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Empowering Your Team to Deliver Kick-Ass Customer Experience

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Quick, how many services or memberships do you subscribe to? Twenty?

The True Cost of Losing a Customer

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One negative customer experience may seem like a drop in the ocean of all your customer interactions, but it’s never that simple.

The 10 Most Important Contact Center RFP Questions [Infographic]

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The RFP is the friend you love to hate. The necessary evil. The document that will make or break your decision of which new outsourcer to partner-up with. Listen to the audio or read the article. A generic vendor RFP template may promise to make things easy, but when you’re about to hand over your customer interactions to an outsourced contact center, generic will only make things more difficult. For real, we’ve seen warehouse RFPs used to source contact center services…).

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: The 4 Contact Center Location Considerations

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We talk a lot in this blog forum about partnership and who you should choose as an outsourcer contact center partner, but where you choose to outsource to is almost as important an element in the procurement process.

The Omnichannel Olympics: Transform to Perform

Speaker: Ron Dutta, VP-Business Development and Omnichannel CX Solutions

We are currently in an age where customers of all ages are always on the go and do not have time to connect with companies over traditional channels. They want companies to provide more channels of communication and solve problems at their moment of need. How do companies continue to add more channels and keep up great customer service?

10 Reasons to Locate Your Contact Center in the Friendly North

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Looking for an onshore contact center partner? One that can wow your customers while simultaneously delivering an unparalleled ROI? Your answer may just lie to the friendly north.

In-House vs Outsourced Customer Service: What’s Right for Your Business?

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Considering outsourced customer service for the first time? It’s likely you already outsource many other areas of your business, but we get it: outsourcing those critical frontline interactions with your customers feels like a whole new ballgame. Which choice is better for your business? Below we discuss the pros and cons of in-house versus outsourced customer service. The Impact of Outsourcing on Your Bottom Line. Let’s start with your bottom line first.

Are You Using 1999 Metrics to Measure 2019 Customer Care?

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It’s 2019, which means contact center metrics from 1999 are almost old enough for their first legal beer (and already knocking them back in Canada.) Those metrics were born in an era when customer service was a race, where whoever got to the finish line first (i.e.

Blue Ocean Promotes Sean Miller to Director of Workforce Management

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Sean Miller, Director of Workforce Management. Blue Ocean, an award-winning provider of customer care solutions, announces that Sean Miller has been promoted to Director of Workforce Management.

Keep Your Contact Center in North America Without Breaking the Bank

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A quick trip down memory lane reminds us that the 1990s saw a massive rise in the practice of offshoring call centers. With the convergence of economic factors and technological advancement, it was seen as the cheap alternative for companies who required basic customer support solutions.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Blue Ocean Specialty Team Named as Finalist in 2019 Stevie® Awards for Customer Service

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Blue Ocean, a world leader in customer care solutions, was named a finalist in the “Customer Service Team of the Year – Recovery Situation” category in the 13th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

Up Where Expectations Soar: Customer Care in the Age of Entitlement

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Admit it, you love it when you’re handed that Starbucks beverage with your name spelled neatly and correctly on the side. Maybe that’s where it all started: that innocent coffee cup with the green mermaid staring back at you.

Secrets to Incredible Customer Service with Paul R. Jones

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When it comes to customer experience, there’s a lot of cross-over between the hospitality industry and the contact center industry. We’re both in the business of earning a customer’s repeat business through the quality of the experience we deliver.

Which 2019 Consumer Trends Will Impact Your Customer Experience Strategy?

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Let’s get real: once-transformative technologies that allowed businesses to respond to consumer needs with speed and agility no longer elicit the oohs and aahs they once did.

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Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

What Happens to Customer Service When Unemployment Hits Historic Lows?

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A low unemployment rate is cause for celebration. It means people are working, paying taxes, and bringing home the bacon. That’s why most people see the current 3.6%

The Wall is a Myth: Getting Closer to Your Customer Through Outsourcing

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For brand-conscious organizations who have never outsourced before, there’s a common fear that putting your customer care in the hands of an outsourced partner effectively builds a wall between you and your customer. We get the reasoning – after all, your customers are your most important asset and anything that adds a layer between you and your customers must be a barrier. We beg to differ.

Are You Ready for the Future of Customer Service?

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Did you know that 32% of customers worldwide will quit doing business with a brand – even if they love it – because of just one bad experience? This statistic from a PwC survey is an eye-opener for any organization that interfaces with customers on a regular basis.

Top 10 Things to Assess on Your Contact Center Vendor Site Visit

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Choosing a strategic partner to deliver an outsourced customer care solution is a significant business decision – maybe one of the most significant decisions you’ll make in your career. You’ll task your team with running a tight procurement process to assess potential contact center partners. Undoubtedly, that will involve a number of stakeholders on your side including the sourcing professionals who make their living running RFPs.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

Introducing Blue Ocean’s New Website – a Celebration of the Customer Experience

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Blue Ocean, a North American provider of customer care solutions, is excited to announce the new face of Blue Ocean at blueocean.ca. When Blue Ocean embarked on the website redesign journey, the primary goal was to center the focus around the total customer experience. The result is a design that celebrates the company’s commitment to its clients’ customers. The site features bold, concise messaging, engaging video, and interactive features.

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How to Engage Gen Z in the Contact Center

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Quick, is Gen Z old enough to work yet? No checking Wikipedia…. Answer: Yes. While there is a bit of a gray area between where exactly Millennials stop and Gen Z starts, demographers pretty much agree that the starting birth years for Gen Z are in the late 90s.

RFP Questions to Ask About AI in the Contact Center

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You’ve got your game face on. You’re prepared for the future of customer service. And you’re ready for your outsourced customer service RFP to hit the road and bring you some stellar options for a new contact center partner. But are you asking the right questions about artificial intelligence?

Building the Contact Center SOW: The Framework for Success

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You’ve heard it before – stress is the outcome of reality not aligning with expectations. And nothing takes a toll on relationships quite as quickly as stress. When outsourcing your company’s customer support – whether for the first time or the fifth time – the relationship is understandably complex.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

4 Essential Resources to Read Before You Craft Your Contact Center RFP

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You’re no stranger to RFPs. Love them or hate them, the undeniable truth is that they’re crucial to making informed business decisions about future vendors and partners. The purpose of a contact center RFP is no different: it’s an essential process to use when choosing an outsourcer.

5 Most Critical Elements of a Successful Contact Center Launch

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Contact center implementation is an art and a science, and over 24 years in business, we’ve learned exactly what it takes to make the smoothest transition possible.

The Fundamental Guide to the Contact Center RFP

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Planning for 2019 already? You’re in good company. Contracting a new contact center outsourcer may be one of the most impactful decisions you make all year (no pressure, right?)

Blue Ocean Wins 2019 Silver Stevie® Award in 13th Annual Stevie Awards for Customer Service

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Blue Ocean, a world-leader in customer care solutions, was awarded a Silver Stevie Award ® in the “Customer Service Team of the Year – Recovery Situation” category in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Customer Service. This is Blue Ocean’s second Stevie Award.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

The 3 Hottest Trends Impacting Outsourced Customer Care

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The only constant in the customer care world is change, and if you don’t keep up, you’ll be left behind. That’s why we’ve compiled these must-read articles to keep you updated and give you some food for thought as you think about the future of your outsourced customer care.

Is a Strategic Contact Center Partnership Even Possible? [eBook]

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Your company is quick to outsource a handful of operational functions without a second thought – think: maintenance and cleaning crews, office supplies and equipment, and coffee and catering, among many others.

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Is Your Social Customer Service Already Stellar?

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If you answered the headline with a yes – give yourself a major pat on the back. You are out there setting the standard for others to follow (And please, get in touch so we can get you signed on for a guest blog spot).

5 Insights About Sourcing and Developing Strategic Partnerships

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If your company is beginning the fiscal year in April, you likely have a stream of questions flowing through your mind. Are your goals for the fiscal year lining up with long-term priorities? Will your target budget support those goals?

Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.

The Evolution of Self-Serve Customer Service

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Ever have one of those days when you simply don’t want to talk to anyone? That day inevitably coincides with the renewed urgency of the task you’ve been procrastinating over: calling customer service to fix your computer/check your warranty/renew your membership/reset your password.