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?
Brands understand that consumer expectations are continually rising. They know that they must keep innovating and improving if they are to differentiate their customer experience and therefore thrive. However, knowing what they need to do, and actually achieving it, are clearly very different things, as the latest Temkin Group State of CX Management 2018 report shows.
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.
Amidst all the talk of artificial intelligence, chatbots and the Internet of Things transforming the relationship between brands and consumers, it is easy to forget the vital importance of the human element to successful customer service. How can you balance both?
Delivering the right customer experience isn’t just about systems and processes – it is also about how the consumer feels during, and at the end of, the journey. For example, it is quite possible that a company could solve a consumer’s issue, but that the customer needs to expend so much effort to achieve it, or that the process feels so complex, that they are...
For the majority of us, buying something that we really want gives us an emotional buzz. Whether it is a car, TV, clothes or even something as small as a book or new headphones, getting our hands on a new purchase makes us happy. Consequently, companies across all industries try extremely hard to make the buying process as simple, straightforward and engaging as possible. As we know...