The UK and the US have always inspired each other ‘across the pond’. One of the biggest imports over the years has been Black Friday. Kicking off in stores 29th November this year, with many sales the week before and after, Black Friday deals have transformed holiday season retail in the UK.
What does the future hold for customer service in 2020? According to a recent study, a majority of customer service experts in Europe predict that by next year, experience will overtake price and product as a key differentiator. But how do organisations get there?
Organisations have realised the amazing benefits of providing customer-centric cultures that create moments of ‘wow’ for every step of the customer journey. But along the way, have we forgotten about the employee experience?
Speed makes the world go around. Next-day shipping and automated shopping suggestions have hastened the shopping process, but when it comes to customer support, reaching out to traditional contact centres seems like sluggish trip back in time. That’s why organisations are investing in digital transformation initiatives that improve the customer experience across all channels. Enter channel orchestration.
For years, Europe has lagged global leaders in embracing digital transformations. In an age when interactions, transactions, and the overall economy are increasingly happening in the digital realm, companies here aren't realising their full potential. And the situation isn't improving fast enough - in fact, it could get worse.
We’re experiencing an explosion of choices. The digitalisation of industries allows consumers to source nearly anything they want from anywhere in the world. And this has led to the commoditisation of most products and services. As a result, companies need new ways to connect with their customers and differentiate themselves from the competition.
Savvy brands understand that excellent customer experiences are a vital part of business. Yet consumers across the globe indicate that many brands still have work to do when it comes to meeting—much less exceeding—their expectations and earning their loyalty.