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How customers prioritize their bills
Sarah Baker | June 24, 2020
Your customers want to pay their utility bills on time and in full. But due to COVID-19, some of your customers have needed to prioritize certain household bills over others. In the 2020 E Source COVID-19 Residential Survey, we asked customers how and why they prioritize their household bills.
Energy in the Context of Low-Income Customers' Lives: Insights from E Design 2020 Ethnographic Research
Adam Maxwell | November 21, 2019
Low-income customers have a lot on their plate, and they're not thinking about (and often don't know about) the energy-related services utilities can offer them. Through this web conference, you'll encounter video and audio clips of low-income customers talking about their energy challenges.
What Emerging Payment Options Should Utilities Be Offering?
Lisa Schulte | June 12, 2019
You have the opportunity to add emerging payment methods to your current offerings and to create a better customer experience. Learn more about six emerging payment methods, including text to pay, split payment, and cryptocurrency.
How to Make the Billing and Payment Experience a Positive Customer Touchpoint
Melanie Wemple | March 28, 2019
When designing a better billing and payment experience, whether it's for residential or business customers, it's critical to look at each interaction from the customer's point of view.
How Are Utilities Using Alexa Skills to Connect with Customers?
As virtual voice assistant devices such as Amazon's Alexa become more common, several leading utilities have created skills that allow customers to check their account balance, pay their bill, or get energy-efficiency tips. Learn how you can use voice-controlled technologies to help your customers.
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From Bill to Payment: Improving the Customer Experience
Melanie Wemple | April 2, 2019
For many customers, billing and payment interactions define the customer experience; it can be the only communication a customer has with their utility. Join us for a one-hour web conference to learn how two utilities are redesigning their billing and payment experiences with the help of E Source.
Should Utilities Accept Cryptocurrency for Customer Bill Payment?
Bryan Jungers | October 2, 2018
To help you decide whether to start accepting utility bill payments via cryptocurrency, we examine the demand for this payment method among utility customers and the possible impacts of blockchain and cryptocurrencies on the energy industry.
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Utility websites are becoming more user-friendly, mobile-optimized according to a 2017 E Source study
Kym Wootton | August 1, 2017
This press release announces the top-ranked websites in the E Source Review of North American Electric and Gas Company Residential Websites: 2017.
Who’s your target paperless billing audience?
Keenan Samuelson, Cory Coggins | December 7, 2017
There are plenty of untapped customers who would be open to paperless billing, but how do you find the holdouts and more strategically target them to increase enrollments? Check out this infographic to learn more about the customers you're not targeting.
How to improve your utility customers’ website experience
Haley Kaiser, Rachel Cooper | November 18, 2015
How are utility websites keeping up with customer expectations? What attributes are most important to customers and what are best practices when designing a website? This graphical ebook based on 2015 results from our review of North American residential utility websites answers these questions.