Tag Archives: channel

Have restaurant customers changed because of smart phones?

Any observer of changes in the way customer service operates globally will know that what has really changed is the way people communicate. My last blog talked about the social changes introduced by the smart phone with ubiquitous Internet access … Continue reading

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Getting #Custserv with Twitter right or ‘Respect for the Bad Man’

Retailers are getting used to multichannel service today. Many of them are answering customer questions online using the same channels to respond to the original questions – for instance publishing answers and information on Facebook when questions originate from that … Continue reading

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Getting customer service right

What can go wrong when trying to serve customers? It’s not an easy question to answer because customer service should be focused on helping and pleasing the customer. If that’s the aim, then what can go wrong? A recent paper … Continue reading

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Understanding the omni-channel is critical for success

An article in Call Centre Helper recently talked about web chat as ‘a disaster’ because web chats take far longer than calls and customers don’t feel that chat agents are as knowledgeable or as well supported as the voice agents. … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2013 – the year of the channel-shift

Happy New Year! I hope you had a fantastic holiday season and are now ready for all that 2013 holds. And what a year it is going to be! Over the past year or so I have focused a lot of … Continue reading

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Are you ignoring your customers?

Which channel do you prefer to use when accessing a company customer service centre? Most of us are familiar with a call to the free phone number or an email address (as I mentioned in my last blog) like customerservice@bigfriendlycompany.com, but … Continue reading

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How do you define great customer service?

What is great customer service in a multichannel environment? It should certainly involve social media, but there are some more fundamental rules than just answering customer comments on Twitter. The Guardian recently explored the five key attributes of great service … Continue reading

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