Proactive Customer Support

ShepHyken

Just last week I wrote about the concept of predictive customer support. Now, we take a slightly different angle with the concept of proactive customer support. The company reaches out to the customer before the customer has a chance to reach out to the company. More often than not, the customer may not even know they have a problem. As an example, when does a typical customer find out their cable TV is out?

Predictive Customer Support

ShepHyken

In the old days – and even in modern times – if a customer wanted help or support, they picked up the phone and called for help. A (hopefully) friendly and competent customer service professional, also known as an agent or representative, would answer the question or resolve the problem. But there’s one mode of communication and customer support that hasn’t been talked about much. What I’m referring to is the concept of predictive customer support.

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Upgrade Your Customer Support Rep to a Customer Support Professional

ShepHyken

The other day I was talking with a gentleman who was as passionate about customer service and experience as I am. He had worked with support centers and we were discussing how important the team in a customer support center is to an organization. Yet, it surprised both of us just how low paid some of these support people are. But it does surprise me that the lower-paid positions are often most responsible for interacting with customers.

Maintaining Customer Support in a Crisis

Contact Center Pipeline

For contact center businesses, unexpected changes such as unplanned downtime, massive call volume increases, facility closures or other issues can wreak havoc on a team’s ability to service the customer.

Your Guide to Boosting ROI Through Customer Service

Today’s most successful brands understand how great customer support can grow their bottom line. Having provided outsourced customer support to some of the world’s top brands, we know what works, and now we’re sharing that with you.

Guest Blog: The Hidden Workings of Top Customer Support Teams

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Robert Occanyan who shares what successful customer support teams are doing to deliver an exceptional customer experience. . Here’s an important fact that customer support teams should always remember—people are more likely to remember negative experiences over positive ones. This puts a lot of extra pressure on businesses to deliver exceptional customer service. Consistency is the key to great customer service.

Enhance Your Customer Support with Video

Contact Center Pipeline

It’s 2019: Your customers are going to expect immediate communication and results. Video assisted service call center contact center customer support video screen recordings video transcriptsAt one time, sure, this seemed like a lot to ask for. But when you can order tacos for the entire office with your phone, get a vibration in your pocket every time news breaks or even find a date by swiping on […].

Business Benefits of Using a Customer Support Software

Wowdesk Blog

It’s crucial to earn customer loyalty in business these days. . Loyal customers rarely shift to competitors. They share their positive experience with your company through word of mouth, it means they bring more customers to you without your direct efforts. .

Customer Support Services for Customer Retention in DTH Company

OctopusTech

Customers are the base of every business. Dedicating the resources for customer support also adds up. For this purpose, a DTH company must hire Customer Support Services. DTH companies are hiring good Customer Support Outsourcing firms for customer satisfaction.

Guest Blog: Why cross-team collaboration is essential for B2B customer support teams

ShepHyken

Johnson who writes about the importance of cross-team collaboration when providing B2B customer support. . Simply put, B2B support is significantly different than B2C support. A stand-alone customer support group can’t handle 100% of the issues they receive in the B2B industry. With more B2B companies choosing support software technology as their “hub” for all customer communication, it’s important to determine what departments need access and why.

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Increased Customer Satisfaction and Lower Call Volume During Rapid Expansion

Learn how a customized support solution for a rapidly expanding company resulted in increased customer satisfaction and decreased support calls.

Guest Blog: The 8 Elements of Customer Support Quality

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Pascal van Opzeeland who writes about the quality of customer support and what it takes to provide great customer support. – Shep Hyken. What makes a customer support interaction good or bad?

5 Steps to Move from Reactive to Proactive Customer Support

Nicereply

Right now, your customers’ expectations are at an all-time high. Your support team might also be struggling with spikes in volume or customers with different or heightened needs. When working proactively, you pre-empt customer inquiries before they get to you. 87% of U.S.

Guest Blog: The 8 Elements of Customer Support Quality

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Pascal van Opzeeland who writes about the quality of customer support and what it takes to provide great customer support. – Shep Hyken. What makes a customer support interaction good or bad?

3 Ways Digital Twin Technology is Transforming Customer Support

TechSee

Applying the digital twin model to the technical support domain will be truly transformative, with its ability to revolutionize the role of the on-site/field technician. Technical Support in the age of Digital Twins.

Transforming the Digital Customer Support Journey

This eBook will focus on exploring the process of digital support transformations, including the types of support solutions available that meet customer demands and how to create the best combination for your customer base.

Guest Blog: Customer Support Chatbots ? Striking The Right Balance

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Ayush Chaudhary who writes about the social media customer support experience. Social customer service allows you to take the interactions with your customers to an even higher level. – Shep Hyken. If you’ve not been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard by now numerous projections about how chatbots are destined to take over customer support. Think of it as a telephonic IVRS analog for customer support.

Part 2: The Strategic Role of B2B Customer Support

Team Support

In Part 1 of this blog series, we introduced the concept of how to position the investment in customer support as a strategic value aligned to current business practices and target outcomes—based on the whitepaper co-produced by ServiceXRG and TeamSupport.

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Customer Support Outsourcing – A Need for NDR Processes

OctopusTech

The need for NDR occurs when a Customer Support team gets a complaint from the buyer. They are mentioning the comments like, “the customer was not available at the time of delivery”, “wrong or incomplete address”, “the customer’s phone number is not reachable”.

How Will Customer Support Change in the Future?

Fonolo

Customer support is currently standing at a crossroads: One road leads to exciting automated technologies, and the other to the ‘human touch’. These technological breakthroughs point toward a future with remarkable changes in the customer service landscape.

The Evolution of Support: How to Manage Customer Support in an Era of Self-help

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Expert and Consultant

As self-service as a customer preference continues to grow, it's more important than ever that we assess the amount of support being given to our customer service reps. Is there a way to find the right balance between self-service and support?

Part 3: The Strategic Role of B2B Customer Support

Team Support

We conclude this series with customer support versus customer success. For many technology companies 70% or more of total revenue comes from existing customers. All with common objectives to sustain and expand customer relationships.

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Guest Blog: How to Provide Fast and Personal Customer Support in a World that Cannot Wait

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Valeriya Yordanova who writes about how customer support agents can deliver the fast and personal customer support that today’s customers demand. In fact, three-quarters of online customers expect help within five minutes.

Guest Blog: Exceptional Customer Support Is Fresh, Not Canned

ShepHyken

Meet Mor and Yoni, two of the Lightricks support team all-stars. Forced to listen to fake-happy ‘customer care’ puppets reading from scripts? The dissatisfaction you’ll be left with goes both ways: the cost of disappointed customers is high for companies, too. After just one bad customer support experience, trust in a brand is gone forever. That’s Mor, who heads the Lightricks Support Team. Your customers are moved by honesty.

Demystifying AI automation for Customer Support

Nicereply

bot, virtual assistant) works in customer support is to look at how humans are responding to and supporting customers. It starts with the customer query. You sit down and grab the next customer query in your Inbox. Human intelligence in customer service.

Drive Employee and Customer Satisfaction with SLAs

Speaker: John Goodman, Vice Chairman, CCMC, Customer Care Measurement & Consulting

Let's start making tech serve us rather than be a substitute for us. Let's empower our employees and give them the tools and strategies that will make even the angriest customer a loyal customer. Join John Goodman, Vice Chairman of Customer Care Measurement and Consulting and author of Customer Experience 3.0, and master customer rage for an insightful webinar on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Part 1: The Strategic Role of B2B Customer Support

Team Support

Businesses buy your products or services to help their operations run efficiently and to meet their customers’ expectations. In other words, effective B2B support forms the foundation for long-term successful customer engagements. Characteristics of Leading Support Organizations.

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Security Checklist for Remote Customer Support Agents

UJET

Regardless of which system is used, it’s important that remote agents are following security tenets to keep customer data and company information secure as well as protecting company data and customer personal identifiable information (PII).

Difference Between Multichannel & Omnichannel Customer Support

ProProfs Chat

Remember when your business had limited platforms, mostly email, mail, and phone support, to help customers reach your brand? No wonder customers today are more concerned about how their customer support experience might turn out with a brand. best customer experience. ”. And your support operators? . That’s why most of you resort to customer support tools like live chat for customer service to offer the best possible and instant help to customers.

A Step-by-step Guide to Provide Exceptional Customer Support

ProProfs Chat

Everyone says that customer support used to be easy. For an 18th century blacksmith, the questions and concerns from customers were pretty simple. At least it was obvious that customers would simply walk to the store whenever they needed support. . Customer Surveys.

Customer Support Alignment

Squelch

The post Customer Support Alignment appeared first on Squelch. Customer Support

Customer Support Alignment

Squelch

The post Customer Support Alignment appeared first on Squelch. Customer Support

Guest Blog: How to Benchmark Your Customer Support Metrics — A Quick Guide

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Kaavya Karthikeyan who writes about customer support metrics that you should be tracking. – Shep Hyken. One of the best ways by which you can ensure your organization is consistently performing is by benchmarking customer support metrics.

The Changing Dynamics of Customer Support Outsourcing in 2020

OctopusTech

As the teen years have ended with great successions of technological advancements, 2020 has brought innovative hopes for customer support outsourcing. Forrester predicts that brands will spend $8 billion more on customer service agents in 2020 than the previous year.

Phone calls: #1 Medium of Customer Support

AnswerConnect

With 60% of customers preferring to communicate by phone, small businesses receive. Continue Reading → The post Phone calls: #1 Medium of Customer Support appeared first on AnswerConnect Blog. There are 30.2 million small businesses in America.

Phone calls: #1 Medium of Customer Support

AnswerConnect

With 60% of customers preferring to communicate by phone, small businesses receive. Continue Reading → The post Phone calls: #1 Medium of Customer Support appeared first on AnswerConnect Blog. There are 30.2 million small businesses in America.

The Future of Remote Customer Support Tools is in the Hands of IT

TechSee

When COVID-19 hit, you pivoted to support work from home, considering employees’ every need during the pandemic. You painstakingly assessed which new remote customer support tools were needed, strategically shifted budgets, thoroughly researched vendors, carefully evaluated the tools, made the decision, and finally rolled out the solution. Let’s focus on the three key elements of success: reducing employee effort, cutting customer effort and engaging leadership.

Phone calls: #1 Medium of Customer Support

AnswerConnect

With 60% of customers preferring to communicate by phone, small businesses receive. Continue Reading → The post Phone calls: #1 Medium of Customer Support appeared first on AnswerConnect Blog. There are 30.2 million small businesses in America.

Part 2: How Artificial Intelligence Is Affecting the B2B Customer Support Sector

Team Support

The main focus of B2B companies is to offer unmatched support to their customers. In Part 1 of this series we introduced the first two of five ways AI is impacting the B2B customer support sector. Assisting Customer Support Specialists.

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Guest Blog: Why Knowledge Base Integration with Live Chat Is Important for Better Customer Support

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Jason Grills, writes about the importance of good customer support and the impact it can have on your business. Customer support agents must understand just how important their roles and responsibilities are to the customer experience. Consumers today expect to receive high-quality service when doing business with various brands, so meeting their customer needs should be one of your top priorities.