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Is It Possible to Intercept Negative Reviews Before They Reach Yelp?

Bad Yelp reviews can have a significant impact on your company’s revenue. Here are four ways to prevent negative reviews from ever hitting the Web.

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3 Reasons to Consider a Call Center for Your Next Job

Have you ever considered working in a call center? It’s probably different than you think. Here we look at three compelling reasons to consider call center employment.

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Social Support #Fail: How Experts Would Fix 8 Twitter Missteps

Our experts identify the 8 biggest social support mistakes companies make on Twitter, and provide steps on how to fix them.

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How Dell Increased Support Productivity by 25% Through Effective Chat Training

Since launching its training program seven years ago, Dell has increased the number of issues handled per agent by 25%. We reveal their “secrets to success.”

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Why McDonald’s Is Focusing on Speed of Service Over Service With a Smile

Despite customers saying friendliness is important, McDonalds is addressing “broken” service by addressing issues with speed. We investigated why.

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Should You Hire Your Customers for Customer Service?

Here’s four reasons why hiring your customers for customer service could be an effective strategy for reducing employee turnover.

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Is Amazon’s Mayday Support Model Right for Your Organization?

This article will explore 4 key considerations organizations should make to decide whether Amazon’s MayDay support model is right for them.

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A Zappos Lesson in QA Management

Want to know how Zappos runs its quality assurance program? Find out what secrets they’ve picked up over the years.

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How 5 Women Made It to the Top of Customer Service

We interviewed five women in leading customer service roles for top U.S. companies to find out what they most attribute to their success.

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How US Airways Delivers Proactive Customer Service Using Their IVR

Find out how US Airways enacts proactive customer service by programming their IVR to respond to customers intelligently based upon prior data analysis.

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MailChimp, Facebook and Dropbox: Profiles of Stellar Self­-Service

Best practices for building self-service channels, based on three companies that have exemplified success either in design, functionally, or content management.

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Video: How Badgeville Uses Its Own Tools to Increase Customer Loyalty

In this interview, Badgeville’s CEO describes how they use their own system in their customer community to increase loyalty.

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How Fab.com Dispelled My Hate for Daily Deals with Low-Effort Customer Service

My story underlines the importance of making sure you provide low-effort customer service as a means for fostering customer loyalty.

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How to Empower Your Customer Service Reps, Richard Branson Style

Here are five tactics Virgin Air uses to empower their customer service representatives to provide exceptional experiences, inspired by real stories from customers.

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Should Call Centers Follow Apple’s Lead?

Experts share their thoughts on whether Apple’s approach to remote work would work for all call centers, or if they just work for Apple, because they’re Apple.

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Doc Searls Video Q&A: How The Internet of Things Will Revolutionize Customer Service

In this video interview, we discuss why the “Internet of Things” could be the secret to providing more proactive, efficient and cost-effective customer service.

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Shep Hyken Video Q&A: Local Shops Beat National Retailers When Creating Connections with Customers

In a recent study on the customer experience of ten retail stores, local shops beat big business when it came to creating lasting connections with customers.

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Small Businesses Lose Big to the Big Guys When It Comes to Presenting Offers IndustryView | 2013

Small businesses are losing big when it comes to capitalizing on opportunities to upsell and present offers, according to new report.

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[Infographic] Top Reasons People Buy or Replace Customer Service Software

Software Advice recently partnered with Desk.com, a Salesforce.com application, to uncover the top reasons companies buy customer service software.

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Customer Service Software BuyerView | 2013

We analyzed interactions with customer service software buyers to determine their top business pain points, reasons for buying, and most-desired features.