Holidays are the busiest time of the year. Not only for personal reasons, but many industries see increased traffic and sales due to “the most wonderful time of the year.” Most businesses cannot afford to lose sales during the holidays, making every interaction vital to a companies’ success. In the U.S. a poor customer service experience can cost you $41 billion per year! (Source) If you own, work, or operate a call center we cannot stress enough how important preparing for the holidays can be. Let’s take a look at 5 best practices for successfully operating a call center in the holiday season.
Shoppers and busy bees seeking to check off everything on their to-do lists in the quickest way possible are in full swing during the holiday season. No one wants to spend hours on hold listening to dull phone recordings when they could be enjoying that time with their family and closest friends during this season. Effectively directing calls through calling systems under pressure is crucial to maintaining everyone’s satisfaction throughout this season.