Delivering an always-on customer experience
How you can be there for your customers whenever they need you
Episode 4: Staying open in an always-on world
In the age of the always-on consumer, technology has helped many small businesses offer the kind of round-the-clock customer service usually reserved for their corporate counterparts. And yet, you don’t have to be a total technophobe to feel reluctant about adopting digital tools. So why does this hesitation exist?
How can you overcome tech anxieties and use it to provide a great customer experience? In this podcast we hear from experts and SMEs who’ve been there and made a success of it.
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In this episode of In good company, you’ll find out:
- how today’s tech can help you upgrade and support customers 24/7
- why we’re wary of adopting these digital tools
- how some SMEs have overcome their tech hesitations and reaped the rewards.
A flavour of what you'll hear
“Customers expect high levels of response times and service, but if you're a small business, you don't have the resources. It's difficult to get over that hurdle and technology really helps us do that.”
Founder, Wash Doctors
The company you'll be in
Meet the SME: Isobel Mills
Isobel is the customer delight manager at Bloom & Wild. Founded in 2013, it’s equal parts technology company and florist, offering customers the chance to be there from anywhere with flowers for those they love.
Meet the SME: Will Mapstone
Will started Wash Doctors in 2017, using his experiences as a Deliveroo driver to create an on-demand car wash service. The service combines technology and a growing team of washers to provide waterless car washes, on demand, across Central London.
Meet the expert: Michael Heppell
Michael is a customer service expert and best-selling author. He has worked with everyone from Category B prisoners to business leaders; from Premiership footballers to TV personalities.
Meet the expert: Dr Nicola J Millard
Nicola is head of customer insight and futures in our global innovation team. She combines psychology with futurology to try and anticipate what might be lying around the corner for customers and organisations.
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