Many ecommerce companies are trying to stay open while keeping their employees and customers safe through the coronavirus pandemic. Others have temporarily shut down and are thinking about how and when they can reopen. Here are some things to keep in mind based on our consulting work with retail and wholesale companies.
JOANN Stores, a specialty retailer of crafts and fabrics, has seen better and faster issue resolution by upgrading its customer care platform. Hear how JOANN was able to improve its customer care metrics, including reducing ticket backlog and speeding up response times, and boost its NPS scores, in this MCM CommerceChat podcast.
To outsource or not to outsource customer care, that is the question. And unfortunately, the answer is a resounding, “it depends.” Colin Taylor, CEO at Taylor Research Group, and William Pocock, senior operations manager for Dick’s Sporting Goods, suggested 8 steps to help merchants frame up the decision.
Consumers are giving brands a huge thumbs down when it comes to the overall shopping experience. According to a new study from Oracle and Customer Bliss, an overwhelming 82% of respondents said they had a disappointing or upsetting shopping experience, and 78% said they had been dissatisfied with a customer service experience.
Consumers are getting better at navigating ecommerce on their own. But not every feature of customer care can or should be automated, leaving merchants to figure out where to lend hands-on support, and what to make self-service. An expert panel at Ecommerce Operations Summit 2019 provided 10 tips to help you navigate this issue.
It takes guts to start a business, particularly in the crowded and competitive world of retail. Besides courage, you’ll need a lot of determination and resilience. Here are five tips to go from a retail startup to an ecommerce powerhouse.
As the bar is continually raised on customer experience expectations for ecommerce orders, partnerships like the recent one between popular CRM platform Zendesk and post-purchase management software firm Narvar will become more common.
“The customer is always right,” is a slogan that promises that retailers give the highest priority to the customer experience. But is it a true statement? In the latest MCM CommerceChat podcast, Stan Lucas, Principal of Lucas Advising, LLC., talks about how you approach the concept of “the customer is always right” can impact your business either positively or negatively.
AI and chatbots are changing the way retailers connect with customers, becoming even more integral to the online journey from beginning to end. Here are three ways they’re transforming retail in 2019.
Customer service is important – possibly more important than ever. Here is how your customer-first policies can make an impact on your business.