Time to Close the Customer Experience Gap

Customer experience includes all interfaces that firms have with people. A great experience leads to satisfaction and repeat business. Accordingly, closing the customer experience gap is vital.

Closing the Customer Experience Gap

Some firms are rather weak in this area and have created a customer experience gap. Jana Barrett writes for Business 2 Community:

Bain & Company surveyed 362 companies. Eighty percent said they delivered ‘superior customer experience.’ According to customers, 8% did. In the age of hyperconnectivity, firms should be more in tune. But in reality, a wide gap exists.”

Barrett offers several tips. “(1) A great experience is seamless. It works across channels and devices. (2) A great experience is proactive. It anticipates customer needs. (3) A great experience is receptive. the firm seeks feedback. (4) A great experience is human. It’s built on relations. (5) A great experience is dynamic. It adapts to shifting preferences.”

The video is a good summary from Business 2 Business.

 

Improving the Customer Shopping Journey

McKinsey has a “CEO Guide to Customer Experience.” It includes the customer shopping journey.

“What do my customers want? Leading firms know they are in the customer-experience business. And they know how they deliver is as vital as what they deliver. This guide taps the expertise of McKinsey and others. It explores customer interactions. In addition, it looks at steps to improve customer-centricity. See the infographic.”

 
Time to Close the Customer Experience Gap. This CEO guide explores the basics of customer interaction. It covers steps to be more customer-centric. See the infographic.
 

This entry was posted in Part 1: Overview/Planning, Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional, Part 3: Targeting Customers and Gathering Information, Part 7: Communicating with the Customer and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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