Hurricane Florence Update From MeloTel

We have been monitoring the progress and forecast track of Hurricane Florence. At this time, we do not believe the storm poses any direct risk to any MeloTel facilities in the USA or Canada. Nevertheless, we have increased the frequency of our readiness checks and have ensured all preparations are complete should the storm have any impact on customers services provided by MeloTel. I felt it important to mention that it is very likely this…

Why Your Customers Still Prefer Calling You On The Phone

In today’s technology-driven world, there is a multitude of ways for your customers to get in touch with you. Email, social media platforms, messaging apps, live chats etc. As long as you’re utilizing them all properly, they can be quite useful. It needs to be highlighted, however, that amidst all of these communication methods, there is one that has stood the test of time and has never truly gotten old – the telephone. People like…

How To Set Up A Basic Call Centre For Your Company

All companies are required to handle business over the phone at some point. However, some businesses field more calls than others. If you own a business that is noticing a significant growth in the number of phone calls it receives, it may be time to set up a call centre. This is an especially important step to take for companies that have various departments. It generally means that your calls often have to be routed…

5 More Phone Etiquette Tips That Will Improve Your Customer Service

In our last blog, we revisited the ever-important topic of phone etiquette and listed a number of ways you can improve your customer service. At MeloTel, we feel strongly that following these simple tips will greatly help any call centre business or other company that predominantly engages with its customers over the phone. But you can never give enough good advice, right? In today’s blog, we’ll conclude our list of tips. Here are five more:…

5 Phone Etiquette Tips That Will Improve Your Customer Service

At MeloTel, we’re immensely proud of the fact that our cloud-hosted Commercial Phone Services have helped many a North American business owner to better run his/her business. With calling capabilities that no landline could ever provide, our VoIP-based phone services allow for much greater abilities to communicate. This has driven customer satisfaction to all all-time highs for many of our clients! Of course, phones can’t work themselves. It’s imperative that every company that conducts business…

Your “Tips & Tricks” Could Make You $100 Richer!

A few months ago, MeloTel introduced a new initiative to help bring greater attention to our clients and colleagues while also providing those same individuals with some helpful tidbits. We refer to it as our ongoing “Tips & Tricks” contest and, the way we see it, it couldn’t be any easier to win! All that is required to enter the contest is to visit our the Client Tips, Tricks & Story Submission page on our…

Examining The Power Of The Words “Thank You”

Thank you – two little words that most of us probably utter several times a day. They may not seem like such a big deal. We tend to thank people for the smallest things. Holding a door open or passing a napkin, for example. Of course, it’s never a bad idea to thank someone for a kind gesture. However, in the world of customer service, speaking those two little words can mean the difference between…

The Extreme Importance Of Expressing Empathy

You may have noticed, this week, that our blog is focusing on the theme of professional telephone etiquette. Having already covered the importance of smiling while on the phone and initiating top-quality holding procedures, we figured it was time to delve into another integral element of providing top-of-the-line customer service. The ability to offer empathy is something every customer service phone agent should have. What is so important about expressing empathy? It’s the clear marker…

How To Make Hold Time A Good Time

In the over-the-phone customer service game, there is bound to be hold time. It’s inevitable. Anyone who has ever called any business (isn’t that all of us?) has been put on hold at some point or another. So, is hold time really a big deal? For many people, it is. Let’s be honest – we all know that no one really likes to sit on hold. So, as a customer service provider, it’s integral that…

Why It’s Important To Smile Before You Dial

At MeloTel, we’re big proponents for excellent customer service. Obviously, our team is made up of customers too. It’s highly noticeable to us whenever we contact businesses for customer service and receive assistance that we consider less than stellar. Our team insists upon providing the best customer service in the telecom industry. And we feel we have been successful in garnering an excellent reputation as top-notch customer service providers. What helps to stay on top…