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HVAC Emergency Answering Service

January 4, 2021

The Solution to HVAC Emergencies This Winter: 24/7 Support

Customers tend to develop a deeper sense of commitment when they know they can have even their non-urgent questions answered promptly. An HVAC answering service ensures that your business has the manpower to make sure your customers feel well taken care of — and keep coming back.

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Home Services Customer Reviews

November 5, 2020

The 5-Star Question: What Do Your Customers Say About You?

Customers who are happy with your services won’t always think to rate you on their own so don’t be shy about bringing it up. Add a review request on your customer receipts. Create a follow-up email that includes a link to a review page on your website.

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Home Services Communication Ebook

November 1, 2020

Evolution of Home Services Communication: (With eBook)

Surprisingly, only 20% of unanswered calls result in voicemails. The rest become dead leads. People don’t want to leave a message and wait around to see if your business can help them or not. They want their problems solved right away. Instead of leaving a voicemail, most of today’s consumers will simply call the next service provider from an endless list of businesses.

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October 23, 2020

To meet the needs of the on-demand economy and the growth of its digital channels, Slingshot has launched an IVR-to-text and chatbot service to automate and speed up consumer interactions like scheduling and rescheduling services, processing payments, or even creating quotes for new customers.

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Green Pest Client Story

October 7, 2020

Using Flexibility to Save Time and Boost Culture with Jared Borg at Green Pest Services

As someone who works in the pest control business, you know that positive customer interactions are crucial. In order to succeed and grow, pest control companies need to be available [...]

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HVAC Emergency Answering Service

October 1, 2020

Powering a Productive CSR Team

Make it clear that you trust your CSRs to use discretion when it comes to solving basic customer service issues. When you feel confident your CSRs are well-trained and dedicated to your goals, give them the tools they need to reach informed decisions on their own.

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Customer Engagement Strategy

September 29, 2020

Why Web Chat Should be a Part of Your Customer Engagement Strategy

Did you know that more than half of consumers consider 24/7 communication a necessity for businesses and that consumer satisfaction with live customer service chat has been on the rise [...]

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September 14, 2020

Rose Pest Solutions Handles Emergency Calls with Slingshot

As the partnership grew, Rose Pest saw a decline in the frequency of late-night emergencies, which resulted in fewer middle-of-the-night calls to managers and supervisors—and more scheduled-out appointments for those that were not true emergencies. Because of this, Welsh says, the business has seen an increase in its return on investment (ROI). It’s also been a newfound benefit to staff members.

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Pest Control Chatbot Graphic

September 1, 2020

Meeting Today’s Challenges with First Contact Resolution

Even though first contact resolution may be the perfect answer to maximizing and retaining customers, it’s difficult to execute. Not every company has the time and money to pull it off. It entails careful strategizing, hiring, training, 24/7 staffing, team management, and documentation.

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