Consumers have been interacting with companies and brands for decades. However, only in recent years has the customer experience become an integral part of the overall buyer’s journey. Customers value a company’s attention to their needs and concerns far beyond their initial purchases or services. Pivoting business resources and focusing on customer interactions, provides key insights into improving customer retention and loyalty to your company and brand. Here are 22 interesting customer service statistics to consider when evaluating your contact center customer experience strategy and goals.
CSAT score or CSAT is a customer satisfaction score. This metric is typically measured by surveying customers at various points in their buying journey. CSAT scores can be measured after a purchase, whilst onboarding for a new service, or after an interaction with customer support. The score itself is vitally important to organizations. CSAT helps businesses determine in which areas they are excelling and which they could improve to ensure their customers are satisfied with their experience.
We are midway through 2022. Contact center trends that were forecasted at the beginning of the year have had sticking power and we have seen a common theme emerge as the months have passed. The theme: Strategic organizations are centralizing their operations around consistency.
If you work as a contact center manager, you probably have experienced the following scenario: You have several agents out on their scheduled lunches when your website experiences an issue and there is a sudden influx of calls. Your agents that are still logged on are managing the influx to the best of their abilities but you are watching calls getting abandoned and wait times climb. It is stressful for everybody involved and you know this situation could quickly escalate and have serious down-the-line consequences.
In recent years, the customer service industry has been upended with pandemic-related challenges. In particular, call centers and their teams have had to quickly adapt to new work environments, technological barriers, high call volumes, and increased customer escalations, just to name a few. And as organizations continue to navigate and adjust to the expectations of their customers and employees, certain call center customer experience trends have come to light.
If you have ever read any of our other blogs (which we highly recommend) you might notice that we use the terms call center and contact center interchangeably. We do this because we provide software that can benefit both call centers and contact centers but there is actually a difference in business application.
Anyone familiar with call center management knows that keeping a close watch on metrics is a must when running efficient operations. There are dozens of call center Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that can be tracked but ultimately, it comes down to measuring what is most important to your team and business goals.
Call center managers supporting their team members is more important than ever before. With the great return to the office lagging for many businesses across the country, it’s safe to say that remote work is here to stay, at least for the time being.
You may think your contact center team delivers a great customer experience, but does your data support this notion? Each contact center has its own programs, with goals and objectives set by the management, client, or other key stakeholders. While there are several agreed key contact center metrics you need for a balanced perspective (i.e. customer satisfaction, first contact resolution, agent satisfaction… etc.) there are two metrics that are within your span of control to effect immediate outcomes.