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Jun

12th

Top Tips for Multilingual Customer Support

Multilingual customer support is important. In today’s online World, your customers expect to be able to talk to your Customer Service Team- no matter where they are. In fact, according to a 2014 report from Common Sense Advisory, 74% of customers would be more likely to purchase from a company that offered post-sales support in […]

May

29th

Why you Should be Responding to Positive Reviews

Although it may sound obvious, many brands focus on the negative reviews and fail to follow-up on the positive ones. Both need to be responded to, but for different reasons… Negative reviews need to be responded to in order to repair a relationship with your customer and responding to positive reviews helps build upon an […]

May

17th

7 Things Friends Taught us about Customer Service

Ahh, everyone’s favourite group of friends… they taught us a lot: how to play poker, how to stand up to pushy parents, how to ‘safely’ manoeuvre furniture and, of course, what not to do when you’re “on a break”. In fact, the coffee house-dwellers even taught us a little about customer service. Did somebody say marathon?…   […]

Apr

13th

Customer Service Phrases to Avoid: Part Two

Every brand makes mistakes sometimes, leading to negative experiences for customers. Interactions can be tricky for the Customer Service Team when customers are feeling frustrated, but it’s the team’s job to turn this around. As a Customer Service Advisor/Assistant, what you really don’t want, is to be the cause of that frustration- or to escalate […]

Jan

18th

5 Ways to Improve First Contact Resolution

First Contact Resolution (FCR) is simple: the lower the amount of interactions your customer faces to get their query sorted, the better. Lower amounts of customer interactions equal lower costs for your brand and- most importantly- a fantastic experience for your customer. So, how can we improve that all-important First Contact Resolution?…   1.Ask the […]

Nov

7th

Measuring Customer Satisfaction: A Guide to NPS

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: these days the customer experience is a key driver for consumers when it comes to selecting brands to invest in- it’s not just about the pennies anymore. In fact, when surveyed, 55% of customers admitted they’d be prepared to pay more for a better customer experience […]

Oct

24th

Customer Service: 6 Things you May be Doing Wrong

The world of customer service is constantly moving and evolving, but there are standards and pillars of success that remain the same. Here are the 6 things you may be doing wrong. Are you guilty of any of these customer service blunders? If so, don’t panic, we’ll have you sorted in no time…   Hiring […]

Sep

28th

The 5 Social Media Customer Service Tips you Need to Know

In this ever-connected and vocal world, social media customer service is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity. Your competition have a social media presence, and why? Simply because that’s where their customers are; leaving reviews, opinions, praise, complaints etc. It’s standard to have a customer service presence on social media, but what sets your […]

Sep

14th

How to Talk to Frustrated Customers

Frustrated customers are frustrated for a reason, and it’s your job to help turn their negative experience in to a positive one.   As we move in to further economic uncertainty, we all feel the pinch. At times like these, customer service can make or break your brand: consumers want security and an open, honest […]

Aug

29th

What turns customer service in to ‘great customer service’?

This week, we came across a definition for Customer Service:    “The assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services.”   For a general jyst, this does the job. For the customer service world, though, we think this definition may be a little detached and- […]

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