Ten years ago, smartphones were in their infancy. Snapchat, Uber, and Airbnb didn’t exist and private space companies were still the purview of science fiction. Where might we be in another 10? Or how about just five?
The era of social messaging and intelligent automation, for customer service, has truly come to fruition. With this, brands are starting to realize that the channels in which they serve their customers have changed drastically. Despite rapid evolution in the contact center, and expectations on digital being 81% higher than this time last year, the basic principles of social customer service have remained the same; including being able to proactively solve a problem before it arises. Being one step ahead, at all times, will make your brand stand out when it comes to delivering a full-out customer experience that rises above and beyond consumer expectations.
We are living in an age of uncertainty. There’s more volatility in our politics, economics, and increasingly, our climate.
After helping hundreds of organizations develop tens of thousands of digital support agents, we can say with confidence that the best social, mobile support teams aren’t born – they’re made.
Modern consumers are flush with choices. They comparison shop, use aggregator sites like Amazon and TripAdvisor, and 54 percent of consumers prefer to shop with companies that offer messaging support via SMS, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. It’s mobile, it’s familiar, and it’s the future.