Tag Archives: SMS Text Platform

Text Messaging for Contact Centers and Call Centers: The New Frontier

By Dean Garfinkel, President

If you haven’t heard about it already, you will soon.

Texting Tool for Call CentersIt’s the next big thing in the world of contact centers and when it comes to customer service today, it’s really the only thing standing between ‘good’ and ‘great’.

It’s called conversational text messaging built for the contact center; and fortunately for you, we’ve already outlined everything you need to know.

“Text messaging for contact centers and call centers makes it possible:
you can meet business objectives [increased volume],
while also catering to customer needs [of immediacy].” Continue reading

Top 6 Best Practices When Texting in Business

By Rich Hamilton, Director of Marketing & Product Development

Landline Texting for business with hands holding a smart phone with chat bubblesFirst, here is a little background. Businesses are increasingly using texting to communicate with current customer and prospects. One of the primary ways that businesses send and receive text messages is by enabling their landline to send and receive text messages. In short it’s called landline texting for business. Yes, you can text to landline!

With the surge of increased usage in using landline texting for business purposes, it is important to know how to most effectively use texting for a business. Here are my top 6 best practices and a few other tips when utilizing texting for business. Continue reading

Quality Voice and Data Glossary of Terms

By Kelsey Olsen, Director of Enhanced Telecom Services

Local Caller ID DIctionary-and-pencilI am writing this today to give my customers and prospects a fighting chance when I’m on a roll and rambling on to explain how Caller ID works, for example. It’s easy for me to forget that not everyone knows the QVD lingo. I find myself answering the same questions on certain terms I’m using day in and day out. To help clear that up, I put together this QVD Glossary of Terms. I’ll gladly explain these in conversation as well, but if you use this reference, maybe it won’t seem as if I’m speaking a foreign language. Continue reading

Outbound Marketing Firm Recognized for Leadership and Innovation

Dean GarfinkelApril 7, 2017 (Aurora, NE) The Quality Voice & Data team were the recipients of two awards during the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE) convention and expo in Tampa, FL April 2-5, 2017. Dean Garfinkel was presented with the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his leadership as the PACE National Board of Directors Treasurer for the past three years. In presenting the award, PACE Chairman, Stuart Discount noted that Dean was instrumental in leading the organization through tremendous change.

Kelsey-PACE-Convention-2017Kelsey Olsen, Director of Enhanced Telecom Services for Quality Voice & Data, accepted the Technovation Award from PACE for the TextDesk solution. The Technovation Award recognizes innovation in the contact center ecosystem. TextDesk is a web application that allows a group of call center frontline agent users (SMS’rs) to concurrently handle multiple text conversations. In addition, concurrently a full suite of HTML APIs allows for easy to enable dialer script commands that can use variable data to send text messages with one click of the mouse. Reporting can be run, downloaded or called by an API allowing for real-time loading into center dashboards and client reports.

“Today’s leading edge contact centers are seeking ways to engage with their customers utilizing TEXT. Consumer behavior has changed over time. There was a time when the phone was the easiest way to get something done. Then the next generation of consumer behavior was to send an email and call if it’s urgent. Recently we see more consumers using email and then texting when it’s urgent. Millennials prefer a text back instead of a call back”, stated Dean Garfinkel.

About Quality Voice & Data
Quality Voice & Data offers technology solutions to the customer engagement industry. Each solution is specifically designed to ensure legal compliance and increased return on investment in the contact center. Services include LocalCallerid.com and Caller Name Display management, SMS Text messaging and advanced IVR solutions.

Company Contact:
Kelsey Olsen
Quality Voice & Data, Inc.
(516) 656-5122
[email protected]

Caller ID Management for Call Center Professionals

Caller ID Management Blue-phoneBy Kelsey Olsen, Director of Enhanced Telecom Services

Many outbound telemarketing call centers know the value in using local caller ID numbers. Managing the Local Caller ID phone numbers and strategy can be the challenge. It can be an overwhelming task for many companies to wrap their head around; especially when utilizing local caller ID numbers across multiple call campaigns. Here are some best practices that you can implement into your Caller ID Management strategy.

Let’s start at the beginning

To start at the beginning for those of you who may be new to the idea of using local caller ID numbers on your outbound calling campaigns…wait, what… where have you been? In all seriousness the use of local caller ID numbers is no secret. It is beneficial in achieving a higher answer rate that in turn results in more sales, completed surveys, or whatever the end result is you are looking to accomplish. No one answers calls from toll free numbers. Let me repeat, no one answers calls from toll free numbers! Continue reading

Local Caller ID with Name Display will increase your conversion rate

By Kelsey Olsen, Director of Enhanced Telecom Services

Most telemarketers and outbound telephone campaign managers know that using Local Caller ID numbers is a powerful tool to increase the percentage of time that a consumer or business answers the phone.  Lesser well-known is the benefit of ensuring the Local Caller ID number is paired with a Name, called Caller ID Name Display.   In essence putting a name to the number.

Using a Local Caller ID phone number, paired with a name helps increase the answer rate on your outbound telemarketing campaign.  However, the benefits don’t stop there. Continue reading

How Local Caller ID Works and How to Ensure a Proper Name Display

What is Caller ID Name Display?

To use a name or not use a name, that is the question.  By now we should all know the value of using Local Caller ID numbers to achieve higher answer rates when conducting outbound telemarketing.  The piece you may not be as familiar with is the importance of pushing a display name with that Local Caller ID number. Continue reading

Tool to avoid being placed on the FCC telemarketing blacklist

Do you conduct outbound telemarketing?  Do you want to protect your organization against consumer complaints and potential government fines or penalties?   If yes, pay attention to this.

On October 21, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the implementation of a telemarketing blacklist.

The FCC started releasing data on all informal complaints it receives about unwanted robocalls and telemarketing calls. Upon releasing the data, the FCC has stated it “does not verify all of the facts alleged in these complaints”. Regardless, the FCC has elected to publish all the callers’ telephone numbers (Caller ID Numbers) with the full intent of creating a non-fact checked Telemarketers black list. Continue reading

How to Create a Local Presence for Your Business

How to Create a Local Presence for Your Business When Making Outbound Telephone Calls

Map with pinpoints showing Local Presence can be created across mapBefore using Local Caller ID numbers to create a Local Presence, one should have a well-developed strategy. Without a strategy you may fool people to pick up the phone once or twice but this will become a short lived bump in answer rates, and probably won’t lead to many sales conversions. When you use Local Presence strategically, you will end up with both a lift in answer rate and more sales conversions. That’s what we really want.

In the old days of telemarketing we had an expression – “throw enough spaghetti against the wall and some of it will stick”. This won’t work anymore. Using Local Caller ID numbers to create a Local Presence by itself is just that same old – “Fool me once but not twice”. Continue reading