Trends & Markets

Is customer service investment actually delivering?

Published on: July 27, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Despite the rising importance of customer service on both sides of the Atlantic, the UK is widely seen as lagging the United States when it comes to the experience that companies deliver. This is backed up by damning new consumer research commissioned by fixed-fee UK estate agent YOPA. It found that: 80% of Britons are frequently enraged by poor customer service...

What do millennials expect from customer service?

Published on: July 20, 2016
Author: Guest author: Chloe Hacquard

We hear a lot about the impact of millennials on customer service, and how they are driving change in customer service. We asked guest author and millennial Chloe Hacquard for her perspective.Millennials expect five things as standard from customer service:1. Being on social media and responding as fast as possibleIf there is an issue, the company concerned is already in a bad position. And, if at...

Delivering what US consumers want

Published on: July 08, 2016
Author: Chris Eideh - North American Sales Executive

Knowing your customers is at the heart of designing and delivering the right experience to engage with them successfully. So, McKinsey’s recent US Customer Sentiment Survey should be required reading for anyone involved in customer experience. First run in 2008 and based on a representative sample of consumers, it tracks how people feel about their financial prospects and...

Understanding 6 key trends in UK customer service

Published on: July 06, 2016
Author: Steve Nattress

Customers are increasingly demanding about the levels of service that they receive from brands. Given this pressure, along with the need to operate as efficiently as possible, how are contact centers evolving to meet changing needs? Providing a view into the industry, the UK Contact Centre Decision-Makers’ Guide from analysts Contact Babel provides a rich and detailed picture of...

Building a Customer Engagement Hub

Published on: July 01, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Delivering a seamless, high quality customer experience is extremely complex. It has to cover multiple channels, involve the whole company and also key partners, for example logistics companies for retailers, in a way that is invisible to the consumer, minimizing the amount of effort that they need to put into their purchase or interaction.Over time it has become even harder as new chann...

Unhappy holidays? The state of UK travel customer experience

Published on: June 08, 2016
Author: Eptica

The internet has transformed the way we buy our holidays and flights, with the majority of people now booking all or part of their travel online. Digital channels have also driven up the level of competition in the sector, putting downward pressure on prices as transparency increases. At the same time with so many options to choose from online, customers are more discerning about where they take..

Narrowing the gap between US and UK customer experience

Published on: May 27, 2016
Author: Derek Lewis

Consumers in the US are six times more likely to receive outstanding consumer experience than their counterparts in the UK. That’s the stark finding from new research from KPMG Nunwood, based on a survey of 7,500 US consumers covering 243 brands across 10 sectors.By comparing this data with previous research in the UK, KPMG Nunwood found that not only did US consumers...

Mapping digital transformation in customer experience

Published on: May 25, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

In the fast-moving world of customer experience there is no shortage of new trends and technologies for companies to evaluate and adopt. How do they choose their priorities and ensure that they meet both customer needs and that they gain buy-in from the board?The Global State of Customer Experience 2016, a new research report from the CX Network, provides some interesting insight into what is...

Insurers struggling to connect with customer service

Published on: April 29, 2016
Author: Neil Cox - Account Manager

The internet and digital technology are transforming the UK insurance market. Greater competition and the rise of price comparison sites are impacting revenues and margins, while customer loyalty is a thing of the past. Consumers are demanding more from their insurers, and want a seamless, high quality experience, however they choose to make contact. In order to enable these meaningful...

Comparing the customer experience in the UK and France

Published on: April 27, 2016
Author: Olivier Njamfa - CEO & Co-Founder

We live in a rapidly globalizing world. Driven by the rise of the internet and improved communications, individuals are increasingly happy to look beyond their own country when it comes to buying goods and services. This increases the focus on delivering an excellent customer experience to consumers, wherever they are located, if companies are going to have meaningful, engaged...

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