The summer holidays are fast approaching. In a few weeks, school will be out and various “summer sale” promos will be fighting for our attention. It’s also the time when a lot of stores and travel agencies, among others, get a heavy volume of patrons.
Unfortunately, such a “holiday business boom” tends to create a problem, especially for the customer call center industry—busy signals and customers being put on hold for needlessly long hours. The good news is that your travel lodge’s reservations call center services can avoid such long “hold times”. How?
Keep in mind that the days like these always bring increased traffic. Make the most of this opportunity to serve by putting in more call center hotlines. Hire extra phone reps for the season, if needed. Putting in place call overflow and after-hours customer support or order taking call center services might likewise be a good idea. Open up other channels like Live Chat, and make sure to monitor them so that everything is in sync.
Your phone agents might also want to keep those calls short but meaningful. Without being rude, avoid lingering on the phone with one customer for too long. If their request requires a bit of a wait, politely warn them that it “may take a while” to process their request. Meanwhile, do your best to process that request with the utmost speed, but more importantly, accuracy.
With careful planning and implementation, your growing company can keep summer cool by avoiding putting everyone’s summer on hold.