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4 Ways a UK Based Call Handling Service Can Save You Money

A third party, UK-based call handling service is seen as an optional extra by many businesses – a luxury to be invested in when cash flow allows. But this approach misses the value a call[...]
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5 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A 24 Hour Call Answering Package

A 24 hour call answering service used to be something restricted to big businesses with access to multiple call centres in different time zones. Such expenditure on accommodation, IT, telecoms and[...]
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5 Benefits Of Offering 24-Hour Customer Service

Good, responsive customer service is an essential part of both customer retention and service provision. Businesses working standard office hours are usually accessible to customers on weekdays[...]
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What a New Survey Tells Us about Business Phone Etiquette

What makes people do things on the phone that they would never do in front of someone in real life? From yawning loudly to sounding bored, these practices and others add up to seriously poor[...]
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The Business Risks of Taking Phone Calls at Work

If you were asked to make a list of the risks which affect businesses, it’s probably safe to say that phone calls wouldn’t be anywhere on it. How could taking phone calls at work possibly be a[...]
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The Hidden Emotion Behind a Business Phone Call

Emotion? What could emotion possibly have to do with business phone calls? Surely a phone call from a customer to a business is just a straightforward exchange between two people? Many of us[...]
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Referral Program - Growing Your Business Through Happy Customers

Do you remember when the most frightening customer service ‘fact’ was that an unhappy customer will tell 15 people about their bad experience? Here’s a new one: a single tweet can wipe £1bn off a[...]
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Why a Customer Service Help Desk Will Act as a Business Lifeline

David Chapman, Customer Service Director of Answer4u, considers what businesses and politicians can learn from each other when it comes to customer service...Anyone who still thinks general[...]
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Customer Service - Five Mistakes a Business Should Never Make

Looking at those themes, here are five key ways that businesses can get their customer service wrong – along with tips on how to avoid the pitfalls. For small or fledgeling companies, a knock to[...]
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Five Ways to Deliver Great Customer Service

The boom in mobile communications and internet technology has really opened up the ways we can all communicate with each other in our daily lives. According to the 2018 communications market[...]
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