Category Archives: Current Affairs

Is it fair to charge extra for better #custserv?

What would you do if you called up the customer service line for your mobile phone operator and a voice offered you an immediate service if they could charge your bill 50p, or waiting for an available operator as a … Continue reading

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Look beyond your peers when comparing #custserv levels

As the work of a customer service team has become more transparent and visible, the importance of their work has become more obviously valued. Now that the customer service team is so clearly the link between most brand names and … Continue reading

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Is every part of your company now customer-centric?

Forbes magazine recently published an interesting focus on marketing recently that explored various examples of customer service from companies such as Apple, Southwest Airlines, and Zappos. The focus of the piece was on marketing and how every good business can … Continue reading

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When will quad-play take off in the UK?

Telecoms Tech News magazine published an interesting article recently on whether quad-play could take off in the UK. Quad-play describes the bundling of various services that telcos typically offer – allowing customers to buy their TV, Internet, home phone, and … Continue reading

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The tourism industry is being reshaped as customer service becomes a priority

The recently published UKCSI (UK Customer Services Index) has shown some interesting results for the tourism sector. Six individual tourism-related organisations were named in the top 50 of all organisations in the UK. The UKCSI research is conducted by the … Continue reading

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What are the three key trends in the customer service industry today?

In my last blog I talked about the need for any executive planning a customer service function to explore the future. This is a fast-changing industry now and who could have predicted a decade ago that customers would be receiving … Continue reading

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What is needed to help contactless tech go mainstream?

Have you used a contactless payment system yet? It took a long time to gather momentum in the UK, but has now started looking like a realistic way to make micro-payments without needing all that change filling your pocket. My … Continue reading

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