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Hitting the Brakes or Pedal to the Metal? Selecting an Outsourced Customer Care Partner Mid-Pandemic

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing

It’s late February, 2020. Place: Your office. Situation: You’re tasked with choosing a new outsourced partner for your organization’s customer care program. You have nine months to run a procurement process and get the program launched, and you’re ready to get your hands dirty.   Three months later – May, 2020. Place: Your living room […]

 

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RFP Resources for Procuring an Outsourced Customer Care Solution

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Contact Center RFP, Customer Service Outsourcing

Choosing an outsourced customer care partner might just be one of the most complex procurement scenarios out there. After all, this is a partner who will hold your brand and reputation in their hands, interfacing with your loyal (and often concerned) customers day in and day out. No boilerplate RFP document will do the job. […]

 

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How to Determine Cultural Alignment in Your Outsourced Contact Center

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Customer Service Trends

We talk a lot about the need to align your corporate culture with your outsourcer’s, but we know it’s a lot easier to say than it is to do – after all, it’s not a particularly quantifiable element. And it’s not totally subjective, either. In the same way that there are specific personality types – […]

 

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Unraveling the Tangled Vines of Omnichannel Customer Care

by Susan Preiss in Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Omnichannel Customer Service, Susan Preiss

Competitive pressures, customer expectations, and emerging technologies are some of the key factors pushing leaders to elevate and evolve their customer service approach. We often talk about omnichannel as the ultimate goal for any and every customer service solution. But there’s a lot to unpack when it comes to creating and sustaining an effective, elegant […]

 

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Blue Ocean’s Most Popular Customer Service Blogs of 2019

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Customer Service Trends

We’re inching closer to not only the beginning of a new year, but also a new decade! Can you believe it? It’s undeniably a time of reflection. In 2019, Blue Ocean launched a brand-new website to better serve our web visitors with a more engaging, intuitive experience (we hope you’re enjoying it!) We also published […]

 

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PCI Compliance in an Outsourced Customer Care Program: What Do You Need to Know?

by Kim Campbell in Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Kim Campbell

There’s no doubt that today’s businesses – from SMB to global mega-brands – take data security and data protection very, very seriously. With the ever-increasing rigor around PCI DSS compliance, not to mention the proliferation of legislated protections like GDRP, the landscape is changing quickly and for the better. As a result, for most companies, […]

 

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Top 10 Kudos of 2019: Shining Examples of Customer Service at Its Best

by Patty Isnor in Agent Recruiting, Call Center Agents, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Patty Isnor

As the holiday season unfolds, we wanted to share the amazing words of gratitude that flow every day from our clients’ customers to our agents.  Below you’ll find the best customer service kudos of 2019 (so far!) with quotes directly from the mouths of customers we interact with. MVP Agent. MVP Customer Kudos. This is […]

 

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Beyond Issue Resolution: Why It Makes Sense to Outsource Content Review to Your Contact Center Partner

by Kim Campbell in Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Kim Campbell

What Does Content and Ad Review Have in Common with Customer Service? Content review is a topical subject these days. We have witnessed Mark Z. in the hot seat being held accountable for content review standards and practices. But the requirement for content review extends beyond the major social media players: from not-for-profit social activism […]

 

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The Cost of In-House vs Outsourced Contact Centers: An Infographic

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Contact Center RFP, Customer Service Outsourcing, Infographic

Maybe you’re a math person and love nothing more than a hefty Excel document to dig into for a few hours. Or maybe math isn’t your strong suit and you’re just looking for hard numbers to tell you what you need to know. Either way, we’ve put together this handy infographic to help you compare […]

 

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Overcoming the Expense of Customer Service in Major Urban Centers

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing

Cost Factors in Major Urban Centers  In the past 18 months, we have seen more and more interest from companies looking for alternatives to operating customer care centers in or close to their headquarters in major urban centers like Toronto, Vancouver, New York, and San Francisco. Economists have several arguments as to why different cities […]

 

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