Articles by Paolo Fabrizio

Paolo Fabrizio
October 6, 2020

How To Use WhatsApp Customer Support To Beat Your Competitors

WhatsApp Customer Support

Once upon a recent time, it took years for new communication tools to become customer support channels. I remember that during the 90’s we had long discussions within our claims department before deciding to respond to customers via email! Today everything happens much faster, especially changes in behavior and habits. In 2020 most people use…


Paolo Fabrizio
September 1, 2020

Get Ready For a Blended Customer Service Model

The Blended Customer Service Model

Like it or not, few workers around the world will be going back to their offices full time anytime soon. Some, however, will go in once or twice a week with the rest of the days spent working remotely. Since we do not know how long this ‘hybrid situation’ will remain, we’d better act as…


Paolo Fabrizio
August 4, 2020

Do You Think That All Digital Support Channels Are The Same?

All Digital Support Channels Are Not The Same

As more and more organizations are integrating digital channels to cope with customer’s demand for online support, some facets often are being underrated. In fact, in this gold rush towards Digital Customer Service, some tend to consider all online channels as more or less the same. “This agent is doing well on social media so…


Paolo Fabrizio
July 7, 2020

Deal With The Unexpected to Elevate Customer Service Standards

Elevate Customer Service Standards

“Ok, we’re all set to go.” Then, suddenly. something happens and it ruins your plans. Of course, that’s not nice but that’s life and it’s up to you to face the issue and then get it fixed. Easier said than done though, especially when it comes to providing support to your customers regardless of the…


Paolo Fabrizio
June 2, 2020

Why Digital Customer Service Is Like a Wave

Digital Customer Service Is Like a Wave

Imagine you’re on a sandy beach entering the water. Suddenly you spot a big wave coming towards you and you must rapidly choose between two options: surfing the wave or being pushed away by its force. What we’ve seen in customer service during these last 3 months is the rise of a huge wave of…


Paolo Fabrizio
May 4, 2020

2 Secret Ingredients For Rock Solid Digital Customer Service

Rock Solid Digital Customer Service

Yes, the situation is still complex but it’s not the same as one month ago. While one month ago most organizations were stuck on ‘what shall we do now’ many of them have already moved on and that’s good news. Meanwhile, a large number of consumers all over the world have sought assistance through digital…


Paolo Fabrizio
April 7, 2020

How To Ignite Digital Customer Service In Complex Times

Digital Customer Service In Complex Times

While I’m writing this article here in Milan, Italy I constantly hear ambulance sirens going back and forth for a dramatic reason that is globally hitting us. Nevertheless, time goes on and life does as well, meaning that we have to keep either ourselves and our businesses alive. As for customer service, many people with…


Paolo Fabrizio
March 3, 2020

The Winning Link Between Customer Service and Marketing

The Winning Link Between Customer Service and Marketing

If you have worked within companies, you know that one of the most common issues is lack of internal communication. Departments tend to become clam-like when it comes to sharing information with colleagues not belonging to the same ‘tribe’. Having personally experienced such situations, I have noticed that the more departments become silos, the more…


Paolo Fabrizio
February 4, 2020

Is Your Customer Service Addicted to KPI?

There's More To Customer Service Measurement Than KPI

‘Metrics, metrics, metrics’. That’s one of the most common refrains when it comes to measuring the effectiveness of customer service. This golden rush towards the the best one(s) has even increased with the spread of support thru digital channels. What shall we measure? How often? What can we do to improve results? That’s causing a…


Paolo Fabrizio
January 7, 2020

Customer Service Failures: From Hello to Hell No!

How To Avoid Customer Service Failures

After this festive season, we are ready to get on with the new year. Despite our usual good intentions ‘I want to be more friendly, helpful or patient’, our daily routine soon brings our feet back on the ground. That will surely happen when you need to get in touch with the customer service of…


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