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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.

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.

Empowering Your Team to Deliver Kick-Ass Customer Experience

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

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.

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.

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%

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.

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.

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.

The Evolution of Support: How to Manage Customer Support in an Era of Self-help

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Expert and Consultant

As self-service as a customer preference continues to grow, it's more important than ever that we assess the amount of support being given to our customer service reps. Is there a way to find the right balance between self-service and support?

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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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.

Good, Better, Best: Three Ways to Calculate the ROI of CX Initiatives

Speaker: John Joba and David Robbins

Customer Experience is at a tipping point. Despite increasing investment in measurement platforms, executives still struggle to demonstrate the impact to the bottom line—and the value these bring to customers and the organization as a whole.

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.

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.

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.

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?)

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.

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.

Building a Successful Community Superfan Program

Speaker: Jake McKee, CEO and Lead Strategist, Community5

Every social group is made up of members who are more engaged, more enthusiastic and more dedicated than others. In the online community space, we call these people Superfans. But the million dollar question…how can you attract these powerful and necessary people? Join Vanilla Forums for a discussion with Jake McKee, CEO and Lead Strategist at Community5, as he shares ideas and insights on how to best build and execute formal Superfan programs.

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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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?

Deck the Halls 2018: Coping with Peak Season Holiday Spikes in the Contact Center

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Four years ago, we reported that Americans would spend a forecasted $600 billion during the 2014 holiday season. In 2018, that number has skyrocketed to a massive $1.1 trillion, according to data from Deloitte , which is more than a quarter of annual retail sales.

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.

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.

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).

Get The Ball Rolling – Motivating Staff After The Holidays

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It was the most wonderful time of the year and although some staff members are ready to get back into action straight away for the new year, some staff members need a little nudge.

The Truth About Attrition in the Contact Center

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At first glance, attrition seems like a chink in the armor for contact centers. Across every industry, the fact that people leave their jobs and move on is a basic truth, but in the contact center, the attrition metric receives quite of a bit of negative attention.

AI and Customer Care: The Future is Here

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Siri, Alexa, and OK Google… these are the virtual interactions that Sci-Fi movies have portrayed for decades past. The future is, it seems, here at our fingertips. These technologies are sparking new expectations in today’s consumers on an almost daily basis.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Live Chat Best Practices

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In a world fueled by technology and a culture plagued by busy-ness, where many people turn to texting and instant messaging as their first and fastest route of communication, it makes sense why live chat is a growing channel for customer support.