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Connecting with our South African advisors

Offshoring to South Africa: Connecting with one of our Customer Service advisors Whether it’s via telephone, email, or face-to-face, good customer service hinges on your ability to empathise with your customers. Empathy is a complex human emotion that invites you to feel as others feel about setbacks (or triumphs) in life. It is a pillar […]

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How we deliver excellent customer service

South Africa Spotlight: How we deliver excellent customer service When it comes to delivering excellent customer service, the entire business has to embrace it, starting at the top. That’s why, at Sigma Connected, we’re big believers in keeping the customer at the heart of everything you do — no matter what seniority your role is. […]

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Offshoring to South Africa: a Q&A with Bevin Sandras

Offshoring to South Africa: a Q&A with Bevin Sandras Great and consistent customer service is the bedrock of any successful business, whatever the industry. Ensuring customers’ needs and demands are met in a timely, professional and friendly manner is crucial for companies to survive and thrive. Offshoring these services – particularly to South Africa – […]

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retail customer service

Top 7 retail customer services mistakes

The top 7 retail customer service mistakes that businesses make, and how to fix them When it comes to retail business success, customer service is critical. With the industry commanding a massive $23.7 trillion worldwide, buyers stick to brands they can trust. 58% of retail customers said customer service heavily influenced their decision to buy. […]

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Key trends in UK debt recovery

Key trends in UK debt recovery in 2022

Key trends in UK debt recovery in 2022 Managing debt recovery is a challenge at the best of times. Ensuring a decent level of owed monies are repaid without alienating long-term relationships is never easy. Debt collection also takes on a social angle, especially when considering the extent to which recovery helps in poverty alleviation. […]

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Retail in the digital age whitepaper

The changing face of retail: how to deliver customer service in the digital age Competition has steadily been heating up in the retail sector for some time. Customer preference toward online shopping is expected to continue as total worldwide sales are forecast to surpass $30 trillion (USD) by 2025. At the same time, retailers are […]

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Christmas customer service

Christmas customer service checklist

Christmas is coming: How to deal with an increase in customer service activity The average retailer experiences a 75% increase in customer service requests during the Christmas period. The uptick in enquiries over the holidays places enormous pressure on customer service teams each year. Preparing months in advance for the festive rush ensures that your […]

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Customer Retention Whitepaper

Customer Retention: What you need to be doing

Customer Retention: What you need to be doing Brand loyalty was tough before, but it’s been even tougher in recent years. According to McKinsey, 75% of consumers altered their brand preferences during the pandemic, and almost 40% deserted trusted brands to try new ones. There has never been a better time to develop brand empathy […]

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Delegates cutting ribbon to open contact centre in Mitchells Plain

Sigma Connected and Shadow Careers open Mitchells Plain contact centre and training facility to tackle youth unemployment

Sigma Connected and Shadow Careers open Mitchells Plain contact centre and training facility to tackle youth unemployment 08Jul 2022 A new state-of-the-art contact centre has been officially opened in Cape Town community Mitchells Plain by one of the country’s leading Global Business Services (GBS) companies. Following an announcement earlier this year, Sigma Connected South Africa, […]

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Changing consumer habits

How to Manage Changing Consumer Habits

How changing consumer habits affect recruitment in retail Consumers have shifted the way they shop, from the brands they choose and products they buy to how they pay for their purchases. As consumer habits and expectations change, businesses may struggle to find the people they need to meet the demand, particularly in customer services. This […]

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