knowledge management

The widening UK customer experience gap

Published on: September 30, 2015
Author: Derek Lewis

In previous decades an organization’s brand was something it controlled, with how it was perceived in the market driven by expensive advertising and marketing campaigns. The rise of social media and increasingly demanding customers has changed all of this. In highly competitive markets brand reputation and values are built on the experience that consumers receive and share on social media.

The evolution of contact center performance

Published on: September 28, 2015
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

In the past contact centers were often viewed as a cost center, meaning that the primary goal of companies was to run them as efficiently as possible while still responding to customers competently. As companies are becoming more customer-centric, this is approach is changing. Now businesses realize that they need to use the customer experience as a differentiating factor if they want...

Moving from phone to email – the lessons for US customer service

Published on: August 07, 2015
Author: Olivier Njamfa - CEO & Co-Founder

Between different countries and demographic groups there is an enormous variation in which channels consumers prefer to use to contact organizations, particularly for customer service. In this multichannel world, companies need to offer all relevant channels, but also have to understand which best fits their requirements of their key demographic groups, so they ensure they deliver superior service...

The 3 capabilities needed to empower customer service employees

Published on: July 08, 2015
Author: Anne-Merete Jensen - Senior Business Consultant

Employees are at the frontline of delivering the right experience to customers. No matter how strong your processes are, customer service comes down to the people who provide it. Staff who fail to show empathy or, even worse, are rude or sound bored risk damaging your brand and hitting customer loyalty. In comparison, agents who go the extra mile, being helpful...

How can APAC retailers cope with customer complaints?

Published on: June 10, 2015
Author: Vincent Giraud - Business Development Manager

A research in 2014 from the Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore (CSISG) has found that retail is the most complained-about sector in the country. According to the Index, consumer satisfaction with the overall retail sector declined significantly, dropping by 3.5%

5 ways of improving your customer service knowledge base

Published on: June 03, 2015
Author: Steve Nattress

Fast access to the right information, in the right form, is an essential part of delivering excellent customer service. Whether it is through self-service systems on the web, or providing agents on the phone, email, social media or chat channels with consistent and accurate information, knowledge is the cornerstone of a successful customer experience.A company’s knowledge base...

How can retailers cope with customer complaints?

Published on: May 07, 2015
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

New research from Ombudsman Services has found that retail is the most complained-about sector in the UK. According to the organization’s Consumer Action Monitor there were 18.5 million complaints to retailers in 2014, 28% of the UK’s total, split evenly between online and in-store transactions. Retail was far ahead of telecoms (15%) and energy (11%), when it came to attracting co...

5 ways of spring cleaning your customer service

Published on: April 01, 2015
Author: Anne-Merete Jensen - Senior Business Consultant

Now that the clocks have gone forward, the weather is improving and the Easter break is nearly upon us, many people are setting to work on de-cluttering their houses and sprucing up their gardens. For those of us working in customer service, it is a good time to apply the same spring clean mentality to our contact centers, blowing away the cobwebs and ensuring that everything is performing smoothl...

3 ways of successfully making customer service everyone’s job

Published on: March 25, 2015
Author: Eptica

In today’s ultra-competitive markets, successful businesses understand that customer service is everyone’s job. Whether you are the CEO, staff the contact center, are a delivery driver or work in a store, you contribute to how consumers view your company. Brand reputation can be destroyed by factors as diverse as a security breach, poor public relations or even an ill-judged tweet by a...

UK government embraces multichannel

Published on: March 11, 2015
Author: Lloyd Buxton - Business Development

Customer service is critical for organisations across every industry. Consumers are now demanding the same high levels of service, whatever type of company they are dealing with. This means that they expect a utility or bank to provide a similar experience to a retailer – and are not shy at complaining if they don’t receive the service they want.This equally applies to the public secto...

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