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Every customer is a digital customer: the growing digital customer expectation gap

While it’s true that digital technology continues to revolutionize the business landscape at a blistering pace, making it hard to anticipate with certainty what the future might look like even just three years from now, let alone five…

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The importance of omnichannel customer service for credit unions

It sometimes seems weird to think that the launch of the first iPhone – what many people commonly think of as the “first” smartphone (at least in the way we think of smartphones today) – happened in 2007….

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2018 Is The Year Companies Are Making Decisions About Digital Desktop

A fundamental shift has occurred in the way that business is approaching strategy for digital desktop in the contact center. Companies are no longer having conversations about if they need to move forward with a digital strategy, nor…

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The Inevitable, Part I: Data Goldmines

Data Goldmines

Inspired by ideas from Kevin Kelly’s New York Times bestseller, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that will Shape the Future, this blog series looks at the inevitable technological shifts which will make or break the companies…

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Customer Experience is the New Marketing; Innovative CX is the New Differentiator

Proactive customer service via pop - inviting to text, live chat, or message

Video: Customer Experience is the New Marketing The world of business has changed – irreversibly so. Traditional differentiators need not apply In the past, companies could differentiate themselves from competitors by price or quality. However, in an increasingly…

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From Call Center to Digital Contact Center: A Blast from the Past Rockets into the Future

InTheChat scales digital contact channels using phone-based processes

Though contact centers recognize consumer demand for digital channels is on the rise and shows no signs of stopping, digital interactions are not meeting their expected levels, indicating that companies have not been implementing the strategies necessary for…

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An Epic Customer Service #Fail – And its Solution

Customer waits on-hold for 8 hours

When a Toronto man phoned an online electronics retailer for help with his order, he had no idea that the call would become a hyperbolic jump into the customer service looking glass. Due to an extraordinary glitch in…

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How Do Chatbots Work?

How do chatbots work? Shows InTheChat's Twitter bot for customer service

Suddenly, everyone is talking about bots. As homescreens become more and more overwhelmed with multiple apps, bots are seizing an emerging opportunity: providing the same services offered by apps within a single messaging platform. Facebook Messenger, Twitter, WeChat,…

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Do you have your chatbot? Thoughts from the Facebook F8 Conference

InTheChat attends Facebook F8 Conference

San Jose, Tuesday, April 18 – Every April Facebook hosts its annual F8 Conference, offering two days’ worth of activities aimed at keeping participants up-to-date with the platform’s latest developments. The conference provides an excellent venue for showcasing…

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Digital Crisis or Redemption (Dimension Data’s Global CX Benchmarking Report)

Discussing customer experience and digital strategy over SMS text messaging with inthechat

Why are businesses undergoing a digital crisis? Because they lack strategies for keeping pace with the rapid technological changes which are determining new models of customer experience. Dimension Data’s 2017 Global Customer Experience (CX) Benchmarking Report has been…

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