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20 Call Center Pros Share the Most Undervalued Call Center Metrics and How To Better Leverage Them

Callminer

From essentials like average handle time to broader metrics such as call center service levels , there are dozens of metrics that call center leaders and QA teams must stay on top of, and they all provide visibility into some aspect of performance. Given the sheer number of metrics and KPIs that call centers could track, it’s no surprise that some metrics tend to go overlooked.

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The Best Advice for Contact Centers in 2018: The Experts Weigh In

Fonolo

It’s a noisy little planet we live on. In contemporary times, the deafening sounds of the outside world via the news, social media, the subway, the radio, the street, and even the phone lines can distract us from our long-term professional and personal goals. It’s simply become too loud. This is especially true for those of us involved in the cacophony of contact centers; we are essentially the appointed, trusted ‘brand listeners’ who hear many, many voices on a given day, including those of bot

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10 chat support job responsibilities: what you need to know about providing live chat support to your customers

UJET

It's Friday. You're queuing up emails for next week's big product announcement when all of a sudden your email service stops working.

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Lesson #8: VoC Is Not The Same Thing As Market Research, But They're Converging

PeopleMetrics

The following is an excerpt from Listen Or Die by Sean McDade, P hD. Market research was developed a century ago to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and products. Today it’s used in similar ways—to figure out competitive positioning, determine the optimal price for new products, or to decide on the most effective advertising strategies (to name a few).

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SaaS Evolution: The Critical Role of Embedded Finance

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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When is Customer Feedback a Really Bad Idea?

Confirmit

The other day I found myself in the slightly annoying position of being unable to procrastinate any further. I had to – finally – admit defeat and just well get on with a domestic DIY project that I’d been in varying stages of denial and avoidance over for a few days. This meant writing a list. And working things out. And measuring things with a tape measure.

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Why You Must Create and Sustain a Customer-Centric Culture

Beyond Philosophy

Most companies today know that putting the customer at the heart of everything they do is vital. Doing something about it, however, tends to fall into the unknown category. The fact is, improving your Customer Experience means you must also become more customer-centric. But what is customer-centricity and how do you do it? What aspects of the experience should you focus your efforts to improve?

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6 Most Popular Customer Experience Metrics and KPIs Explained Simply

Lumoa

According to The State of the Customer Experience survey that we did earlier in 2018, all companies track customer experience using one or several of the 6 world-wide recognised KPIs: Net Promoter Score (NPS), Customer Satisfaction (CSAT), Churn rate, Retention rate, Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) or Customer Effort Score (CES). You can easily see that NPS is the most common CX metric: almost two thirds of companies follow it.

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Customer Health Solutions: Accurately Monitoring Your Customer Relationships

TeamSupport

A new term, customer health, is all about monitoring the customer relationship to ensure it remains in a vibrant state. Because not all businesses are receptive to proactive support or additional conversations, the concept of customer health has evolved because it allows a business to further understand the impact of their interactions. Rather than spending time and money on proactive communication campaigns with customers that already love you or don’t want to be contacted, customer health anal

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Best Customer Experience Books of 2018 and What to Look Out for in 2019

eglobalis

Best Customer Experience Books of 2018 and What to Look Out for in 2019. The post Best Customer Experience Books of 2018 and What to Look Out for in 2019 appeared first on Eglobalis.

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This Is How You Get Customers To Accept Your Word As Final

Myra Golden Media

Do you find it difficult to get customers to accept your word as final? Like, do they just come back and ask their question another way. Or even better, do they ask to talk to your manager? The thing is, we all need to get better at making our answer the final answer. It’s pretty easy to give a firm answer when you have the right approach. Making your answer the final answer comes down to two things.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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21 Call Center Leaders Reveal the Biggest Concerns Keeping Call Center Managers Up at Night

Callminer

Call center managers are tasked with myriad responsibilities, and they maintain responsibility for ensuring that their call center operation runs smoothly and efficiently. With managers often having large staffs of call center representatives to manage, regulatory compliance requirements to address, customer satisfaction to uphold, sales targets to hit, and more, it’s no surprise that call […].

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The Incredible Power of Calling Your Customers Back

Fonolo

He-Man had the right idea when he held aloft his sword and transformed into his mightiest self. “I HAVE THE POWER!” he proclaimed with animated gusto. Although the cartoon is pushing 35 years old, it’s still an inspiring sight to see (and message to hear). While we’re not all Eternia-born superheroes like him, per se, as mere mortals we can still aim to be the masters of our own universes (contact center universes, if we’re being specific here) and harness the unshakable power to satisfy our cus

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How psychology affects the customer experience of voice support

UJET

When done right, a conversation with the customer over the phone can be helpful, engaging, and even fun. The problem with voice support is that it can also go terribly wrong, and those are the types of interactions that people hear about.

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Lesson #2: CX Measurement Is Hot, But It's Not What You Think It Is

PeopleMetrics

The following is an excerpt from Listen Or Die by Sean McDade, PhD. As noted previously, the term VoC is frequently used to describe the measurement of the customer experience; so is the term customer experience management (CEM). A consulting firm mentioned in the introduction, Forrester , coined a third term: customer feedback management (CFM). In this book , you’ll see VoC more than any other term, though you can use each of these terms interchangeably.

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3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience

Today’s digitally savvy customers have high expectations of retailers for convenience, responsiveness, and ease of doing business both in-store and online. Our recent survey of over 2,000 US consumers found that retailers that can drive a seamless, omnichannel customer experience (CX) – across physical and digital channels – have huge benefits for brand relevance, profitability, and customer loyalty.

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3 of the Most Common Customer Service Complaints

Win the Customer

As a business owner, you understand the importance of keeping your valued customers happy; after all, a happy customer usually means a repeat customer. Thus, the last thing you want is to inadvertently drop the ball and/or anger a valued customer and have them decide to shop elsewhere due to a foul up by one of your support agents or glitchy systems.

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Make This Small Change For Big Results

Beyond Philosophy

We all have a Status Quo Bias when it comes to decision making. Also called Status Quo Inertia, the Status Quo Bias is our preference to keep things the same or maintaining a previous decision. Your customers have one, too, and you can use it to get them to do what you want in your Customer Experience. In the 80s, two professors, William Samuelson and Richard Zeckhauser wrote an article for the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty called, “ Status Quo Bias in Decision Making.

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Customer retention is the new conversion

Intercom, Inc.

Convincing potential users to sign up for your product isn’t easy. But what happens next is far more important. The latest batch of billion-dollar companies are built on high customer retention. They help their users be successful, and that means providing great onboarding. At Traction Conference, an event all about how to keep and grow customers and revenue at scale, I explained how to build onboarding based on your customers’ goals, and why when your product improves, your onboardi

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Customer Centricity: 10 strategies to implement in 2019

Lumoa

Start 2019 with these 10 simple steps and build the fundamentals of your customer-centric culture. Nurture customer centricity in your company and lead your organization through the customer-centric transformation.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Why Customer Service Training Is Essential

Customers That Stick

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How to Understand and Engage the Outliers in Your Organization

Customer Bliss

In my new Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below. In each episode of my podcast , I ask my guests, “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?

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Eliminate Churn Forever in 5 Simple Steps

SixteenVentures

Churn… ya boring. Yawn. Time to move on. I’m so over talking about churn and if you really understand what Customer Success is all about , you should be, too. Churn is so easy to get rid of… you just have to do five simple things. If churn is a problem for you, this post will change that (if you’ll let it) and then you can move onto bigger and better things.

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20 call center pros share the most undervalued call center metrics and how to better leverage them

Callminer

We asked 20 call center pros to share the most undervalued call center metrics. If you want to improve agent performance, check out their responses to find out if you’re overlooking important KPIs.

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How To Craft Your Perfect Retail Tech Stack

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

The era of all-in-one platforms is over. Now, retail success depends on integrating a blend of diverse technologies to thrive. As customers and stakeholders expect agility and innovation, how can you meet these expectations efficiently without stumbling into complexity? Explore a customer-centric approach to navigating digital transformation in retail.

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How to Use Social Media to Support Your Customers

Fonolo

Tweet. As early as the 19th century, “tweet” was a charming term in the English language, evocative of the gentle vocal stylings of small birds. Now it refers to the music of a rather different beast , one that, at its loudest, can deafen and defeat businesses. Twitter, among other social platforms, has in recent years become a mighty digital megaphone for many frustrated (or conversely, happy) customers.

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Anticipating Customers’ Needs is the New Customer Service

Return Customer

Telegrams first gave way to the telephone which were then made obsolete by smartphones. Everything around us is evolving and so is customer service. Most businesses today have three or four channels of communication that allows customers to reach to them via phone, email, live chat and so on. But instead of waiting for problems to appear and then go about solving them, why not anticipate customer demands in advance?

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The Customer Journey DOES NOT EQUAL The Customer Lifecycle

Kerry Bodine

When I bumped into a former colleague at a recent conference, he was eager to chat about a journey mapping initiative his organization (a major financial services provider) was kicking off. But I got a blank look when I asked what journeys his team planned to focus on. “We were going to do the whole lifecycle,” he told me. “We want to map from the awareness phase all the way through retention and loyalty.”.

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Resolving the Riddle of Retention

Taylor Reach Group

By: Colin Taylor. The downside of a strong economy is low unemployment and job shortages. A strong economy doesn’t directly cause contact center attrition, but it does provide employees and agents options that may not exist in a weaker economy. This element of choice, though, will magnify any internal issues and challenges that may exist in your contact center which can contribute to staff attrition.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Six Critical Principles Businesses Are Ignoring – Are You?

Beyond Philosophy

A theory is great. It gets you thinking, designing and planning. However, unless you take all the theory and the work you built around it and implement it, it is entirely useless. Today, I present six critical questions you need to ask when implementing Customer Experience theory in your Customer Experience reality. The concept of implementing the plans you make from theory is significant to me.

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A new dawn for the business messenger

Intercom, Inc.

Today is a big day for our customers. We’re releasing the biggest ever update to our Messenger. We’ve completely rethought how a messenger designed for business should work. And it goes way beyond chat. With over 500 million conversations every month, we’ve long known that our Messenger provides a personal, mutually beneficial experience for both our customers and their customers.

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How to Improve Customer Experience: A Step by Step Guide

Lumoa

Customer experience plays an important, if not the most important role in success of any business. Nearly all companies (89%) believe that customer experience will be their primary basis for competition. How do you stand in that competition? Customer experience management brings discipline to this somewhat vague and soft area: by establishing a systematic process for collecting, analyzing and acting on the customer feedback, you’ll be able to start taking the customer experience in control.

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Will You Compete on Customer Experience in 2018?

Customers That Stick

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Reimagine Your Communications With A Unified Platform

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