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The Evolution of Customer Experience in the Travel Industry

by Kim Campbell in Customer Experience, Customer Service Trends, Kim Campbell

  Few industries are quite like travel. Can you think of any other industry where anxiety is baked into the product or service? Even before the pandemic, customers found themselves faced with myriad rules, restrictions, and bottlenecks to navigate before reaching their destination, leading to many a meltdown at checkpoints and terminals around the world. […]

 

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Comparing the Online vs In-Person Customer Experience: A Personal Story

by Susan Preiss in Customer Experience, Measuring Customer Service Performance, Susan Preiss

In this article, we share a first-person experience from our Vice President, Client Services, Susan Preiss. She explores the tale of two customer experience scenarios, comparing online versus in-person customer experiences in the quest to buy a new car. The takeaways for the world of customer care are tangible and actionable. Read on! Vehicle Shopping: […]

 

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What Now? How Will Contact Centers Navigate the Post-COVID World?

by Kim Campbell in Customer Experience, Customer Service Outsourcing, Customer Service Trends, Kim Campbell

If one thing’s for certain in these most uncertain times, it’s that humans are resilient. There have been comparisons of the coronavirus pandemic to an earthquake, where the initial quake shakes us to the core, but the aftershocks continue to reshape the world for months and years to come. Even after the immediate threat is […]

 

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Up Where Expectations Soar: Customer Care in the Age of Entitlement

by Kim Campbell in Call Center Agents, Customer Experience, Customer Service Outsourcing, Kim Campbell

Admit it, you love it when you’re handed that Starbucks beverage with your name spelled neatly and correctly on the side. Maybe that’s where it all started: that innocent coffee cup with the green mermaid staring back at you. The trend of personalized customer experience has since transformed almost every industry as we know it. […]

 

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Customer Journey Mapping in the Contact Center

by Susan Preiss in Customer Experience, Susan Preiss

Think back, for a moment, to a time when you made a purchase of a product, service, or membership that has, for any number of reasons, caused you stress.  Maybe the payment didn’t go through, maybe something was broken or malfunctioning, maybe it’s just not what you expected. Perhaps you check the troubleshooting manual or […]

 

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Which Customer Service Predictions Came True from 3 Years Ago?

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Customer Experience, Customer Service Outsourcing, Multichannel Customer Service, Social Media Customer Support

Ever try to predict the outcome of anything? It’s no easy feat. Sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke said predictions about the future can be a “discouraging, hazardous occupation.” Either you sound believable, but are proved pitifully shortsighted or you sound loony, and are proven right too late. For prediction-makers, it’s often lose-lose. But we’ve been […]

 

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