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Customer-Losing Phone Mistakes

Customer-Losing Phone Mistakes

5 Customer-Losing Phone Mistakes an Answering Service Can Prevent Customers are easily turned off by negative phone interactions. Here are the 5 mistakes that cost you sales that an answering service can help you avoid. About 72 to 80 percent of customers hang up the phone when they are

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When is the Right Time to Use a Contact Center?

When is the Right Time to Use a Contact Center?

When is the Right Time to Use a Contact Center? This is a question that many entrepreneurs will ask themselves as their enterprises start to grow. However, it is not a question that can be answered by growth alone. There is no critical mass of size or

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Qualities That You Should Look For In Your Answering Service Employee

Qualities That You Should Look For In Your Answering Service Employee

Call center executives often become the face of your company for being the only point of contact for your customers. The interactions between your customer service executives and your customers have a major influence on the reputation of your brand, shaping your relationships with your customers and determining the fate of your brand awareness campaigns. Your call center executives should demonstrate certain key qualities which will allow you to make the most out of your training initiatives.

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Customer Service Mistakes That You Should Avoid

Customer Service Mistakes That You Should Avoid

While many companies base their success on customer service, they may still identify remarkable differences between what they deliver and how their customers perceive it. Customer service mistakes do happen and the outcomes, sometimes, may not reveal the true reasons. Here are a few common customer service mistakes that companies often commit, causing a negative impact on the bottom line.

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How Can An Answering Service Promote Sales After A Sales Call?

How Can An Answering Service Promote Sales After A Sales Call?

Your answering service partner can really boost your sales team’s efforts to influence sales. When a member of your customer service team ends a conversation with a happy note, he/ she is able to create a happy customer who is most likely to come back and place an order at some point of time later. A positive conversation creates a lasting impression in the minds of your customers and they will remember you for a long time.

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Factors That You Should Consider While Hiring A Third Party To Handle Your Customer Service

Factors That You Should Consider While Hiring A Third Party To Handle Your Customer Service

Hiring a third-party contractor to handle your customer service operations can be a tough decision if you do not know what you need to take into account in order to be able to identify and hire the right vendor. First off, you need to understand your needs before you start contacting various answering services. Check if you need an answering service that operates on a 24/7 basis or something that provides associated services such as online chat, appointment scheduling, and email answering.

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How You Are Throwing Sales Away

How You Are Throwing Sales Away

How You Are Throwing Sales Away By Missed Call (And How To Fix It) This might sound absurd to you. The very notion that someone would throw away sales when most businesses claw and scrape for every sale they make seems a little ridiculous. The reality though, is that

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How Content Marketing Can Make Your Customer Service More Effective And Impactful

How Content Marketing Can Make Your Customer Service More Effective And Impactful

There’s no doubt about the fact that phone calls give you the power to strongly connect with your leads. By carefully listening to your prospective customers’ words and tone, you can make meaningful interpretations and use them to establish deep connections with them and to even close a sale. However, you can make the most out of your phone calls by following an effective content marketing strategy that will not only allow you to shape what your potential customers think about your business, but will also help you demonstrate your knowledge in your area of expertise.

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Customer Service Mistakes That You Should Try To Avoid

Customer Service Mistakes That You Should Try To Avoid

Businesses rely on repeat clients and new customers to support their growth objectives. With customer service being one of the main factors differentiating you from your competitors, you may want to make sure that you avoid certain mistakes that may spoil your reputation and affect your profits. Importantly, customer service is all about problem-solving and this gains further importance in today’s technology-enabled world where customers expect the companies’ customer service executives to have in-depth knowledge about the companies’ products and excellent communication skills to explain complex processes to them in simple terms.

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Making The Most Out Of Your Inbound Calls

Making The Most Out Of Your Inbound Calls

Every inbound call that you receive may carry a sales potential and if you have strategies in place to handle those calls smartly, you may be able to convert callers into your long-term customers. With more and more customers using their cell phones to contact companies or buy products online, you may want to make sure that you adopt measures that will create extraordinary customer service experience, allowing your prospects to reach you and communicate with you easily. According to the mobile advertising analytics company Marchex, conversion rates from cell phone calls are four times higher than the calls made from desktop PCs, with 5-25 percent of calls being converted to sale.

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