Latest Contact Center Best Practices

Nov 13

Is Cold Calling a Thing of the Past?

Posted by Rachel Brink on Nov 13, 2015 8:38:30 AM

“Cold calling”, or the act of making unsolicited phone calls to consumers in hopes of making a sale, is a widely used marketing tactic that has recently come under immense scrutiny. Cited as “irritating” to those on the receiving end of the call and inefficient for those performing the dialing (only 2% of cold calls lead to a future appointment), many have begun to wonder if outbound calling/telemarketing is a sustainable way to sell and market product and service offerings in today’s consumer-centric society. And with the FCC and FTC cracking down on telemarketing and the use of ATDS devices with increased TCPA regulations, businesses are also fearful of mistakenly crossing legal boundaries, leaving many to wonder whether they should seek out alternative means to connect with their target audience.

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Topics: Inside sales, tcpa, sales, tcpa compliance, cold calling, telemarketing

Oct 29

5 Ways to Boost the Success of Your Inside Sales Team

Posted by Rachel Brink on Oct 29, 2015 8:54:41 AM

Outbound sales has always been considered a challenging role—but as consumers become more mobile and their expectations continue to rise, sales representatives are finding it increasingly difficult to connect with their target audience. In fact in 2007, it took an average of 3.68 calls to reach a single prospect. Fast forward to today, it takes an astounding 8 attempts to get in front of one—twice as difficult. And for the typical sales rep, only 2% of calls result in an appointment—it can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. With consumers harder to reach and prospects more challenging to sell, how can one boost the productivity and success of their inside sales team?

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Topics: Inside sales, outbound sales, sales

Dec 31

Jay's Corner: New Year's Resolutions and contact center software solutions

Posted by David Rastatter on Dec 31, 2013 9:10:00 AM

It’s almost the New Year, so people are ready to start their yearly New Year’s Resolutions. These resolutions are usually an attempt to break a bad habit or reinvent oneself. But, what if it’s not you who needs to make a change this year? What if it’s your contact center software that needs a New Year’s Resolution? How will you know? I’m here to give you the tell-tale signs.

First of all, if your contact center software doesn’t integrate with your CRM software, such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Zoho, LeadMaster, CATSOne, or Infusionsoft, you might want to start looking for something new. A contact center solution with an integrated CRM can relieve many headaches and is less time-consuming than switching back and forth between windows. Good news: 3CLogic is a cloud-based contact center solution that is able to integrate with ANY CRM system you choose, even homegrown CRMs.

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Topics: cloud security, cloud based contact center, inbound, outbound, Inside sales, grid computing, blended contact center software

Mar 07

Too Many Screens, Too Many Steps: Customer Support Software

Posted by David Rastatter on Mar 7, 2013 2:45:00 PM
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Topics: customer service, contact center software, inbound, call center, crm integration, Inside sales, contact center, software support, customer support

Nov 18

Is Your Cloud Contact Center Solution Really PCI Compliant?

Posted by Raj Sharma on Nov 18, 2012 12:10:00 PM

If you are taking credit card orders; or, if your customer service reps are exposed to your customers' credit card information, chances are you will have to take a real hard look at your contact center vendor and your processes to be PCI compliant. 

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Topics: contact center software, crm integration, Inside sales, pci compliance