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contact centre as a revenue generator

3 ways to turn contact centres into revenue generators

By AI & Automation, Contact Centre, Customer Experience, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

While always seen as important, customer service has traditionally been viewed as an overhead or cost to the business and not a contact centre revenue generator. Companies understand that it plays a vital role in onboarding and retaining customers, but they’ve not been able to link it to actual revenues. That meant that the major focus within the contact centre…

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Meeting customer needs at the moment of truth

Meeting customer needs at the moment of truth

By Customer Experience, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

Every organisation understands that delivering the right experience to customers is central to attracting and retaining their business. Engaged customers are more loyal, spend more and recommend you to family and friends. In contrast disengaged consumers are unlikely to value your products and services. Moreover, they will switch to other brands when they can. Given the importance of customer engagement…

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The state of UK customer satisfaction in 2021

By Chat, Contact Centre, Customer Experience, Email, Moving to the Cloud, Self Service, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

As nationwide lockdowns continue, how has COVID-19 impacted customer service in the UK – and what lessons do companies need to learn going forward? Based on a survey of 10,000 consumers, the Institute of Customer Service (ICS)’s latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) provides key insights for customer service teams and signposts important trends for the future. Running since 2008, the ICS’s twice-yearly…

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5 ways to eliminate hidden costs in your contact centre

5 ways to eliminate hidden costs in your contact centre

By Contact Centre, Video Collaboration, Voice of the Customer (VoC), Workforce Management

As we start 2021 it’s the perfect time to focus on resolutions for the year ahead in both our business and personal lives. So, after a challenging 2020 how can contact centre operations be improved – particularly when it comes to reducing hidden costs while still delivering great service? We’d recommend starting the year by carrying out a health check…

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Spotlight on 2020: our top 10 blog posts from the year

Spotlight on 2020: our top 10 blog posts from the year

By Contact Centre, Customer Experience, Knowledge Management, Self Service, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

It’s an understatement to say that 2020 was a year of huge change everywhere. Due to the pandemic we’ve seen major shifts in the contact centre, with existing trends such as remote working accelerating and customer needs changing dramatically. In this post, we highlight some of the key developments of last year in a review of our top blogs from…

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4 things contact centres can learn from Father Christmas

4 things contact centres can learn from Father Christmas

By Contact Centre, Customer Experience, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

As we come to the end of a dramatic and unprecedented year, everyone is looking forward to Christmas, even if current regulations mean it will be very different to normal. Thankfully, one thing that won’t change is the seasonal appearance of Father Christmas, delivering presents to millions around the world. The man in red has an unrivalled reputation for customer…

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5 key contact centre predictions for 2021

5 key contact centre predictions for 2021

By Call & Screen Recording, Cloud, Customer Experience, Quality Control & Customer Insights, Video Collaboration, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

Driven primarily by the impact of the pandemic, 2020 has been a year of dramatic change in the way contact centres are run. We’ve seen the kind of evolution that you might expect to happen gradually over 5 years compressed into 5 months, as companies were forced to embrace remote working for the majority of their employees overnight. The positive…

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The rise of the super-agent

The rise of the super-agent

By Customer Experience, Knowledge Management, Real-Time Speech Analytics, Training, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

Over the past few years’ customer service has undergone a huge transformation. It has never been more important to winning and retaining customers, with more demanding consumers asking more queries, across more channels than ever before. At the same time, a greater proportion of routine customer service queries are now handled through web and voice self-service – research suggests that…

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6 questions to ask to ensure your Voice of Customer programme delivers results

6 questions to ask to ensure your Voice of Customer programme delivers results

By Voice of the Customer (VoC)

Providing the service that customers are looking for and meeting their increasingly demanding needs is key to business success today. Understanding exactly what customers want is therefore critical for organisations, which is why more and more are implementing or expanding Voice of the Customer (VoC) programmes. The Contact Babel Inner Circle Guide to the Voice of the Customer, sponsored by…

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The importance of self-service for greater customer satisfaction

The importance of self-service for greater customer satisfaction

By Chatbots & AI, Self Service, Voice of the Customer (VoC)

Especially in current times, customers want the control and reassurance of being able to access information and find answers to their queries themselves, 24 hours a day, without having to wait. This means they are happy to use web or telephone self-service systems to help themselves, without needing to speak to a contact centre agent or email a company. Over…

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