December 17, 2018
Conversation history in customer service interactions
Ever met a person who can’t remember your name, or how you met, or who you are? Even though you’ve been having a back and forth for days, weeks, or even months?
Now, imagine this awkward encounter taking place between a customer and a brand, on a very public forum: social media.
73% of people say valuing their time is the most important thing a company can do to provide them with good service (Forrester), and for Melita Amore from a global job board (SEEK), acknowledging a brand’s shared history with someone is crucial.
Getting the context right means you can respond in a personalized way and shows you’ve taken the time.
Melita Amore, SEEK
To help understand this context, a global job board (SEEK) use the History Column in Lexer to see a comprehensive timeline of previous engagements.
This feature allows agents to answer key questions like:
- What has the person said before?
- How did the team respond, and who responded?
- Has their experience of the brand been a positive or negative one so far?
- What internal case-notes have been left on this person?
This information helps deliver a genuine and contextualized response that:
- Acknowledges shared history
- Evades double-ups
- Boosts brand advocacy
Train your agents to use conversation history to their advantage, the upside of a poor customer experience and inquiry is that you understand more about that customer than others. Lexer Engage provides full conversation history across all integrated channels in your single inbox to a human profile.
If you enjoyed this article, you might also like to read our other CX focussed resources:
- How to establish impactful CX reporting practices
- Essential workflow tips for delivering an A+ customer experience
- Unpacking the importance of conversation history in CX interactions
- Resourcing your customer service teams for the win!
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