Why you should outsource your call centre functions

Call centre outsourcing is becoming an increasingly common strategic business decision for New Zealand companies. It enables businesses to manage their customer service functions through a third-party provider, often called a business process outsourcer (BPO). You can use outsourced contact centres for inbound and outbound contact and call services, lead generation, helpdesk services, sales order fulfilment and product research. Continue reading

How to Perfect Your ‘Phone Voice’

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The way you sound when speaking on the phone can make a huge impact on how your callers engage with the conversation, particularly if you are trying to make a successful sales pitch or handle a complaint. While not everyone is blessed with the calming tones of Morgan Freeman or David Attenborough, there are still several techniques you can use to make your ‘phone voice’ more appealing.

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How to Improve Customer Retention

Fact: Retaining customers is more profitable than finding new customers.  The time, cost and effort involved to attract new customers can be as much as 10 times more.  So, it comes as no surprise companies pull out all the stops to keep the relationship going.

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How to make a great first impression with customers

Research confirms when we meet someone for the first time we subconsciously form an opinion of them in 4 seconds. Tough crowd, right? Well, there’s more – you then have 30 seconds before that impression is cemented, and cement is tough to move.

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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

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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