Our First Round Table Event – DDC Discusses
The British Library hosted the inaugural DDC Discusses event on Tuesday, 15th November. In the exclusive Boardroom suite, a select group of CX specialists gathered to discuss the world of conversation analysis and what research in this field can add to – or challenge! – our understanding of what constitutes effective customer experience. Keynote speaker Elizabeth […]
How Will ChatGPT Transform Customer Service?
For years now, artificial intelligence has been transforming the customer experience. The chances are you’ve already interacted with some form of AI solution when you’ve processed an order on a Shopify website or chatted to a bot on a website widget. As customer contact volumes have expanded, queries have grown more complex, and companies […]
Meet our Global Director of Customer Operations
A little over six months ago, a new chapter began at DDC OS as we welcomed Hayley Barlow to the team as Global Director of Customer Operations. With an extensive background in customer service outsourcing, Hayley was an important and exciting hire for DDC. As ever, time has flown, and Hayley has already been hard at work […]
5 Customer Service Trends to Prepare for in 2023
Customer service remains the number one differentiator for any brand. Consumers today care more about the experience businesses can offer than their products, services, features, or even prices. The good news is that companies recognise the need for exceptional service, with 65% of brands saying they plan to increase their investment in customer experience […]
Winners! DDC OS Recognised in Multiple Categories at the ECCCSA’s
On November 22nd at Evolution, Battersea Park, the annual European Contact Centre & Customer Service awards took place. DDC OS was shortlisted for three awards: Best Multilingual Customer Service with Boohoo, Best BPO Partnership – Large with Photobox and Best Pan European Contact Centre. In what was a very glamorous evening, with appearances including Fiona […]
A Year in Review with John Callachan
After the challenges of 2020 & 2021, this year was full of hope and curiosity for what the “new norm” might look like. Whilst we have now learned to live with Covid, the cost of the pandemic and political uncertainty has led to a global cost of living crisis. Nonetheless, there is much to be […]
Retail Peaks, they’re not just for Christmas.
The holiday season represents a crucial period for retailers both online and in physical stores. During October, November, and December each year, companies experience rapid increases in demand for their services as spending rises from a range of consumers. In the UK, 81% of consumers have said they’re planning to shop more during the Black […]
Energy Suppliers – Getting it right, first time – how this is harder than you think.
Energy is a product with low margins and little differentiation. This makes the job of an energy retailer complex at the best of the times – it’s a constant balancing act between customer service and cost to serve, the only variables that make your energy supply business stand out from the competition. So, delivering good […]
The Impact of Customer Experience on Customer Lifetime Value
It’s easy to see CX (Customer Experience) initiatives as a drain on customer resources. By the end of 2022, global CX technology spending is set to reach a value of $641 billion, with organizations investing in everything from CRM tools, to cloud-based contact centres and AI. If your budget is limited, you might assume allocating […]
European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards (ECCCSAs)
The greatest awards programme in the European customer contact industry. For more information or to submit a nomination visit: www.ecccsa.com We are excited to be sponsoring the greatest awards programme in the customer contact industry. In its 22nd year, the award-winning European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards (ECCCSAs) is the longest running and largest […]
Part Five – UX: Data-Driven Like Never Before
We undeniably live in a data-driven world. If you want to get ahead and retain customers, making the best use of the information at hand is vital. While many retail businesses have a wealth of data at their fingertips, ensuring that it is analysed and implemented is an ongoing process. Here, we look at some […]
Part Three – What Next for the Accelerating World of E-Commerce?
The UK has the most advanced e-commerce market in all of Europe. This means that staying ahead of the game has never been more imperative; consumers expect a high level of service when buying products online. Consequently, retail businesses must work hard to deliver, literally… Flexibility in Delivery and Returns Perhaps one of the most […]
Part Two – A New Age for Customer Service in Retail
The UK high street has been a changing landscape for some time. Add in a pandemic, and you’ve got a recipe for potential disaster. Case in point, in May 2021, the British Retail Consortium reported a 77.8% year-on-year decline in footfall across the high street. Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, many of the most beloved […]
The Main Benefits of a Multilingual Customer Service Team in Retail
Excellent customer service is a top priority when you’re running a retail business. Here at DDC OS, we can help you outsource this aspect of your business so you can focus on delivering exceptional products and services. We speak your customers’ language—literally. We can offer multilingual customer services so we can deal with your customer base in […]