Last year, we highlighted some of the key customer service trends to watch in 2018 and many of them came to fruition. The shift in perception of AI and automation was arguably the most significant. Once a thought of the distant future, many companies began adding these concepts to their workflows and roadmaps.
Once again, for the third year in a row, here are 7 customer service trends to watch in 2019…
1) B2B self-service will become more interactive – Thanks to an increase in on-demand video content in their personal lives, customers are more frequently asking for the same in the business world. As a result, more companies are doing less telling through text and more showing through interactive guides and customer service video content to get messages across.
It’s no secret that the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) industry is on fire right now. More businesses are moving their technology stack from silo'd, on premise software installs to cloud instances with improved accessibility and reliability. Given so many companies are making this switch, why should you care at all about customer loyalty? After all, so many businesses are evaluating SaaS options that even if they churn, there will be five more waiting and ready to sign up, right?
One of the unique ways a SaaS company operates is that they exist in a constantly changing environment. New software versions are being pushed live, with innovative features rolling out the door on a regular basis. But, with all these changes, problems can and will arise that require the attention of your customer team.
While it’s fun to talk about customer support strategy and the future of the industry, sometimes all you need is that “extra little bit” to push your team over the edge and into greatness. Maybe it’s just a few more positive reviews to hit a milestone or one more contract renewal to break even! Whatever your goal is, here are a few simple changes you can make immediately to improve your customer retention rate…
A new term, customer health, is all about monitoring the customer relationship to ensure it remains in a vibrant state. Because not all businesses are receptive to proactive support or additional conversations, the concept of customer health has evolved because it allows a business to further understand the impact of their interactions.
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