Customer Experience (CE) is becoming seen as a key component of business strategy, yet knowing the practical steps of what to do can be tricky. The Customer Experience Book helps you understand where you are now, what to do, and how to improve for your business. From Customer Journey Mapping to using Big Data, this is the ultimate Customer Experience manual for businesses, whatever the size of your company. Split into two parts, you’ll discover: • Why customer experience is so important in business – and how it applies to you • How to use customer experience tools in your business – step by step guides on how to use CX metrics and how to learn from them Alongside the theory and practical how-to guidance, there will be a range of examples of ‘thinking differently’ about everyday situations to engage the reader. Plus, with case studies from International Companies, readers will discover not only what works well but also the hard lessons they have learned. The Customer Experience Book shows you how to understand, measure and improve customer experience in your business, whatever your level.
Your customers are your future. Smartphones, social media and the internet have given customers access to more information than ever before. If your business fails them, they will switch to your competitor and never return. So how do you keep them? By mapping their journeys, identifying potential hazards and reshaping your business with customer experience (CX) at its heart. From services to products, online to in-person, small-scale to multinational, your customers’ loyalty depends on how you interact with them. Transform Customer Experience is your ultimate guide to putting your customer first. Author and CX expert Isabella Villani shows how you can implement a customer strategy from planning to execution. Transform Customer Experience offers real-life insights into effective strategies for developing and implementing Customer Experience (CX) programs in a range of corporate, governmental and non-profit environments. • Shows you how to address dimensions of diversity in the customer base • Outlines customer journey mapping • Discusses the implications of customers’ omnichannel engagement • Addresses the importance of positive employee experience in establishing a supportive CX culture. Transform Customer Experience explains why you need to embed customer experience in your organisation and shows you how to do it.
This is said to be the ‘Age of the Customer’ where business battles will be won through differentiated customer experience. There is a huge need for customer experience professionals, as well as aspiring customer centric companies, to learn and apply the winning principles of delivering great customer experience. This Customer Experience Design Book is written to help individuals and organizations get fundamental understanding of the customer experience domain through interactive exercises and illustrations. The book also provides guidance to those who want to become an Internationally Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), the accreditation provided by CXPA after a thorough assessment. Ultimately, this book is a unique resource that is designed to help individuals and organizations across the globe raise the bar of customer experience.
Many companies have customer loyalty research programs. But most of those programs fall short of their intended purpose, either because they fail to include important drivers of loyalty or because of the form in which the research results are reported. Managing the Customer Experience avoids these missteps. It begins with an explanation of the interrelationship between brand image, customer emotions evoked by contact with service employees, and the shopping environment. The book then identifies what information is necessary for managing the customer experience, and describes how it can be obtained. The discussion then moves to analysis and reporting of information: the management decision tools and information needed by each level of management, and how the data from the studies described previously can produce it. The book concludes with a discussion of issues that arise in the construction of management decision tools.
You need loyal customers, not just satisfied ones. Managing the Customer Experience: Turn Customers Into Advocatesshows you how to manage your customer experience and reap the rewards.
B2B Customer Experience shows readers how to deliver the very best customer experience (often referred to as CX), within the business-to-business realm. Marketers have long known that emotions are important in driving our experiences, and the subject is now high on the agenda of B2B companies who want to deliver a 'wow' to their customers. Achieving this 'wow' factor helps organizations distinguish themselves from their competition, while simultaneously winning new business and retaining existing clients. B2B Customer Experience is the essential handbook that guides the reader through the process of creating an exceptional customer experience. Intensely practical in its approach, B2B Customer Experience is divided into five parts to walk readers through the journey of planning, mapping, structuring, implementing and controlling an effective customer experience, all bespoke for the B2B environment. Clearly argued and supported by real-world examples, this text will help readers understand critical features including the difference between customer experience, loyalty and inertia; how to use journey maps to establish strengths and weaknesses in an organization, and how to ensure that sales teams are engaged in the customer experience programme. Discussing some of the best known examples of consumer-focused customer experiences from companies such as Zappos, Nordstrom and John Lewis, B2B Customer Experience is the must-have text for any marketing professional working within a B2B environment.
Organizations that want to deliver required outcomes can do so by shifting gears from traditional 'command and control tactics', to a more collaborative way of working with customer interactions, ensuring relevant skills and capabilities are made available. By investing in technology, organizations that support the customer experience can provide accurate forecasting, customer in sight, and the skills and capabilities regardless of their location and time zone. Processes that span the back office to the front office should provide real time insight into the interpersonal experience journeys and enable co-creation of goods and services.
“This excellent book makes it quite clear that your business has to focus on customer experience for 21st-century business success. It’s more than refreshing to read the multiple case studies and well thought out approach and to hear the experienced voices of these authors. You’ve spent way too much time reading this endorsement. Read the book instead. It’s so worth it.” —Paul Greenberg, author of CRM at the Speed of Light “To differentiate yourself and delight your customers, you must manage your customers’ experience with your goods or services, and your company. This invaluable book will show you why you must do this, and how to do it well.” —Henry Chesbrough, author of Open Innovation and Professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley “Technology advances are raising the human expectation of what an experience with a company can and should be. Finally, a book has been written that combines behavioral psychological, micro-economic, and technological considerations defining the customer experience edge.” —Paul D’Alessandro, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers “As we move from Customer Experience 1.0 to Customer Experience 2.0, organizations and practitioners need a solid blueprint for success. Reza, Vinay, and Volker have created a clear and concise guide based on global best practices and proven principles. If you are ready to transform your organization, start by reading this book.” —Lior Arussy, President, Strativity Group, and author of Customer Experience Strategy “The Customer Experience Edge is an excellent book to gain insights on how to leverage customer experience as a competitive advantage. The case studies serve as recipes that can be added to, modified, or simply baked into business plans to improve or deliver an exceptional customer experience.” —Deb Dexter, Customer Service Director, Cardinal Health About the Book: Globalization and advanced technologies have given ever greater power to the person who decides if your business will succeed or fail—the customer. Whether your company serves consumers or other businesses, you can no longer compete on price and quality alone. To gain profits and market share, you have to deliver an experience that makes customers want to come back—and that sets you apart from the competition. You need to seize The Customer Experience Edge. Drawing on over sixty years of experience in shaping customer centric strategies and technologies for leading companies, three innovators bring you practical and proven ways to create your customer experience programs and overall business strategies. The key is to strike a balance between programs that are effective but prohibitively expensive and programs that fail to dedicate enough resources to be effective. In the middle ground lie the tools that everyone overlooks—foundational and disruptive technologies. These are the authors’ main fields of expertise, and these are what make the customer experience profitable. The Customer Experience Edge explains how to combine strategy, leadership, organizational change, and technology to: Develop products and services that are highly valued by customers Form bonds that keep clients from turning to competitors Transform customers into your best advocates It’s a new world of business, and customers are keenly aware that their loyalty is valuable currency. The Customer Experience Edge gives you a cost-effective, sustainable way to provide an unforgettable experience that builds loyalty and turns it into real, measurable profits.
If you strive for a customer-centric culture, you have to understand the customer's journey-every step of the way. Customer journey mapping is a powerful way to find pain points and opportunities in your customer experience. This course gives organizations a resource to plan their entire customer service program, and create maps that reflect each of the customer's touchpoints with your company. Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) Jeannie Walters shows how to set up a customer journey mapping program for success, introduces tools and techniques to execute the journey mapping process, and explains how to go deeper to test your understanding and take action.
How do you design a great customer experience? In this brief eBook, New York Times bestselling author Fred Wiersema advises that you start by asking yourself a series of questions: Can your customers find you? Is your first impression memorable? Do you get in the way when people are buying? Are you sending unintended messages? Are your products intuitive? Do you show your customers a united front?
Virtually all consumer-facing businesses talk about putting the customer first, but in reality, few deliver on this as effectively as they could. 100 Practical Ways to Improve Customer Experience walks readers through a wealth of practical tips, tools, guidelines and frameworks, for implementing customer-focused marketing strategies at every step of the customer journey. By ensuring that the customer remains the key focus, companies can identify areas in need of improvement and implement relevant steps throughout the value chain to transform their business. A unique blend of strategy and best practice, 100 Practical Ways to Improve Customer Experience has a particular focus on multi-channel industries such as retail, FMCG, travel, financial services, leisure, food and beverage, and automotive. These industries are all facing major disruption from trendsetting brands such as Uber, AirBnB and Amazon, and as such, now face more pressure than ever to adopt new practices and remain relevant in a continually competitive marketplace. Featuring case studies packed full of practical examples, this book is a unique and valuable resource for both senior industry professionals looking to transform their business and MBA students. Online resources include a best practice checklist to optimize mobile apps.
Leading the Customer Experience explores the relationship between leadership behaviour and exceptional service. Most organisation’s strategic aims and goals centre on the delivery of excellent service. Loyal customers not only keep buying from a company but also recommend the business to others. It is clear that managers and leaders throughout an organisation have a key influence on the experience that customers receive. How leaders behave has a direct impact on their team's motivation to go the extra mile to deliver excellent service for the customer. Sarah Cook’s vision for Leading the Customer Experience is to provide practical advice, tools and techniques for managers in how to effectively lead and motivate their team to deliver the best possible customer service. This book encapsulates her research on the behaviours of leaders who successfully create an environment where employees deliver exceptional service and she brings a pragmatic and business focused approach to the topic.
In writing Customer Experience Strategy, I worked to combine a complete strategic and executional blueprint with an easily accessed reference book. My goal is to allow you to find practical guidance and new ideas to enhance your customer experience journey, no matter your entry point into the strategy. Are you struggling with leadership?s sponsorship? There?s is a chapter for that. Missing the business case? There?s a chapter for that. Looking for guidance how to innovate? There?s a chapter for that. Just getting started in exploring this customer-centric endeavor? There?s an entire blueprint, from start to launch and beyond, for that very purpose. No matter your current stage in the customer experience journey, this book is designed to help you achieve the next level. It?s time to stop focusing on others? customer experience stories and create your own success story. It?s time to stop staring at such legends as Starbucks, Nordstrom, Virgin, Southwest Airlines, Whole Foods and Four Seasons and start creating your own legendary customer experience. It?s time to execute. It will be my privilege, through the journey that is this book, to be part of your travels, and watch you create your own legend. ?Lior Arussy
This book provides a new and definitive overview of customer experience and how it can be managed and enhanced in one of the most dynamic industries in the worldthe service industry. Its highly qualified international team of contributors ensures that it adopts a global perspective, and clearly outlines the key theoretical perspectives of customer experience, covering customer experience both from demand and supplier perspectives. Fully informed by the latest research, it explores different country contexts and how they impact upon the customer experience; investigates the social, cultural and economic dimensions of customer experience; provides case studies from a wide range of service industry sectors; and includes industry perspectives and examples.
This book does a tremendous job of bringing to life customer satisfaction and its significance to modern businesses. The numerous examples contained within the book's pages have proved a fresh and continuous source of inspiration and expertise as I work with my organisation in helping them understand why we should do what matters most to our customers and the lasting effect such actions will have on both our customer loyalty and retention. The authors are to be commended.
The success of any organization depends on high-quality customer service. But for companies that strategically align customer service with their overall corporate strategy, it can transcend typical good business to become a profitable word-of-mouth machine that will transform the bottom line. The Author draws on over thirty years of research for companies such as 3M, American Express, Chik-Fil-A, USAA, Coca-Cola, FedEx, GE, Cisco Systems, Neiman Marcus, and Toyota. Filled with proven strategies and eye-opening case studies, this book challenges many aspects of conventional wisdom using hard data and reveals how any organization can earn more loyalty, win more customers...and improve their financial bottom line.
In recent years, developing a value proposition has become a prime consideration for businesses. A value proposition is an analysis and quantified review of the business benefits, costs and value that a company can deliver to prospective customers and customer segments. Creating and Delivering your Value Proposition provides guidance for business leaders - demonstrating why having a strong value proposition is so important for a company. This practical new title shows readers how to build, deliver and harness value propositions to create profitable growth for a business, by utilizing the experience of clients and customers. Featuring global case studies and examples, Creating and Delivering your Value Proposition is an essential guide to understanding and developing a value-focused strategy for all senior practitioners.
Lead your organization with a customer experience vision that captures the voice of the customer and empowers employees to improve how they develop, market and sell your products and services.