How to Effectively Establish Customer Relationships Over the Phone

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How you take care of your customers determines the growth and success of your business. Studies show that a consumer’s decision to buy a product or service not only depends on price and product quality but on customer satisfaction as well. It’s not surprising that the biggest companies in the world invest so much in tools and methods that help establish strong and effective customer relationships. Continue reading

How to get back into your work routine after the summer holidays

Feeling the post-holiday blues? Us Kiwis have been lucky to have exceptionally good weather over January in 2022, and the opportunity to reunite with loved ones from all over the country as public health restrictions have eased. So, this working year might be feeling harder to crack into than most. Here’s some advice to help you get back in the swing of things. Continue reading

How to keep up with customer service over the Christmas break

Christmas time can be hectic for even the most competent customer service teams! Retail companies in particular are often dealing with overwhelming call volumes as not-quite-right gifts are returned or exchanged. Here are our expert tips for better customer support experiences over the holiday period in New Zealand. Continue reading

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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