Focus on People to Support Your Customers
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
How to 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
Hey, Do You Use WhatsApp in your 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
5 Customer Service Trends You Shouldn’t Miss
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
3 Things To Know About A Customer Service Pilot
Are you planning to launch a new service or to integrate a new support channel? Well, before doing that, you’d better set a test phase during which you’ll get valuable feedback, insights and data. All of these results will enable you to wisely decide whether to ‘keep the new thing going’ or just abort it. So, what
How To Manage Customer Service Triggers
A couple of weeks ago I met the customer service manager of a mid-sized company. He told me about their first pivotal attempt to deliver support thru digital channels, and why they’ve decided to quit after a short time. Guess what? They quit because they we’re receiving many complaints via live chat and Twitter. Now,
Curatti Best Articles of 2017 – Part One
4 years and going strong! And we couldn’t have done it without our readers, our contributors and our good friends. As with any website, you will see our evolution if you go to earlier posts. No doubt, this will continue into 2018. The last year has seen a site redesign. The most obvious changes that
Are You Making Your Customer’s Lives Easier?
A few weeks ago I attended the Customer Service Summit in New York. One of the most highlighted topics was customer’s shift towards text-based channels (social networks, instant messaging apps and chat). So what are the consequences of this new habit? Simple and scary: customers have higher and higher expectations, and they easily become impatient
Website Advertising Is About To Change. Are You Ready?
Curatti note: This is an important and very timely piece by Bryan Goodwin. He tells stories of obnoxious sales tactics of days gone by, and likens them to modern day website advertising on the web. All ultimately leading to the obvious question: What is acceptable today? If you wish to skip past the history and
Curatti On Air: Overcoming Social Customer Service Hurdles
Even though most people use social media every day, many brands are still reluctant to use it as customer support channels. That’s due to different reasons but – as a consultant – I’ve experienced three Social Customer Service hurdles, and I’ve turned them into questions for you in this post. At the end of it
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