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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 elections are entirely about politics should take another look. As with any situation in which people are given a choice, in a general election most of us […]

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Customer Service Mistakes a Business Should Never Make

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 a growing reputation through a failure of customer service can have a big impact, as clients move to the competition […]

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Five Ways to Deliver Great Customer Service

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 report from Ofcom, nine in ten people in the UK had access to the internet in the home in 2018 and mobile devices accounted […]

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There’s More to Growing a Business Than an Increase in Turnover

There’s More to Growing a Business Than an Increase in Turnover

As your business grows, your turnover should increase, but so too will the elements needed to produce that increase, for example, the right staffing, premises, production equipment and investment funding. As a result, business growth means an increase in responsibility for a business owner, with more to keep an eye on and more input needed […]

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Customer Service Outsourcing

Making a Call on Customer Service Outsourcing

Answering the phones may seem like a simple part of running a business – we all do it all the time, so how difficult can it be? Actually, as an integral part of offering excellent customer service, how you answer customer service calls is crucial to get right if you want to succeed as you […]

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Crisis Management Plan

Crisis Management – Plan for a Crisis to Avert a Disaster

The word ‘crisis’ may automatically bring with it a certain sense of dread, but with the right amount of planning for the unexpected, companies can face down crisis situations (even if only through a role play) and come out the other side unscathed. After all, a crisis by its definition is a situation where you […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Automation: The Future of Customer Service?

Artificial Intelligence and Automation: The Future of Customer Service?

In the ever onward march of modern technology, we humans have sometimes felt uncomfortable about the increasing automation of telecommunications – from machines calling us with recorded messages to switchboard operators replaced by numbered menus to choose from. However, we seem to be turning a corner, with many people now happy to communicate with devices […]

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What is a telephone answering service?

What is a Telephone Answering Service?

Answer4u Explains What a Telephone Answering Service Is and What It Isn’t A Telephone Answering Service is an outsourced business provider of specialist operatives who answer calls on your company’s behalf. Whenever someone calls your business telephone number, they can take messages and undertake specific key business processes in real time. This saves your business […]

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The Customer Service Checklist

The Customer Service Checklist

Here at Answer4u, we’re always pushing how important customer service is. Whether it’s how to handle customer complaints or managing everyday calls, we feel that customer satisfaction is at the heart of a successful business. Of course, knowing how good your customer service is can sometimes be tricky and even if you’re happy with how […]

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The Modern Consumer

The Modern Consumer

If you turn the clock back only a few decades ago, you’ll find that customer service was a very different animal. Whilst politeness and due care and attention were always high on the agenda, the immediacy which customers now demand was an alien concept. Back in the days when you could only buy the vegetables […]

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Customer Service Facts That Your Business Needs To Know

Customer Service Facts That Your Business Needs to Know

Customer service is at the heart of everything we do here at Answer4u and it is also the foundations on which every successful business rests. To highlight just how important customer service is as an investment, we’ve collected a series of Customer Service facts that are sure to get you thinking. A study conducted by […]

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