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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

21st

4 Major Reasons to Offer Live Chat to your Customers

Live chat can be a vital method of customer support in the vast world of online shopping. No matter how user-friendly you aim to make your customers’ online shopping experience, difficulties can still arise. In a survey by LivePerson, 83% of consumers admitted to needing support to complete a purchase. As a brand, it’s your job […]

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 […]

Oct

10th

How to Hire the Right Customer Service Employees

Your customers are important. In a world of social media and review sites, customer service and experience is a huge deciding factor for consumers choosing brands to trust. So, what are the things you need to ask to be sure you’re hiring the right people to look after your customers? …   1. Why? The […]

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 […]

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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