Service Crowd Archive

Today’s Most Common Tech Faux Pas

These days, everyone seems to know something about technology. Smartphones are the norm and have been around for quite a while now, so most other smart devices have been designed to function similarly – with simple layouts, clear fonts, and boldly colored touch screen buttons.  Smart devices are not only “smart” because of their high-tech capabilities, but because they also make customers feel smart. Products today are designed to …

How to Get Your Employees to Offer On-Demand Tech Service in Your Store

There’s no question that offering value-added services around to in-store consumer electronics purchases is a great way to boost your bottom line and increase revenues. On-demand installation services are no exception to this rule. They provide useful addition for the customer, improving their perception of your brand, while adding little in the way of overhead costs. Additionally, as customers’ service requirements grow and change, they become more accustomed to …

5 Things Retailers Need To Consider When Offering On-Demand Service From The Crowd

Change can be a scary thing. We know. But it’s also exciting, not to mention necessary – especially for businesses. The world is changing, technology is changing, the ways people use products and services are changing, and in order to keep up businesses must change as well. The truth is that compared to the way manufacturers are creating smart products and the way retailers are …

How Retailers Can Enter the Mass Market of Connected Home

As the connected home and the internet of things become more sophisticated, one major barrier is customer adoption. It’s a classic chicken-and-egg problem, the sort of problem regularly faced by revolutionary new technologies, from electric cars (which continue to suffer from a paucity of recharging stations) to TVs (which, to become useful, needed TV channels to be broadcast). In many cases, widespread consumer adoption needed …

Your questions answered: Who needs a culture of innovation?

Lately, it seems like every company has dedicated itself to establishing a “Culture of Innovation” amongst its employees. From decades-old, established industry players to brand-new, way-outside-the-box startups, it seems that everyone agrees that a culture of innovation is integral to the performance and success of a modern company. But just what is a culture of innovation? Q: What is a culture of innovation? Support and …

The Best Way to Provide Service to a Difficult Customer

No matter the industry, every business encounters difficult customers. Maybe they are upset because they’ve been let down by product performance, long wait times, or a customer just has a cranky personality in general. Service crowd members and anyone else who provides service should know how to handle this type of customer and still get the job done well. It may not be the easiest …

Why Having a Diverse Service Crowd is Important

It’s no secret that tech can be an overwhelmingly male and homogenous work environment. In a survey done by Forbes of nine top tech companies, minorities made up only a small portion of the employees. And each company’s workforce was made up of less than half of female employees (generally, women were one-third of the tech workforce). Diversity has been a hot topic in many …

The Work Perks of Being Part of an On-Demand Service Crowd

Many of us have taken part in crowdsourced service. Whether it was a ride from Uber, a task completed from TaskRabbit, or a food delivery from Foodora, receiving service from a crowd member has become a normal part of the weekly routines for many people. In America alone, according to Pew Research Center, 72% of people have used some type of on-demand online service. And …

What the U.S. Can Learn From European Service

As pointed out in an earlier post on what Europe can learn from U.S. customer service, service desires and expectations differ depending on the region of the world. Some Europeans dislike the American-style of service that involves the service representative proactively being friendly and attentive. In some European countries, people want to be left alone, and want to approach representatives when they need service, rather …