Implementing Video Chat?

Are you considering adding video to your contact center? Video chat is an access channel that can certainly distinguish you from competitors. And with the technology barriers coming down, more companies are seriously considering adding this channel into their customer access mix. Amazon, Land’s End and others have already jumped in, with others soon to follow. Forrester’s Art Schoeller offers …

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The Changing Role of Supervisors

Studies from ICMI and others suggest there are more supervisors today – proportionally and in real numbers – than ever. With today’s developments – emerging channels, proliferation of social media, the competitive importance of customer relationships, and the wide range of generations our customers represent – supervisors have become increasingly important to the contact center’s success. But it is a …

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A Way of Doing Business

One of the most important leadership priorities is to ensure that your customer contact center delivers maximum strategic value to your organization. That, in turn, is what will get you the support you need from colleagues across the organization. It’s what will secure adequate funding, and will facilitate the means to attract the talents required. And it will help you …

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So Many Ways to Interact with Customers

If you were to walk into an Amazon.com customer contact center, you’d see desks turned sideways so that Fire tablet support agents have a neutral background for video calls (one-way, agent-to-customer). Visit the GM customer assistance group focused on social channels, and you’re more likely to hear the clickety-clack of keys than voices—this team engages with customers through over 120 …

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How’s Your Mobile Customer Support?

Here’s a number that should encourage all of us to take another look at our mobile customer service strategy. 1.4 Billion smartphone shipments expected in 2015, representing a 12.2% year-on-year growth rate. Source: IDC

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