Category: Customer Support

Using the right tone of voice to enhance customer service

Once, during a meeting, my colleagues got into a heated discussion, not because they were on opposing sides, but because they misconstrued the tone each other used. Emotions inevitably rose, and an argument exploded—one that could’ve been avoided had both parties used friendlier tones. Customer service is often an incubator for these situations.

Why shaping the agent experience should be your call center's 2018 priority

Improving the quality of work life your call center agents experience can help enhance the customer experience. How often do you ask your employees how they’re doing? Aside from the typical stress that call center agents face, how difficult is it for them to execute their tasks? Have you ever asked them how they feel […]

Make your call center agents' lives easier

Your agents’ experience matters just as much as customers’ happiness. Every contact center’s goal is to deliver an effortless consumer experience. In an ideal world, that means brief (or none at all) on-hold times, quick calls, full issue resolution, and effective customer service reps. But if agents are struggling because of disorganized internal processes, then […]

5 Trends that will shape your brand's customer support this 2018

This 2018, what should your customer support strategy look like? To keep customers happy and stay competitive, businesses should be able to embrace market innovations and new trends. That’s why every new year is always a good time to update the brand’s strategies and ensure that everything addresses your customers’ evolving needs. If you’re revamping […]

SMS@25: Its relevance and still-untapped customer service potential for SMBs

In the world of fast-paced communication and instant gratification, text messaging should’ve been passe by now. But SMS isn’t dead yet, and it still holds potential for customer service and for small and medium businesses (SMBs). In this month, 25 years ago, the first-ever text message was sent by then-developer Neil Papworth to Vodafone director […]

Does your company have a customer service mantra?

As part of your corporate branding, you’ve probably decided on your company’s logo and tagline, but how about a customer service mantra? When you started your business, one of the first things you probably thought about was the company logo. You probably kept asking, “What icon best represents my business and what it offers?” or […]

[Infographic] 5 Industries that need a multilingual call center

How will your business reach international customers in this ever-expanding global economy? Reaching out to international markets may be difficult, but it’s a crucial step in expanding your business on a global scale. However, instead of starting from scratch and investing in establishing your local offices in each country, partnering with multilingual call centers can […]

Customer service: Is 'underpromising and overdelivering' worth the effort?

Put yourself in the customers’ shoes. How do you gauge the quality of service a company gives? What makes a customer experience an excellent one? Would you consider a normal, vanilla transaction a high-quality service? In whatever facet of customer service, it’s often advised for businesses to underpromise and overdeliver. Underpromising sets the bar of […]

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