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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- […]

Aug

15th

How to Say Sorry to Your Customers (and mean it)

We’ve all been there: we’re stuck without our delivery/ the tickets for that special event haven’t arrived/ our takeaway is well past its delivery time/ the fridge is on the blink. These things always seem to happen at exactly the wrong time and through no fault of our own… So, what’s the first thing we […]

Aug

3rd

The Top 5 Customer Service Skills Every Employee Needs

Whether you work in customer contact or not, every employee needs customer service skills. For those in a more traditional customer service role, interactions with your customers may be face-to-face. For employees in other roles, ‘customers’ may be colleagues; or perhaps the Board and the overall business (success of the organisation). Either way, you’ll find […]

Jul

18th

Top 5 Phone Tips for Great Customer Service

Talking over the phone is a real skill. Without speaking to an individual face-to-face, it’s easy for your message to become lost in translation. Facial expressions and gestures aid this communication, but if you’re not face-to-face with your customer, what kind of things can you do to ensure that you’re giving the right impression? Here are […]

Jul

4th

What the Game of Thrones Houses taught us about Customer Service

With the new season just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at what the Game of Thrones Houses taught us about Customer Service…   1. Lannister   The Words: “A Lannister always pays his debts” Arguably the key to the Lannister’s success… although we’ll stick with just the positive, non-ominous stuff. The […]

May

17th

How to Prevent your Customers from Breaking-up with you

Loyal customers are the back-bone of every business. Sure, bringing in new customers is important, but by retaining customers you can expect a lot…. With a 5% increase in customer retention, comes a potential increase in profitability of up to 75% (Bain & Co.). So, how do you prevent your customers from breaking up with […]

May

4th

Top-Notch Customer Service: How does it help your business?

Customer service requirements are unique to every business. For some companies, the goal may simply be to provide enough Customer Service Advisors to meet the high-demand and frequency of customer interactions- and if that’s what your business requires, then that’s OK! But, in an age of social media, there are also a number of reasons […]

Apr

27th

A Day in the Life of… A Customer Service Advisor

Ever wondered what The Contact Company’s Customer Service Advisors get up to on a daily basis? …   08:00– Wake up and roll out of bed! Today’s shift is 10:00-19:00, so I’ve got plenty of time to get ready. 09:10– Leave the house to catch the bus. I catch-up with friends in the group chat […]

Apr

20th

Customer Service: What Your Customers Really Want

A great customer experience is the key to great customer service. There are a few, simple things you can do to immediately improve the level of satisfaction your customer experiences. So, what do your customers really want?   To be Listened to One of the most important roles of the Customer Service Team is to […]

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