customer service vs customer experience

Customer Service (CS) and Customer Experience (CX) are both frequently used terms in the business world. And oftentimes, these two phrases are used interchangeably. But are Customer Service and Customer Experience in fact the same thing? The short answer? No. CS and CX are certainly related, but they’re not the same thing. What exactly is…

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Who Should Monitor Online Reviews

These days, there are a lot of ways consumers share their feedback about products and experiences. But one method that’s growing in popularity is writing reviews. 50% of shoppers wrote reviews for at least one product they purchased in 2018 (PowerReviews). In comparison, 42% of shoppers wrote at least one review in 2014. Brands can’t…

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amazon review comments going away

Last month, Amazon announced a change that’ll have a significant impact on how Brands, Manufacturers, and Sellers engage with shoppers: the comments feature on customer reviews will be eliminated, effective immediately. There has been a lot of chatter over forums this week and no doubt some heated conversations with Amazon reps. Understandably, most Brands and…

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holiday-2020-customer-experience

At the Intersection of Maximum Connection and Minimal Contact It’s 2020 and the eCommerce world finds itself in an interesting place. On one hand, the lifespan of eCommerce is at a point where consumer connection matters more than ever. Customer Experience tops the list of what retailers strive for each day. In fact, the Qualtrics…

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customer care team

Customer-centric brands are laser-focused on providing great experiences to their shoppers. And for good reason. Consumers that have good experiences with a brand become loyal. What’s more, these happy shoppers are likely to spread the word about their great experiences. This, of course, leads to sales growth for the brand. In fact, according to an article…

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Review Response SLA

The majority of U.S. states have eased their stay-at-home orders, but many people are still reluctant to venture into crowded brick-and-mortar stores. And that means more consumers are shopping online. According to data from Bazaarvoice, in April 2020, eCommerce orders were up 96% year-over-year. With this rapid growth in eCommerce comes an increased dependence on user-generated…

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Review Consolidation

Reviews are one of the top factors a shopper considers when making a purchase. And as it turns out, consumers have started to depend on reviews even more during the COVID-19 pandemic. A PowerReviews analysis found that towards the end of April 2020, consumers engaged with reviews prior to making a purchase at double the rate as the same…

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Brand engagement is important to customer loyalty

In a relatively short amount of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely turned our world upside down. Concerns about health, safety and the state of the economy have left many of us feeling anxious and scared. Plus, stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures, though necessary, have resulted in widespread feelings of loneliness and isolation. It’s…

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Official Brand Response responding to customer reviews

How you can leverage customer engagement and expectations to build your brand’s image and bottom line. Nearly all buyers today trust reviews as much as personal recommendations. Though word-of-mouth is still critically important, the conversation has moved from town squares and city streets to the digital landscape. Most people today will hear about your brand’s…

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SoCap Reimagine 2019

SOCAP re-Imagine, October 20th-23rd 2019, was held at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The re-Imagine Customer Care Conference was filled with thought leadership and collaboration by Customer Care Professionals and Executives from Global Brands around the world. The event opened on Sunday with the annual golf tournament and hiking experience. Danny…

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