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4 Ways Small Businesses Use Free Chatbots to Drive Sales

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For many small businesses, the idea of launching a chatbot to handle customer support and sales questions seems out of reach. The cost to run it, the expertise to set it up, and the time to manage it – all this needs a level of resource that they can only dream of.

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Here’s why the experts think empathy is the key to customer experience

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Buzzwords come and go in the customer experience world, but while we lose our patience with most, there are some that rightfully stick around. In 2013, Forrester Research landed on one such phrase – the ‘age of the customer’.

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Chatbot vs. Live Chat: Which is Better for your Customer Service?

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Customer service has long been a slow-moving piece of the broader business landscape, and it’s not hard to see why: business owners are reluctant to experiment with customer service channels they’re unfamiliar with.

Top 5 Features You Need in a Free IT Ticketing System

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Customers are everywhere, and they expect you to be everywhere too. If you’re catering to this expectation, you shouldn’t only be receiving support requests from email. You should be receiving them from email, live chat, and social media.

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

6 Customer Service Skills for a Positive Customer Experience

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Customer service is often cited as the most important factor in customer satisfaction. It’s why we’re here to talk about how your customer service team can give your customers a positive experience, no matter the circumstance or query.

Transforming Customer Service in a Student’s World – a Q&A with Dawson College

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The world of higher education is a unique and challenging space. Competition is incredibly tough, and it shows no sign of getting any easier. The majority (86%) of higher education leaders expect competition to intensify.

Top 4 Goals & Solutions for Better Customer Service via Facebook

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There are over 2.8 billion monthly active users on Facebook , and counting. Chances are high that some of these users are your customers, and whether you’re aware of it or not, those customers are actively seeking support via social media.

What is a Chatbox & How to Add it to Your Website (for Free!)

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If it feels like everyone around you is adding a chatbox to their website, it’s probably because they are! The live chat market is in the process of doubling itself. As the years go by, live chat is shifting from a “nice to have” to a “basic customer requirement.”.

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The Best Customer Experience Needs the Best Agent Experience – Expert Commentary

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Ten years ago, it wouldn’t have been uncommon to see people switch off merely at the sound of ‘customer experience’ in conversation.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Task Bot: Free 24/7 Automated Support for Small Business

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As a small business, it can seem difficult or even impossible to reach the same level of customer service & support as bigger brands. Organizations with greater resources are recognizing the impact of customer service on the bottom line, and so are investing heavily into it.

Task Bot: Free 24/7 Automated Support for Small Business

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As a small business, it can seem difficult or even impossible to reach the same level of customer service & support as bigger brands. Organizations with greater resources are recognizing the impact of customer service on the bottom line, and so are investing heavily into it.

Live Chat KPIs are Essential – But How Can You Get Agents Onboard?

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While tracking and measuring live chat KPIs is essential, it’s not always so easy to get your agents to understand why this matters and to get them onboard with your targets. But it’s completely worth the effort.

Why Are Customers So Rude, Stupid, Entitled? (Or Important!)

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Many of you will be familiar with Google’s autocomplete feature – the suggested phrases which pop up when you start to type in a word or phrase, based on phrases other people have searched for.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Top 4 Tips to Train Customer Service Agents Remotely

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If you’ve been forced to transition your whole customer service team into remote workers, you’re not alone. Organizations across the world have struggled with this past year. And while many hope that this will come to an end soon, it might be a while longer until everyone can be back at the office.

Why You Need Customer Support Software (and How to Get it for Free)

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In today’s digital world, power rests with the consumer. With so much choice, consumers can jump from one brand to another quickly, and in most cases, easily. Competition is tough and loyalty is precarious.

How to Set Goals & Build a Strategy to Drive Customer Experience Improvement

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Every company out there is trying to be more customer-centric, and the race for an excellent customer experience is heating up. Nowadays, having competitive prices and bombarding customers with advertisements and offers is not enough. Customers are smarter than before, and most of them already know your products and services intimately, based on online research or referrals, before making a purchase.

Small Business Guide to Live Chat in 2021

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There are many digital customer service tools for small businesses to choose from, but there’s only one that stands out with real-time, accessible, and cost-effective support – and that’s live chat.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

2021 is the Year of Omnichannel Customer Engagement – Here’s Why

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Very few people have avoided the consequences of Covid-19 in their workplace. The pandemic has driven more people than ever to work from home, while forcing millions more into unemployment.

Mastering the Public Apology: The Most Epic Apology Letters of Our Time, and What Your Business Can Learn from Them

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rawpixel.com. From Papa John’s NFL apology to Louis C.K.’s s apology (or non-apology ) for sexual assault; brands in every industry are learning that the apology letter is an extremely difficult art form to master. Whether it’s due to not wanting to admit fault, fear of losing fans or investors, or simply not knowing how, corporations and public figures often fall short of what people want and expect out of a public apology. But why is that?

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The 5 Best Free WordPress Live Chat Plugins

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WordPress powers over 40% of all websites on the internet. To put this into perspective, Joomla is the second most used and only has 2.6% market share. A key reason why so many businesses use WordPress is because the software is free. But it’s so much more than that.

Top 4 Tips to Nail Social Media Customer Service

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Social media and customer service have become an integral partner in customer support as social platforms have grown to become a part of most of our daily lives. There are 2.7 billion monthly active users on Facebook and over 1.2 billion on WeChat.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

How to Measure the Success of your Live Chat Customer Support Team

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As easy as it is to support customers with live chat, live chat customer support operations should never be run blindly. Knowing how your team is performing is the key to delivering great customer service.

How Can Educational Institutions Elevate their Customer Service?

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If you work in post-secondary education, you’ll know just how competitive an industry it is. Institutions compete with one another to win national and international students and spend huge amounts of money to do so.

Why are Top Brands Embracing AI Chatbots?

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By 2022, CNBC predicts that 75-90% of customer queries will be handled by a chatbot. From Starbucks to Duolingo and in almost every industry in between, top brands are turning to chatbots to improve their customer service and support operations.

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Best Free Knowledge Base Software for Customer Support

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The best knowledge base software is the backbone of any good customer service operation. A knowledge base most commonly functions as a library of information to answer customer questions. However, with a robust software in place, a knowledge base can be much more than this.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

4 Simple Reasons Why You Need Online Chat on Your Website

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Unless you live under a rock, you’ll have heard of, and likely used, online chat on a website. It’s used across every industry all over the world. While phone was once the dominant customer service channel, live chat is quickly taking its place.

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Live Chat Benchmark Data & Best Practices for Financial Services & Banking

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Today’s customer service expectations cross over industries. If a consumer has a positive experience in one industry, they’ll expect it in another.

Live Chat Security: Is Free Live Chat Safe?

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Consumers around the world are becoming more aware of how their personal data is used online, and more concerned too. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of Americans say they are ‘very concerned’ to ‘extremely concerned’ about their online privacy.

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Support Ticket Systems: What is Ticketing and Why Customer Service Suffers Without It

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When it comes to customer service, everybody appreciates a first time, single contact resolution – the customer asks their question, and they get their answer on the spot. However, not every inquiry can be resolved so easily.

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A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's a simple, frustrating truth that you can't predict everything when it comes to recruiting for businesses. At some point in your role as a recruiter - perhaps more frequently than not - you'll need to fill a position quickly and you'll look for active recruitment strategies to do it. However, it's not efficient or cost-effective to be in the active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide for tips that can help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates for the best possible mix.

How to Use an Email Ticketing System to Boost Your Support Team’s Productivity

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Customer service departments are highly integrated and diverse teams that thrive on precision, productivity, and agility. With countless emails, queries, calls, messages, and social media mentions pouring-in from every direction; it becomes hard to not miss a single incoming query.

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