Tag Archives: online

Scammers chasing customer data on social media

A recurring theme for everyone involved in managing the customer experience is how the number of channels used has dramatically increased in the past few years. Social networks and now mobile chat channels are increasing the ways that customers can … Continue reading

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Retailers Improving In-Store CX With Apps

This blog is by Phil Crossley, Business Development Director at Teleperformance UK. Supermarkets in the UK have long experimented with various self-service ideas to help customers get their shopping and checkout faster than was traditionally possible with a regular checkout. … Continue reading

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Fintech will get serious in 2016

I have written in the past about how the financial services industry is changing in the UK, in particular how customer loyalty is being affected by the proliferation of price comparison engines and new start-ups offering services that are better … Continue reading

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Making it difficult for the customer is making it difficult for your business

In the last Blog I wrote ‘Why being easy isn’t a bad thing’ I explored five principles for making you an easy organisation to interact with and thus retain customer advocacy and loyalty. I felt compelled to re-visit the first one … Continue reading

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Do Banks Need Humans?

Banks have been developing an online offering for many years now. The first online banks arrived in the UK in the late 1990s so the leading companies already have two decades of online banking experience now. Online banking has become … Continue reading

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Building Customer Loyalty in a Virtual World

The multichannel revolution goes on. I often hear customer service experts speaking about the difficulties of managing so many new customer channels and then the subsequent demands for an omnichannel, but I rarely hear many thinkers looking further out. In … Continue reading

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Managing the Modern Retail Omnichannel

Omnichannel is one of those business buzzwords that is often used and seldom understood. Many use it interchangeably with multichannel, but I would argue that these are quite different concepts. First, what is the multichannel? This is really just the … Continue reading

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Could British retailers learn from the phone networks?

I blogged recently about the collapse of Phones 4U and how the model of selling mobile phone contracts is changing. The biggest change is the decline of the third-party expert, able to advise on contracts from all the major networks, … Continue reading

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Tesco aiming to improve customer service

A feature article in The Grocer has focused attention on the troubled times at Tesco. The article pulls no punches in criticising the management of Tesco for creating the present situation where profits are falling, but the source of the … Continue reading

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Shopping online is the new normal for retail

As we now head into February, Christmas is far enough behind for analysts to start crunching the data and describing what happened in the final quarter of 2013 – and in particular those final weeks where every retailer was hoping … Continue reading

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