Confusing Customer Service Delivery with Customer Experience Delivery?

Babette Ten Haken

Do we really understand the difference between customer service delivery and customer experience delivery? At times, our self-focused perception leaves customer service delivery up to everyone with “service” as part of their job titles.

A Hopscotch Client Retention Strategy will not boost Client Success

Babette Ten Haken

If you practice a hopscotch client retention strategy, do not get your hopes up. When your organization embraces a hopscotch client retention strategy, you color within the lines. Based on the quality of customer insights you have gleaned by going off-script in your conversations?

3 Ways to improve Your Customer Retention Scorecard

Babette Ten Haken

Do you have a customer retention scorecard? Any of the plethora of scoring systems which measure customer satisfaction and loyalty. And your own performance is measured and compared with the ratings customers provide on a quarterly basis.

How To Boost Client Retention – Without Customer Service or Account Reps

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Ajay Gupta It’s well-known that keeping customers is much more cost-effective and profitable than securing new clients. Harvard Business Review estimated that customer acquisition is 5 to 25 times as expensive as customer retention. What’s more, a Bain & Company study found that increasing customer retention rates by a mere 5% boosts profits by 25% to 95%. Put your whole team in a customer-facing role.

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Many companies have adopted technologies like customer relationship management. Even if it’s all in Salesforce, crucial account data is spread across different objects— Accounts, Opportunities, Contacts, and custom objects—users must constantly. services they need. Retention.

5 best practices for offering excellent customer service

Base CRM

Great customer service is a key part of any successful business. Poor customer service has the opposite effect. According to the NewVoiceMedia’s 2018 “Serial Switchers” report , poor customer service costs businesses around $75 billion a year. Only 5% did not share a negative customer service experience. And don’t think customer service is something that only your customer service department does.

Communication Disconnects negatively impact Customer Retention

Babette Ten Haken

Communication disconnects, above all, have negative impacts on customer retention rates. First, when customers do not understand the purpose of your job function or cannot understand the words you use, they tune out and turn off. Customers feel the same way.

Customer Retention Strategy or Customer Churn Strategy?

Babette Ten Haken

Ever think that your organization’s or association’s customer retention strategy may actually function as a customer churn strategy? My One Millimeter Mindset blog post, “ Do Our Professional Labels create Positive Customer Experiences?

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A Potent Human Capital Strategy needs a Potent Client Retention Strategy

Babette Ten Haken

A potent client retention strategy is driven by an equally potent human capital strategy. Otherwise, stakeholder churn rates negatively impact your organization’s and association’s ability to hold on to the customers you work so hard to win.

Start Solving the Customer Retention Ownership Conundrum

Babette Ten Haken

The customer retention ownership conversation is not a matter of assigning this critical-to-sustainability activity to “someone” in your organization. So, just who, in your organization is responsible for customer retention ownership? Customers are smart.

How to Track and Drive Productivity for Remote Sales and Customer Service Reps in 2019

Sales Hacker

The remote sales force and customer service team is officially here. Sales and customer service teams are not immune to these larger trends. Benefits of Remote Sales and Customer Service Teams. How to Track and Drive Remote Customer Service Productivity.

3 Common Scenarios scream for Innovative Customer Retention

Babette Ten Haken

Innovative customer retention should not be a rare occurrence. However, in many organizations, innovative is the last thing customers expect. First of all, customers continuously re-evaluate why they do business with us. Clarify the context of the customer’s issues.

18 Ways to create a more effective Customer Retention Strategy

Babette Ten Haken

These 18 ways create a more effective customer retention strategy. Or a sales engineering professional, a customer service professional, or any other professional engaged in acquiring and retaining customers.

6 Marketing Strategies for B2B Customer Retention

Sales and Marketing Management

Businesses aren't like retail customers. You deal at a level and the businesses are your core customers. Without taking care of your core customers, your business plans will soon falter, and your brand will suffer. Customer service.

Why do Organizations have Competing Customer Retention Cultures?

Babette Ten Haken

Are competing customer retention cultures crippling your organization or association? First, competing customer retention cultures are sustained within traditional departmental silos and business models. Book an appointment with me to better serve your customers.

One Millimeter Mindset™ 2018 Customer Retention Blog Review

Babette Ten Haken

Customer retention is a business growth, expansion and sustainability strategy. However, in reality, customer retention is firmly in the hands of everyone else in the organization who usually is not part of the customer acquisition process.

Are We Storytelling compelling Customer Retention Experiences?

Babette Ten Haken

Customer retention experiences create a rich chronicle of just how it is to work with us, and our organizations. Some of our truly best stories about creating compelling customer retention experiences thus remain untold. Because I am known for having my customers’ backs.

How do Clients rate Your Post Sale Customer Retention Performance?

Babette Ten Haken

How would you rate your own customer retention performance? Listen in on my latest video about post sale customer abandonment, and how it negatively impacts customer retention. When that happens, guess who owns customer retention – and that customer relationship?

Are Experience Conflicts sabotaging Our Customer Retention Strategy?

Babette Ten Haken

Ah, the impact of experience conflicts on the performance of our customer retention strategy. That “something” completely disrupts customer experience equilibrium. Or the first order of post-sales service when the problem occurs. How we serve customers is dynamic.

Customer Retention, Customer Service, Customer Experience The Rant Goes On

Partners in Excellence

I’ve spent hours on the phone with customer service representatives. Each time, I have to go through the same story, give them the same customer numbers, email addresses, problem ID’s. Brock, we are dedicated to customer service and solving your problem. However, I am forced to care about their problems, because if I don’t respond, the problem is closed as “solved, customer happy.” Related posts: Customer Retention, A Rant.

Customer Service Training: Why Practice is Essential

Lessonly

With realistic practice scenarios, teams of all kinds can break away from the status quo and delight customers like never before. And the first time they really get to practice speaking about that new promotion, it’s on a phone call with a customer.

Who Cares About “Outstanding Customer Service Experience?”

Partners in Excellence

Sometimes, I think we get customer service wrong. We sell the value of our outstanding customer service. Frankly, to me, the very best customer service experience is to have no customer service experience at all! Not having the need to engage customer service, in the first place, makes me more satisfied with the product or service I’ve bought than the most sophisticated customer service process in the world.

How to Increase Customer Retention, Lifetime Value and Reduce Your Cost Per Sale

Keith Rosen

If delivering exemplary customer service is a cornerstone to building your business, revenue, referrals and client retention, then why do most companies invest more time on customer acquisition instead of retention, fail at meeting customer expectations and ultimately lose business to competitors?

How to Revamp Customer Service Training

Lessonly

Dave is the manager of a large and rapidly growing customer service team. They handle thousands of customer interactions every day through email and chat. His company, which provides hassle-free travel assistance, recently expanded its services to five new cities.

Great Customer Service Doesn’t Equal Great Customer Experience

Partners in Excellence

I’ve been, at the encouragement of the service provider, changing our mobile plans to save money. The funny thing is the customer service people I talk to on the phone are fantastic! From a customer service point of view, I can’t give them any higher compliments. I’d been receiving emails from the vendor saying, “You can save a lot of money on your wireless/mobile services.” I called customer service.

3 Tips to Boost Customer Retention and Growth

Sales and Marketing Management

You don’t even need to land a single new customer. According to a study from Harvard Business School , you can boost profitability by 25 to 95 percent by focusing on current customers and boosting retention rates by just five percent. It may seem incredible, however, when you consider the high costs of customer acquisition, the numbers make sense. It costs five times more to land a new customer than to keep a current one in the fold. Reinvent Customer Service.

Stakeholder Someones are doing the Selling in Your Organization

Babette Ten Haken

Your organization’s and your clients’ A customer acquisition and retention ecosystem exists. These employees, in-house and virtual, are the wizards who are responsible for customer experience, customer success and customer retention.

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Do You have a bright shiny Client Retention Strategy?

Babette Ten Haken

A bright shiny client retention strategy treats existing clients like the solidly and brightly shining golden treasure they are. Consider, then, how many opportunities your organization has to ignore or forget about your client retention base.

Why Your Soft Skills Scorecard impedes Your Professional Success

Babette Ten Haken

Babette Ten Haken is a professional speaker specializing in customer retention. If your colleagues and clients gave you a soft skills scorecard, how would they rate you?

A Workforce Profitability Strategy gives Employees Permission to Shine

Babette Ten Haken

But also, they become co-invested in your customers’ and members’ growth strategies, as well. Think of the aggregated impact of engaged employees on customer experience, customer success and customer retention.

Artificial Customer Conversations beget Artificial Customer Experiences

Babette Ten Haken

Is your business fostering artificial customer experiences due to reliance on technology as the primary interface for customer conversations? Listening strategies and tools for the voice of the customer can produce skewed insights. What subset of customers’ voices are captured?

3 Ways Your Value Added Customer Experience Efforts are not Valued

Babette Ten Haken

How are your best value added customer experience efforts sabotaged, both pre- and post-sale? What you do, when you are not actively selling, engineering, coding and serving, adds value to each customer’s experience of how it is to work with you.

Customer Retention, Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Partners in Excellence

I wrote, Customer Retention-Different Approaches , the other day. He reminded me of the terrible difficulty sales people have in retaining and growing business with existing customers, as well as the absence of customer retention strategies in many organizations.

Will Customers evaluate Your Storytelling Credibility?

Babette Ten Haken

Your customers will try to evaluate your storytelling credibility. Especially if the customer stories you tell seem too good to be true. So, of course, her customers were not invested in them, either. Compelling storytelling fuels customer retention.

Reviving the Value of Association Chapter Member Experience

Babette Ten Haken

Just as organizations focus on employee, as well as customer, experience to drive growth, expansion and sustainability, so must association chapters. Gain tactics to help you better serve yourself, so you can better serve customers.

Customer Retention, A Rant

Partners in Excellence

He never tried to learn if there was something they might do to improve their service for accounts like ours. Granted, we aren’t a huge customer, we’ve bought dozens of computers over the years, but not hundreds or thousands. I called the customer service department anxious to see if there was a way to accelerate the shipment. After a few hours of seeing nothing happen, I called customer service. Who Owns The Customer?

The True Value of Exceptional Customer Service & “Moments of Truth”

Jonathan Farrington

But today I want to discuss one of my most favorit topics – customer retention – because believe me, it is set to become the differentiator between success and failure for most commercial organizations. So what is the value of good customer service?

3 Reasons Storytelling Skepticism creates Decision Making Mistrust

Babette Ten Haken

When storytelling skepticism creates decision making mistrust, your storytelling strategy falls short of convincing customers to do business with you. So, why is isn’t your storytelling converting decision-maker leads into customers? Will customers be prepared?

Collaborative Revenue Generation is Everyone’s Job Function

Babette Ten Haken

Consider that each employee touches some aspect of the customer acquisition and retention process. I offer you 16 collaboration exercises to jump-start collaborative customer retention in your own career trajectory. Better yet, ask your current customers.

It’s too early to worry about retaining Customers, isn’t it?

Babette Ten Haken

It is never too early to focus on retaining customers. Because if you do not make customer retention a simultaneous part of your customer acquisition process, then you will be worrying about retaining customers down the road.