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What Is Conversational Commerce and How It Can Turn Customers Into Brand Ambassadors

Conversational Commerce

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Imagine owning a physical store without a salesperson to answer questions or recommend products that are trending or are best for your customers. Your customers are all alone trying to figure out what to buy from a range of products, which all appear good. Confused and frustrated, they end up buying outdated products or leave the store purchasing nothing.

The same is the case with most e-commerce stores today. The store appears "lifeless", with no representative to interact with, no agent to suggest trending products or resolve queries. The customer might open a support ticket but finds out that the wait time is very long. They are bombarded with lists of "product suggestions" or "similar products", which are not relevant to their interest. Not able to find what they were looking for, your potential customer leaves your online store, possibly never to return. This obviously can have a negative impact on business.

To resolve this problem, companies are adopting a new form of online commerce that provides a personalized experience to potential customers, by interacting with them along the various stages of the sales funnel. This concept is called Conversational Commerce.

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Benefits, Risks & Future of Using Chatbot Technology in Customer Support, Plus Top Support Bots

Customer Support Chatbot

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To help simplify the interactions between a customer and a company, a helpful tool has increasingly grown in use in the market. It aids in answering repeated queries of customers among other functions, and is called a "support chatbot", or "automated chatbot" or "customer service bot".

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Top 10 Disputes to Address in Your Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) SLA

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Service Level Agreement (SLA)

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What is BPO: Business Process Outsourcing?

BPO stands for Business Process Outsourcing and is the contracting of services to third-party companies that can provide them more inexpensively or better than your company. Businesses outsource their work for many reasons but are most commonly looking to decrease costs, expand capabilities or lessen risks. Some common outsourcing services include Customer Service/Call Center/Helpdesk, Client Management, Human Resources, and even Accounting. Third-party providers offer these solutions using cost-efficient approaches. This article will focus on Call Center providers, although many of the points can apply to other types of outsourced services as well.

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How to Leverage Customer Intelligence to Reduce Operating Costs

How to Leverage Customer Intelligence to Reduce Operating Costs

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What is Customer Intelligence (CI)?

The internet is home to many tracking tools designed to gather valuable information to better profile consumers. This information is so valuable that it is usually sold to third-party companies for further follow-up.

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3 Must-Have Customer Service Tools to Scale Your Startup

3 Must Have Customer Service Tools to Scale Your Startup

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Customer service is a necessary component to any startup. It is important to have customer management strategies in place so you can properly serve your current customers while making it attractive for leads to become customers. There are many software solutions that cater to startups' customer service needs, but there are three main tools that can help quickly scale your startup; these are:

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How a Mobile Help Desk Solves These Top 5 Obstacles to Providing High Quality Customer Service

Mobile Help Desk Solves Top 5 Obstacles to High Quality Customer Service

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A mobile help desk is a tool used by organizations to better communicate with their customers. It provides the opportunity to not only standardize communications but also to improve the speed of replies. Help desks initially began as ticketing systems to handle customer concerns but have grown to become a one-stop-shop for customer service best practices. What can a mobile help desk do for you today? It provides insight into the experiences of your customers and internal features including the performance of your support teams.

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HIPAA-Compliant Text Messaging, Why You Need It & Best HIPAA Texting Apps

HIPAA-Compliant Secure Text Messaging

Running a hospital presents a variety of unique challenges. It is like many other businesses as it requires effective leadership and communication to run smoothly, but the extra factor is the importance of timeliness. All businesses require quick employee response, but this could not be truer for a healthcare facility. Patients and their health can be unpredictable. There should be a method of reaching healthcare professionals promptly while still protecting the sensitive information being transmitted.

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Canada Introduces Bill to Further Protect Consumer Privacy

Canda Consumer Privacy Bill

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Bill C-11, also known as the Digital Charter Implementation Act, was introduced in the House of Commons in Canada, on December 2, 2020. Its aim is to amend current acts while creating new guidelines to bolster consumer privacy.

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3 Ways Digital Transformations Improve Healthcare Customer Service & Fall Short

Healthcare Customer Service Digital Transformations

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How Healthcare Customer Service Benefits from Digital Transformations

Throughout recent decades, doctor-patient relationships have completely transformed, with patients now having higher expectations and playing active roles in their own diagnosis and treatment. Accordingly, the evolution of patients from passive individuals into well-informed customers has encouraged the healthcare industry to keep up with new expectations by digitizing its processes. This means that patients can now experience:

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3 Simple Strategies for Boosting Customer Support During & Post-COVID-19

Boost Customer Support During & After Covid-19

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COVID-19 abruptly changed the way many of us live our day to day lives. With a "new normal" now becoming apparent, businesses have had to change the way they operate. Long line-ups outdoors, capacity limits indoors, and keeping distance from other patrons has changed the way customers are used to shopping at brick and mortar locations.

Perhaps the greatest change is seen in the employee-customer communications. Are there ways your business can still answer questions and resolve issues while customers remain in the comfort of their own homes? The answer is yes, and we have some recommendations to make the transition smoother for businesses.

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