When interacting with brands, consumers want the process to be easy, effective and based on an understanding of their emotions and the individual needs. Recent research from Forrester outlines 3 ways that AI can help meet these changing customer expectations.
The UK retail sector is undergoing unprecedented change, with many long-established high street brands closing or having to cut back their number of stores. With all the pressures they are facing, how can retailers ensure that they are delivering the right experience to their customers?
The recent storm over sharing of personal Facebook data demonstrates the importance of information protection and usage by businesses. The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to increase safeguards around consumer data, backed up by large fines. How can brands ensure that their CX meets the GDPR?
Not only are holidaymakers now booking their travel and accommodation online, but the web has also paved the way for new business models, with more people going direct to hotels and airlines rather than booking complete packages from traditional travel agents. In this digital first world, how are UK travel companies doing in terms of online customer experience?
Understanding customer needs and emotions is central to delivering the experience that today’s consumers demand. However, most current Voice of the Customer (VoC) programs focus on structured data, from sources controlled by the company, such as feedback surveys sent out to consumers - this ignores a goldmine of information....
Research shows that consumers want a balance between the human touch and technology - even on channels such as self-service, chatbots or messaging apps. How can brands deliver this?
Businesses have been running Voice of the Customer (VoC) programs for some time, but in many cases overall customer satisfaction has actually deteriorated. Part of this is due to rising consumer expectations, but it is also due to a failure of VoC programs to deliver a real return on investment by driving significant changes in the business.
Providing access to knowledge is at the heart of creating an excellent customer experience. Failing to deliver timely, accurate answers to consumer questions disrupts the customer journey, while making it difficult to access relevant information, such as on your website, drives potential buyers away. Given the importance of knowledge, are UK brands delivering?
Brands understand that they need to listen to their customers if they are to deliver an engaging experience that drives loyalty and long-term revenues. That’s why they have invested heavily in Voice of the Customer (VoC) programs – however most existing VoC approaches have significant drawbacks which limit their effectiveness….
The rise of artificial intelligence is leading many people to predict that the future of customer service will be driven by automation and technology, without the need for human agents to interact with consumers. However success will be more about balancing humans and technology in order to meet consumer needs.