9 in 10 consumers want support while online and web chat is ranked by customers as the “easiest” channel through which to communicate – just beating social media, but outstripping email, phone and online self-service by far.* So why do so few high-traffic websites offer web chat? The answer is not as clear as the….
If you are outsourcing a contact centre, back office or IT function, you probably have a Relationship Manager and a framework under which your account is managed. Effective relationship management is one of the most important ingredients of a successful outsourcing program, yet how many organisations are KPI-ing it? In the new world of partnering….
There is much talk about near-shoring and offshoring, but for some organisations, Australia is home. Matchboard recently interviewed a variety of organisations operating a contact centre in regional Australia to learn about the pros and cons of a regional versus capital city location strategy. The Pros The most widely cited benefit of a regional contact centre is single….
Social Media is usually the coveted domain of marketing departments, yet the benefits of social media stretch way beyond marketing. A good starting point is to consider not what it allows companies to do, but what it allows their customers to do. Most companies try to measure Social Media Marketing in terms of revenue, sales,….
What are the best in class customer service and Australian contact centre operations best practices? This was the question a client recently challenged Matchboard to answer. The number of white papers, ebooks and market research reports on this topic is, frankly, overwhelming, so we’ve distilled our top 10 best practices for customer operations below. 1. Voice….
There are thousands of Australian call centre service options, but if you are outsourcing, finding the right one to meet your needs is not as difficult as you may think, thanks to new matching technology which queries your needs against a database of call centres serving the Australian market. Matchboard has collated information about each….
All too often we get so caught up in the day to day grind of managing our staff and serving our customers that we don’t take time to sit back and take stock of how well our call centre services are really performing. Are we really as healthy as we’d like to be? Ask yourself:….
Despite automation speeding through our everyday lives like a bullet train, human contact centres continue to play a fundamental role in customer service. And cloud is integral to maintaining and delivering the service effectively and efficiently. Here are eight reasons we’re optimistic about cloud contact centres: 1. Internet of Things Use of cloud technology to integrate….