Customer Service Technology Trends for 2021

 

First things first. What is customer service technology?

It’s making sure your systems, technology (eg: apps, shopping cart etc) and strategies are all working seamlessly together to deliver the very best in customer service.

With online shopping and online support not just commonplace today, but preferred by many, customer service technology is a fundamental part of any successful business.  Here’s what you’ll see a lot more of (and should include in your business strategy) in 2021.

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Corporate Connect – helping your business prepare for Christmas

 

About Us  

Based in Wellington, we’re proud to be New Zealand owned and operated.  Since 1998 we’ve handled millions of phone calls, texts, emails and social media responses from every organisation imaginable throughout New Zealand.

Our diverse range of services means whoever your customer is, we can help them with their questions and concerns, so you can get on with the business of business.

We can house up to 150 customer service representatives, and each and every one of them is professionally trained in all areas of customer service.

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How to Ask for Donations by Phone

Non-for-profit organisations and fundraisers have a hard time getting the script right when it comes to asking for donations. Especially when you’re doing it over the phone.  There’s one face to gauge or body language you instinctively trust.

However, if you get the wording right and demonstrate how they can personally make a real difference, you will see greater results.

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7 Ways to get Customer Feedback

As a business you aren’t just looking for feedback, you are looking for quality feedback. Feedback which is honest, constructive and give your business genuine insight into how customers see your brand.

Unless their experience has been really bad, customers usually don’t volunteer feedback.  They are more likely to take their business elsewhere in future. Unfortunately, his not only means a lost sale or three, but you lose customer loyalty as well. Continue reading

Kiwi Shopping Habits post Lockdown

 

New Zealanders are shopping differently since the shakeup of Covid19.  You only need to walk through a shopping mall to see the effects.  Many stores aren’t staying open for late-night shopping.  Why?  There aren’t enough people in the mall to make it worth their while, or staff hours have been reduced.  Or both.

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5 Ways to retain customers

Wanting to retain customers is a no-brainer.  It’s historically cheaper than finding new customers and businesses use the information from current customers to up-sell and re-market to.  But some are doing it much better than others.  Here’s how you can be one of them:

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What will be the ‘new normal’ for businesses after Covid19?

                                

Well, who’d have thought we’d see days like these?

A mix of forced rest, reconnecting with loved ones, fear and hard financial times.

The majority of us wonder what business will look like in New Zealand for the rest of 2020.  Though we cannot know for sure (due to lack of a crystal ball), we are confident these changes will follow:

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Human skills technology cannot replace  

 

Today, so much is automated by technology, you could be forgiven for thinking why you need humans to run the customer service side of your business anymore!  Yes, there are many frequently asked questions to answer a lot of enquiries, but technology will always lack some vital human qualities, like these …

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How the Coronavirus affects New Zealand businesses and what to do about it

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China is New Zealand’s biggest trading partner so if China is having a crisis, so are we (along with many other countries).

 

Take tourism for example.  As New Zealand’s second-largest international visitor, as well as one of the most valuable in terms of holiday spend, Chinese visitors have a very important part to play in New Zealand’s tourism industry. How significant the effects will be since the rapid increase of the Coronavirus is unsure, but with 30 flights operating between New Zealand and China, the fallout will unfold over the coming months.

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