Tag Archives: omnichannel

The worst possible #custserv practices

Most of the lists we all see in business magazines are all positive; the top ten strategies you should be exploring or 5 ways to improve your team, so it was striking when I saw that Forbes recently listed the … Continue reading

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New channels are changing customer service forever – are you ready?

Veronica’s recent blog mentioned that the customer service industry has moved on from a focus on contact centres or how to improve the outsourced relationship between a client and supplier. These may have been important considerations in the past, but … Continue reading

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Communication is changing customer service today

What is the customer service industry focused on today? In the past decade – maybe even just the last half a decade – the industry has changed dramatically, but the core focus remains the pursuit of an improved customer experience. … Continue reading

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Only the young are using multichannel support?

We live in an age of multichannel customer service. It is common for consumers today to be using around five or six channels when they want to interact with a brand. Voice calls, chat on instant messenger, email, reviews or … Continue reading

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The retail omnichannel is not easy, but it is possible

Retail Week recently ran some analysis on the way that customers are treated across various channels. As the number of channels customers can use to reach a brand has exploded beyond just voice and email alone brands have had to … Continue reading

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Is Twitter really the least effective channel for #custserv?

Econsultancy featured an article recently that explored new research suggesting that Twitter is the least effective customer service channel in the UK. The research found that companies do respond to tweets, and some respond very quickly indeed, but it is … Continue reading

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British customers don’t believe that the omnichannel is working

Marketing Week focused on customer service last week as one of their trending topics, in particular why and how customers will switch brands because of poor service. New research published in Accenture’s Global Consumer Pulse suggests that 53% of consumers … Continue reading

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Vodafone expands their High St footprint

Vodafone recently announced plans to invest £100m in opening 150 new stores around the UK over the next year. This will develop their high-street footprint to over 500 stores, but why would a brand like Vodafone be investing in the … Continue reading

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Getting it right first time just became more important than ever

First Call Resolution has always been a bit of a mantra in the customer service industry. Analysis of when customers contact a company show that if the problem can be resolved on that very first contact it is better for … Continue reading

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Shopping online is the new normal for retail

As we now head into February, Christmas is far enough behind for analysts to start crunching the data and describing what happened in the final quarter of 2013 – and in particular those final weeks where every retailer was hoping … Continue reading

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