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Call Centres – Do Self-Service Options Work?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Whilst the benefits of offering some form of early stage web-based ‘self-service’ customer option is relatively well known, what is not so widely appreciated is that many consumers prefer to exhaust all available self-service solutions before proceeding further with their enquiry. Whether it’s as simple as an FAQ page on a company’s website or something […]

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Outsourcing Festive Call Volume

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

For any businesses taking increased inbound calls and certainly for all customer services departments up and down the land, there is a busy month (or what’s left of it) ahead! With the holiday season upon us, it often seems that minor issues that would usually wait a week or two for a resolution can suddenly […]

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As Always, First Impressions Count!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

As we go about our day to day lives, most people would agree that first impressions count. This is also equally true when prospective customers call a business. Many callers will have checked out a company’s website prior to calling, so it’s important that any online presence is that of an approachable, friendly, customer-centric organisation, […]

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Your Call Really is Important to our Business!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Many of us have probably been there at one time or another.  Having dialled a number and finding ourselves in a queue listening to background music, we are then periodically informed that our call is “very important” to the business in question. No matter how sincere and genuinely intended the recorded message is, callers might […]

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Exceeding Customer Expectations in an Ever-Changing World

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

There can be no doubt that technological advances have brought about many changes over the last 20 years, and inbound call centres, be they in house or outsourced, such as ourselves here at mplcontact Sutton Coldfield, have had to evolve too. With much information now available at the fingertips of every smart phone owner, some […]

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Digital Transformation and Customer Services

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

With global technology evolving so fast, the ongoing digital transformation of our daily lives shows no sign of relenting.  Examples include watches that regularly track every heartbeat and step that we make, the once humble refrigerator that can now be programmed to order food, and, with the power of social media, headline news that breaks […]

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Does Your Business Need a Virtual Receptionist? 

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Running a business can often mean there is little margin for error. More specifically, making the wrong staffing decision can sometimes have a profound effect on profitability and in more severe cases, on a business’s long-term plans. Whilst employing enough in-house staff to cover peak times often has its advantages, sometimes the cost of doing […]

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Personalising the Customer Experience

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Personalising customer services can benefit businesses as well as their customers.  Indications are that few companies do as much as they could in this arena, and that being so, there is an opportunity for some more informed businesses to benefit from the increased levels of customer satisfaction that can flow from a more efficient customer […]

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The Rise and Rise of Customer Expectations!

Friday, May 17th, 2019

There is no escaping the fact that whatever the size of a business, its customers are always right! With everything now instantly communicated, being shared and commented upon through an ever-expanding landscape of social networks, callers to inbound call centres (be they in house or externally based like us here at mplcontact Sutton Coldfield) are […]

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Why use a Call Centre?

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

There are many reasons why businesses choose to use the services of a professional inbound call centre.   It may be that as call volume grows, say as a result of continued success in the market place, it has become increasingly impossible to provide a top-quality customer services offering. For example, callers now expect to […]

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