Customer Service ARCHIVE

7 Ways to Reduce Cart Abandonment  Jun 03, 2013 3:27 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to making sure your site visitor finalizes the purchase, retailers should always remember that the basic aim should be to make the checkout process as simple as possible. Here are 7 tips from Econsultancy on how to reduce cart abandonment.

Social Media Use Expected to Rise in Contact Centers  May 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.

Consumers Want Customized In-Store Experience Over Online Shopping  May 09, 2013 3:49 PM By Erin Lynch

More than two-thirds of Americans prefer to shop in traditional, brick and mortar stores than online commerce sites, according to a recent survey. The survey found that shoppers gravitate towards retail locations that offer customized shopping experiences.

The Art of Making Your Customers Love You  May 02, 2013 2:34 PM By Erin Lynch

Customer service is key when it comes to boosting sales, customer engagement and satisfaction. Let’s face it; a happy customer is a buying customer.

Sears Canada Dishes on Successful Shopping Experience  Apr 02, 2013 8:19 PM By Erin Lynch

Tom Maryniarczyk, associate vice president of ecommerce analytics and promotions, at Sears Canada, shares his ideas on successful online merchandising and personalizing the online shopping experience.

More Merchants Monitor Social Media than Offer Live Chat  Mar 20, 2013 1:14 AM By Tim Parry

More merchants are monitoring social media in the contact center than offering live chat, according to the results of the MCM Outlook 2013 survey. According to the survey results, 46.5% of respondents are monitoring social media in the contact center, while just 21% are using live chat technology.

Rumors Fly with Possible OfficeMax and Office Depot Merger  Feb 19, 2013 1:38 PM By Erin Lynch

Is a merger between OfficeMax and Office Depot just a few days away? Although the office supply giants are keeping a tight lip, there have been several published reports within print and online media pointing all signs to yes.

GUESS Partners with VendorNet for Ship-from-store Solution  Jan 30, 2013 10:36 AM By MCM staff

Apparel and accessories seller GUESS will leverage VendorNet’s StoreNet technology to implement omnichannel retail capabilities, specifically fulfillment of online sales from its brick and mortar locations.

Saks, Zappos, Office Depot Make List of “Top Performing” Retailers  Jan 25, 2013 1:58 PM By Erin Lynch

Results of the e-tailing group’s 15th Annual Mystery Shopping Study, conducted during the fourth quarter of 2012, have been released and nine merchants, including Zappos, Saks Fifth Avenue, Zappos and Office Depot have been recognize for excelling at online customer service.

Best Buy Swaps Email Out for Live Chat  Dec 22, 2012 12:10 AM By Erin Lynch

Best Buy has removed the email contact from its customer service page. The company says the decision was based on consumer feedback, but others feel like it was based on poor performance.






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