2018 Marked 20 Years of Customer Experience Research at Forrester!

Forrester eCommerce

I didn’t want to leave 2018 without noting a milestone for all of us here at Forrester who cover customer experience. It was 20 years ago, all the way back in September of 1998, when we inaugurated our customer experience research by publishing our first report about CX.

Customer Experience Index Reveals Brands Lack Human Connection

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester’s 2018 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) results continue to show that companies are struggling to create and sustain a human connection with their customers.

Predictions 2019: Customer Experience Comes Under Fire

Forrester eCommerce

Let’s face it: 2018 was not a fabulous year for customer experience. On average, CX quality was flat, with Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) scores showing little movement for the third year in a row.

Customer Experience: France Is Lagging Behind

Forrester eCommerce

After New York City, San Francisco, Sydney, Singapore, and London, Forrester hosted its first event dedicated to customer experience in Paris, France. age of the customer B2C marketing chief marketing officer (CMO) customer experience employee experience

The French & UK Customer Experience Index Results Are In!

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Each year, based on a survey of your customers, Forrester releases results of its Customer Experience (CX) Index. The methodology measures how well a brand’s customer experience strengthens the loyalty of its customers and ultimately drives business growth. age of the customer customer experience index (CX Index) online retail retail Customer Experience (CX) cx index digital retail

Customer Experience Trends In China, 2018

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What are the CX trends that will impact customer loyalty and help you build competitive advantage? Look at what China reveals about the future of customer experiences. age of the customer customer experience Innovation China Customer Experience (CX) future innovation trends

Forrester’s Top Customer Experience Research Findings Of 2018

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Forrester’s customer experience (CX) research team published more than 100 reports in 2018. The report is called “Forrester’s Top Customer Experience Research Findings Of 2018.”

The US Federal Government Still Ranks Near The Bottom Of Forrester’s Customer Experience Index

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The White House requires federal agencies to “provide a modern, streamlined, and responsive customer experience across government, comparable to leading private sector organizations.”

Customer Experience Q&A: Etsy’s Abby Covert, Information Architect

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It was the top digital retailer in Forrester’s Customer Experience Index™ in 2017. customer experience customer experience index (CX Index) customer experience measurement digital customer experience Information architecture retailIf you care about CX, you have to admire Etsy.

Why And How To Improve The Government Customer Experience

Forrester eCommerce

CX Success Is Vital To Mission Success The need to upgrade the government customer experience (CX) has never been more urgent. Government departments around the world still struggle with substandard experiences — and their poor CX performance hampers mission success.

Retailers Still Struggle To Differentiate Through Customer Experience

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Superior customer experience (CX) helps foster loyalty and, at the end of the day, CX leaders grow revenue faster than CX laggards. However, we found that most retailers continue to struggle at delivering great experiences to their customers. age of the customer customer experience customer experience index (CX Index) online retail retailThe barrier has never been lower for retail shoppers to compare offerings and try new companies.

{Best Practices} 3 Keys To A Robust Customer Experience


Forbes Magazine recently reported that 58% of companies that are much more profitable than their competitors report that the CEO is in charge of customer experience management. How can brands put their customer experience.

The Retail Customer Experience Is Changing — Is Your Brand Ready?

Retail TouchPoints

Harnessing voice technology is one of the leading ways today’s brands can truly deliver a more seamless customer experience tomorrow. These technologies have the power to provide data and insights around customer behaviors that retailers otherwise wouldn’t have easy access to.

5 Customer Experience Best Practices That Convert


The post 5 Customer Experience Best Practices That Convert appeared first on Zmags. Ecommerce Best Practices content & commerce customer experienceOnline shopping is not just for large companies – with the latest ecommerce platforms and features, retailers big and small can easily set […].

Back2Basics: Why B2B Marketers Should Differentiate On Customer Experience

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Making It Real: Disruptive Technology To Elevate the Customer Experience

Retail TouchPoints

By Austre DeHaro and Brandon Pemberton, Point B Store experience is an essential element of success, particularly as retailers lose market share to assortment and price players like Amazon and Walmart. A company’s value proposition articulated through store experience becomes the product.

5 Steps To Creating A Better In-Store Customer Experience

Retail TouchPoints

By Derek Dykens, Cisco Traditional retailers are feeling immense pressure to improve the in-store customer experience as innovative, digital-first competitors continue to enter the brick-and-mortar space. Now that sounds like a better experience for everyone.

Amidst Customer Experience Obsession, Don’t Overlook Importance Of Analytics

Retail TouchPoints

By Paul Millette, Carousel Industries For arguably anyone in retail, the conversation of “delivering the ultimate customer experience” is as prolific as discussions about inventory management, supply chain operations and P&L statements.

Reviewing Amazon’s customer experience for their Treasure Truck offer of the day.

Bryan Eisenberg

A look at the mobile experience, landing page, call to action, etc. BTW this is what the Treasure Truck looked like when you arrived: What other brands would you like to see execute a fun truck experience like this one? for the #NES release offer.

Budgeting for Word of Mouth through the Customer Experience

Bryan Eisenberg

The post Budgeting for Word of Mouth through the Customer Experience appeared first on Bryan & Jeffrey Eisenberg. Customer Experience Social MediaThis week I take a look at some simple things Magnolia Market in Waco, TX does to purchase Word of Mouth.

Beacon Technology: Shining A Light On Customer Experience

Retail TouchPoints

By Miguel Ramos, Confirmit Retailers are facing increasing pressure to create a compelling and interactive shopping experience. We’ve all had those shopping experiences where you’re “just browsing,” and suddenly you’re leaving the store with two bags in hand.

Web Push Is A Channel For Improving the Customer Experience


In fact, a decent percentage of marketers will use web push exclusively as a re-engagement tool for at-risk customers – but even that’s only a good strategy if it’s being leveraged alongside more regular use. When customers are looking at specific products but may need more information.

Retailers: Use In-Store Sensor Tech To Understand And Enhance Customer Experiences

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In-store sensor technology, and more importantly their contribution to understanding our in-store customers and businesses, are at a point where it is now truly digitally transforming physical stores and the experiences delivered to […].

Better customer experience means targeting people, not buyers


The success of industry disruptors such as Airbnb, Amazon and Tesla can be attributed to many factors, but these companies all have one thing in common — a focus on creating an exceptional customer experience, rather than just selling a product.

WEBINAR: Battling Amazon with a Better Customer Experience


This is in part because Amazon offers a fantastic and easy buying experience for their customers. Buyers get fast shipping, great customer service, and easy checkout all in one. . Tracey Wallace and I go in-depth, discussing how brands can create a powerful customer experience that will drive long-term loyalty and fight back even against the behemoth that is Amazon. How you can stand out with great customer service.

Join us at CX Europe 2018 for insight into customer understanding and other key CX priorities

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Forrester’s customer experience Forums are in their tenth year — from our first one in 2009 in New York, they’ve grown and spread to San Francisco, London, Singapore, and other cities around the world and become yearly destinations for CX pros far and wide.

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WHITEPAPER: Battling Amazon with Great Customer Experience


Your customers are already shopping on Amazon, and they’ll likely continue to do so whether you sell there or not. Instead, you should be showing your loyal customers the value of buying from your brand directly. You can beat Amazon by creating an outstanding customer experience that will drive long-term value for your customers and won’t dilute or commoditize your brand in the process.

‘Tis The Season – Your Customers Might Need A Little Nudge

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Bad Bots Are Stealing Data AND Ruining Customer Experience

Forrester eCommerce

Bad Bots Are Affecting Your Company More Than You Might Think Every online customer touchpoint – including websites, mobile apps, and APIs – is being attacked by bots. Interrupting good customer traffic, committing fraud, and stealing information – just ad fraud alone is set to exceed $3.3 age of the customer

AUDIO: Shoppable Video Creates Unique Customer Experiences And Differentiates Brands

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When British lifestyle brand Ted Baker wanted to create a compelling customer experience, it employed the storytelling power of video and augmented it with interactivity.

Competing With Amazon Through The Retail Customer Experience


The Retail Customer Experience: Tips and Tricks Amazon can often seem like an industry goliath – and for good reason. The post Competing With Amazon Through The Retail Customer Experience appeared first on Zmags.

The Keys To Providing Great Customer Experience: Listen And Respond Quickly To Loyalty Program Feedback

Retail TouchPoints

By Luis Artiz, Epson America Most retailers understand that their success depends heavily on their ability to provide a positive customer experience (CX). Its original loyalty program awarded Woolworths customers with Qantas frequent-flyer points.

6 Brands Discuss How Amazon Pay Increases Their Customer Experience


It’s no surprise that Amazon is a major player in the ecommerce space. And for many, Amazon is the go-to… Payments

Enable Marketing’s CX Ambitions With Real-Time Interaction Management

Forrester eCommerce

One of our 2019 B2C marketing predictions is that enterprise marketing technology will meld with customer experience (CX) investments to deliver the relevancy and consistency that consumers crave from brands.

How the Customer Experience is Powering the Fastest Growing Brands


Stitch Labs is a purpose-built inventory management software to help brands improve customer experience and scale efficiency. When we talk about the future of retail, industry news is abuzz with the idea of brands creating experiences for their customers.