How good are European companies at delivering the customer experience that consumers demand? The latest Forrester research paints a mixed picture, with companies in the UK, France and Germany all lagging behind the United States. The recently released Forrester 2017 European Customer Experience Indexes found that CX worsened in the UK and stayed poor in France.
The rapid rise of digital channels and mobile devices means it’s easier than ever for consumers to engage and ask questions of brands they want to do business with. But many companies – and even whole industry sectors - are struggling to cope with the sheer volume of customer contacts and queries, according to the 2017 Eptica Multichannel Customer Conversation Study
Thanks to the rise of digital channels, brands now possess large amounts of personal data on their customers. Protecting this sensitive information is obviously vital, and will become even more important thanks to the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Noted expert on customer experience, Régine Vanheems explains the challenges that brands face when it comes to digital CX, and how technology can help overcome them.
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We’re now part way through National Customer Service Week (NCSW), which provides the industry in the US and UK with the chance to take stock, celebrate success and share best practice. However, as well as celebrating current successes, NCSW provides a chance to pause and to look forward - what will customer service be like in the future?
Given its ability to deliver real-time, two way customer conversations, it is no surprise that chat has become a key channel for consumers looking to interact with brands. Yet, while chat’s time has come, there is a growing gap between the experience that brands provide and consumer expectations.
Neil Titcomb, Regional Sales Director Northern Europe at Eptica explains how the UK customer experience market is changing and how Eptica is working with organisations to help them transform their digital customer service.
Planning ahead is central to retail success, which is why during the summer months many retailers are already preparing for the Peak festive shopping season. Given the importance of customer experience to sales success, optimizing CX is high on the list of priorities. So how can you ensure that your customer experience helps you have a Happy Christmas?
Across the world consumer expectations are continually rising when it comes to the service they receive from organizations. However, there are still significant differences between what consumers demand in different regions and cultures. All of these differences affect what local customers expect – and therefore the levels of service they receive.