Why you must map your channel strategy to your customer demographics

Published on: March 26, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Customer expectations are continually rising – particularly when it comes to the service they receive from businesses and the channels they use. We looked at the impact of demographics on customer service channel choice…

Customer Service in 2020: Reflect, Refocus, Reignite

Published on: March 11, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

The recent Institute of Customer Service Conference provided the perfect opportunity to bring the industry together to share best practice, highlight strengths and look to the future. The event’s theme “Reflect, Refocus, Reignite” perfectly summed up what companies and organisations really need to do during these challenging times, as our report explains....

Keep Your Customers Amazed

Published on: March 04, 2020
Author: Guest author: Shep Hyken

In our latest guest post, noted customer service expert Shep Hyken explains the importance of amazement to keeping your customers happy and loyal. The good news is that delivering amazement doesn’t require over the top customer experience, but instead relies on consistency and predictably good service...

Why you need to give consumers channel choice to drive engagement

Published on: February 28, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

The number of channels available to consumers has skyrocketed with the telephone, email and the web joined by the likes of chat and social media. But which channels do consumers want to use – and what are their expectations in terms of speed? Our latest research gives more insight into channel choice…

The impact of worsening UK customer satisfaction

Published on: February 05, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Customer satisfaction in the UK is getting worse, according to the latest Institute of Customer Service’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI). Why are brands slipping back and what do they need to put in place to meet rising customer expectations?

4 ways to differentiate with superior email customer service

Published on: January 15, 2020
Author: Steve Nattress

In a multichannel world neglecting email for customer service risks both satisfaction and revenues. How can brands therefore successfully cope with the rising volume of email queries? We outline 4 ways to empower agents to differentiate your service.

4 Christmas customer service lessons from Santa

Published on: December 18, 2019
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Christmas is nearly upon us and children all around the world are eagerly awaiting the sound of sleigh bells and the arrival of Father Christmas with his sacks of presents. What can hard-working customer service teams learn from Santa Claus this festive season?

Taking stock of customer service in 2019

Published on: December 11, 2019
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

As the end of the year approaches, now is the perfect time to evaluate how the customer service sector has performed in 2019. And what better way of doing this than exploring the 2019-20 Contact Babel UK Contact Centre Decision-Makers’ Guide, sponsored by Enghouse Interactive. Here are 5 key trends that the guide highlights…

With customers becoming more demanding, can self-service really help?

Published on: November 27, 2019
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

Customer service is continually increasing in both complexity and the volume of interactions. Gartner estimates that 61% of customer journeys require a mix of live agent and self-service to complete – here are 4 ways to maximize self-service while preserving choice...

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