On-Demand Service Archive

How Retailers Can Ensure On-Demand Service During Easter Holiday

While the Easter bunny may be working overtime this weekend, not many others are. Most stores are closed, and most people are spending quality time with their chocolate. Oh, and family. However, just because people are relaxing does not mean they’re not buying, and it certainly doesn’t mean they’re not using. Easter may not be the massive spending holiday that Christmas is, but it’s a …

Field Service Management For Small Businesses With Access To Additional Service Requests

Maximizing service requests and cutting administrative effort for small businesses Managing a small service business is demanding. As dispatcher of a service company with a handful of technicians, you have a lot of things to pay attention to: the number of service calls needs to be just right (too many is bad, and too few is even worse); you have to minimize routing for your …

Getting Into The Home: The Next Revolution In Retail

Over the past several decades retail has evolved immensely, but its core ambition has remained: to help make customer’s lives a little easier, a little more enjoyable (and to make money while doing so). Retailers act as a sort of therapist in this way, using their knowledge and intuition to best supply people with useful, relevant products and services to better their lives. Marketers, retailers, …

4 Tech Trends We’re Watching in 2017

It seems like it’s every month that a new technology takes the world by storm. Just ten years ago, it would have been inconceivable that virtually everybody would be walking around with a tiny computer in their pocket. From transit to entertainment to food, tech is revolutionizing how we humans do just about everything. One aspect of our life that technology seems to be impacting more and …

How the On-Demand Economy is growing up

When Apple released its iconic “There’s an App for that” Iphone 3G commercial in 2009, it seemed a bit hyperbolic. Eight years later, in the age of Uber, Seamless, and countless others, it seems that Apple’s big ideas have proved to be prescient. Though it took a while for the then-outlandish ideas to truly catch on, it’s apparent that we now live in an on-demand …

The Crowd is an Indispensable Ally in the On-Demand Economy

It’s established wisdom that there is strength in numbers. In the business world, no recent phenomenon has demonstrated this better than the crowd. Although the benefits for customers as well as companies are indisputable, many companies have been hesitant to incorporate crowdsourcing as a core component of their business strategies. Those willing to take the plunge stand to make immense gains from a successful harnessing …

Introducing the Mila Facebook Bot

Over the past decade, the amount of time people spend on Facebook has skyrocketed—Facebook’s 1.44 billion active users around the globe spend, on average, more than 20 minutes a day on the platform. What does this mean? It means that if you want to reach someone, Facebook is now just as important a tool as a TV commercial. That’s why we at Mila have a …

Mila launches App with integrated Service Bot and On-Demand Feature

The new Mila App brings customers and service providers together, providing an integrated, all-in-one platform for tech and electronics support solutions. The new App also includes the Mila Bot, an AI assistant that helps customers book technical support on-demand. “Hello, I am your Mila Bot. Do you want to book a service?“ This is the first thing a user sees when they start the new …

2017: Our Predictions for Service

There’s no question that 2016 was an incredible year for service. Indeed, it seems like every year adds a few new service startups and ventures to the industry, which now covers such disparate topics and subjects as transit, answers and information, and food delivery—not to mention tech support! So what’s on the horizon for 2017? Though it’s obviously impossible to predict the future with 100% accuracy, those of …

How Crowd Service Helps Companies Cope with Growing Need for Tech Support

Home is where the smart is. For a growing number of people, home is starting to feel even safer with the advancement of smart-home technology. Nearly every part of the house can now be controlled, put on a schedule, and monitored remotely. Cameras, TV’s, heating and air conditioning, locks, entertainment devices, windows, doors, garages, and even lighting can be managed by our fingertips from many, …