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How to Come Back From Holidays to an Inbox Full of NEW Leads

One of the most popular times of the year is here, Christmas is taking over, and soon it will be 2019!

While one side of you is planning to go on holidays, have a nice family time and enjoy all the food and drinks that the season brings, your “business-owner-side” might be thinking about how to ensure your company is still generating leads while you are enjoying the festivities.

Christmas is a season of high competition where thousands of users are browsing multiple websites and sometimes a quick chat can turn these users into customers. What better way of doing this, than through Live Chat, a customer service tool that allows your business to engage with your website customers by chatting and answering all their enquiries in real time.

What would it feel like to go on holidays and come back to an inbox full of NEW leads?

Live Chat Monitoring is the way to keep on generating NEW leads 24/7, 365 days a year, no breaks in between. What this means for your business:

Your website will be attended 24/7 by our Live Chat monitoring team

Most companies have a receptionist, who directly interacts with customers visiting the office or the ones calling with different enquiries. Live Chat works in a similar way but in a different environment. It is your 24/7 online web-receptionist. Yes, you read right, online web-receptionist. What this means is that when your customers are visiting your website they have the opportunity to chat, in real time, and get the answers to their enquiries. This is a great strategy to increase your user’s engagement with your brand, products and services and retain them as customers, even when your own staff are not available to answer.

Real humans are behind Live Chat

You might be asking yourself, so by this you mean there are no automated robots with a prescribed script? Exactly right, Live Chat’s added value is their own agent’s team who studies your business brand, products and services information, and uses your company’s tone of voice to guide potential users through an easy customer journey. The live-chat agents’ main goal is to answer all your customers’ enquiries and ensure they leave happy after their chat.

Receive all your NEW leads in your mailbox

As the two weeks holiday fly by, you can get excited to come back to work and hit 2019 with a mailbox full of new leads. Thanks to the after-hours service Live Chat offers, you can be sure that when you’re offline, you can still be in touch with your website visitors. Live Chat will keep a transcript record of every single customer they engaged with. They will provide real time emails with your potential customer´s name, mobile number, email and enquiry for you to get back to them.

So don’t miss out on the opportunity to have a 24/7/365 days online receptionist working to obtain NEW leads for your business while you are recharging yourself with family and friends.

Get your website Live Chat going and come back from holidays to an inbox full of NEW leads.

For more information visit: www.livechatmonitoring.com

How To Get The Most From Your Live Chat Account

How To Get The Most From Your Live Chat Account

 

Tip 1: Keep Us Updated!

Keeping us in the loop with your current promotions, events, sales, new openings and locations, or any other changes in your business, will ensure we have the most up-to-date information at hand.

Having updated information means we can update our scripts and ensure we’re telling as many people as possible about your deals, events, sales and more.

 

Tip 2:  Set Up Proactive Chat Messages

A proactive chat message means that a chat window will pop up on a specific page on your website, with custom messages relating to that page. For example, “I see you’re looking at our custom framing service. Please let me know if you have any specific questions about it.”

We’d love for you to identify your top 5 pages, or top 5 products or services. Send us the 5 URLs with your preferred proactive message so we can help you engage people on these pages.

The holiday season may be upon us, and your store, shop or business location may be closed for a number of days over the break, but the internet – and your website – doesn’t close. People will still visit it. And if we’re not updated on hours, locations, deals and offers, we can’t help your customers as effectively as we’d like.

83% of shoppers need support to complete a purchase. 83%!  Live chat gives your company a chance to reach out to customers first, so you can head off potential problems that might contribute to customer churn.

Don’t lose out. Email customerservice@livechatmonitoring.com and we’ll update your scripts, so you can continue to gain – and retain – customers.

The Benefits Of Live Chat For Your Business

The Benefits Of Live Chat For Your Business

Live chat is a valuable tool for your business. Let us break down a few key reasons as to why…

Reduced Expenses

Let’s cut straight to the chase: telephone support can be costly. It’s limited (unless you’re prepared to hire customer service operators around the clock). It’s often the cause of frustration for customers who dislike long waits on hold.

Live chat is instant, it offers a quick answer to your potential customers’ question/s, and establishes trust.

Increased Sales

There are several studies that prove that live chat helps in increasing the overall sales of a business.

This American Marketing Association study shows that live chat can increase conversions by at least 20 percent. The same report states that customers who use live chat are three times more likely to make purchases than those who don’t.

Live chat plays an influential role in generating leads and making sales. Live chat offers visitors instant access to our trained live chat agents, which in turn have more opportunities to capture details from these potential customers, which you can turn into successful sales for your business.

Improved Customer Service and Loyalty

In our time poor world, there’s immense value in visitors to your page receiving an answer within seconds – that kind of efficient and convenient customer service cannot be underestimated.

 

The Customer Service Benchmark survey of 2000 consumers found out that live chat has the highest customer satisfaction levels at 73 percent, as compared to 61 percent for email support and only 44 percent for traditional phone support.

Discover Customer Pain Points

Pain points refer to a customers’ problem that has not been resolved or that has not been answered. With traditional customer support systems, such as phone calls or email support, it is difficult to identify your customer’s pain points since they may only be heard or received by one team or an individual.

With live chat, you have access to all chat histories, which can be sorted, searched and filtered to quickly recognise customer pain points. Addressing the problems or needs of customers is a significant benefit of live chat.

Convenience For Customers

Sure, one of the main factors that will determine the success of your business is the quality of your service or product. Nonetheless, how convenient and easily accessible your customer service is makes for a close second.

Live chat facilitates your website visitors with prompt access to our support agents. When your visitors can easily contact you with any questions or problems that they may have, they will be more confident in your company as a vendor and a source of valuable knowledge and support.

 

Outsource Your Live Chat – Here’s Why You Should Do It Now!

Outsource Your Live Chat – Here’s Why You Should Do It Now!

You’ll notice that most websites you visit are full of live chat tools and chatbots with amazing offers to increase conversions, make sales and reduce customer service wait times. Online chat is an awesome tool and you should have it placed anywhere on your website where your customers need to make a decision. But worried about outsourcing live chat? Here’s why you should make the leap…

Outsourced live chat? What about those mission critical moments?

If you’re wondering, ‘Who’s taking these critical live chats? Are they experienced? Do they have the right training?’ you’re not alone – it can be hard to think anyone knows your business the way you do.

This is why training is everything for online chat and making sure that your chat agents have the tools they need to do their task is paramount. The most important part of training live chat agents is educating them on the products and services you provide.

 

At Live Chat Monitoring, we ensure we’re across all the information we need to be the best possible representative for your business, including:

  • Location
  • Opening hours
  • Details about the products or services you offer
  • Your brand personality and point of difference – we customise our approach to suit your needs
  • Other relevant information that we might need to better understand what you do
  • What kinds of questions your website visitors are likely to ask
  • How you want us to respond to questions

We also research your website to learn as much as we can about your business and review it regularly to make sure we’re always up-to-date with your latest company news, products and promotions.

When you outsource your live chat service to Live Chat Monitoring, you can rest assured that your agents know their scripts inside and out. They also have the appropriate scripts and documentation available when interacting with visitors and customers.

 

The online chat conversion hack – outsource live chat to engage with your visitors!

A live chat agent is in the problem solving business and always has to type with a smile on his or her face. Your customers need to feel that they are talking to somebody who cares, and cares plenty!

Imagine you go into a store with knowledgeable staff but they are not friendly and they don’t have quite what you want. You will likely walk out and go find another store that has what you want.

Now imagine walking into a store that has knowledgeable and super-friendly staff. They don’t have exactly what you want, but the smiling staff drill down into why you want it and show you some alternatives.

Maybe you walk out of there having bought something, maybe not. But you will definitely go back. They will have branded you with a memory of a great buying experience. And that’s one more reason to go for professional outsourced chat agents. A pro has done it a thousand times and knows what to say and how to say it. And your customer or visitor leaves your site feeling that he or she is the most important person to you at that particular moment.

At Live Chat Monitoring we offer a mission critical combo of software and agents that focus on conversions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can focus on your business.

 

GDPR Compliance

GDPR Compliance

At Live Chat Monitoring we take the privacy and data protection of our clients extremely seriously.  We are happy to confirm that we are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) in respect of data which we act as data controller and/or data processor for you and which is transferred out of the EU by us to our servers in the US and Australia.

How we comply with GDPR

GDPR provides that data may be transferred outside of the EU where:

  1. there is an adequacy decision (Article 45); or
  2. appropriate safeguards have been put in place (Article 46); or
  3. a derogation applies (Article 49).

The jurisdictions in which we process your data are not currently subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission. We confirm that we have put in place appropriate technological and organisational safeguards, in addition to robust contracts with our 3rd party suppliers in order to protect your data. However, reliance on Article 46 also requires the use of complex standard contractual clauses drafted by the European Commission and/or the nominated supervisory authority (the UK Information Commissioners Office (‘ICO’)) and/or gaining consent to contractual clauses by the ICO. This process is difficult, a long backlog exists and it is estimated by the ICO that applications may take well over a year to process and approve.

Given the nature of our company and the live chat services we provide, we have elected to use one or more of the derogations present in Article 49 for our clients, namely:

  1. that the transfer is necessary for the performance of our contract with you; and
  2. that you have given informed consent to the transfer.

We have used the services of an independent GDPR Advisory Firm in order to ensure that we have fully complied with our legal obligations under the GDPR and that we have in place all legal policies and procedures required in order to safeguard your privacy.  Our IT team are highly experienced and our cyber security precautions mean that your data is processed securely with the utmost respect for your confidentiality, using the same specifications and high data protection standards found in Europe. We can provide further details of our technological and organisational safeguards on request.

If you have any questions please contact us via email and we will be happy to assist.

GDPR May 25th

Introduction

The General Data Protection Regulation, commonly referred to as GDPR, is new privacy law for the European Union (EU) that introduces an updated framework for handling and protecting the personal data of EU-based residents.

The new law empowers users to know where and how organisations across the globe utilise their personal information.

 The GDPR comes into effect on May 25, 2018. 

 

Our Commitment

At Live Chat Monitoring, we take data privacy and security seriously and are committed to fully supporting the changes that GDPR brings to protect our clients and their customers.

Our team is working closely with all necessary stakeholders to ensure that our internal policies, processes and terms are updated in accordance with the new law in time for its introduction.

GDPR is also on ongoing point of discussion with the suppliers of our programs. At this stage, they are all on track to be GDPR compliant, and we will continue to conduct ongoing evaluation in advance of 25th May 2018.

Generate leads while you sleep

Generate higher revenues during off-seasons via 24/7 live Customer Support

In search of services that pay off even during off-season slumps? Looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction by reducing customer service response time?

You may have all the right products and up-to-date services as your competitors in the same industry but still you might not be able to compete head-to-head, especially when the off season is upon you. Consumed with the dilemma of what you can do to keep up with your competitors, or more importantly, surpass them and turn visitor conversions into real-time conversions? Fret not.

You already know where this is heading for you and your business’ future; it is time you upgrade your ecommerce businesses with 24/7 live chat software and get it running on steroids. Just because your brand is experiencing slow momentum during the off-season slump doesn’t mean your website has to suffer too. The only trouble with online shopping is that there is human element to subtly ‘push’ potential clients towards the checkout.

Customers only want three things: high-quality products, costs and shipping, and thirdly and probably the most important thing which even the biggest of brands forget, live chat support.

It’s quite natural for customers to evaluate all possible pros and cons in their mind before the checkout — they want to be assured that whatever they are investing in is the best there is (for the price of course). Customer live chat support will do that for you by resolving queries and getting valuable feedback.

“Almost 62% of internet consumers voted that they purchase more products from a website that offers live customer support”. (Poll by Anderson Consulting)

Well there you have it! What does this mean for your business, you ask? Reduced shopping cart abandonment and a big boost in order sizes; you are in for a treat even in the deadest of seasons. You need to have someone always present to capture and retain leads, resolve issues during purchase, and provide one-on-one solutions and answers. Another huge benefit of live chat support is that it takes notice of all the introverts. You may have your social media profiles and pages overflowing with questions, queries and feedback, but there are still some people out there who feel hesitant on speaking on such public platforms. That’s where 24/7 live chat support comes in. It respects their privacy and gets the issue resolved within no time.

If you keep your website updated and available even when you are not open, you are aiming for a really good chance of customer retention. If you believe it’s essential for you to have someone in your physical store to guide customers properly, why not have the same on your website?

 

Live Chat Improves Conversion Rates

With an abundance of mixed marketing messages, confusing products and competition available across the internet, it’s not uncommon for consumers to find themselves lost or unsure about where to take their purchasing decision. Fortunately, web development capabilities now allow for efficient, 24/7 live chat systems to be integrated into designs, allowing brands to engage with visitors to their website in real-time – a huge advantage, if utilised correctly by the business.

Here’s three benefits your brand could be receiving from this nifty little feature…

Decrease the likelihood of shopping cart abandonment

There’s plenty of reasons as to why a potential customer may choose to stray away from a site, and it can take a lot of research and examination to unravel why exactly that could be happening. Live chat features, however, are able to influence that rate of abandonment by solving customer queries that otherwise remain unattended. When customers can’t find the information they’re seeking, they’ll often choose just to ditch the overall experience, without attempting to solve it. Integrating chat functions means you are readily available to provide assistance with these questions, eliminating the potential for them to click the dreaded red ‘X’.

Build authority and rapport

If you don’t have a physical store, it’s hard enough to build a satisfactory level of trust with online customers. Live chat gives you the opportunity to show visitors that there is a “person behind the screen” – demonstrating that you are physically present and on-hand to solve their problems. When customers can access real discussions with real people, they’re less likely to feel uneasy about making a purchase overall. Delivering helpful, trustful and genuine advice can have a remarkable effect on your business success, especially if it is available to visitors 24/7.

Eliminate the search struggle

Another handy feature of this system is that users don’t have to spend hours crawling through a site to find what they’re after. Live chat gives prospective customers the chance to ask real assistants if the product or service they are looking for is actually available. When given quick, immediate solutions, they may just feel more obliged to come back again next time. 

Give customers a reason to return with live chat features that are rapidly becoming an unparalleled capability of websites across all industries. Chances are you’ll quickly build a level of authority and positivity for your brand that cannot be achieved through any other avenue.

Your website needs a Receptionist!

24/7 Live Chat: Your Go-To Website Receptionist

The roles of a receptionist are diverse. They are the very first point of contact in organizations, welcoming and directing clients and also handling inquiries in person over call or email. In retail stores, they have a much broader array of tasks and specifications. Not only are they involved in bookkeeping, the information about the merchandise and company, they also are the prime source of guidance and assistance to your customers. They facilitate customers by demonstrating the operation of merchandise and influencing their buying behavior. Their set of skills includes good communication skills, active listening, social perceptiveness and of course the art of persuasion.

You must be wondering why we are presenting the job specifications of a receptionist in a live chat support blog post. Well, the roles and duties are precisely the same. Live chat support is essentially an online receptionist for your website. They are the first base of interaction online users come across; they assist and guide the customers with their queries, help them understand the various options of cost and shipping, and most importantly, encourage and pinpoint the buying behavior.

What businesses need to understand is that your online store is your brand’s showroom minus its physical existence. It functions exactly the same way. You try to target your niche and achieve sales in return, just as you would in your physical store.

Today’s world is an explosion of clients from all over the globe. Your website defines who you are and what you deliver, so it is important that you pitch out the right message. 24/7 online support greets, inquires about the reason for your visit, and assists you with queries about the brand to the point that you feel comfortable and coast towards the checkout — what more could one ask for?

If you are aiming for customer enhance retention, loyalty, referrals, and leads, focus on making your live chat support better. What you need to do is train your staff to answer all queries, minimizing response time, guide customers about the various options the brand offers in terms of products, services and costs, and lastly, collect valuable feedback in return.

LiveChatMonitoring.com offers fully managed and co-managed live chat solutions for businesses that are serious about maximising the opportunity to convert leads on their website.

Live Chat Monitoring Video

We’ve put together a little video to explain what live chat monitoring is all about.

Transcript:

So you have a website, and you probably spend money advertising your website to get more people to come visit your page.

But how many of those visitors will actually convert into a sale or an enquiry?

How much of your advertising dollars are being wasted by generating traffic to your website that doesn’t convert?

Advertising is expensive, and it’s important to try and convert every website visitor into a lead or a sale.

What if there was a way to communicate with your web visitors while they browse your website?

That’s where LiveChatMonitoring.com can help.

Adding live chat monitoring to your website can help improve your website conversion rates by engaging passive visitors and turning them into active customers.

Just as a physical store or office has staff to greet and assist customers, your website can also benefit from having online customer service representatives who are available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

After working with you create your business profile and customer service scripts, Our experienced staff can answer questions, overcome objections, and provide immediate assistance to your website visitors while they browse your website.

As well as providing fantastic customer service, we also capture new leads and enquiries and send them to your sales team for immediate follow up.

On average, many of our customers report a 20-30 percent increase in enquiries after adding LiveChatMonitoring.com to their website.

“That sounds great, but can I have my own team receive chats from our website?”  Yes you can!  An additional option with our service is to have sel managed agent accounts set up for your own team to log in and receive chats during business hours.    Our experienced operators remain in the background to receive chats if your team is busy or unable to respond.   And best of all – when your team logs off at the end of the day we remain online to respond to your visitors after hours and on weekends.   Your website visits will appreciate being able to submit an enquiry 24/7 and chat with a real person.

Our software is quick and easy to install.  After signing up we will email you some javascript code that you’ll copy and paste into your website’s template.  In most cases you can be up and running within 30 seconds.  You can even integrate our service with your brand’s Facebook page to help turn fans in to customers.

Increase your web conversions today and turn those anonymous visitors into additional sales and warm leads with LiveChatMonitoring.com

www.LiveChatMonitoring.com