Are insurers embracing social customer service?

Published on: November 14, 2016
Author: Chris Eideh - North American Sales Executive

Providing customer service through social media has multiple advantages for both consumers and companies. Customers want the convenience and simplicity of being able to contact companies through Twitter and Facebook, without needing to call or email a business. Done well, social customer service also benefits brands.

Turning service into sales with chat

Published on: October 28, 2016
Author: Angus Prentice - Senior Sales Manager

Good customer service leads to happier, more loyal customers who stay with you longer, spend more and are more likely to recommend your business to family and friends. However, it can be difficult to measure the exact impact of individual customer service interactions on these metrics, leading to the contact center being seen as a cost, rather than a department that boosts the bottom line.

Falling through the gaps – email and the insurance industry

Published on: October 19, 2016
Author: Chris Eideh - North American Sales Executive

Earlier this month, we published the 2016 Eptica Insurance Multichannel Customer Experience Study, which evaluated how insurers in the US, across ten sectors are meeting the challenge of new digital channels for customer service. To do this, we researched their ability to answer routine questions on five digital channels....

Is it really time for your company to embrace chatbots?

Published on: October 12, 2016
Author: Olivier Njamfa - CEO & Co-Founder

One of the most talked about current trends in customer experience is the rise of chatbots, with many companies investigating using them to interact with customers on messaging apps. Is it really time for your company to embrace them?

Why email is more important than ever for customer service

Published on: August 19, 2016
Author: Neil Cox - Account Manager

While it is widely considered a mature channel, email is becoming more, not less important when it comes to customer service. Consumers value its ease of use and full audit trail, while the rise of mobile makes it even faster and simpler to contact companies using email. Expectations are high – customers demand fast, high quality responses that answer their questions. This puts a strain on...

Delivering the benefits of knowledge management in customer service

Published on: August 12, 2016
Author: Dharmesh Ghedia

Over the past month I’ve focused on the importance of knowledge management within customer service, looking at the challenges that need to be overcome, and the skills that a knowledge manager needs to succeed.In this post I’m going to look at the end result – the benefits that leading organizations have achieved by centralizing knowledge and making it available to their agents...

Bringing light to digital customer service

Published on: August 10, 2016
Author: Steve Nattress

Imagine having a conversation in a pitch black room. You can’t see the person you are talking to and their tone of voice shows no emotion at all. You can’t tell if they are happy, angry or sad, or even why they are talking to you. You might as well be talking to a robot. Building empathy – or even understanding them clearly – is almost impossible.Sound far-fetched? For most...

7 ways to harness chat for improved customer service

Published on: August 05, 2016
Author: Gokcen Onur - Technical Project Manager

Chat is amongst the fastest growing channels for customer service. This is because it delivers major benefits to both consumers and companies. Consumers love its ease of use and ability it gives them to hold real-time conversations with brands, and therefore get faster responses to their queries. Companies like the fact that is more efficient than the telephone, as agents can simultaneously chat

The importance of the Knowledge Manager to customer service success

Published on: July 29, 2016
Author: Dharmesh Ghedia

In my previous blog I outlined how important knowledge is to successfully deliver customer service and how to overcome the challenges of creating a centralized, multichannel knowledge base.Ensuring that knowledge powers your customer service isn’t just about technology – and certainly doesn’t stop when your knowledge base goes live. You need to make knowledge a strategic priority

6 ways to transform social customer service

Published on: July 22, 2016
Author: Neil Cox - Account Manager

Social media has fundamentally changed the relationship between customers and brands, providing consumers with a mouthpiece to share their feedback with people across the world. The openness and simplicity of social media is therefore both a challenge and an opportunity for companies. Get it right and provide the personalized, fast response that consumers demand and you will boost engagement...

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