successful customer service strategy

Why successful customer service strategy is important [Infographic]

According to Zendesk, 81% of consumers say that they would likely make another purchase after a positive experience. Thus, successful customer service strategy should be the highest priority for many businesses today. No matter whether you sell goods or provide services, you need to meet your customers’ expectations on every step of their journey. The very first interaction with your company starts from the search engine where users type their search query to find whatever they need. Hence you should make sure your business is listed and a meta description is clear. Then your potential customers come to your website, where you need to put your best foot forward to make positive impression.

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How to Provide Educational Customer Experience

Modern customer service is not a simple process of answering customer questions and solving their issues. First of all it is an essential part of any business operations that can make or break a business. Statistics shows that for 86% of consumers good customer service turns one-time clients into long-term brand champions. Providing a comprehensive customer education with your products or services while assisting your customers can help your company improve your customer service and bring it to the next level. When your customers have enough knowledge, they feel confident and do not bother your team with multiple questions. Thus it is important not only to provide good self service options, but also to train your customer service team to educate your customers while assisting them.

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5 Reasons Why Customer Service Reporting is Important

The success of your customer service team depends on customer service reporting and other important metrics which help get direct feedback and successfully manage your team. Today reporting became integral part of any business. We require reports not only in customer service field but also in other areas of business workflow. Detailed statistics data allows us get a direct feedback right away without collecting information from consumers and analyzing questionnaires. In this blog post I would like to tell about 5 reasons why your customer service team needs reporting and how to use available data to improve employees’ performance and customer service quality.

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Top 3 Customer Service Trends for 2019 [Infographic]

Did you know that 64% of people think that customer experience is more important than price in their choice of brand? The new trends in customer service are emerging day by day and one cannot just overlook them. Though 2019 year will not become the year if AI in customer service, the impact of technology and customer demand on it cannot remain unnoticed. Customer service now becomes a competitive advantage for many companies during the sales process. Thus the main goal for businesses in not only to explore and implement new technologies but also do their best to WOW their customers and offer memorable customer experience. 

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4 Ways AI Will Transform Customer Experience

A decade ago, our familiarity of AI was only restricted to the silver screen. But today, the scenario has changed completely. Although AI is yet to take over our lives in a formidable way, as projected in 2004 blockbuster movie- I, Robot, the technology is certainly pervasive. It has transformed forever the way we interact with our immediate surroundings. The most notable forms of AI an average user is familiar with are – SIRI, Google Now and Alexa skills. Although these are examples of narrow or non-thinking AI, the application acts as personal assistant to make our lives organized and better. But what if AI could think, analyze, recommend and predict? What difference would that make to our lives? Well, chances are that it may be already making a difference. For instance, recently if you have contacted your insurance company or your broadband provider, there is a good possibility that you may have interacted with a Chatbot, instead of a human agent. AI is taking over customer service department in a big way. 

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12 Positive Phrases and Empathy Statements for Customer Service (Infographic)

Everyone working in customer service knows that words are incredibly powerful, and some of them can truly either make or break customer service experiences. In fact, according to Andrew Newberg M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman, the authors of Words Can Change Your Brain, a single negative word can trigger the release of dozens of stress-producing hormones. Using the right customer service phrases in your live chat and phone communication with customers makes all the difference between a bad service and a delightful one. Empathy is the Key to Excellent Service Empathy is the ability to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes”. Believe it or not, customers are not expecting customer service professionals to resolve their issues 100% of the time. On the other hand, they do expect empathy from service agents every single time they contact your company’s support. Empathy statements can do so much in making customers feel that they are understood, respected, and their feelings are validated.

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8 Ways to Say No to Customers with Examples

Have you ever heard “No” as a customer? How did you feel? Were you disappointed? Sometimes it may happen that we need to say “No” to our customers or deliver negative news. In fact, this is one of the most unpleasant parts of customer service workflow. Dealing with negative news requires specific skills and self-control. It is not easy to say “No” and continue a smooth conversation. In any customer interaction, the words you say either ruin your relationship with a customer or build it up. That is why it is important for any company to do this right across all customer service channels. So, how to say “No” without spoiling your customer service experience? Here are 8 tips to begin with.

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The Future of Customer Experience: Top 10 Trends for 2018 and Beyond (Infographic)

Over the recent years customer experience has dramatically grown in value to supersede product quality and price. Companies that deliver outstanding customer experience can truly win over the competition, retain more loyal customers and improve their bottom line. So what’s trending in the world of CX today? Since customer expectations are changing just as rapidly as technology advancements, improving customer experience has become an ongoing goal for most companies. Dimension Data found that over 82% of companies recognize the customer experience as a competitive differentiator. According to another survey by Harvard Business Review, 86% of business leaders agree that CX is vital for success.

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5 Ways Big Data Will Improve Customer Service

In the abundance of more or less similar products, customer service has become by far the most influential brand differentiator these days. According to the recent study, almost 90% of buyers are ready to pay more for a better customer experience, which proves the importance of this aspect of the business. In such circumstances, companies are eager to find better methods to analyze customer service and this is exactly where data science steps in. By definition, big data represents large sets of information that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions. In this article, we will show you 5 ways how big data improves customer service.

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Business-to-Business Customer Experience – How to Get it Right?

As per an Accenture report, – only 23% of B2B companies achieve impressive returns on their customer experience investments. In addition to that, only 20% generate low or no return, indicating that an alarming 57% are not exactly benefiting from the CX strategies. This brings us to a very pertinent question- Does CX really matter in a B2B segment? To begin with, a customer centric approach is the way forward and it is equally relevant in both B2B and B2C settings. Buyers are more informed, and they look forward to greater engagement and transparency. However, the approach, rationale and implementation of CX strategies vastly vary between the two domains.

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