The phrase Customer Experience (CX) didn’t become en vogue until 2008 when it surpassed Customer Satisfaction as the primary customer-focused keyword.
Rather than just satisfaction, customer experience refers to the whole ecosystem of the customer journey. From the first experience, customers have with your website, to the last time they pay you—it’s all encompassed under the large umbrella of experience.
Similarly, instead of just focusing on the customer’s interactions with support, CX covers how they interact with marketing, sales, and any other customer-facing aspects of your company. It’s much more holistic than customer satisfaction, which just gauges how happy a customer feels with a product or service.