Tag: Customer Experience

Six Hidden Costs of Saying “NO”

There is no shortage of reasons to tell a customer "no." In some cases, the law requires it! It's up to us to communicate necessary rejection while preserving the customer's goodwill towards us. Our actions when denying a customer decide the outcome.

A Love Letter To Randy

Randy did everything right by being friendly, knowledgeable, and putting me first by ensuring I got the best possible deal. He started a dialogue, sought to understand my interests and palette, educated me, and thoughtfully persuaded me to download the company’s mobile app. He quadrupled my total spend without pressure or hard sells. In thirty minutes, he created a relationship that will last a lifetime.

LANtelligence CCTR Insider: Hold, please! 5 Steps For Happily Waiting Customers

Waiting on hold can be a customer's worst nightmare. As customers, we've been there ourselves! Agents abruptly demand that we wait without a clear reason why, and when they return to us, it's like they've never met us before. We're left wondering why we can't just have our issue resolved, so that we can move on with our lives.

Mixed Messages: Your Feedback Is Important, But We Don’t Have Time To Listen

Companies beg us to take their surveys, but what happens when customers beg for help? Many surveys conclude by telling customers that the company cannot respond to each customer individually. Customers are often directed to contact the company in another way, if they’re experiencing a problem that requires assistance. In essence, they’re saying, “thank you ...

Don’t Fix it if it isn’t Broke: 10 Reasons this Phrase is Holding Your CX Back

We’ve all heard the saying. We’ve all used the saying. Sometimes it’s a fact of conducting business that—if a workflow or technology doesn’t need immediate replacement—there is likely another area of the department or organization that is more desperate for the budget. Because the squeaky wheel gets the oil, the trousers-on-fire initiatives will get desperation ...

5 Ways Tomorrow’s Contact Center Will Deliver Value

Originally published on Call Center Weekly. Read the full article. Imagine what the world will be like after you’ve checked off every box on your customer experience to-do list. Pre-purchase anxiety no longer exists, thanks to careful messaging and word of mouth. Product issues are eliminated at their root-cause, before goods leave the factory. Service ...

Why Most Surveys Suck

Let’s be honest, most surveys suck. When was the last time you said, “Wow! That was a great survey experience,” as a customer? I’ve never heard those words. I know for a fact that surveys can improve the lives of experience managers and customers alike, and there’s no shortage of data, expert advice, and consultants ...