No Such Thing as TMI: Customers Willing to Get Personal to Get a Better Experience

If you are unwilling or unable to meet the new consumer-set engagement standards of today’s customer, get ready for rumble. The 2016 Aspect Consumer Experience Index showed us that half of U.S. consumers moved from at least one company in the past year because of …


2016 Customer Service by the Numbers – A Year in Customer Service Statistics

From a customer service standpoint, we’ve established that 2016 was the year of the chatbot but that’s not the whole story. Omni-channel customer service, cloud contact centers, and personalization are all customer experience themes that grew in 2016 and will only continue to get stronger …


Ho, Ho, Hold On: Poor Customer Service Has Consumers Not Feeling the Holiday Spirit

Half of the consumers in the U.S. stopped doing business with a company this year because of bad customer service according to the Aspect Consumer Experience Index survey. One reason could be because most of them said they feel underappreciated by the companies they do …


Savings and Service Should Not be an Either/Or Proposition in the Contact Center

In a recent New York Times article, author Kate Murphy disclosed an unsettling trend occurring now in the contact center industry: Many organizations are wittingly institutionalizing poor customer service to cut costs or monetize support. 

She cited an International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) survey in which …