The importance of customer support can never be underestimated. Your agents are at the frontline of your business, and often also the last person your customers interact with after a sale is made or when they have issues with your services. Customer support agents are the ones handling your company’s reputation, and the satisfaction of […]
LocalTapiola Group is a mutual group of companies owned by its customers. It serves private customers, farmers, entrepreneurs, corporate customers, and organizations. LocalTapiola’s products and services cover non-life, life, and pension insurance, as well as investment and saving services. LocalTapiola employs 3,500 people and the number of owner-customers is nearly 1.5 million. QualityDesk was first introduced at […]
Earlier I wrote about six tips that a telemarketer can use to achieve better results and to create excellent customer experiences. However, the fact is that with the help of modern telemarketing technology, one employee can achieve up to 100 customer contacts per day. At this pace, a telemarketer may easily lose their focus, which will lead to lower customer contact quality and lower sales rates. None of us are machines, so how can we prevent this from happening? Of course, supervisors are the answer.
Within the past couple of years, there has been much discussion about the revolution of automation, robotics and AI. I have participated in webinars where many people working in European customer service centres believe that robots will replace at least some people in customer service within the next five years.