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Learn how to adopt 10 easy-to-follow customer experience guidelines that integrate emerging technologies with effective strategies to combat disconnected processes, silo mentalities, and a lack of buyer perspective to keep up with the demands of the customer of the future. Amazon has led the change in customers’ expectations on how, when, and where they shop and make their purchasing decisions, while innovators like Netflix, Apple, Sephora, and Spotify have altered what we expect from the products we purchase. Technology has largely fueled these disruptions, and many traditional brick-and-mortar companies have gone bankrupt as the tried-and-true business models they built themselves around disappeared. Customers in the future will insist on experiences that make their lives significantly easier and better.
Based on her first book, the phrase “less is more” may be true about many things, but it’s not true when it comes to customer experience. Companies that want to stay relevant must apply more energy, focus, and resources to creating knock-your-socks-off customer experiences than they ever did before. The companies that embrace a “more is more” philosophy work harder and go further to ensure that their customers have a positive experience. Companies that understand the importance of a relationship―even one individual relationship―are willing to go to any length to ensure that they continue to nurture that relationship. They do this through customer-focused strategies and leadership, via operations, policies, and procedures that consider how the customer will fare in every scenario.