Category Archives: Customer Service

What is the future for mobile phone retail in the UK?

UK phone retailer Phones 4 U has called in the administrator putting 5,596 jobs at risk today. It’s a tragedy for all those who work in the stores and for the British High Street in general as all 550 stores … Continue reading

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Contact centre of the future – part two

The way that customers interact with brands is changing fast. In fact, it could be argued that the entire relationship betweens brands and customers has been revolution in the past six or seven years for a couple of important reasons. … Continue reading

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The power of ‘delete’ and what it means for brands.

Last December I deleted my Facebook account. I was an avid user in both a personal and professional capacity. Then I somehow managed to contract strep pneumonia and spent nine days in hospital without access to Facebook during which time all … Continue reading

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Nine ways to measure social media impact

Many customer service directors are still struggling to measure the impact of social media on their business. They can see that it is essential to support customers using these channels because that’s where the customers want to interact, but what … Continue reading

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Be where your customers are right now

The August bank holiday is gone. Summer is over and now we’re coasting to the end of another year. But for a retailer this is the build up to the golden quarter that most likely began once the last one … Continue reading

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The contact centre of the future – part one

What will the contact centre of the future look like? It’s a question that I will be exploring in three blogs over the next couple of weeks. Nobody can actually predict the future, but we can see changes in the industry … Continue reading

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How many different phone chargers do we need?

The other day I was talking to a friend about just how many different chargers I need to carry around for different devices. I have phones and tablets and for many of these devices I have a personal one and … Continue reading

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