voted Customer Service of the Year award in France

Published on: November 13, 2014
Author: Derek Lewis

Congratulations to Eptica customer Vivastreet, which recently won its category, Classifieds, in the Voted Customer Service of the Year Award (Élu Service Client de l’Année 2015*). Vivastreet operates a network of free, classified ads sites around the world, with the award being given for the performance of its French site (www.vivastreet.com).This is the eighth year that the awards have be...

Eptica powers global multichannel customer service for L’Occitane

Published on: November 27, 2013
Author: Eptica

In order to streamline and optimise its entire customer service operations, perfume and cosmetics group L'Occitane has chosen Eptica’s multi-lingual customer management interaction software.Eptica is being used to manage incoming emails, web self-service and telephone contacts, as well as to power L’Occitane’s new web chat service in Europe. Through a centralised knowledgebas...

The rise of Generation Y and what it means to the customer experience

Published on: November 22, 2013
Author: Eptica

Across the world customer satisfaction is getting worse – and younger generations are saying goodbye to the phone channel. These are just two of the headline findings from Dimension Data’s 2013/14 Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report. The 16th edition of the report is based on a worldwide survey of 817 companies in 11 industries and 79 countries. It paints a bleak picture of ...

Advanced linguistic technology and Eptica Enterprise Suite 9.0

Published on: November 20, 2013
Author: Eptica

An ever-increasing amount of customer contact is coming through digital channels such as email, social media and the web. Companies need to understand these queries and respond quickly and accurately if they are to win and retain customers. However an estimated 80% of this contact is unstructured (not organised in a pre-defined format), making it difficult and time consuming to analyse and act upo...

Pages