Helpful Answers to Customer Q&A

Oftentimes, shoppers have questions standing in the way of a purchase decision. This is true regardless of whether the consumer is shopping online or at a physical store location. Of course, if a consumer is shopping in-store and has an unanswered question, they can find the nearest sales associate to get an answer. But online…

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Anatomy of a Helpful Review

Reviews were once a novel concept. But today, they’re an important resource consumers depend on to make decisions of all kinds, from what products to purchase to which businesses to visit — and everything in between. In fact, a survey from PowerReviews found that 94% of consumers always or regularly consult reviews when shopping online.…

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Benefits of Live Chat for Business

Providing great service is essential to winning new customers — and retaining the ones you’ve got. Case in point? According to Salesforce, nearly three-quarters of consumers have made purchase decisions based on their customer service experiences. And 91% indicate that a positive customer service experience improves the likelihood of a repeat purchase. But the channels…

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How Quickly Respond Customer Reviews

The ongoing global health crisis has had a significant impact on consumer behavior. Consumers are not only shopping online more, they’re also using online channels to access customer service. In fact, according to Salesforce’s most recent State of Service report, 87% of service professionals indicate that customers have increased their use of digital channels during…

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amazon review comments going away

Last month, Amazon announced a change that’ll have a significant impact on how Brands, Manufacturers, and Sellers engage with shoppers: the comments feature on customer reviews will be eliminated, effective immediately. There has been a lot of chatter over forums this week and no doubt some heated conversations with Amazon reps. Understandably, most Brands and…

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Review Response SLA

The majority of U.S. states have eased their stay-at-home orders, but many people are still reluctant to venture into crowded brick-and-mortar stores. And that means more consumers are shopping online. According to data from Bazaarvoice, in April 2020, eCommerce orders were up 96% year-over-year. With this rapid growth in eCommerce comes an increased dependence on user-generated…

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Review Consolidation

Reviews are one of the top factors a shopper considers when making a purchase. And as it turns out, consumers have started to depend on reviews even more during the COVID-19 pandemic. A PowerReviews analysis found that towards the end of April 2020, consumers engaged with reviews prior to making a purchase at double the rate as the same…

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Brand engagement is important to customer loyalty

In a relatively short amount of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely turned our world upside down. Concerns about health, safety and the state of the economy have left many of us feeling anxious and scared. Plus, stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures, though necessary, have resulted in widespread feelings of loneliness and isolation. It’s…

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Respond to Negative Reviews Yelp OpenTable Amazon

Everything you need to know when it comes to responding to negative feedback online. People writing negative reviews want to be heard. They want someone to know that they were disappointed with their experience and want their issue resolved. You need to address customer comments in a way that is personal, authentic, and truly helpful.…

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