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Customer Service: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing or Delivering In-house

When many companies set up or review their customer service operations they look inwards, assessing cost of service delivery, call volumes, call-to-sale conversion rates and so on – but the most[...]
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4 Ways a UK Based Call Handling Service Can Save You Money

A third party, UK-based call handling service is seen as an optional extra by many businesses – a luxury to be invested in when cash flow allows. But this approach misses the value a call handling[...]
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5 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A 24 Hour Call Answering Package

A 24 hour call answering service used to be something restricted to big businesses with access to multiple call centres in different time zones. Such expenditure on accommodation, IT, telecoms and[...]
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5 Benefits Of Offering 24-Hour Customer Service

Good, responsive customer service is an essential part of both customer retention and service provision. Businesses working standard office hours are usually accessible to customers on weekdays from[...]
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The Hidden Emotion Behind a Business Phone Call

Emotion? What could emotion possibly have to do with business phone calls? Surely a phone call from a customer to a business is just a straightforward exchange between two people? Many of us would[...]
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Why a Customer Service Help Desk Will Act as a Business Lifeline

David Chapman, Customer Service Director of Answer4u, considers what businesses and politicians can learn from each other when it comes to customer service...Anyone who still thinks general[...]
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Customer Service - Five Mistakes a Business Should Never Make

Looking at those themes, here are five key ways that businesses can make customer service mistakes – along with tips on how to avoid the pitfalls. For small or fledgeling companies, a knock to a[...]
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There’s More to Growing a Business Than an Increase in Turnover

As your business grows, your turnover should increase, but so too will the elements needed to produce that increase, for example, the right staffing, premises, production equipment and investment[...]
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Making a Call on Customer Service Outsourcing

Answering the phones may seem like a simple part of running a business – we all do it all the time, so how difficult can it be? Actually, as an integral part of offering excellent customer service,[...]
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Artificial Intelligence & Automation: The Future of Customer Service?

In the ever onward march of modern technology, we humans have sometimes felt uncomfortable about the increasing automation of telecommunications – from machines calling us with recorded messages to[...]
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