Strategically Using Data To Optimise Customer Experience

Inovo CEO Wynand Smit says detailed analytics, which is only possible with good data, can drive efficiencies throughout the business. Optimising customer experience (CX) by leveraging emerging and new technology results in a host of positive spin-offs for businesses but it must be approached in a methodical and strategic manner. Every intervention or technology application relies […]

By |2021-05-10T09:02:01+02:00Apr 28th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Retailers Should Build A Unified Customer Engagement Strategy To Boost Brand Loyalty

According to data from Salesforce’s Q1 Shopping Index, the digital commerce market has grown globally at a rate of 58% in the last year. This is largely because of the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on consumer behaviour. Robbie Kearns, Senior Vice President at Salesforce, sets out three ways in which retailers can begin to […]

By |2021-05-10T09:02:16+02:00Apr 28th, 2021|Retail news|0 Comments

How Do You Get Customers To Engage With Your Digital Communications?

Brent Haumann, Managing Director, Striata Africa says while there are all sorts of complicated formulae for calculating a customer experience (CX) score, there is a simpler solution. Given how important customer communication is to customer experience, it makes sense to simply measure engagement. Not only does doing so save organisations a lot of time and […]

By |2021-03-19T09:57:55+02:00Mar 17th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Online Shopping Platforms Need To Meet The Expectations Of Customers

A study conducted by research and insights company BMi Research in 2020 surveyed six online e-commerce stores, with each store evaluated by 10 experienced online mystery shoppers. The study has shown that online retailers continue to face challenges that undermine the customer experience. These challenges include ensuring sufficient stock, transaction and delivery issues and unclear […]

By |2021-03-19T09:58:07+02:00Mar 15th, 2021|Retail news|0 Comments

Why Self-Service Matters For Customers

Greg Gatherer, Account Manager at Liferay, says strategic customer experience leaders recognise that customer-facing solutions, like web portals, must include self-service elements to be a truly effective and valuable tool. In fact, research shows that 69% of consumers first try to resolve their issue on their own, showing just how important self-service is. Additionally, Gartner […]

By |2021-03-15T13:33:38+02:00Mar 11th, 2021|Customer Experience (CX)|0 Comments

Products Become Brands When Consistency Is Ensured

According to Johan Kruger, Head of Context at Consulta, a brand promise happens on a subconscious level when someone or something becomes trusted by consistently delivering a good experience. It happens repeatedly, creating the expectation – even if on a sub-conscious level – that it will always be so. This branded experience happens spontaneously and is […]

By |2021-02-26T09:00:12+02:00Feb 23rd, 2021|Customer Experience (CX)|0 Comments

Understanding A Customer Helps To Deliver Tailor-Made Customer Experiences

Candice Lee Reeves, senior digital copywriter at Everlytic, states that unless you understand who your customers are and what they really want, you will have a difficult time knowing how to give them an experience that brings them joy. Start by creating client personas for the types of clients you work with. You can also run […]

Addressing Consumers’ Rising Brand Expectations

According to Haydn Townsend, Managing Director for Accenture Interactive in Africa, alongside emphasis on hygiene and handwashing, people are seeking fitness classes online and returning to the weekly ‘big shop’ for the first time in years. People’s expectations of businesses and brands are rising – working out the implications will be critical to businesses’ survival. […]