Over the past six months, you may have noticed a little blue Messenger widget appearing on brands websites. From Volaris Airlines to Argos, brands are leaning into the power of Messenger Customer Chat as customer care channel.
In last weeks blog we discovered that, compared to two years ago, people are more likely to get in touch with customer care teams through private Social Messaging channels, such as Facebook Messenger and Twitter DM, than public ones. We continued our...
Last year, the customer service industry was rife with talk of chatbots and AI. Whilst these developments further the ability for brands to offer efficiency at scale, channel adoption is still a key driver to digital care success. This year, brands should be taming both technologies and platform expansion, organizing their digital support around tentpole platforms like Facebook Messenger.
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Simpliflying recently found that 43% of airlines cite delivering customer service via social media as their top priority for 2018. Not surprising when considering last year we saw a host of high profile airline service mishaps, with social amplifying the impact (United Airlines' for one was right at the epicenter of some very negative social PR).
United Airlines' failure to go the extra mile for a customer is one example of how not responding to a major complaint in today's digitally focused age can spiral out of control publicly. The epic fallout from high profile service instances like this, demonstrating a lack of adequate customer support, means that now more than ever service provided by airlines is under intense scrutiny. Airlines are constantly under pressure to not only meet but fly above their customer’ expectations.
The new competitive advantage for airlines is delivering humanity in service, at all customer touch points. This means arming frontline staff, breaking down internal silos and allowing social to inform business decisions. Airlines that are attempting to capture, understand and win the travelers of 2018 are faced first with the prospect of having to initiate a personalized experience. You can’t just cruise on autopilot when it comes to servicing digital passengers. With air travel often embedded in very emotional life moments, exemplary customer care is the ticket to customer loyalty.
The Conversocial Airline Benchmark Report aims to help airlines in their journey to become a paradigm of effortless, in-the-moment digital customer service providers, at scale, as well as showcase the leaders and laggers in airline customer service over Twitter.
For the travel industry, from airline to trainline, social is becoming one of the most important service pathways, as when successfully managed it allows a service agent to connect with the customer conveniently and in-the-moment. The marketing agency, Rational found that 67% of travelers have used social as a customer service channel and a further 53% expect a response within an hour. The travel industry is fast-moving therefore the need for speed, when it comes to providing customer service, should be priority for any travel company. After all, the entire travel industry is based upon customer experience, right?