Build a great customer experience strategy

June 7, 2017

Building a top-notch customer experience strategy requires the ability to not only recognize the need for change but to embrace it

Get motivated with customer service quotes

June 6, 2017

We collected some customer service quotes to look to when the going gets tough

Keeping your word: the support SLA

June 5, 2017

A support SLA boils down to ensuring a baseline level of quality for your customers. So how do you choose, support, measure, and improve your SLAs?

Customer success for the win-win

June 5, 2017

Your customers live busy lives, so you have to enable your customer success team to make the process of learning to use your product as streamlined as possible

3 Results of bad customer service

June 2, 2017

Here’s a list of what providing bad customer service can do for your company

The benefits of proactive chat

June 2, 2017

The name of the customer service game these days is knowing what your customers need before they ask, making proactive chat an essential tool

Support falls flat without customer engagement

June 2, 2017

Developing a customer engagement model goes far beyond pricing and offering a quality product or service—it’s about creating an emotional connection with customers

For FabFitFun, subscriber growth means scaling up customer service

June 1, 2017

With hundreds of thousands of members and nearly 100 employees, FabFitFun’s email, phone, live chat, and social channels have to keep up with the company’s rapid growth

Multichannel customer service, made-to-order

June 1, 2017

“People remember how you make them feel,” said restaurateur Danny Meyer at a retail trade show earlier this year. Your product has to be great—but so, too, does your hospitality

First contact resolution: beacon of good support?

May 30, 2017

First Contact Resolution is a metric that, when used judiciously, can help drive improvements in customer experience. But it’s not without its pitfalls

6 Reasons why every call center should use an integrated ticketing system

May 30, 2017

Despite major improvements in other realms of customer service, many companies are using outdated technology and methods for providing customer service over the phone

Customer service terms everyone should know

May 29, 2017

To “translate” the language of the business, we’ve put together a glossary of customer service terms commonly encountered in a support organization

Taking the long view: agent life cycle

May 29, 2017

No matter the type of business, customer service agents are very often the first people customers and prospects speak with

Let’s get serious about improving the customer experience

May 26, 2017

Companies know how imperative it is to better understand how their customers interact with their brand so they can provide a better customer experience

Increase conversions with chat

May 26, 2017

While adding a live chat channel can increase website conversion rates by 29 percent, you can further optimize your chat channel and increase conversion rates with chat conversion tracking. Conversion tracking enables you to see how many of your 600 conversions were influenced by a chat and even which agent was involved

You don’t always need call center scripts

May 25, 2017

Customer service reps are less engaged in their work when they use call center scripts that don’t have the flexibility they need to interact with customers

Setup your agents and end-users for success with Chat

May 25, 2017

You’ve made the important step of deciding to implement a new Chat channel, but now what? There are many things to take into consideration, from where you place the Chat panel to how you’ll staff your Chat agents

Create an effortless experience for customers

May 23, 2017

Providing an effortless experience for customers might seem easier than ever—after all, customers enjoy a wealth of service channels that previous generations could only dream of. But with myriad options comes complexity

How customer-centric is your organization?

May 23, 2017

When companies succeed at putting customers first, customers are more likely to advocate for and stay with a company longer. A customer-centric company’s good reputation is likely to bring in new shoppers because consumers are more willing to purchase from a company they believe will treat them well and personalize their experiences

Improve the agent experience for happier customers

May 22, 2017

In contrast to the big picture challenges of hiring and training agents, agent experience includes everything from resolving support queries to writing knowledge-base articles to improving operational efficiencies

Ticket deflection: the currency of self-service

May 22, 2017

New tech and tools are making self-service a better option for customers and businesses. It’s easier than ever to vastly improve ticket deflection

Creating a customer service definition

May 22, 2017

Arriving at a customer service definition that everyone can agree on can be tough, but taking a step back to define its key elements is a useful exercise

Work smarter: live chat best practices

May 17, 2017

As with any communication channel, there’s a right way and a less effective way to offer live chat to your customers

When the benefits of switching software outweigh the costs

May 17, 2017

Switching to a new software solution can be a great idea, but the long-term costs of implementing new software may not be so obvious