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Two years ago I reported on NewVoiceMedia’s “serial switchers” report that indicated that $62 billion was lost due to poor customer service. That number, in their new report now has that number pegged at $75 billion! That’s a lot of lost business!

Here’s my take on this. Customers want and expect more than ever before – because that’s what we have we taught them. Continue reading

Grow Sales, Revenue, and Customer Loyalty While Improving the Customer Experience

How can you create a better online support experience for your customers?

Shep Hyken is joined by Jamie Edwards, Kayako’s co-founder and chief operating officer, all the way from London, to discuss the importance of live chat and how it can improve the customer service experience.

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Lately, I’ve been asked about loyalty programs. Any company can create a loyalty program. But, there is some confusion around what exactly a loyalty program is. A Wikipedia definition of a loyalty program summed it up well: Loyalty programs are structured marketing strategies designed by merchants to encourage customers to continue to shop at or use the services of businesses associated with each program. Continue reading

Ushering in the Next Evolution of Brand Loyalty and Customer Experience

What does the future of brand loyalty look like?

Shep Hyken sits down with Patrick Reynolds, Chief Marketing Officer for SessionM, to discuss how technology is transforming traditional customer loyalty programs into a dynamic and personalized customer experience.

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Many people think of customer service as a department. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know my belief is that customer service is a philosophy, not a department. It should be embraced by every employee, regardless of their job and how long they’ve been there. With that said, the focus on this topic is on what many consider to be the customer service and support department – the people who have contact and interaction with the customer. Continue reading

Matt Peterson Shares Tips on Delivering Amazing Service

How would you like to know how to set yourself apart from the rest of your industry?

Shep Hyken interviews Matt Peterson, CMO and co-founder of Jive Communications, a worldwide cloud-based communication company that offers VoIP, video conferencing, and contact center support.

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There is an old joke in the dental world that a patient asked his dentist, “Which teeth should I floss?” The dentist answered, “Only the ones you want to keep.” Customer Service is the same.

All customers are good customers. Okay, maybe not all. Every business has customers – or should I call them former customers – that companies choose not to do business with. But, for the purpose of this article, let’s assume you’re willing to do business with everyone who wants to do business with you. Continue reading