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A Better Platform to Enhance the Customer Experience

Posted by Mathias O., CIO on May 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

How Websites Built to Enhance the Customer Experience Lead to Business Success

The rapid growth of internet usage and reliance has permanently changed the landscape and outline of business success. As of 2016, there were approximately 3.5 billion internet users worldwide, increasing from 2.21 billion in 2015. Go back a little further and you’ll see further evidence of the incredible uprising of internet technology, with numbers steadily growing from an even million in 2005 to over two million in 2010 — and continuing to rise up into the billions of users connected today.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Providing a Great Customer Experience

Self-Service & The Customer Experience

Posted by Rob S. on Mar 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A Three-Way Win

Many years ago, a sound byte circulated of a frustrated customer who phoned in to a call center for help restoring his crashed computer. As the call progressed and the customer's meltdown proceeded, he became more deranged and incoherent, describing his predicament in apocalyptic imagery.

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Topics: Approach to Customer Service, Customer Experience, Providing a Great Customer Experience

A Customer’s Perspective

Posted by Linda D. on Mar 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Why The Customer Experience Matters

I’m sure you’ve been there. Frustrated and confused. Slightly agitated at the customer service representative on the other line, but keeping calm because you know it’s not their fault. This isn’t the first time you’re calling into customer service — for the same problem — but the representative on the other line has no clue about your issue.

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Topics: Approach to Customer Service, better customer service, Contact Center Customer Experience, Customer Experience, Providing a Great Customer Experience, Providing Great Customer Service

How Long Hold Times Affect Your Customers' Experience

Posted by Rob S. on Mar 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There's one key thing many people have come to expect when dealing with call center customer service: long hold times — especially around peak times of day. Call center managers have the difficult task of maintaining a delicate balance: you don't want to have too many people on staff because you'll end up paying them to simply sit there during low-volume hours; but at the same time, you don't want customers stuck with long hold times during high-volume hours. Learning how long hold times affect the customer experience can help you make better decisions for your team.

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Topics: Approach to Customer Service, better customer service, Call Center Customer Service, Contact Center Customer Experience, Contact Center Customer Service, Customer Experience, Providing a Great Customer Experience, Providing Great Customer Service, Customer support Phone Experience

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