BYOD Improves Customer Service Workflow

Office Dynamics

Imagine being able to assist customers from the comfort of your own home, or even better, imagine being able to reach a customer service representative without having to be put on hold.

The Importance of Customer Service and Contact

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Large firms are able to purchase raw materials and stock on a scale that a small business could never afford. One of the most important of these is their ability to offer better and more personal customer service than a large multinational corporation. More than any other area of business, customer service is a way of showing customers that they have made the right choice in choosing a small firm. Customer Service customer contact retaining customers

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Customer service sparkles with romance at St. Augustine specialty boutique

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Still love isn’t always dependent on dazzling drama nor is it only for the privileged or the rich; “WOW” customer service can make even the simplest proposal an affair to remember. Customer Service Customer Service Experience Specific Companies

Can personal customer service survive in a digital world?

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The fast paced world of Twitter, Facebook, and Yelp combined with the technological advances of smart phones, interactive websites, and emails enable millions of users to make better informed decisions than ever before possible. Treat the customer with respect.

Zappos customer service ‘core values’ sets record for longest call

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Zappos’ Customer Loyalty Team repeatedly exceeds expectations of the family culture CEO Tony Hsieh envisioned as his passion for customizing customer service always remains a number one priority 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. On December 8, Customer Loyalty Team member Shaea Labus spent 10 hours and 29 minutes on a phone call. And to Shaea’s credit, the caller did purchase a pair of Ugg boots.

Amazon.com still a leader in customer service

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Amazon.com’s newest customer service facility opened on Friday with a fanfare of speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new site will provide the company with more flexibility to train workers and take care of customers.

Personalize customer service and make it happen

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Personalizing customer service consists of targeting an audience and acting on specific objectives to increase business, build brand loyalty, and attract new clients or customers. I promise – we all remember and appreciate that personalized customer service.

Getting back to the basics of effective customer service

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No matter how quickly technology continues to dazzle us with innovative ways to contact our customers, understand new products, or strive to make purchasing convenient and quick, satisfied customers and our future relationships with them are what keeps our businesses growing.

When a customer service representative is limited to talk time

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Many of her friends and customers who I work with have had positive results modifying their loans; the process although at times frustrating and record intensive has helped many families remain in their homes with a more affordable monthly payment.

Employ more customer service options to provide a concierge level of excellence

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It’s not that we need surveys to show which organizations step out of the box to ensure a concierge level of excellence so coveted by consumers; organizations like Zappos, Amazon, and Nordstrom essentially offer everyone “fantastic” service.

The “Secret” Customer Service Weapon for Small Technology Companies

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Technology companies are, unfortunately, almost as well known for having poor customer service as they are for their actual products. Crappy customer service is almost expected from large companies - in software, and beyond. The Most Common Customer Service Complaint.

Finding a real person when contacting customer service

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So why do they insult us and make us want to throw our phones across the room as we try to make our way through the maze of the company phone tree? I was guided through a huge choice of services – all by a human and with an explanation of each service.

Customer service mistakes that go bump in the night

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Every business is bound to have unhappy customers; there’s always some variable that can go wrong despite all safeguards to make things perfect. So what irks customers the most about customer service blunders and how can we help to make it better?

How to say no and still deliver excellent customer service

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Organizations can’t honor every customer request not to mention that companies do not have unlimited resources even making it possible to never have to say “no.&# When a customer or client has all the information on hand, it helps them to rationalize.

Is self-service better than live customer service?

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Assuming there are no waiting lines, would you opt to use a self-service kiosk at the airport to check-in or would you prefer to interact with an airline agent? Amazon and Netflix are just more examples of consumers using self-service.

Prepare a strategy for social media customer service

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While good reviews about a company’s product or services may build brand loyalty, a problem with a product or service can quickly escalate and get out of control. Customers can comment on products and services, but a moderator approves or disapproves messages.

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Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience. with exceptional prices, 24 hour service, 7 days a week, overnight delivery and free shipping on “everything but the baby.&# L.L.Bean ranks #1 in customer service L.L.

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Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience. I didn’t notice much that was just kept in boxes or otherwise inaccessible to customers. Possibly Related Posts: L.L.Bean ranks #1 in customer service L.L.

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Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience. Yesterday I purchased dog food from Petco ; hence a receipt offering me $2.00 How SEO can help customer service When you have a new online business, how others see.

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‘Social listening’ can help businesses become more effective

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Through Facebook and Twitter, conversations can be measured to help attract new customers, and ultimately these customers can become advocates helping our businesses to grow. Michael Dell’s “direct-to customer-heritage” starts with training.

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Avoid costly mistakes by creating a better call center for customers

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Call centers can range from one or two people in a small office to thousands of customer service representatives in huge office complexes, but a customer’s view is set by their first impression or that first phone call needed for help.

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Customers Look for Personalization

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“They are looking to learn how to make or purchase things made especially for them,&# she said. I was reading the posts over at Small Business Trends (something I highly recommend you do) and ran across an article by Barry Moltz entitled the 10 Customer Service Trends of 2010. With the immediacy and personalization of this fast paced Internet world, great customer service is only what the customer says it is at a particular point in time.

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The top remedies to quell ‘customer rage’

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In the world of social media, where consumers publicly speak out against poor customer service, it has been estimated that U.S. businesses can lose $60 billion in future sales of goods and services. So what enrages customers the most and how can we improve our services?

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Small Business Saturday – a boon for local retail stores

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The campaign, started by American Express small-business unit has helped to advertise the advantages of shopping locally – personalized service, convenience, and the opportunity to promote healthy economics in one’s own neighborhood.

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Are mobile devices serving customers properly?

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It was only a matter of time before retailers were able to provide customer service giving consumers a more direct route to resolve problems than either visiting the brick and mortar establishment, on the phone, or in front of the computer.

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The art of meeting customer expectations

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Managing customer expectations are closely tied to an organization’s consistent and accurate ability to communicate. When there are poorly managed expectations and neglectful follow-up procedures, customers become confused, disappointed, and frustrated.

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What customers don’t forget about service

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The top companies never create doubt with their customers. They provide flawless service of the highest caliber thus creating high levels of customer trust. So when a company’s product or service department goes awry, it’s likely to cause a cosmic stir.

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How we worship our satisfied customers

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With happy customers comes repeat business, referrals, and of course loyalty; all adding to a customer oriented culture that ultimately places an organization as being more popular and valuable. The customer did reportedly purchase a pair of Ugg boots.

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Google’s involvement in negative customer reviews

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It seems that bad customer service can benefit a business, and while companies scurry to hide their bad reviews and complaints from customers, others revel in the dishonesty. His mission statement echos, “if a customer costs him money, he tells them where to go.&#.

Winning customer loyalty

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Entrepreneur magazine writer Micah Solomon stated there are several important elements retailers need to concentrate on in order to gain customer loyalty. So how does a business show customers they really care? Those become the retailers who win my customer loyalty.

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Why Shoppers Choose to Use Chat Features

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Not having to stray from their computers or pick up the phone (especially in a work environment) were significant reasons chat was favored. Chat works in multiple scenarios from simple service questions to complex product queries. Chat is like “good old-fashioned” customer service.

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Shaking Hands in Cyberspace

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Employees and customers were typically on a first name basis, and any sales conversations began with inquiries about family and life events. When you make a purchase on Amazon, there’s no relationship – you’re there because it’s easy and cost-effective.

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Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience. All it took was my phone number and email address, and I would earn money back on all of my purchases. Customer loyalty programs are showing up everywhere.

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Book Review: The Welcomer Edge: Unlocking the Secrets to Repeat Business

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Mr. Shapiro’s organization provides research, training, and consulting services to Fortune 500 corporations on how to improve customer service. The author presents examples in each chapter in order to highlight the advantages of nurturing customer relationships.

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What surveys can teach us about our customers

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Some critics say that customer satisfaction surveys are merely retailer popularity contests, but I disagree. In Australia, Morgan Research surveyed 448 customers who had made purchases in the last four weeks in the non-food category of retailers.

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Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience. When the power in the store failed, the staff told the customers to leave. Customers were extremely upset since the weather was ghastly and dangerous.

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Top 5 Tips for Training Employees on a Budget

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Make it a real customer experience

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Great customer experiences are not accidental; they are strategically designed to appeal to everything that touches a consumer, client, or customer. Extraordinary customer experiences extend to all points of the connection that will affect the reason a customer returns.

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Improving the online holiday shopping experience

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I want the contact information of a shopping site to be in plain view, and I look for their phone numbers and email contacts. Many of us shop at the last-minute, so customers want to be sure of time lines for delivery.

Amazon.com takes first place in customer satisfaction

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A Christmas Customer Satisfaction Index survey showed Amazon as the top online retailer to best satisfy consumers during the busy holiday shopping season. The survey was based on five main categories: Quality of service. What is of real significance is the more satisfied a customer was with their online retail experience, the more likely they were to purchase online and recommend the site to friends and relatives.

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Little things make a difference.

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Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience. Customer satisfaction programs don’t have to be confusing; rather the basic premise of little things making a huge difference is universal when dealing with consumers. Perhaps the following suggestions might enhance any company’s customer satisfaction experience: Employees have to know that customers are number one. Use customer service surveys.

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Outsourcing customer support services

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Few companies have not been affected by the economy, and in turn are looking for the most cost efficient ways to manage different sectors of their businesses including customer support services. Another problem with outsourcing is managing the quality of services.

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Live Chat for Business: The Best Investment?

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Customer service, therefore, is an absolute must if you want your website and customer base to grow more. Customer service is a primary key to online success and using live chat for business is a great way of building rapport with your audience. It lets your customers know you are ready to address any issues or concerns they may have. A customer is 51% more likely to purchase from a site that has live chat available than from one that does not.

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