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How Digital Platforms Can Revolutionise Your Customer Service

How Digital Platforms Can Revolutionise Your Customer Service

In today’s rapidly evolving marketplace, exceptional customer service is a crucial differentiator for businesses across all sectors.

My partner and daughter are prolific online consumers. My partner is Generation X and my daughter is Generation Z and I have experienced first-hand their frustration at poor customer service, which has increased in recent years.

Let’s explore how they might differ in their expectations:

Gen X (Born roughly between 1965-1980)

  • Tech Savvy, But Not Digital Natives: Gen X witnessed the rise of technology but didn’t grow up with it like later generations. They’re comfortable using digital tools but may prefer phone or email for complex issues.
  • Self-Reliant: Raised during a time of economic uncertainty, Gen X values self-reliance. They might appreciate a robust online knowledge base for troubleshooting before reaching out to customer service.
  • Value Efficiency: Time-conscious and practical, Gen X prioritises quick resolutions. They’ll appreciate clear communication and efficient solutions when contacting customer service.

Gen Z (Born roughly between 1995-2009)

  • Digital Natives: Gen Z has grown up entirely within the digital age. They’re comfortable using a variety of digital channels for communication and expect a seamless online experience.
  • Social Media Savvy: Social media is a natural communication platform for Gen Z. They might reach out to brands for customer service via social media and expect prompt responses.
  • Prioritise Personalisation: Gen Z values personalisation and authenticity. They might respond better to customer service interactions that acknowledge their individual needs and preferences.

By understanding these and other generational nuances, you can tailor your digital customer service strategy by creating an experience that embraces digital tools while offering flexibility in communication methods.

Recent findings from Cavell’sVoice of the Consumer Report – UK 2024“, provide a wealth of insights into current trends and consumer expectations, illustrating the importance of integrating digital platforms into customer service strategies.

How Digital Platforms Can Revolutionise Your Customer Service - Perception of Customer Service Over the Past 3 Years

The Current State of Customer Service

Despite the advances in technology, less than a quarter of consumers believe that customer service has improved over the past three years.

This sentiment is especially pronounced among older generations, who perceive a decline in service quality, possibly due to the increasing complexity of products and the multitude of communication channels now in play​​.

Interestingly, a substantial 45% of respondents admitted to avoiding customer service interactions altogether, suggesting a significant trust gap and pointing towards the necessity for businesses to simplify and enhance customer engagement processes​​.

How Digital Platforms Can Revolutionise Your Customer Service - Percentage of Respondents Avoiding Customer Service

Digital Platforms: A Lever for Enhancement

Digital platforms offer a unique opportunity to bridge these gaps. Leveraging technology can streamline interactions, personalise customer experiences, and provide timely, effective resolutions.

For instance, integrating AI-driven chatbots can handle routine inquiries instantaneously, freeing up human agents to tackle more complex issues, thereby improving efficiency and customer satisfaction.

The Case for Premium Customer Services

The Cavell report also highlights a growing interest among consumers in premium customer service options, with over a third of respondents willing to pay for enhanced service features such as prioritised responses and personalised support​​.

The report reveals that 28% of consumers would consider such add-ons depending on the cost, and 6% would be prepared to pay regardless of the price, showcasing that for some, superior customer service is priceless.

This trend underscores an opportunity for businesses to differentiate themselves by offering tiered customer service levels, catering to a diverse customer base and enhancing perceived value.

How Digital Platforms Can Revolutionise Your Customer Service - Interest in Premium Customer Service Add-ons

How We Can Help: Your Digital Partner in Customer Service Excellence

At 127 Media, we understand the power of digital customer service. We offer a comprehensive suite of services designed to help your business elevate its customer service game:

  • Omnichannel Strategy Development: We can work with you to develop a robust omnichannel customer support strategy that integrates seamlessly with your existing systems.
  • Social Media Management: We can help you establish a strong social media presence, enabling you to connect with customers directly and address their concerns promptly.
  • Chatbot Development: We can design and develop custom chatbots that can handle basic inquiries, troubleshoot issues, and provide 24/7 support, freeing up your human agents for more complex tasks.
  • Content Creation for Knowledge Base: We can develop clear, concise, and informative content for your online knowledge base, empowering customers to find answers independently.
  • Customer Journey Mapping and Analytics: We can help you map your customer journey and identify areas for improvement. Utilising data analytics, we can track key metrics and measure the effectiveness of your customer service efforts.


The integration of digital platforms in customer service is not just an option but a necessity in the modern business landscape. As indicated by the “Voice of the Consumer Report – UK 2024,” there is a critical need for businesses to adapt to the evolving demands of consumers, who expect not only faster and more efficient service but also a more personalised experience.

As a digital agency committed to excellence, we are here to guide you through every step of this transformation, ensuring that your customer service capabilities are not only restored but also enhanced for the digital age.

Our strategies are informed by the latest market research and trends, and our bespoke solutions are designed to meet the unique needs of your business.

By embracing digital innovations, we can help you not only meet but exceed customer expectations, securing your place at the forefront of your industry.

If you’d like help with your digital customer service strategy, please get in touch, we’d love to help. 01704 332127info@127media.com

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How Digital Platforms Can Revolutionise Your Customer Service