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.
Do you really know your customer? Understanding their buying behaviour, needs and wants is the backbone of any business. Mystery shopping and customer surveys is a powerful one-two punch into learning a ton from your customers and making sure they stay customers.
Statistically, a new customer costs five times more than a customer you already have. Austin-based marketing company, Outbound Engine, tell us the success rate of selling to an existing customer is 60-70%, while the success rate of selling to a new customer is only 5-20%. Big difference, right?
Let’s have a quick look at these two strategies that so many businesses underutilise and yet hold the answers to so many business question marks.
Call centre staff wear lots of hats these days. Long gone are the times when they answered the phone and that was pretty much that.
Today, staff deal with emails, texts, online forms, phone calls, live web chats, social media and apps. Professional communication skills, sound technical and social media talents and being super organised are essential parts of the job.
But we don’t stop there. Read on to explore other ways Corporate Connect is a cut above the rest:
Business is booming, clients are placing larger orders, and everything points towards expansion on a nearby horizon.
But with those plans to expand you’d need more customers, and that voice on the phone (or keyboard) is the face of your company. And we all know how first impressions last.
You’d be forgiven for thinking call centres were the fashion back in the 1980’s, or that they’re all based in a far-off land which has no real connection to the company they say they work for.
Corporate Connect is a proud New Zealand contact centre helping thousands of organisations to build strong, profitable relationships with their customers.
Scripts are undeniably useful in a contact centre when you need to give customers specific information such as contractual terms, to ensure that nothing is left out. It also helps your call agents consistently follow the tone that your brand wants to set. Likewise, it can be invaluable in technical centres when troubleshooting for example. Continue reading
Creating a truly useful survey requires upfront planning. Although, theoretically, the results obtained from it should match fairly well customer satisfaction scores, there are too often significant discrepancies, highlighting the important of asking the right questions. Continue reading
Agents that are truly multi-skilled are a gift to any contact centre as they offer the flexibility of being allocated to departments depending on incoming contact volumes. However, being able to accurately predict where they will be needed when is essential to making the most of them. Continue reading