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Which 2019 Consumer Trends Will Impact Your Customer Experience Strategy?

by Kim Campbell in Customer Service Outsourcing, Customer Service Trends, Kim Campbell

Let’s get real: once-transformative technologies that allowed businesses to respond to consumer needs with speed and agility no longer elicit the oohs and aahs they once did. While new technology continues to emerge, the digital transformation of recent years has conditioned consumers to expect ultra-responsive, technologically-powered customer service, but they want more than that. Below, […]

 

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The True Cost of Losing a Customer

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

One negative customer experience may seem like a drop in the ocean of all your customer interactions, but it’s never that simple. Consider these statistics from a recent survey from NewVoiceMedia: After experiencing poor customer service: •  37% of customers would change their supplier •  28% would post a negative online review •  26% would […]

 

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RFP Questions to Ask About AI in the Contact Center

by Kim Campbell in Artificial Intelligence, Contact Center RFP, Contact Center Technology, Customer Service Outsourcing, Kim Campbell

You’ve got your game face on. You’re prepared for the future of customer service. And you’re ready for your outsourced customer service RFP to hit the road and bring you some stellar options for a new contact center partner. But are you asking the right questions about artificial intelligence? While AI capabilities in the contact […]

 

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Deck the Halls: Coping with Peak Season Holiday Spikes in the Contact Center

by Susan Preiss in Customer Service Outsourcing, Customer Service Trends, Holiday Customer Service, Live Chat, Susan Preiss

Several years ago, we reported that Americans would spend a forecasted $600 billion during the 2014 holiday season. Fast forward a few years, and that number has skyrocketed to a massive $1.1 trillion, according to data from Deloitte, which is more than a quarter of annual retail sales. Of course, greater retail sales inevitably lead […]

 

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Blue Ocean Promotes Sean Miller to Director of Workforce Management

by Blue Ocean News in Blue Ocean News

Blue Ocean, an award-winning provider of customer care solutions, announces that Sean Miller has been promoted to Director of Workforce Management. In his new role, Miller has senior responsibility for the company’s workforce strategy and driving innovative workforce solutions that support Blue Ocean’s growth. Sean has more than 25 years of experience in workforce management […]

 

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Is a Strategic Contact Center Partnership Even Possible? [eBook]

by Amy Bennet in Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, eBook, Mike Hasler, Strategic Partnership

Your company is quick to outsource a handful of operational functions without a second thought – think: maintenance and cleaning crews, office supplies and equipment, and coffee and catering, among many others. But the people you hire to take care of those things aren’t really “partners” in the full sense of the word. They’re not […]

 

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Building the Contact Center SOW: The Framework for Success

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

You’ve heard it before – stress is the outcome of reality not aligning with expectations. And nothing takes a toll on relationships quite as quickly as stress. When outsourcing your company’s customer support – whether for the first time or the fifth time – the relationship is understandably complex. You simply can’t rely on an […]

 

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Are You Ready for the Future of Customer Service?

by Kim Campbell in Artificial Intelligence, Contact Center Technology, Customer Service Outsourcing, Kim Campbell, Multichannel Customer Service

Did you know that 32% of customers worldwide will quit doing business with a brand – even if they love it – because of just one bad experience? This statistic from a PwC survey is an eye-opener for any organization that interfaces with customers on a regular basis. But what constitutes a bad experience? Although […]

 

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