Vermont Country Store

Training Agents to Reflect the Brand at Vermont Country Store

| Mike O'Brien

Vermont Country Store trains its agents to go beyond basic product knowledge to see themselves as brand ambassadors, and treat each everyone like family. See how this ethic is instilled in reps, and how they use active listening to pick up on cross-sell and upsell opportunities, without the hard sell. You can also hear the brand go more in depth on the subject at Operations Summit 2016, April 12-14 in Cincinnati.

Empowering Your Call Center Agents to Handle Angry Customers

| Angie Stocklin

Customer service is a crucial component of any ecommerce business. When you get it right, it can be extremely rewarding proof that you’re building a tribe of followers, cheerleaders, and referrers who love what you do. Here are a few ways you can get started in making sure you’re setting up your call center agents for success from day one.

Taking your Contact Center Across Borders

| Frank Ortiz

Entry into new markets, expanded ecommerce and improved customer service – if any of these appear on your list of priorities for 2015, the chances are that you might also be thinking of opening a new contact center, either in the U.S. or overseas. Here’s why you need to also think about a PCI compliant cloud-based payment processing solution.

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Bringing Your Contact Center Across Borders

| Tim Parry

With the growing popularity of cross-border ecommerce, do you need to expand your contact center strategy? Depending on which countries you ship to should determine if you need additional contact center needs, or the need to outsource services. Here’s how Brooks Brothers works with its global customers.

Engaging Customers on all Channels

| Stijn Hendrikse

Missing any customer contact, or responding too slowly, often results in lost sales and revenues. Here’s how omnichannel merchants can better manage inbound customer requests from multiple engagement channels.

Why Customer Service and Distribution Go Hand-in-Hand

| Tim Parry

While marketing and customer service clearly go hand-in-hand, the bridge between the contact center and order fulfillment can sometimes go ignored. In this video, S&S Worldwide Director of Distribution Mark Desrosiers talks about how he interacts with the customer service team to help ensure the best overall customer experience.