Customer Service is the provision of labour and other resources, for the purpose of increasing the value that buyers receive from their purchases and from the processes leading up to the purchase. With the rising dominance of the service sector in the global economy, customer service has grown in importance, as its impact on individuals, households, firms, and societies has become widespread.
Approximately 79% of customers seeking customer service and support wish it were easier and more convenient to obtain.*
Read the new Customer Service Workbook to discover industry tips and best practices for bringing efficiency and profitability to order management while freeing up your CSRs to:
• Process orders quicker with fewer errors
• Carry out customer engagement strategies
• Manage order volumes at current staffing levels
• Increase customer loyalty
Picture a contact centre. Did your brain conjure an image of a sea of low-walled cubicles with agents speaking into headsets? Until recently, that’s what most contact centres were—a single site where agents commute to the office and complete their work at a fixed location. Today, contact centre agents are not bound to the office; they can work just about anywhere: at home, in hired office space or even on the move from a mobile device. But that’s not the only benefit that mobility has on customer service. Here are five ways you can boost customer service levels using mobility.
IT leaders working on customer service projects must display an incredible amount of diligence. An organization’s CRM system has become its lifeline to customers, but as customer needs evolve so has the requirements of CRM. According to Gartner, today’s CRM solution must include a laundry list of capabilities outside its traditional core functionality including: native mobile support of the vendor's customer service and support business applications; real-time analytics; industry-specific functionality and workflow; context mining of voice and text; scalable cloud-based systems; social media engagement; suggested next agent action; multimodal capabilities, such as chat within mobile self-service; and even co-browsing. Gartner surveyed the CRM field and evaluated each vendor including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding each vendors’ CRM Customer Engagement Center solutions.
Join this webinar to get a deep dive into the Customer Experience in Retail and to hear how retailers are performing across multiple dimensions. See the results from the Customer Experience Index Survey, assessing more than 550 retailers in 23 countries.
The Customer Experience Index Survey findings:
- Explore how retailers are creating differentiated brand experiences for their customers across channels
- Provide a benchmark for your brand experience in terms of capability, coverage and compliance.
- Assess your aptitude for responding with relevance and speed to the priorities that matter most to your customers
Increasing Repeat Purchase Rates: A High Impact Strategy Guide for Fashion, Apparel and Specialty Retail Brands
Download this best practice guide on increasing repeat purchase rates to learn:
- The top high-impact strategies that will drive repeat purchase rates and customer lifetime value
- The priority tactics to test and deploy in order to put strategy into action
- The frameworks you need to properly measure and drill-down into your business’s repeat purchase rates
When it comes to customer service, millennials have little patience and incredibly high expectations. In the United States, this segment's buying power will surpass that of any other single generation in 2017. Are you ready to meet these demands?
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor goes far beyond the conventional call center automation mandate of controlling operational costs - it empowers customers to serve themselves however and whenever suits them best. Whether it's troubleshooting their account, getting advice on which products to buy, or resetting their password, Watson Engagement Advisor is available 24x7 through any device to get to the heart of customers’ needs, faster.
"When it comes to customer service, millennials have little patience and incredibly high expectations. In the United States, this segment's buying power will surpass that of any other single generation in 2017. Are you ready to meet these demands?
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor goes far beyond the conventional call center automation mandate of controlling operational costs - it empowers customers to serve themselves however and whenever suits them best. Whether it's troubleshooting their account, getting advice on which products to buy, or resetting their password, Watson Engagement Advisor is available 24x7 through any device to get to the heart of customers’ needs, faster."
Restoring connections: How telecommunications providers can reboot the customer experience
IBM has more than 22,000 experts working in the Telecommunications industry, delivering solutions to more than 200 major communications service providers globally. IBM’s telecommunications capabilities are backed by a global network of telecom solution labs, research labs and innovation centers to support its offerings in the area of analytics, cloud, mobility, network optimization, digital transformation and global integration. IBM continues to invest significantly in key acquisitions to add expertise and capabilities that enable its clients in the telecommunications space.
Now more than ever, customer loyalty and business revenue rely on hyper-personalized engagement. To resolve these issues and remain focused on their core responsibilities, IT professionals are turning to Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) platforms.
The world is increasingly digital, with interactions and experiences delivered to a variety of users across a range of locations and devices. The modern workplace should follow users wherever they roam, deliver a superior experience, and drive productivity. Hewlett Packard Enterprise helps companies deliver rich digital and mobile experiences to users, including employees, customers, and guests, by extending their capabilities in app development, mobile connectivity, and collaboration.
Email marketing has entered a new era of innovation, allowing the travel and hospitality industry to reach and engage consumers like never before. But consumer expectations are also high. Today, a successful email campaign takes contextual messaging and offers that speak to each customer on a personal level.
In this playbook, you’ll find examples of contextual email marketing campaigns for the travel and hospitality industry that have proven to engage customers, drive ROI and build a loyal fan base. We’ve also packed it with email tips and best practices designed specifically for today’s travel and hospitality marketers.
You don’t get a second chance at a first impression. Your email welcome series is one one of the best opportunities you have to build a lasting relationship with a customer. But the stakes are high — you can gain or lose a customer in that initial contact. But with proper planning and data, a well-crafted welcome series can help build a love story between you and your subscribers.
This eBook will guide you through the steps to build a welcome series that will turn your subscribers into loyal customers, while collecting valuable data along the way that will drive action throughout the customer relationship.
Despite the array of new technologies enabling customer contact across web and mobile channels, most serious interactions still have to pass through an agent in order to be resolved. Enterprises can push customers toward self-service, but in the end, people often still need to talk to other people. This means that, even in the best of circumstances, the customer experience is highly dependent on the capabilities of the agent manning the phones. That person needs more than skills and a beneficial temperament; they require a software environment that provides maximum space for flexibility, problem solving, and intuitive task switching.
You know what you need to do—provide personalized service anytime, anywhere, on any device. You know why you need to do it—a 10 percent increase in your customer experience score can translate into an additional $1B in revenue!
The issue is, “How to get from where you are today, to where you need to be?” That’s where Oracle’s Roadmap to Modern Customer Service (RTM) can help. The RTM framework enables you to determine your current stage of customer service maturity and map out your steps for getting to the next level.
To help get you started, here is a brief overview of the three stages of customer service maturity.
The days of ‘buyer beware’ are over. Today it’s ‘seller beware,’ as customers—empowered by technology—share their service experiences. That means every experience must be personalized and consistent across channels and throughout the customer journey.
Get it right and you’ll be rewarded with increased revenues and lifelong customers. Get it wrong and 89% of customers will stop doing business with you after one bad experience. So how do you deliver the tailored, seamless service customers demand? Learn how Oracle delivers a complete, connected, stand-out customer service solution as compared with Salesforce.