|Interactive Touchscreen: Proactive Customer Service|
(1) Proactive interaction -- Most agree that customer service shouldn't focus only on "putting out fires." It's about developing relationships from the first point of contact. Providing proactive interaction shows you support your customers and reduces the number of fires long-term. Utilizing"self-service" throughout your engagement process allow customers to interact at their timing. You'll start the conversation as your consumers provide feedback, suggestions and requests ahead of a critical item. Using technology (such as a knowledge base) lets your customers engage with you and each other. Your customers will tell you about their interests and concerns when presented with the ability to interact.
(2) Omnichannel customer service -- Zendesk reports 2014 is shaping up as the year of omnichannel. An interesting blog suggests consumers are becoming more comfortable interacting with companies via email, phone, in store, etc. What's really interesting to read is how companies benefit when providing multiple engagement channels -- that is, there are economic benefits: 75% of