Customer Service Representative

Customer Service Representative

A customer service representative talk to customers on behalf of companies and businesses. They answer customer queries, resolve customer complaints, and address emergency issues. If a customer needs help placing an order or needs to change their order, the customer service representative walks them through the correct steps. Customer service representatives will also provide additional sales or products, or sell products or services directly.

 

What Customer Service Representatives do?

Customer service representatives typically do the following:

 

  • Listen to customer’s questions and concerns, and provide answers or responses
  • Provide information about products and services
  • Take orders, calculate charges, and process billing or payments
  • Review or make changes to customer accounts
  • Handle returns or complaints
  • Record details of customer contacts and actions taken
  • Refer customers to supervisors or more experienced employees

The specific duties of customer service representatives vary by industry. For example, representatives who work in banks may answer customer’s questions about their accounts. Representatives who work for utility and telecommunication companies may help customers with service problems, such as outages. Those who work in retail stores often handle returns, process refunds, and help customers locate items. Some representatives make changes to customers' accounts, such as updating addresses or canceling orders. Although selling is not their main job, some representatives may help generate sales while providing information about a product or service.

 

How to define your Customer service project?

Your job description is the 1st touch point between your company and your new hire. With millions of people looking for jobs on so every month, an excellent description will assist you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To urge you started, here are some tips for making an efficient description.

 

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

 

Basic of customer service project description are as follow:

  1. State a brief one to two sentence overview of the project objectives.
  2. State this in one sentence so the professional understands how the work fits into the bigger picture.
  3. Be specific with requirements, such as specific software knowledge, typing speed, and language fluency.
  4. Enter a start and end date. Most independent contractor projects are project based and/or short-term. If you’re unsure of the end date, or if the work may be ongoing, you may need to consult your HR partner or other advisor to verify the worker’s classification.
  5. Independent contractor work is often paid at a fixed price. When paying hourly, you may want to specify the maximum number of hours for the project if any.

 

Sample:

We need an experience agent for a ten month project, expected to require 25 hours/week of services, from [start date] to [end date]. We’re launching a multimedia campaign that’s expected to dramatically spike call volume. You’ll work from your own location to handle product calls, take orders, and process payments.

Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Zendesk and Salesforce software
  • Expertise in providing customer service via phone and live chat
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Handle 10-15 calls per hour
  • Ability to upsell and cross-sell products on the phone
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel

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What is customer service?

Customer service is the support you offer your customers before and after they purchase and use your products or services that helps them have an easy and enjoyable experience with you. Offering amazing customer service is important if you want to retain customers and grow your business. Today’s customer service goes far beyond the traditional telephone support agent. It’s available via email, web, text message, and social media. Many companies additionally provide self-service support, so customers can find their own answers at any time day or night. Customer support is more than just providing answers, it’s an important part of the promise your brand makes to its customers.

How to hire customer service agent?

Whether you’re hiring a lot of customer service representative to scale your customer support team to satisfy new business demands or need specialists in different time zones to handle calls or requests that come through outside of your local peak hours, it’s imperative your new talent understands your company and your customer after all, they’ll be the voice of your company. The success of your representative starts with how well you write the project description and ends with asking all the right questions in an interview.

Why are you hiring a customer service agents?

It’s important to provide the most effective customer service to ensure that your customers receive the optimal experience. In many cases, customer service reps are the face of the brand. They are the people your customers will have the most contact with, so you need to hire the most effective possible talent. Customer Service Agents on Toogit are highly skilled and talented. Hiring freelance Customer Service Agents on Toogit is quite affordable as compared to a full-time employee and you can save up to 50% in business cost by hiring Freelance Customer Service Agents on Toogit.

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