Customer satisfaction in the UK is getting worse, according to the latest Institute of Customer Service’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI). Why are brands slipping back and what do they need to put in place to meet rising customer expectations?
The balance of power between brands and consumers is shifting, with customers now wielding greater influence and control. This allows them to be more demanding and less loyal than ever before. But what makes these customers tick and how will their characteristics evolve? Here are five important traits that are likely to define the customer next year and beyond.
Delivering excellent customer service has never been more important to the bottom line. Ahead of National Customer Service Week we look at the key factors underpinning successful customer service today...
Given its importance, most organizations measure customer satisfaction, normally through Voice of the Customer (VoC) surveys. However, often these only provide topline data, showing you what is happening, but not the why. How can brands change this using AI?
Everyone talks about the importance of the customer experience – from CEOs downwards. But what does it actually mean, and how does it impact your business? Based on Gartner’s definition, here are 5 key points to understand...
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?
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.
We live in the age of the connected consumer. Everyone understands the huge amount of time people spend on their mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets – there is even a term (Nomophobia), describing the increased anxiety we feel when we are away from our mobile. What does this mean for customer experience and customer service?
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.