Some of the most successful brands have been able to achieve momentum and market share in their segments much faster primarily due to their focus on providing a flawless customer journey and well-planned customer experience strategy.
Companies that have a great customer experience plan in place have been reported to experience lower churn rates and more revenue. A well-planned customer experience strategy can have a positive impact on every aspect of the organization, resulting in improved sales, marketing, and operational results.
However, there are a few factors that should be taken into account for businesses to ensure that their customer experience strategies don’t just remain a theory but are also implemented in order to provide a seamless online experience for every prospect and customer:
Teams should have their own set of guiding principles to lead the customer experience strategy
Every company, and every group of founders, should have their own framework in place to help define the foundation of the CX strategies. Internal teams will never be able to coordinate on a structured CX process that can produce a smooth customer purchase journey without a fundamental framework that matches the immediate customer and business goals.
The majority of business leaders use their mission and vision statements as guiding principles, while many others incorporate different types of values into their corporate culture. This is what sets the tone for a seamless or out-of-the-box experience that can help end-users have a ‘’wow” moment.
The foundation of a good CX is real-time customer insights and customer feedback
In a data-driven marketing and sales ecosystem, marketing and sales professionals already have a wealth of customer insights, metrics, and analytics at their disposal to help them improve customer experiences or augment their existing CX framework to provide greater impact.
Adding a layer of real-time customer feedback through online chats, surveys, and polls can not only assist marketing and sales leaders in understanding what’s on the minds of their prospects and customers, but can also make the online customer experience more interactive and stimulating.
Marketing and sales leaders who can coordinate their processes and outbound strategies to initiate relevant conversations with follow-up calls or emails based on real-time feedback will be in a better position to deliver greater engagement and better customer experiences.
The purpose of customer experience is to facilitate a better customer journey
Many growing business marketers make the mistake of conflating customer service and customer experience. These are, in fact, two distinct processes and areas.
A great customer experience should drive customer journeys that are tailored to current company dynamics. In today’s multichannel, multi-device, and digital-first B2B marketing landscape, marketing teams should work together to determine what areas need to be improved in order to connect customer experiences to seamless online buying journeys.
Create individual benchmarks and learn from industry leaders
Every business leader will have a set of brands that they study. It is critical for business leaders, particularly marketing teams, to understand what they want their CX strategy to look like, as well as gleaning key takeaways from existing brands that provide above-par customer experiences.
Taking cues from leading industry brands is meant to help marketers know what they can do to optimize their own CX strategy in an online marketplace that is largely suffering from an influx of too much marketing and too much noise today, but they should build on it further by drawing from those existing experiences, rather than replicating them.
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