customer experience

DSW Successfully Incorporates AI into Customer Experience

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We love our shoes! Designer Shoe Warehouse, better known as DSW, continues to find innovative ways to capitalize on that universal truth and keep customers coming back for more. From a single store just 25 years ago, DSW has become a footwear and accessories powerhouse with 500 stores and a wildly successful digital business. Today, […]

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Outdated on-premises contact center platform reviewed by call contact center manager

The Devil I Know vs. The Devil I Don’t in the Call Center

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Have you ever heard the saying “the devil I know vs. the devil I don’t” as it relates to making a change to something new? I hear that saying all the time when talking with people about why they are stuck on an outdated call center software platform. I’m not sure why “the devil” gets […]

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exceptional CX

Great Customer Experience has the Power to Accelerate Growth

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Markets and opportunities move fast. Great Customer Experience has the power to accelerate growth as consumers have more power than ever before. Social media accelerates the flow of information and gives everyone a voice. Technology all but makes time and place irrelevant by providing anytime, anywhere access to almost anything. If any organization is perceived […]

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selfservice

Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center

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Self-service is an important facet for creating a seamless customer experience. From a customer’s perspective they want to receive timely and error-free service in the channel of their choice. For contact centres we know there are cost savings opportunities, as a chat with a live agent can cost $6-12 per interaction, compared to self-service which can […]

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customer service agent

A Day in the Life of a Customer Service Agent

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So much of the conversation surrounding customer service and customer experience is focused on the customer that at times we forget about the necessity of taking good care of customer service agents. It’s no surprise that brands are becoming more customer-focused, because it seems like every day a new study is published about the importance of making customers happy. But […]

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email

It Turns Out, Customers LIKE Email

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As far back as 2013, Forbes was publishing articles like, 5 Ways Email Makes Your Employees Miserable and How To Get Rid Of Email In Your Company. I can think of several technologies that have promised to replace email, like Slack and other messaging applications (e.g., Apple Chat or WhatsApp). And yet, it turns out […]

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contact center agents

Contact Center Agents – Soaring up From Heroes to Super Heroes

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Agents remain the most critical resource in any contact center. But, every contact center continues to struggle with big challenges when it comes to engaging, motivating and retaining agents. Agent turn over continues to soar at over 30-45%, more than double the average of all industries (Research, The Quality Assurance & Training Connection). Today’s agents […]

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empower agents

Gain Efficiency and Empower Agents with Cloud

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NICE inContact CXone call center software helps contact center managers deliver great customer experiences, engage contact center agents, and reduce costs. CXone provides unified administration that simplifies contact center management. It offers integrated tools to drive and empower agents, elevating performance and enabling contact center managers to quickly respond to meet or exceed their service […]

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Why Digital Customer Service Depends on Software and Soft Skills

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If delivering extraordinary digital customer service were as simple as following a formula, everyone would be doing it. But not everyone is. In fact, 89% of tweets from customers to businesses still go unanswered, and poor customer service is one of the main reasons for customer churn. Clearly there’s plenty of room for improvement in […]

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