Articles by Paolo Fabrizio

Paolo Fabrizio
January 7, 2019

Build Customer Service Priorities To Improve Your Business

Customer Service Priorities

The first days of the new year are usually full of good intentions: ‘I’ll start doing this, I’ll change that…’ and so on. Like it or not, sometimes we are not able to accomplish all that we wish to do. When it comes to customer service, it’s not easier since managers always struggle with constraints


Paolo Fabrizio
December 4, 2018

Focus on People to Support Your Customers

Focus On People: Turn Customers' Frowns Into Smiles

Last week, I hosted a live Q&A on behalf of a client where I video-answered their colleague’s questions about Digital Customer Service. It’s not the first time that I have done it, but it’s always exciting dealing ‘live’ with questions that you don’t know in advance. In this case, my customers were the participants of


Paolo Fabrizio
November 6, 2018

Why You Can’t Do Without The 3 Customer Service Pillars

Customer Service Pillars

You can’t fake customers. When they ask for support, they quickly realize whether the customer service they’re dealing with is rock solid or shaky. The difference is entirely relevant, since a rising number of people switch to a competitor after just one negative experience. So, in this article, you will learn about the three customer


Paolo Fabrizio
October 9, 2018

How To Turn Customer Conversations Into Sales Opportunities

Good Customer Conversations Make For More Sales Opportunities

Our relationships are based on conversations and actions. Regardless as to whether they are personal or professional, we need to walk the talk if we want to build and nurture them. If we don’t, we may lose those relationships. When it comes to customer service, what we say, how we say it and what we


Paolo Fabrizio
September 11, 2018

Hey, Do You Use WhatsApp in your Customer Service?

WhatsApp For Customer Service

I had heard rumors about it last November at the Customer Service Summit in New York, but now it’s confirmed: WhatsApp has officially announced the launch of their long-awaited business API. In this article, you’ll find out why this is going to be a game changer for many businesses and how you may take advantage


Paolo Fabrizio
August 6, 2018

Don’t Let Constraints Kill Customer Service

Don't Let Constraints Kill Customer Service

“I wish I could, but unfortunately I can’t…”. That’s the typical sentence that expresses a sense of frustration. Did you ever utter these words? Well, in the past I did it more than once. Today┬áI hear many people saying similar things – whether they refer to their life or their jobs. As a consultant, I


Paolo Fabrizio
July 9, 2018

5 Customer Service Trends You Shouldn’t Miss

5 Important Customer Service Trends

Yesterday, I asked Milan Malpensa airport for some information because my mom will travel soon and needs special assistance. As I wanted a quick response, I used Twitter because they provide support thru the account @MiAirports. I have to say that it was great! In just 6 minutes I got their answer avoiding any ‘waiting


Paolo Fabrizio
June 4, 2018

From Bad to Great Conversations With Customers

How To Up Your Conversations With YOUR Customers

The words that we use can make or break a conversation. In fact timing, context and tone of voice play a crucial role in driving sentiment. When it comes to customer service, digital channels are useful but not enough themselves to have smooth, effective communications. How does that actually happen? How can we leverage conversations


Paolo Fabrizio
May 7, 2018

Going Digital? You Need a Customer Information Hub

Customer Information Hub

More and more customers are using digital channels to knock on brands’ doors because they want to get fast and effective replies to their queries. While some brands are already adapting to this new customer service scenario, others remain hesitant when it comes to investing in Digital Customer Service. On one hand, it is a


Paolo Fabrizio
April 3, 2018

The Story of a Schizophrenic Customer Experience

Schizophrenic Customer Experience

A couple of weeks ago, I got an SMS informing me that my Telco provider could not charge my bill because my credit card had expired. So I immediately activated a new one. All I had to do let my Telco know my new credit card details. Easy thing, uh? Well it should be! But


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