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Empowering Your Team to Deliver Kick-Ass Customer Experience

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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.

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Redundancy: Preparing Customer Care for Crisis Situations

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Redundancy. Business Continuity. Those are major check boxes in every RFP we’ve ever responded to. Boxes to be checked on both sides of the equation – the buyer asked: “What’s your plan in case of disaster?” The bidders answered: “Here’s our plan in case of disaster….”

Hitting the Brakes or Pedal to the Metal? Selecting an Outsourced Customer Care Partner Mid-Pandemic

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It’s late February, 2020. Place: Your office. Situation: You’re tasked with choosing a new outsourced partner for your organization’s customer care program. You have nine months to run a procurement process and get the program launched, and you’re ready to get your hands dirty.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Hitting the Brakes or Pedal to the Metal? Selecting an Outsourced Customer Care Partner When the World’s on Fire

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It’s late February, 2020. Place: Your office. Situation: You’re tasked with choosing a new outsourced partner for your organization’s customer care program. You have nine months to run a procurement process and get the program launched, and you’re ready to get your hands dirty.

True Blue Stories: Messages of Gratitude in the Midst of Crisis

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As we navigate these uncharted and rough waters, we find ourselves continually grateful for our employees and their commitment to our clients and each other.

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.

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.

How to Determine Cultural Alignment in Your Outsourced Contact Center

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We talk a lot about the need to align your corporate culture with your outsourcer’s, but we know it’s a lot easier to say than it is to do – after all, it’s not a particularly quantifiable element. And it’s not totally subjective, either.

8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!

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.

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.

Blue Ocean Wins 2020 Silver Stevie® Award

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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” category at the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This is Blue Ocean’s third Stevie Award.

Unraveling the Tangled Vines of Omnichannel Customer Care

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Competitive pressures, customer expectations, and emerging technologies are some of the key factors pushing leaders to elevate and evolve their customer service approach. We often talk about omnichannel as the ultimate goal for any and every customer service solution.

The Pros and Cons of Incentivized Reviews

With so many online reviews out there, we’ve decided to take a look at how incentivized consumer reviews fare against regular reviews from consumers that were not incentivized. Is one better than the other? More positive? Are they similar in topics covered and level of detail? Download this report to get answers to those questions and more!

How to Engage Gen Z in the Contact Center

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Before You Go to RFP, Get Friendly: A Guide to On-Site Contact Center Visits

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Picture this: You’re in the RFP process for a new contact center partner. You have a short list of participants.

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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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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.

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.

AI & Community: Don't Hammer the Flowers

Speaker: Venessa Paech, Australia's Leading Community Specialist

Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM ET for this on-demand workshop led by Venessa Paech, Co-Founder of Australian Community Managers and Leading APAC Community Specialist.

How to Shortlist Potential Contact Center Partners

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Running an effective and efficient procurement process for a contact center partner is easier said than done – even for seasoned indirect sourcing professionals and folks in the C suite.

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.

How to Ease the Pain of Scaling Your Contact Center

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Business is booming? Great! There’s nothing we love more than a good growth story. Your revenue is skyrocketing, which usually means your customers are buying more and you’re gaining more customers. Of course, growth spurts often go hand-in-hand with growing pains.

Blue Ocean Named as Finalist in 2020 Stevie® Awards for Customer Service Success

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Blue Ocean, a world leader in customer care solutions, was named a Finalist today in the “Customer Service Success – Technology Industries” category in the 14 th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin will discuss learnings from their recent study, and share her insights on the state of Customer Education. They'll dig into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

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?

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%

Overcoming the Expense of Customer Service in Major Urban Centers

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Cost Factors in Major Urban Centers . In the past 18 months, we have seen more and more interest from companies looking for alternatives to operating customer care centers in or close to their headquarters in major urban centers like Toronto, Vancouver, New York, and San Francisco.

Hark the Herald Agents Sing: It’s Holiday Season in the Contact Center!

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Heading out of the office this holiday to grab some eggnog and enjoy the lights?

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

Top 10 Kudos of 2019: Shining Examples of Customer Service at Its Best

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As the holiday season unfolds, we wanted to share the amazing words of gratitude that flow every day from our clients’ customers to our agents. Below you’ll find the best customer service kudos of 2019 (so far!) with quotes directly from the mouths of customers we interact with. MVP Agent.

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.

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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.