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Everything To Know About Omnichannel Contact Center

OctopusTech

As customer expectations continue to rise, companies are seeking to provide seamless customer experiences across all channels of communication. An omnichannel contact center is a crucial part of this effort, as it enables companies to communicate with customers across multiple channels, including phone, email, chat, social media, and more. What is an Omnichannel Contact Center?

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Customers Don’t Care About the Details; They Care About the Destination

ShepHyken

On a recent flight, the captain of the airplane announced over the PA system what time we would arrive at our destination. That would have been enough to make most people happy. However, he continued his announcement with a three-minute-plus speech. We learned that we would take off to the west, make a U-turn a few minutes later to head east, how high we would go, the various cities we would be flying over, that we would take a right turn as we approached the runway to land, and more.

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How the Best Contact Centers Create Value During a Recession

Balto

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Back in August 2022, the Conversation Excellence Lab published a report called “ How to Recession-Proof Your Contact Center, According to 360+ Executives ”. That summer, The World Bank announced that most countries were headed toward a recession. For contact centers, that potentially meant that lower revenue, fewer resources, and pressure to do more with less were on the horizon.

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The Transformational Power of Quality Monitoring

Contact Center Pipeline

As customer expectations and channels for outreach continue to evolve, the contact center is becoming more and more complex and critical.

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Reimagine Your Communications With A Unified Platform

Cut complexity and boost efficiency while empowering your customers with Nextiva's unified communications platform. Nextiva streamlines workflows and centralizes customer interactions, all while simplifying business collaboration, increasing productivity, and reducing employee burnout.

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Say This Not That: Customer Service Phrases To Avoid

Global Response

When talking to customers, it’s easy to know what you should say to make a good impression. But what are the customer service phrases and language you might use that inadvertently make a negative impression? Some are obvious, of course (never tell a customer no). Some, however, are more insidious. Communicating effectively with customers is more about saying the right words, of course—it’s also about keeping the right principles of communication in mind.

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13 Customer Service Trends of 2023 that Experts Are Talking About

JustCall

The customer service landscape is experiencing a radical transformation, driven by emerging technologies, increasingly savvy consumers, and evolving demands. It is crucial for businesses to stay ahead of these changes to ensure customer satisfaction, which plays a pivotal role in their growth. By embracing the latest customer service trends, businesses can effectively adapt their processes and leverage cutting-edge tools and technologies to streamline their customer service operations.

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Going From Good Customer Service to Great Customer Service

Global Response

Can great customer service really impact your brand, or is good customer service good enough? In today’s saturated marketplace, customer service matters more than ever. As the recent data highlights: 86% of customers would leave a brand they were previously loyal to after just a few bad experiences, with 62% saying just one bad experience is enough to dissuade their loyalty. 68% of customers will pay more for products or services from brands known for their excellent customer service. 89% of con

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Elevating Your Customer Experience Strategy

Topdown

The customer experience is one of the most important aspects of an organization. In some cases, the customer experience is even more important than the products being offered. This is especially the case in any service industry in which the customer experience essentially is the product. The sweeping acceleration into the digital era also plays a hand in this, bringing more levels of access to more people all across the nation and the globe.

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Product Innovation Series: April 2023

Callminer

Bruce McMahon, VP of Product Management, highlights CallMiner's latest platform enhancements, including new speaker measures by talk time percent and duration, and hierarchy filtering in Alert.

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The 2023 Verint Experience Index: Retail

Reports of the death of in-store shopping have been greatly exaggerated. This year’s retail survey found that more than 60 percent of consumers start and end their journey by visiting a store. Retail customers value price above everything, but the importance of other factors varies for different brands. In-store shopping is valued highly by grocery and home improvement customers Technology retail customers place less importance on in-store experiences – for them it only ranks sixth Digital exper

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Critical errors! 5 rules guaranteed to ensure your failure

Beyond Philosophy

A sure way to fail in your efforts to reach your target customers is not to understand how things work where they are. Some hilarious examples are in this article, “ 11 of the Biggest Brand Blunders. ” This lack of understanding can occur domestically or globally, in different age groups or different cultures. If you don’t know about what is important to your prospects and what they value, you are sure to fail.

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Working from home IS personal…

CCNG

For decades the line between home-life and work-life has been blurring. This has only been accelerating as the equation of internet + mobile devices has caused many of us to stay connected well past our “working hours”. It’s a common habit to check your email on your phone as soon as you wake up, and right before you go to bed because you can’t miss a beat.

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Guest Post: Good Customer Service – How to Get It

ShepHyken

This week, we feature an article by Josh Centers, a Business Journalist at TextExpander , a platform that empowers teams and individuals to save time and eliminate repetitive typing with just a few keystrokes. He shares the challenges that customer service representatives face and how companies can overcome them. Good customer service is something we cherish.

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Does your call recorder prime or prevent analytics?

Callminer

More businesses are deploying call center analytics. Read this blog to learn how your current or future call recorder can prime you for effectively implementing conversation intelligence.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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QA and Coaching for Experienced Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

If you have ever attempted to coach a contact center agent with 10-plus years of experience, then you already know that it is a very different scenario than coaching someone with two to three years of experience.

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AI in the Practical World

TechSee

A few days ago, we hosted a webinar on the topic of Generative AI, Hype or Practical? We were joined by two of our senior technology experts, Hagai Ben Avi, VP of Integrated Solutions) and Renan Schilman, (VP of R&D). Couldn’t make the entire webinar? Not to worry, we have summarized six of the key takeaways below. To watch the webinar, check it out on demand here.

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The Human-AI CX Partnership with Declan Ivory

ShepHyken

Top Takeaways: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) bring significant innovations that can truly transform customer service and experience. We now have technology that companies can apply quickly and cost-effectively to deliver the transformational experience customers have expected from the support industry for a long time. Technology can now deliver a conversational feel to the customer’s interaction with a chatbot.

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Outsource Consultants Again Named One of FT.com’s Fastest Growing Companies

Outsource Consultants

Saint Louis Park, MN, March 28, 2023 – Outsource Consultants is once again honored to have made the fourth annual Financial Times ranking of The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies. This list, compiled with Statista, ranks companies from across North, Central and South America by their compound annual growth rate in revenue between 2018 and 2021. Honorees of the list have shown extraordinary growth, with a doubled median revenue among participants, up from $12.2 to $22.5 million, making this yea

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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What to Write When Saying “No”

Contact Center Pipeline

While it’s never easy or much fun to tell a customer “no,” you can write it the wrong way—causing write-backs, harming satisfaction, destroying rapport—or the better way. The better way doesn’t mean saying “yes” or making exceptions for super-persistent customers. The better way to write “no” to a customer is candidly, firmly, briefly, and empathetically.

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Concentrix to Combine with Webhelp, Creating a Diversified Global CX Leader, Well-Positioned for Growth

Concentrix

Enhances Concentrix’ position as a leader in $550B+ growing CX market Adds clients in attractive growing markets, further diversifying our marquee client list Significantly expands footprint in Europe, Latin America, and Africa Expands breadth and global reach of high-value services and digital capabilities Strengthens support for clients and staff, combining complementary cultures Accretive to revenue […]

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Help Scout vs Intercom: Is It a Tie After All?

HelpCrunch

Who hasn’t heard of these two? Maybe the one living on Mars…(but I am not sure of that!). Both do exactly the same – make the customer’s communication seamless, convenient, and effective in any way [ … ] The post Help Scout vs Intercom: Is It a Tie After All? appeared first on The HelpCrunch blog.

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How to Manage Your Call Queues During Volume Spikes

Avoxi

Don't panic! Call spikes happen. Learn easy call queue management strategies to get your contact center call queues under control.

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Decoding the Call Labeling and Blocking Process

Uncover the complexity behind call labeling and blocking with this infographic. Discover the intricate factors and entities that shape the fate of a call, from illegal activity to user feedback, and understand why numbers get labeled and blocked.

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What’s New At TeamSupport? Q1 2023 Product Releases And Updates

TeamSupport

TeamSupport is all about customer-centricity; it’s built in our DNA. So, we regularly update and enhance our products to ensure we’re providing you, our customer, with software that can grow with you and support your customer service efforts. Detailed below are the features we’ve released in the first quarter of 2023: SUPPORT OUR CUSTOMER SUPPORT TICKETING SYSTEM New Ticket Template Customers can now enhance their customer support team efficiency by creating ticket templates based on their produ

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SMS Compliance

VirtualPBX

SMS compliance refers to the set of rules and regulations that businesses must follow when sending SMS messages to their customers. These industry-wide regulations are in place to protect consumers from spam and unwanted messages and ensure that businesses operate in a fair and ethical manner. Mobile carriers are currently inundated with requests, delaying some business SMS registrations from completion up to six weeks.

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11 Customer Success statistics, quips and quotes on investing in these teams

ChurnZero

The purpose of a Customer Success team is to help a company’s customers get the most value out of its product. The hypothesis is, if a customer maximizes the obtainable value, they will remain loyal and spend more with the company. This isn’t merely a theory. Case studies have shown loyal customers spend more— up to six times more —over the customer lifetime.

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Go From Surviving High Call Volume to Thriving in Your Contact Center

Avoxi

High call volume can create a lot of pressure on agents. Learn real-world volume management strategies from Hyatt and AVOXI experts.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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Recent Innovations in Cisco ACI – AlgoSec Solution for Network Security Policy Management

Cisco - Contact Center

AlgoSec’s Security Management solutions for Cisco ACI extend ACI’s policy-driven automation to security devices in ACI fabrics, provide visibility into the security posture of ACI, and helpensure c… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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Top 10 Online Courses To Level Up Your Customer Support Team In 2023

kommunicate

Last Updated on March 31, 2023 Customer support is the backbone of any successful business, as it directly impacts customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention. In today’s digital age, most of the communication happens virtually. To meet and exceed customer expectations, customer support teams must possess a range of skills. This can vary from effective communication [.

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How to create service culture training

Toister Performance Solutions

You want to build a service culture. Naturally, you think of training. This guide shares everything you need to know to get started. It includes step-by-step instructions for designing and delivering your training program. I've also included my best advice on who should do this training and when. And, I'll also explain why you should never hire an external trainer to deliver the training.