Omnichannel. Multichannel. Cross channel. What is the difference and which is more effective at engaging and delighting your customers? Here, BARE International shares an article by  for Forbes on What Does Real Omnichannel Service Look Like?

‘Omnichannel emerged as a term for B2C retailers, describing the ability for customers to have a consistent experience over traditional channels and new, information-rich digital channels. In the world of CX, it has come to mean that customers can move from channel of engagement to channel of engagement while always progressing along the customer journey. That means seamless journey continuity, from first touch to checkout, support, returns, and beyond.

There is a hierarchy of customer communication, and they mean different things for customers and agents…

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Thanks to technology (define ‘Instagram-worthy’?), we see exponential change in what defines an ‘experience’ when you’re shopping. Here, BARE International shares an article by Harley Finkelstein for Forbes on 5 Trends That Change The Way Your Customer Shop

‘A few weeks ago, my wife pulled me into a big name department store to look for an engagement gift for a friend. I rarely set foot in department stores anymore and I thought the experience might be nostalgic, even fun. Within seconds I was full of regret. Trying to navigate floors and floors of haphazardly organized, uncurated stock in search of a specific product wasn’t just frustrating, it was defeating—second only to the difficulty in trying to flag down an actual salesperson to help us out.

There’s no excuse for a shopping experience like that any longer.’

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As we come upon a long weekend in the United States that is often synonymous with barbeques and retail sales, we at BARE remember and celebrate the service men and women who fought and continue to serve for our country. Our deepest gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen heroes. BARE International shares an article and infographic from John S Kiernan of WalletHub on 2018 Memorial Day Facts.

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You may have heard the term Customer Technology being thrown around lately, and how it is changing the face of customer experience. Here, BARE International shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes on What Is Customer Experience Technology?

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Businesses all over the world can do better at engaging employees at work. How can you establish a work environment that offers more than just a paycheck — the kind of place where every employee is motivated to give their best?

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As we mentioned in a previous blog post on healthcare, it may be hard for some people to think of patients as customers, but they definitely are. Providing great customer service at your medical practice boosts revenue and patient satisfaction. Read more

It’s the luckiest weekend of the year! St. Patrick’s Day is enjoyed by millions across the globe tomorrow. Including us here at BARE International!

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Employees who are engaged significantly lower the risk of turnover for the company. As engaged employees are more invested in the success of the company they also become more loyal. That hasn’t stopped the topic being any less confusing. But engagement doesn’t have to be a mystery. Read more

BARE International shares an article by The Disney Institute’s Bruce Jones for Business Insider –  3 principles Disney uses to keep its customers happy.

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Harvard Business Review found that companies who successfully implement a customer experience strategy achieve higher customer satisfaction rates, reduced customer churn and increased revenues. Furthermore, research by American Express found that 60% of customers are willing to pay more for a better experience. Read more