The term ‘customer experience’ has become increasingly popular in 2017, and its popularity comes as no surprise. Companies which implement a sound customer experience strategy achieve better customer satisfaction and, in turn, are able to retain existing customers and entice new ones. According to research done by Podium, 68% of consumers are willing to pay more for a better experience. More companies are taking note of this fact, and are investing heavily into creating an effective customer experience strategy. With this is in mind, we outline a few essentials you need to remember to create an effective customer experience strategy.