Customers Want To Self Serve – But It Has To Be Their Choice

A lot of customer contact operations are tasked with driving down cost and to do this are looking to generate channel shift to lower cost channels. In other words move from telephony to digital. We do a lot of work in this area and have achieved some very significant results.

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Use IVR & Chat To Support Your New Starters & Make Training More Cost Effective

I was working in a large financial services contact centre recently. I picked up on the fact that their new starter training programme was suffering from a high churn rate within the first month of new agents taking calls. Being curious as we always are we started to ask a few questions.

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Omnichannel Solution

Many companies say they offer omnichannel communications, through an internal omnichannel solution. What they really have is a multichannel approach. Delivering an omnichannel solution means a customer can contact you through their channel of choice and their history will travel with them seamlessly and instantly.

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Customer Touchpoints
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Customer Touchpoints

Why Do Customer Touch Points Matter So Much? We have designed hundreds of customer journeys focusing on the key customer touchpoints. Customer Touch Point have also worked as part of many different contact centre teams. Operating across a wide variety of sectors (Healthcare, Financial Services, Local Authority, Housing Association, Retail, Hospitality and Travel

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Natural Language IVR

OK Google – play Absolute Radio. Alexa – add 15 avocados to my shopping basket.* Natural Language IVR (NL IVR aka Voice Recognition) I’ll admit it - I have a smart speaker. At first, I was uncomfortable speaking to it and making it do simple tasks that I was more than capable of doing myself. But it only took a few days for me to feel that pressing a few buttons now felt like such an effort for my lazy hand.

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Tone Of Voice – The Commercial Benefits

This blog is the 2nd in a series examining ‘Why Does Tone Of Voice Matter?’. This post looks at the commercial benefits of designing and implementing the right tone of voice for your and your customers. Connect on a higher level In a world inundated with choice, picking the right product can be a little

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Why Does Tone Of Voice Matter?

I was talking to a friend about the tone of voice work I do. She looked at me with a puzzled look and asked, ‘but Why Does Tone Of Voice Matter’? The question really got me thinking so I thought I’d share it. First things first – what is ‘tone of voice’? Well, tone of voice is

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Achieving Cost Reduction Through Channel Shift
Achieving Cost Reduction Through Channel Shift

Achieving Cost Reduction Through Channel Shift

Many businesses are looking for new ways to reduce the cost of customer contact without impacting negatively on their customer experience. One of the key areas we work in is channel shift – moving customers from agent answered phone calls to self serve telephony or to digital channels. We have a lot of experience

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Corporate Podcasts (Part 1)

Not that many years ago, the podcast was but a small seed in the eager ear of the audio world. But my, how it’s grown. From gripping investigative journalism series such as 'Serial', to comedies like 'Scummy Mummies'  and witty educational series 'The Infinite Monkey Cage', we're plugging in and pressing play. We're listening on

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