20 10, 2020

6 Ways COVID-19 Made Texting Essential for Contact Centers

October 20th, 2020|

Contact centers are all learning one thing – when it comes to pandemics, flexibility is the name of the game. Remote work coupled with daily regulatory changes across state, county, and city boundaries are forcing IT decision makers to re-evaluate the systems they depend on to keep employees connected to each other and their customers. Texting [...]

27 12, 2018

Maximizing Your Call Center Agent’s Time in 2019

December 27th, 2018|

How much could your call center improve profitability, increase customer satisfaction and squeeze out more efficiencies by cutting back on your call center agents’ lost or unproductive time? If you saved just one hour a day – how would that impact your bottom line? Every day, call centers sacrifice valuable time to inefficient systems and [...]

19 12, 2018

How to Keep Your Customer from Bailing Out

December 19th, 2018|

It’s that moment. The moment you decide that, despite the IVR telling you that your call matters to them, you’ve officially waited on hold long enough and you have more important things to do with your life. So, you hang up. We’ve all found ourselves immersed in the ire of waiting on hold too long [...]

12 12, 2018

Why SMS Short Code Doesn’t Fit the Enterprise Customer

December 12th, 2018|

When Redbox texts you a five-digit code for a free movie rental, there’s a pretty clear understanding of what happens next. You either rent a film before the code expires or you carry on living your life until the next code appears. But large businesses, especially their call centers, are learning that one-way alerts are [...]

4 12, 2018

5 Benefits of Business Texting for Call Centers Around the Holiday Season

December 4th, 2018|

Tis the season to drive holiday sales through high-performing communication channels. Trust us - it’s not just the egg nog making everyone merry. Call center texting is beginning to snowball as enterprise businesses focus on reaching their customers via text across their existing business lines. After RetailMeNot reported that shoppers are ready to spend at [...]

21 11, 2018

The Business Texting Integration Contact Centers Are Thankful for This Year

November 21st, 2018|

During this season of reflection and being thankful, customers are raising a glass to finally being able to text a contact center to get the answers they need. Talk about #blessed… In 2018, more and more call centers are integrating two-way texting capabilities with their call center platforms to create the Omni-channel communication solution [...]

16 11, 2018

Vera Bradley Improves Contact Center Efficiency and Customer Experience with Business Texting

November 16th, 2018|

Vera Bradley is touting impressive business results after adding Textel’s integration with NICE inContact’s CXone Business Line Texting Solution. See full press release and additional information here. The exclusive women’s designer brand sells innovative handbags, fragrances, luggage and accessories across multiple distribution points in the U.S.A. In this B2C channel, eliminating any form of [...]

13 11, 2018

Your Guide to Messaging Customers: 10 Rules of Business Texting Etiquette

November 13th, 2018|

With great business texting comes great responsibility and Textel has a handful of professional messaging best practices that will help you put your best emoji’s forward when communicating with customers. Here are 10 business texting tips to elevate your messaging game beyond “New phone, who dis?” If they text you, don’t call them. One of [...]

8 11, 2018

An Easy Business Texting Strategy to Improve Revenue in 2019

November 8th, 2018|

Let’s cut to the chase: To improve revenue in 2019, you need to focus on the customer experience. You see, small businesses have a pretty exciting advantage over the big corporations that command the lion’s share of the marketplace: great customer service. The kind of customer service that sparks brand advocates and gets regular Joes [...]

1 11, 2018

Customers Want to Text Your Business, And Get Texts Back from You

November 1st, 2018|

We send five texts for every one call. Still, many businesses are yet to adopt a texting strategy for their customer communication. And while it may seem that most texts are just confirming with family members what they need from the store, small businesses have actually reported a 40% higher sales conversion from using [...]