Customer Experience

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What To Consider when Looking for an AI Chatbot Builder

Are you looking to build a chatbot? If you have started your search, you know that there are a number of options and you probably already realize that a chatbot will lead to growth. Whether your customer support team is stretched too thin, you need more leads, or you are looking to provide your customers …

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Benefits of AI Chatbots in Customer Service

Whatever your industry—integrating automated chat capabilities, like an AI chatbot, into your customer service plan is a game-changer! As we’re sure you know, customer service is an integral part of any business. And while it’s essential to gain new customers, you really need to keep your current customers happy. Implementing an AI chatbot does just that by …

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How Conversational AI Can Help Insurance Companies Attract and Retain Customers

Insurance customers keep insurance companies busy! From filing claims, making payments, and inquiring about quotes—there’s never a shortage of customer traffic. Conversational AI with Natural Language Processing (NLP) can help insurance companies streamline processes, improve customer service, increase workflow efficiency, and lower overall costs. Here’s how you can attract new customers and retain current customers …

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One Number to Rule Them All: Using a single number for Voice and SMS applications

Years ago the singer Harry Nilsson told us that one was the loneliest number. Combine that idea with the ring of power—“one ring to rule them all”—from Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, and you might think it’s lonely at the top. When it comes to managing combined voice and SMS applications, however, having only one …

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To Address Caller Frustration, Focus on CX, Not Cutting Costs

The global interactive voice response market has a projected 7% CAGR through 2023, with revenues of more than $3.7 billion USD. This is because IVR has been proven to benefit both customers and companies: For customers, surveys have established that they prefer to use the voice channel because it’s familiar to them; further, they appreciate …

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New Year, New IVR? Four things to do to Improve your IVR and Customer Service in the New Year

Voice is the channel that people love to hate. Or, perhaps it’s more of a love-hate relationship, because recent data shows that 51% of consumers believe that the fastest way to resolve a problem is to use the phone. So, if your voice channel provides a sub-optimal customer experience, you’re potentially alienating the majority of …

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How Your Contact Center Can Become the Key Driver of Customer Survey Responses

Well, we’re here, and it’s happening: Back in 2013, Walker Insights made the bold prediction that, by 2020, customer experience would overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator –and today’s customers are reporting that it’s true. Consider the following findings from Salesforce Research’s State of the Connected Customer report, second edition: 80 percent …

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Practice What You Preach: A Demonstrated Commitment to Customer Service

Here at Plum Voice, we talk a lot about how our IVR solutions can help improve your customer service offerings. It’s not enough, however, to simply talk the talk. It’s just as important to lead by example, to walk the walk. We recently asked our customers to fill out a survey through TechValidate to let …

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How to Reduce the Cost of Outbound Calls

In the realm of the contact center, keeping down the cost of outbound calls is a primary focus. The goal should always be to manage outbound call cost with customer experience quality. Getting the balance right means implementing a multi-pronged approach that optimizes agents, support staff, technology and training. Start with a Call Calculation Contact …

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Eight Ways to Smooth Out Your Clunky Call Experience Before the Holidays Hit

While there’s plenty of singing about sleigh bells ringing during the holidays, businesses typically are more focused on their phones ringing. Yet, sales and marketing success requires callers to have a seamless, individualized experience when they dial for assistance. The time to consider the caller experience isn’t when we’re in the final countdown to the …

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