The last 25 years have seen the rise of contact centers, both within organizations and in the public mind. What is the state of the industry today at a time of rising customer expectations and the growth of artificial intelligence? Based on the latest Contact Babel research, here are 5 key priorities for CX and customer service today...
In an era dominated by social media and smartphones, it is easy to write email off as yesterday’s channel when it comes to customer service. However, this is far from the truth – rather than declining, email usage is actually increasing. How can brands deliver what customers want on the channel?
Despite the rise of new channels such as social media, email is still the number one digital channel for customer service, making up an average of 20.5% of incoming interactions to customer service teams. So how can organizations respond quickly, accurately and efficiently?
We’re now part way through National Customer Service Week (NCSW), which provides the industry in the US and UK with the chance to take stock, celebrate success and share best practice. However, as well as celebrating current successes, NCSW provides a chance to pause and to look forward - what will customer service be like in the future?
When it comes to service, customers today demand the highest standards from every organization that they deal with, in every industry and across every channel. Ensuring your company meets their expectations can appear daunting, particularly in highly competitive markets. Here are five key trends driving customer service strategy....
Everyone knows that we live in a multichannel world, but how is this impacting companies on the ground? New research by contact center analysts, Contact Babel, in the US and the UK highlights how consumer usage of channels is changing and the pressure it is putting on organizations.The study, which is based on surveys of contact center managers, suggests that:The volume of interactions for many
In an era where social media, self-service and chat are being increasingly used for customer service, it is easy for organisations to overlook email or to not provide the channel with sufficient resources. Yet new research from analysts Contact Babel in The 2015 UK Contact Centre Decision-Maker’s Guide emphasise its importance while evaluating cost and time taken to answer...
Customer service teams are currently faced with multiple challenges. Consumers are asking an increasing number of questions and are demanding faster service, across more and more channels. At the same time budgets for coping with this growing volume of interactions are often flat or even shrinking. So how can companies deliver faster service to more queries, while improving efficiency?
In an ever more competitive business world, the customer experience that companies offer can be a key differentiator in winning and retaining consumer loyalty. But how can you quantify this in financial terms?