Helping Customers Serve Themselves

Are we doing enough to enable customer self-service? Here are some statistics to consider: 72% of customers go online to serve themselves, but only 52% find the information they are searching for. (Source: Zendesk, 2013) Only 26% of companies offer self-service tools for consumers via their mobile application. (Forrester, 2015)

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Multichannel Contact Centers, by the Numbers

How many organizations are using various contact channels? Recent research (Understanding the Customer Journey, a study conducted by ICMI and LiveOps, 2015) explored channel usage in service settings. The questions included both channels supported and the percentage of total contact volume. Here’s a summary of the findings:

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Get It Right with Mobile Apps

Mobile apps are an important part of the emerging customer service landscape. Don’t dither getting there. But by all means, ensure they are ready for prime time. In results that are probably no surprise, a recent Compuware study found that customers have little tolerance for glitchy or unstable mobile apps. Specifically, 71% of users have a low tolerance for unstable …

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