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Paolo Fabrizio

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

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

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


Nathan Sykes

How to Respond to Happy and Unhappy Customers on Social Media

Respond to Happy and Unhappy Customers on Social Media

Social media has transformed both customer service and marketing. Customers now use platforms like Twitter and Facebook both to complain about companies and to compliment them. Some businesses see social platforms as just a potential problem — a source of public customer complaints against them. The companies that get ahead are those that instead see


Paolo Fabrizio

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

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


Meredith Wood

11 Types of Difficult Customers and How to Handle Them [Infographic]

Difficult Customers

To state the blindingly obvious, your business is nothing without customers. Every interaction a customer has with a business comes helps that customer decide their attitude towards the business. These interactions include: The actual product or service that the business is based on The advertising that the customer is exposed to – whether on social media or


Paolo Fabrizio

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


Avinash Nair

The 3 Most Important Things to Outsource in an Online Business

What should you outsource?

If you’ve recently launched an eCommerce business, or are thinking of doing so, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of: “One of the best things about running an online business is the freedom it provides.” Running a virtual company does offer more freedom and flexibility than a traditional company might. There is no physical


Robert Caruso

Why Great Customer Service is Invaluable In Marketing

GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

In this article, Robert Caruso discusses how great customer service is a form of marketing. More specifically, if you get your customer service right, the word-of-mouth publicity could bring you more customers. It could also earn you brand advocates! This is It is another in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. Great Customer


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