Facilitating the Lifetime Customer Conversation

Facilitating the Lifetime Customer Conversation

It’s time to bring sales and support back together. Back to the 1:1 relationships we had before mass marketing and the internet. That’s the premise I set in Part 1 of this two-part series. But what I’ve found is that getting people on board with this concept isn’t the problem. You’re probably already spending time […]

The Psychology of Upselling

The Psychology of Upselling

Everyone has a horror story where they had to call customer support to solve a problem only to receive an untimely sales pitch. How can you upsell successfully and create a more loyal, profitable customer base? Don’t just focus on making another sale. Focus on lifetime customer conversations that naturally deliver more value over time.

Rethinking the Pursuit of Customer Conversation Automation

Rethinking the Pursuit of Customer Conversation Automation

Chatbots, machine learning, and artificial intelligence all make it easier to take a more hands-off approach to customer conversations. But is that really the best idea? If you’re trying to automate engagement because you think that’s what consumers want, it’s time to take a closer look at the state of customer conversations.

Why Sales and Support Were Never Meant to be Divided

Why Sales and Support Were Never Meant to be Divided

The separation of sales and support was the imperfect organizational answer to balancing internet availability and 1:1 service. No matter what industry you’re in, the gap between sales and support forces you to grow your business in ways that don’t align with consumer expectations. Now we have to bring customer conversations back together.

Beyond Messaging—Building the Lifetime Customer Conversation

Beyond Messaging—Building the Lifetime Customer Conversation

Omnichannel appears to be the perfect response to mobile-first consumers. However, omnichannel doesn’t overcome the roadblock to more conversational business—traditional organizational siloes. Rather than viewing mobile messaging or other omnichannel tools as an endgame, it’s time to look at the bigger picture and organize your business around the lifetime customer conversation.

Marketplace apps need native communications

The Web 1.0 model of Craigslist is giving way to focused mobile marketplaces that allow for a richer interaction between participants. Communication in marketplace apps creates trust: the more contextual and clear the communication in the app, the more trust is established. See why native communication is key to mobile marketplaces.