Contact Centers

Retail Call Centers: Improving Efficiency and Productivity
July 6, 2020 at 4:46 pm

Retail call centers are an important step in many customer journeys, and for online customers they may be the only human interaction with the brand. Retailers have multiple ways to operate to fulfill the customer need. Should they be in-house or outsourced? Offshore or home-based? How do you expand capacity for business peaks? Whatever route…

The Future of Customer Support and its Impact on Retail
March 13, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Customer support is evolving at a rapid rate, and many brands are reimagining the impact that a retailer’s support team can have on their customer’s experience and their overall business. However, while there's plenty of change happening today, it’s critical for brands to always keep an eye on the trends impacting tomorrow. Here's a look…

Consumer Experience: Adding a Human Touch to a Digitally Dominated Field
March 28, 2019 at 11:42 am

Digitization is occurring at such a rapid pace that many industries are finding it hard to keep up with how quickly customers are adopting new technologies. The retail industry is no exception. The question retailers must face is how can they keep up with the trend of an ever-evolving technology landscape, while still providing customers…

Is Your Customer Support Team Ready for the Holidays?
November 29, 2018 at 11:09 am

The National Retail Federation has predicted that holiday sales this year will increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over the 2017 holiday season. Deloitte's annual retail sales forecast was even more positive, putting the figure at 5.6 percent. This means retailers are looking at between $717 billion and $1.1 trillion in sales this holiday season.…

AI Chatbot Helps TechStyle Save More Than $1M
September 10, 2018 at 1:05 pm

By implementing a self-service artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot solution, TechStyle Fashion Group (parent company of JustFab, Fabletics, ShoeDazzle) saved more than $1 million and was able to reduce the overall number of calls to its contact centers for transactional and traditionally self-service issues. In addition, the chatbot’s proactive, context-inclusive handoff of more complex chat sessions to live agents…

Closing the CX Expectations Gap
May 15, 2018 at 10:36 am

Retail call centers are an important step in many customer journeys, and for online customers they may be the only human interaction with the brand. Retailers have multiple ways to operate to fulfill the customer need. Should they be in-house or outsourced? Offshore or home-based? How do you expand capacity for business peaks? Whatever route […]

Why Retailers Need an Omnichannel Support Strategy Next Holiday Season
March 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

With the busiest retail season of the year behind us, it’s the perfect time to assess performance and reflect on opportunities to improve and ensure an even more successful holiday season in 2018. The holidays always bring with them the highest ticket volume, as customers reach out to businesses with a flurry of questions around returns, password…

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Customer Service
December 18, 2017 at 6:01 pm

For consumers, the most wonderful time of the year is here. For retailers, it’s the busiest time — and customer service plays a vital role in the sales process. Contact centers are the backbone of any customer service strategy, and this is never more important than during the holiday season. Having an effective contact center…

How Technology is Evolving Call-Center Agents’ Jobs
December 7, 2017 at 5:24 pm

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and its year-over-year transformation cannot be overstated. Twenty years ago, the ramp up to Black Friday looked vastly different than it does today — Cyber Monday didn’t even exist! — and that's entirely due to the ever-evolving technologies that are shaping our digital landscape and market demands. For…