Every business needs amazing customer service. It’s what we’ve come to expect as consumers. Think about it. If you have an issue with a product or service, and you have a bad interaction when you reach out for help, are you going to stick around? Probably not. Great customer service is the cornerstone of any successful business. As a small business owner, make sure you’re focusing on customer service as part of your overall plan to strengthen your brand and grow your company. Below you’ll find the most recent posts from the Specialty Answering Service blog. We’ve also selected a few resources we think deserve attention.
23 Movie & Television Characters That Would Make the Best Customer Service Representatives: Take a lesson from the greats to learn what amazing customer service is all about.
Customer Service Soup: 16 Essential Ingredients for Amazing Customer Service Agents: Cook up your own soup-er customer service team with this recipe.
Despite the perpetual expansion of technology in business, did you know that talking with a real person is still the preferred method of communication 79% of the time? There can be no doubt that advances such as IVR, automated emails, and web-based self-service have made the way customers interact with your business…Read more
If you’ve ever seen Three Men and a Baby, then you might remember the scene where Tom Selleck is lulling the little baby to sleep reading a sports article about a bloodied and bruised boxing champ. Who would read that to a baby? Well, as he points out, “It doesn’t matter what…Read more
Do you think your business is running smoothly? How about your customer service department? Is it exceptional? Are your employees representing your business in a positive light? If you aren’t 100% sure about the answers to these questions, then as a business owner, it’s your job to find out. If you want…Read more
What happens after a bad customer service experience? What happens when the customer decides to ditch your business in favor of your competitors? Does it end there, or does that customer sing like a canary about how they were treated and why they left? There are a ton of studies and statistics…Read more
How could Mr. Grinch, who is as cuddly as a cactus and as charming as an eel, be anything short of the world’s worst customer service representative? Well, despite the Grinch’s propensity towards being a three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich, with arsenic sauce, there are a few valuable customer service lessons we…Read more
Free branded travel coffee mug. Free gift with purchase. Free t-shirt with a gigantic logo on it that you’ll never wear. You love them all. But why? Why are we more likely to patronize a business that has handed us free stuff? According to Jerry McLaughlin, president of Branders, one of the…Read more
The phone rings. The caller on the other end of the line is freaking. He is screaming into your ear and you are trying to figure out how to help him. Problem is, you’re on edge from an earlier call, and you are afraid you might lose it on this guy. This…Read more
Are you are one of the 86% of Americans who sit all day at work? Studies show that excessive sitting is a key risk factor several major medical issues facing the U.S. today: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers. But according to the Ergotron JustStand Survey & Index…Read more
Did you know that the typical adult human brain requires 20% of your resting metabolic rate (RMR – that’s the total amount of energy your body expends at rest)? So let’s say that your RMR is 1,500 calories. That means your brain uses up 300 of those just to keep you going.…Read more
When I was in college, I used to work for the Alumni Relations Office, and let me tell you, there is no one more distressed than a 70-year-old alum who can’t figure out how to sign up for their class reunion. During my time in this office, I learned a lot of…Read more