Social media has empowered consumers to seize control of the customer service experience. This is forcing companies to offer new ways of responding to queries about their products and services. Today’s online shoppers have many options for interacting with customer care agents. Such as through a company’s website, instant chat app or Facebook, Twitter and
With more than five decades as a formalized industry, call center outsourcing has evolved through a number of iterations. Although call centers have abandoned many outdated practices, such as call scripting and single-channel communication, there are many misconceptions that still persist about the industry. Here are four mythbusters that will make you reconsider everything you
Global competition in the marketplace has put power in the hands of consumers. Consumers who are increasingly demanding quality interactions with their preferred brands. A whopping 88 percent of customers told Harris Interactive that a company’s ability to exceed their service expectations is more important than its innovative products or price points. Reliable customer experiences
Advancements in technology have revolutionized how companies interact with customers. Several cutting-edge tools are now being integrated into the contact center environment to improve workflows and increase agent productivity, allowing them to raise the bar on what excellent customer experiences look like. The strategic use of this technology is also putting businesses far ahead
Passion Drives Outcomes that Serve Clients, Help Customers, and Produce Excellence Quick question: what word resonates with you more, passionate or dispassionate? Even without knowing the context, you surely picked passionate. After all who wants dispassionate, which means aloof, detached, and cold? Passion fires our emotions, stirs our senses, and sparks our interest. Dispassion does
It doesn’t take much effort to be nice, but offering kindness can make a huge difference for everyone People who work in contact centers enjoy the work. They receive satisfaction from helping callers, and they like serving their clients with excellence. However, not every day is perfect. Some days have their share of stress.
For many retail companies and other businesses, the fourth quarter is the most stressful time of year. During this hectic time, many customers are unsatisfied with their purchases. This causes an increase in calls made to customer support to resolve their issues. Despite their best efforts, some companies simply do not have enough staff to
*This is the second in a series about Ansafone’s core values – for more information on our core values, click here* Agents who work in a positive environment that has a family spirit provide the best customer service A contact center is only as good as its agents, and agents seldom exceed their work environment.
Make sure your contact center has a viable backup plan so that your business functions are not at risk