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Contact CenterJun 11, 2013 11:09 AM By Erin Lynch
Smartphones, tablets, and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter not only have transformed the way consumers shop but they have also changed the face of the contact center. It’s no longer a world of customer representatives but now a world of universal agents.
Contact CenterJun 11, 2013 10:33 AM By Curt Barry
More and more companies are looking into using Third Party Fulfillment (3PF) as an option to avoid increases in staff, warehouse size, and technology investments. But for some considering outsourcing, the basic hang-up is giving up control of contact center and fulfillment operations.
Contact CenterJun 10, 2013 1:50 PM By Erin Lynch
When it comes to successfully creating a social media presence for your brand, consumer interaction is key. Unfortunately, as this infographic from Reach Local points out, not every fan or follower engages the same exact way. Check out the seven most popular social media fans and the best ways to engage with them.
Contact CenterJun 10, 2013 12:10 PM By Erin Lynch
No matter how prepared your company is when engaging with customers through social media sites there is bound to be a public misstep. It can be a criticism from an unhappy customer or an error made by your social media team but in order to save face, it comes down to how you handle it.
Contact CenterJun 05, 2013 2:55 PM By Jonathan Levitt
Mobile commerce has arrived. A surge in tablet adoption – with one-third of American consumers expected to own one by 2015 – and the near ubiquity of smartphones has created a tipping point for mobile retail. By the end 2017, mobile retail sales in the U.S. will reach $31B, up from $8B this year.
Contact CenterJun 03, 2013 4:58 PM By Daniela Forte
Are you setting shipping and delivery expectations to make the ecommerce experience less tricky for your customers. Some customers want their products quickly while others prefer a cheaper shipping option even if it takes longer, according to a blog post by Fifth Gear.
Contact CenterMay 22, 2013 6:22 PM By Erin Lynch
While a focus on social media initiatives seems to be lacking in most contact centers as of late, a new Deloitte study has found that the use of social media is expected to rise within the next 24 months.
Contact CenterMay 21, 2013 2:28 PM By Erin Lynch
As ecommerce sellers begin to embrace social media as a way to engage with customers, many are finding it to be a perfect opportunity to also use it as a customer service tool, also known as eServices.
Contact CenterMay 20, 2013 8:14 PM By Erin Lynch
Shoppers want a site to be highly optimized, they want shipping to be fast, and now they want immediate interaction with the contact center. This is why it is more important than ever for your site to offer live chat.
Contact CenterMay 14, 2013 3:23 PM
When customer service representatives are getting bombarded with upset customers, the reps themselves tend to start getting upset themselves. When you are looking to hire contact center reps, that’s part of an expectation you need to set. Here are three key takeaways from this article by Flavio Martins, VP of Customer Support at DigiCert on […]