Customer Service ARCHIVE

Live Chat and Order Updates a Major Focus for Retailers  Jun 17, 2013 3:39 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to revamping their ecommerce sites in 2013, retailers are focusing on keeping the consumer in the loop from the moment an order is placed right until the packaged is delivered to the doorstep.

Training for the New Contact Center  Jun 11, 2013 3:27 PM By Erin Lynch

Gone are the days when the contact center meant having a customer call a 1-800 number or send an email if they have a product question or concern. Nowadays, the shape of the contact center is one that meets the needs of the 24-7 consumer and in order to do that successfully it all comes down to training.

The Contact Center of the Future  Jun 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.

Learning to Let Go When Outsourcing  Jun 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.

Making the Most of Social Media Engagement  Jun 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.

Preparing for Social Media Mishaps  Jun 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.

3 Quick Tips to Prepare for the Holiday Rush  Jun 06, 2013 11:37 AM By Daniela Forte

The holiday shopping season will be approaching before we know it and if you are expecting an increase in traffic, Chris Kivlehan, vice president of account management for INetU, offered some hosting musts to prepare for the rush.

How to Improve Post-Sales Support through Mobile  Jun 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.

Rakuten’s Non-traditional Business Model  Jun 05, 2013 12:27 PM By Daniela Forte

CEO and chairman, Hiroshi Mikitani, explained the non-traditional business model at Rakuten during the IRCE conference this week and reminded attendees while it’s easy to get stuck in the technology of your business, it really is all about your customers.

Free Shipping Major Cyber Monday Focus  Jun 04, 2013 12:22 PM By Erin Lynch

When it came to standing out and in front of their competitors over the 2012 Cyber Monday holiday, a new Innotrac report has found that retailer’s main focus was free shipping.






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