Jun 05

Death of the Voicemail?

Posted by Rachel Brink on Jun 5, 2015 8:57:25 AM

In an effort to cut costs wherever possible, many businesses have begun eliminating voicemail from their operational/customer service initiatives—or at least partially. As an example, JPMorgan recently announced it was deactivating voicemail for roughly 65% of its employees, which would reduce its annual expenses by roughly $3.2 million. The lender has also considered cutting staff at branches in its retail division, and urging customers to utilize automated channels, including Interactive Voice Response menus. Coca-Cola Co. similarly removed voicemail from its entire company, and instead leaves an automated message urging customers to contact them through an “alternative method”.

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Topics: contact center, multichannel communications, voicemail