Are Australian contact centres keeping pace with innovation?

Although Australians have a reputation for being early adopters of technology, recent research by Fifth Quadrant indicates that Australian contact centres may be struggling to keep pace with innovations taking place globally.

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Australian Customers Prefer Digital-First Approach to Banking Services

Most-preferred method of contact with bank is online, Avaya survey shows; continued demand for traditional interactions highlights importance of omni-channel solutions 

Sydney, Australia, August 10, 2017 – Australian customers would prefer to resolve their basic banking issues without having to deal with a human being, according to a new survey by market researcher, YouGov. The Avaya-commissioned Customer Experience in Banking 2017 report indicates that Australians’ most-preferred method of contact with their bank would be via the website, while a third, 34 per cent, regularly use mobile banking apps, more than their counterparts in the UK and UAE. 

Topics: Avaya market research Customer experience omni-channel press release

Tips to Creating a Balanced Omni-Channel

We’ve reached a tipping point in delivering digital customer experience.

From the published results of a 2016 global research paper by Opinium for Verint on customer experience in Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), when customers were asked to, “select the preferred method you currently use to interact with your service provider,” it was found that the majority of people (24%) still prefer contacting businesses or organisations by phone. While 19% preferred to physically walk into a store to engage with a service representative, and finally only 10% preferred using email.

Topics: CX Verint mobile journey map omni-channel

The Benefits of Omni-Channel Retail

Omni-channel retail can be described as a consumer-focused approach for the marketing of multi-channel retailing. It is a powerful strategy adopted by retailers for improving customer experience, business performance, sales and loyalty.

Topics: omni-channel Customer experience CX

Oops. There goes another customer.

A few ideas on reducing churn and improving customer experience.

According to research conducted by our team at Fifth Quadrant, nearly half of customers think that their chances are poor of them reaching a ‘good’ customer service representative, basically one that will resolve their problem or answer their query. The reason isn’t as clear cut as one might think – many large companies are off-shoring their contact centre representatives to 'low-cost destinations' like India, Philippines and Fiji to name a few, where the agents are often viewed as inexperienced or lacking communication skills.

Topics: CX call centres omni-channel brand loyalty Customer experience

5 Reasons You Need A Mobile Strategy For Your Business

The adoption of the mobile phone and its evolution into a smartphone over the last decade has been an extraordinary story. With millions of apps available coupled with the ability to do our work and make purchases have all contributed to a reshaping of our business world. Here are our 5 simple reasons why you need a mobile strategy as part of your omni-channel strategy. If you don’t yet have one, now is the time to get to work.

Topics: mobile CX omni-channel

3 CX Solutions You Should Start Thinking About Today

Fifth Quadrant’s research has showed that companies with mature customer experience (CX) strategies perform nearly 20 percent better than other businesses in a variety of key metrics including employee engagement and revenue generation. Regardless of the increasing evidence of how great customer experience directly impacts the bottom line, we still see a number of businesses failing to strategically prioritise customer experience and impress their target demographic. Organisations that do prioritise CX recognise that improving CX through better products and operational efficiency will drive customer retention and business growth, and alleviate competitive pressures.

Topics: omni-channel CX Customer experience multi channel CX Articles & Insights

Retail Insights - Interview

Recently, Dr. Steve Nuttall, Director of CX Research at Fifth Quadrant sat down with Jerry Macey, Executive Manager, Industry Insights for a discussion on the CBA’s recent release of the 2nd Edition of the Retail Insights Report.

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3 Top CX Predictions for 2016

Gartner predicts that over 50 percent of the customer product investments will be channeled into customer experience innovations by 2017. Businesses will look to leverage strong tools and rich data to gain insights on customers. Businesses will have to take a systematic approach to make improvements in their CX strategy, and knowing about the trends is certainly a good place to start.

Topics: CX omni-channel Customer experience thought leadership

Multichannel Versus Omni-Channel

What’s the difference and where should you begin.

Customer demands and expectations as well as advances in technology are driving significant change in the way organisations and customers interact. Customers are demanding experiences that deliver greater convenience, simplicity, transparency, consistency and a high level of personalisation.

Topics: CX Customer experience omni-channel multi channel CX Articles & Insights

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