social customer service

Empathetic Social Customer Service Means More Than Typing Sorry

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Ever heard the expression “don’t be sorry, just change?” Sure, you have. Nowhere is this more applicable than in social customer service. It’s easy for brands to say or type “sorry,” and that’s exactly what makes the phrase less-than-helpful for customers. Everyone on social media – which is just about everyone – knows how little […]

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Why Digital Customer Service Depends on Software and Soft Skills

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If delivering extraordinary digital customer service were as simple as following a formula, everyone would be doing it. But not everyone is. In fact, 89% of tweets from customers to businesses still go unanswered, and poor customer service is one of the main reasons for customer churn. Clearly there’s plenty of room for improvement in […]

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5 Key Technologies for the Future of Digital Customer Service

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We talk a lot about “future-proofing” your business. It’s an important concept for any company considering digital customer service integration. You don’t simply want to plan for your current customer service needs. You’ll need a solution that can easily scale as business grows. Digital customer service is evolving quickly, and this change hopefully comes in […]

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Cheat Sheet for Building the Best Chatbot

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The chatbot revolution is here, and having a bot that can talk to your customers online is key to your brand’s success and future growth. Chatbots scale quite easily and can handle hundreds of conversations at a time. This makes them the perfect candidates for tasks with a predictable and well-defined conversation flow. We’ve created […]

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Do Humans Still Have a Place in Contact Centers?

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Chatbots are coming. Consider these stats*: 4 minutes is the average time savings with a chatbot enquiry vs. a traditional call $0.70 is the average cost saved per chatbot interaction for messaging-based banking bots 11,000 operating chatbots now are on Facebook Messenger $174 billion could be saved across insurance, financial services, sales, and customer service […]

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Why WhatsApp Is the Next Digital Customer Service Channel You Need

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With more than 1.5 billion active users, WhatsApp has more user adoption and growth than any other app. It’s an incredibly popular way for people to communicate, and this naturally applies to customers too. Let’s take a closer look at why WhatsApp is the next digital customer service channel you need. Why WhatsApp is exciting […]

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Why Great Digital Customer Service Needs Vision and Commitment

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was the Internet. Great things require patience and development, and the same goes for digital customer service. It’s easy to integrate the right digital customer service solution, but taking full advantage of it requires a real adaptation to communicating with digital customers on social channels. It’s a […]

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5 Key Emotions to Ensure Customer Loyalty

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We think it’s important to strike a balance between automation and a human touch in digital customer service. Sure, we live in a world that increasingly relies on technology, but we believe this only emphasizes the qualities that are particular to human communication, not replace them. The connections between customer experience and loyalty are clear. […]

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How to Avoid the Headaches of Digital Customer Service Integration

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We’ve come a long way since the invention of social media, and today the advantages of digital customer service integration are crystal clear. What was once a trend among tech-savvy brands is now a necessity for everyone who wants to grow their business. Even when you’re already convinced of the advantages of digital customer service, […]

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