Most people in front-line customer service jobs want to work hard, be helpful, and take care of the customer. No matter what the reason behind bad incidents the really bad thing is that they can create a negative impression for the business. The customer experience is lost.
Don’t let ease of process ever overrule a customized service experience in your business. Today’s consumers want service their way in the channel of their choice! What are the choices available to your consumers and how are they presented?
Rules are an essential part of any business. Rules are necessary to ensure we make intentional decisions. Rules are written to make sure people are treated equally and consistently. But it’s impossible to make rules to govern every possible scenario that may occur.
The folks at at Software Advice—a free resource for customer service technology reviews—just concluded a six-month project called “The Great Retail Experience Race: Local vs. National.” The research was designed to compare the customer experience of five small retailers and five comparable national chain stores.
If you’ve been reading my customer service articles or watching my weekly videos on YouTube, then you know my definition of being amazing is about consistently being better than average. And above average means exactly that. You don’t have to be over-the-top amazing.
Amazing customer service is just a little better than average. That in itself isn’t amazing. What makes it amazing is when it is a little better than average—all of the time. It’s the consistency that makes the difference.
Core values affect the customer service experience—for external customers as well as internal customers (employees). They can attract customers to do business with you, and be a motivating factor for employees to enjoy their work and do it well.
Next generation contact centers have the ability to increase customer satisfaction and enhance the consumer experience, which in turn increases one of the most important components of having a successful business—customer loyalty.
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