A question I get sometimes: “Of course we want to value customers, but is doing so definitely tied to revenue?” The answer is unequivocally yes. I’ve been talking about this for years, as have many of my colleagues, professional acquaintances, and friends. If you boost customer experience, you boost revenue. Yes, yes, and yes. But it’s still a question out there to many people. Continue reading →
Customer focus – every company claims it’s a top priority but for Five9 it’s THE guiding principle. I joined Five9 in November to build a customer advocacy marketing program and I quickly figured out a key pillar of the company’s tremendous success. Every employee, all the way up and down the line, focuses on making our customers successful.
More and more of the modern world is running on cloud based technology. Compared to on-premise applications, the cloud offers many benefits, including state of the art infrastructure, lower capital expenses, automatic updates and the ability to scale to meet demand.
By Sabine Winterkamp, Senior Director of Marketing EMEA
At times, customer service can be a tough industry to be in. An agent can potentially listen to complaints all day, while acting calm and understanding.
Big e-commerce companies, such as Amazon, have raised the bar for customer service expectations. Everyone else is playing catch-up to keep up with these expectations. And when you are a representative on the other side it can be tough to handle a positive customer service situation if you aren’t given the right tools to succeed.
Losing customers to the competition should be your greatest fear. The cost of attracting new customers is significantly greater than retaining your existing ones. In addition, depending on your business, word of mouth referrals will often account for a large percentage of new business growth. All the more reason to keep customers satisfied, loyal to your company, and advocates for your brand. Most contact center leaders have caught on Continue reading →
With customer service trends changing at lightning speed it is sometimes easy to miss the straight forward task of delivering excellent customer experiences. Take for instance call-back systems. It doesn’t matter how much money is invested in infrastructure and training agents if your customers are abandoning their calls out of frustration because of long wait times. Continue reading →