Tuesday May 15, 2012

Engage Customers At The Point Of Need

Where do people often turn to when they need immediate help on a web site?  As consumers spend more time online shopping and managing banking, bills and more, they want easy access to service and support. When they need to ask a question or solve a problem, consumers worldwide said they prefer to get help online, ranking Live Help options like Live Chat and “Click-to-Call” second only to toll-free 800 numbers.

A recent Oracle study found that consumers prefer Live Help for specific reasons such as convenience and the ability to multitask rather than waiting on the phone. Survey results suggest that the more consumers are online, the more comfortable they are communicating with companies there.

In addition, by next year, three-quarters of the online shopping population will have engaged in a live chat with a retailer, researchers predict.  A survey of U.S. and U.K. consumers conducted online by eMarketer researchers in partnership with the retail consultants at the e-tailing group found that 1 in 5 shoppers said they preferred live chat as their communication method of choice for contacting a retailer regardless of the circumstances.

Click to learn more about the study and Oracle's Live Help solutions.

Monday Mar 12, 2012

Measuring Social Customer Service In The Contact Center

The emerging area of “social care,” which can be defined as the efforts employees make through social media to care for customers, is becoming a  reality of day-to-day business operations for many companies.  While many organizations recognize the tremendous opportunity for customer service with the adoption of social media, most are struggling to assess the qualitative and quantitative value of their social care efforts.

In response, TELUS International, in partnership with Oracle Corporation and Kenna Inc., has released a study entitled Social Care Metrics & ROI that outlines key performance indicators (KPI’s) and methods of calculating social customer service ROI.

Thursday Feb 16, 2012

How To Provide A Lifeline To Your Customers?

When consumers are online, they want easy access to customer service representatives. A soon-to-be published Oracle study found that nearly 30% of consumers worldwide have connected with customer service using live help options like Live Chat and Click-to-Call. 57% say that better access to customer service via live help is among the most important features they expect from a Web site, along with ease of browsing and searching products and access to personal account information.

Global online retailers prefer live help over the phone using click-to-call when dealing with preferred customers and sensitive or complicated information, technical problems or when involving a large amount of money.  Live chat is the preferred customer service tool for simpler inqueries, such as those about order status, promotional information, shipping options or cheaper services.

No industry is exempt. One in three consumers say they want to reach financial services and health care providers using live help online as well as in person and via 800-numbers, compared with more than 40% that say they prefer live help for reaching communications service providers and travel and hospitality companies.  Click here to learn more about Oracle Live Help On Demand.

Wednesday Feb 01, 2012

Live Webcast: Oracle Live Help On Demand

Today a greater percentage of online buyers are not completing their purchase because they cannot find the product they were seeking. Recognizing the reasons for cart abandonment or frustrations in the buying experience will enable you to complete that sale and better serve your customer.

Join our live Webcast to learn how Oracle Live Help On Demand enables you to deliver proactive, personalized assistance that grows sales, increases loyalty, and gives you the insight to drive your business forward.
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