There is no shortage of reasons to tell a customer "no." In some cases, the law requires it! It's up to us to communicate necessary rejection while preserving the customer's goodwill towards us. Our actions when denying a customer decide the outcome.
Randy did everything right by being friendly, knowledgeable, and putting me first by ensuring I got the best possible deal. He started a dialogue, sought to understand my interests and palette, educated me, and thoughtfully persuaded me to download the company’s mobile app. He quadrupled my total spend without pressure or hard sells. In thirty minutes, he created a relationship that will last a lifetime.
Having a customer satisfaction survey doesn’t mean you have insight into what frustrates your customers. Not all follow-up questions are created equal. If you’re not careful, asking the wrong follow-up questions can degrade the survey experience and the entire customer experience.
Waiting on hold can be a customer's worst nightmare. As customers, we've been there ourselves! Agents abruptly demand that we wait without a clear reason why, and when they return to us, it's like they've never met us before. We're left wondering why we can't just have our issue resolved, so that we can move on with our lives.
Especially for first-time contact center agents, speaking with that first customer can be a nerve wracking experience. As trainers and coaches, how do we help our new colleagues to have the necessary confidence and knowledge to assist our customers along their journey?
Originally published by ICMI. Read the full article at icmi.com. Admit it! Working in a contact center isn’t always exciting, and when it is… that’s not necessarily good. Contact Center Agent also isn’t a title near the top of most fourth graders’ wish lists: race-car driver, lawyer, astronaut, president, and pop-star have slightly more cachet. As ...
Companies beg us to take their surveys, but what happens when customers beg for help? Many surveys conclude by telling customers that the company cannot respond to each customer individually. Customers are often directed to contact the company in another way, if they’re experiencing a problem that requires assistance. In essence, they’re saying, “thank you ...