For the most part, the fundamentals of customer service remain the same. Efficient and timely service, responsive front liners, proactive solutions are just some of the qualities clients look for in the products and businesses that they purchase. What changed are the channels and platforms that the use. We’re almost half-way through 2015 and here are just some of the hyper-connected, mobile lifestyle customer service activities that we’ve been seeing in 2015.
Attending to the demands of the customers every day can burn out even the most patient of customer service reps. And when they begin to feel the weight of it, it can derail your customer service team from focusing on your customers. To be able to keep your customer service team in the path of quality customer support, consistent motivation is vital to pump up their “ready-to-serve” mindset. Here’s a tried and tested ways to M-O-T-I-V-A-T-E your customer service team.
When looking for customer service reps, you carefully filter the applicants who carry the best qualities and skills that meet the requirements of the job. But more importantly, you check their characters and their hearts to serve, as it is the wellspring of how they will delivery customer service.
Have you lost customers recently? According to the research done by John Gattorna, a visiting professor at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in 2008, businesses lose 68% of their customers due to perceived indifference. This means the customers walked out and left because they do not feel valued by these companies. Imagine losing these many customers just because you didn’t show you cared?
We sometimes forget the magic of words when it comes to customer service. Providing stellar customer service is easier than before, with technology, enhanced training of front liners and a growing awareness of how much superlative customer service can be one’s very best form of marketing. But there are these phrases when used and spoken with sincerity, which surprisingly make customers happy.
The holiday season is not called the most wonderful time of the year for no reason. People love the holidays! But for small business owners, the holidays may mean stressful days ahead not to mention costly too.
You may not be aware of it, but you just might be irritating your clients with the kind of customer service you are providing them. Wrong statements, bad practices and even rude personnel can all attribute to poor customer service. And we all know that having poor customer service can turn customers away, for good.
Speed is the name of the game when it comes to customer service delivery. What exactly are the lasting damages you will dodge by being prompt in your customer service? How important is a fast customer response and how can it strengthen your brand?
Being in this business for over 20 years, Merlin has successfully hired and deployed hundreds of Customer Support employees through the years, and has developed an efficient process of recruiting people. Here are 7 qualities to look for when hiring Customer Support Agents.
Just under 19% are ‘certain to outsource more’ of their IT support services − a drop from 25% in 2010, according to the 2012 UK Service Provider Performance and Satisfaction survey. …