Guest post from Uniphore
There is a major shift in customer sentiment since COVID-19: they want more human interaction and are more likely to leave brands based on a bad experience.
Full results are chatbots, but among the highlights:
People still hate calling helplines:
one third of callers (28%) are left on hold for long wait times (sometimes
over 2 hours!)
said they have hung up on a call when waiting to speak with a live person
third of respondents would prefer to deep clean the bathroom than be put
The issue is that they’re more important now than ever.
than 60% said they were given different or conflicting information from
the news, leaving more questions than answers
5% of respondents tried to reach out to a company via chatbot, and 9% have
written an email, reinforcing the notion that in these trying times,
humans still want to connect with humans via voice technology
Contact center employees are among the essential frontline workers, providing necessary information to all. But they’re clearly overwhelmed, proving that voice AI software is more essential now than ever before.
those who were put on hold with a company after calling about coronavirus,
almost 40% said they were annoyed or frustrated.
than 43% of respondents were not able to speak with a healthcare
representative after calling a helpline
of respondents noted they did not even receive helpful healthcare
information when finally able to contact a healthcare call center
For all brands – whether you’re a healthcare provider, insurance company, retailer, or hospitality company – excellent customer service is still vital to a brand’s identity.
said they would stop patronizing companies they had a bad customer
Click on the link below for an infographic of global survey results on this topic and how this shift is impacting industries like healthcare, financial services, travel and retail: