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.
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
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:
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:
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 …
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.
Hired the wrong person before? It’s an expensive error, isn’t it? The wrong skills, unable to get along with others or lack of experience can be a heavy blow to your brand, especially if the wrong person is the initial contact – the call centre.
It’s a demanding task and not a job for everyone. But at Corporate Connect we are leaders in delivering staff who can handle stressful situations and offer versatility to solve problems and make customers feel important.
For marketing to achieve great things the marketing plan must include a mixture of channels.
You would only have a Facebook page in your marketing plan, just as you wouldn’t have only grapes in a fruit salad. Different channels increase the chances of reaching more people while creating a cohesive brand. And branding is big news when it comes to customer loyalty and perception of what your business is all about.
Customer care used to be pretty straight forward. You phoned the business number, spoke to the right department who hopefully resolved the problem over the phone or had someone visit your home or business to settle the issue.
These days, the competition is fierce, customers are wanting (and expecting) an ‘instant’ result. And, instead of waiting for the train or bus and talking to the person next to them, everyone is steering down at their phones, trying to fit in as many tasks as possible.
The modern consumer has multiple channels in which to seek help – this isn’t front-page news. So why are so many businesses stuck with old-world customer care practices? Fear perhaps? Or simply not knowing where to start?
Call centres are known for dealing with and solving customer service problems. Why? So in-house staff aren’t landed with the time, effort and expertise it takes to do it right.
With any business, cost is a driving factor. But like most things in life, the cheapest (or the most expensive for the matter), is not always the best choice. To know if you are getting bang for your buck, here are some key areas to check when employing a call centre for your business.