Tag Archives: customer service

Managing the Modern Retail Omnichannel

Omnichannel is one of those business buzzwords that is often used and seldom understood. Many use it interchangeably with multichannel, but I would argue that these are quite different concepts. First, what is the multichannel? This is really just the … Continue reading

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Creating a Single View of Your Customer

As customer service has become more complex, it has become more difficult for retailers to capture and work with a single view of their customer. The explosion in channels over the past five years means that customers will often be … Continue reading

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Are the energy companies just buying new customers?

The Telegraph carried a fascinating report this weekend that explored the possibility that it is now cheaper for energy companies to ‘buy’ new customers, by offering great deals for switching, than to offer great service and keep the customers that … Continue reading

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Food retailers are competing on customer service

Food retailers are facing a tough time in the UK at present. The biggest of them all, Tesco, is facing up to some very unusual problems related to accounting errors (still under investigation) and Sainsbury’s has seen sales fall in … Continue reading

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Utilities Need Even Better #Custserv in Winter

It’s December again. As we slide towards the end of the year, retailers are enjoying their pre-Christmas rush and events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer consumers an opportunity to reduce their festive spend, but there is a different … Continue reading

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Will the ‘Big 6′ lose their grip on UK energy?

The energy regulator Ofgem has announced that complaints against the big six UK energy suppliers are at record levels. Over the first 9 months of 2014, this group of companies faced a barrage of 4.9m registered complaints and it is expected … Continue reading

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Vote now for the most respected contact centre professional!

Call Centre Helper is one of the most important sources of news and information for those of us involved in the contact centre and customer service business in the UK. CCH recently asked their readers to nominate who are the … Continue reading

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