Latest Contact Center Best Practices

Feb 25

4 Ways Multichannel Contact Centers Boost Customer Satisfaction

Posted by 3CLogic on Feb 25, 2016 9:32:04 AM

There was little need for multichannel contact centers before the advancement of technology, but with consumers reaching businesses through a variety of communication channels and touch points, obtaining one has become imperative. 

There are over 7 high-profile channels that allow people to stay connected with customers, and that number is only getting bigger. The ability to contact customers and have them contact you in a variety of forms improves the quality and brand of a company, so it’s important to understand the following 4 ways multichannel contact centers boost customer satisfaction.

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Topics: multichannel contact center, customer satisfaction

Oct 27

4 Reasons Your CRM is Better With Multichannel Communications

Posted by Kristen Braun on Oct 27, 2015 8:55:03 AM

In today’s screen-centric society, where devices are becoming increasingly complex, having all of the tools to connect with your customers is key. According to Gartner, “by 2020, the customer will manage 85% of the relationship with an enterprise without interacting with a human.” Your customers need to be able to reach you, regardless of whether they are on the go, sitting at their laptop, or sitting in an airport. The more conversations you can have with your customer, the better the relationship you can build, but you need to be able to cater to their lifestyle, and put a personality to a name and number. And it all starts by syncing your database management solution or CRM, which house limitless amounts of customer information, with your communication channels. Check-out the following benefits:

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Topics: customer service, multichannel contact center, CRM, multichannel communications, omnichannel

May 19

The Changing Face of Retail: How Will Customer Service be Affected?

Posted by Rachel Brink on May 19, 2015 8:56:02 AM

The retail industry has undergone a long list of changes over the past decade, as technology and consumer preferences continue to rapidly evolve. What was once an industry largely centered around brick-and-mortar store locations, the rise of Internet, multichannel communications, and SaaS solutions has quickly expanded retail into the virtual world. To put it into perspective, online retail is currently growing at a global rate of 19% per year. And as this has happened, brick and mortar store locations have slowly diminished—in fact, the amount of retail space opened annually has dropped from over 300 million sq. feet in 2010 to 43.8 million in 2013. And as consumers become increasingly connected, informed, and time sensitive, retailers have been forced to reevaluate their business processes/operations, shopping channels, and technology to meet the changing expectations of today’s tech-savvy shoppers.

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Topics: customer service, multichannel contact center, call center software, multichannel communications, retail

Apr 30

Incorporating real-time chat in your customer service initiatives

Posted by Kristen Braun on Apr 30, 2015 12:38:57 PM

We all remember the early forms of chat: AIM Messenger and high maintenance chatbots or “virtual agents” that frustrated consumers 20 years ago. In a world where immediacy is almost necessary, and many customers are on the go, real-time chat has become a mainstream form of communication and more prevalent in customer service platforms, especially in the contact center world. Whether it be texting, instant message chats through email, Skype, and even Facebook messenger, this type of communication is often utilized daily by customers, and often from their smart phones. So what are the benefits of this “new chat” and why should you reevaluate this form of communication?

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Topics: multichannel contact center, chat, multichannel communications, real-time chat

Apr 17

Are Multichannel Communications Making Voice Irrelevant?

Posted by Rachel Brink on Apr 17, 2015 1:03:40 PM
Multichannel customer care, or the act of offering support across multiple communication channels, has become the latest standard with 74% of surveyed consumers using at least three channels when interacting with any enterprise (voice, email, text, chat, or social media). As a result, the importance of providing and maintaining an updated multichannel platform will likely be a key driving force and competitive differentiator for many businesses concerned with staying relevant and reachable.  
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Topics: multichannel contact center, multichannel call center, multichannel communications