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.

Alex and Ani Talks About Its Rapid Growth

| Daniela Forte

Alex and Ani, best known for its expandable charm bracelets and other jewelry pieces that promote positive energy, has quickly become a household name among young women. And its growth continues to move at a rapid pace.

Customer Service, customer service reps, social media, Twitter, Facebook, retail, Forrester, Conversocial, contact center, contact center agents

The Contact Center Is Your Customer Service Gateway

| Tim Parry

Quite possibly, your contact center is your company’s unsung hero. But how are ecommerce and omnichannel merchants treating their contact centers? Here’s a snapshot look at Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2014 survey.

Metrics that Matter in the Contact Center

| Tim Parry

The consumer landscape has changed and not only do consumers expect a quick response, but also a thoughtful and informative dialogue. Here’s a snapshot look at Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2014 survey results.

5 Ways Online Retailers Can Empower Frontline Customer Service Reps

| Chris Vodola

Every customer touchpoint gives you, the retailer, the opportunity to deliver a “wow” experience — one that keeps the customer coming back and telling their friends about the experience. Get back to basics with these five tactics for empowering your customer service employees while simultaneously ensuring your customers feel taken care of when they reach out for help.

ecommerce fulfillment, shipping data, distribution data, Warehouse/Distribution Center, ecommerce shipping, direct-to-customer fulfillment

Using Big Data to Improve Contact Center Operations

| Erin Lynch

While big data might seem like it generally falls into the silo of the marketing department, more and more merchants are finding out that not only is it just as beneficial in the contact center, but it could also give you an edge against your competitors.

Video Puts a Human Face on Customer Service

| Dr. Melody King

Many online retailers are discovering the role video can play in enhancing their customer service program, while also helping reduce costs in this area. Here are five ways you can incorporate video into your website to strengthen your customer service, and avoid having small issues flare up into major PR and social media nightmares.