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Interactive voice response (IVR) is a viable method to maximize call center productivity and improve customer satisfaction. However, an IVR system can also be harmful for your organization if it is not well-designed. A badly designed IVR can cause confusion among the clients, leading to dissatisfaction and customer attrition. Here are the most usual mistakes you should avoid while executing an IVR system for your business.

1. Poor Voice Quality

An absence of clarity in voice can frustrate the caller and they might lose interest. Ensure that your callers clearly understand the options by playing a recorded voice that sounds proper neither too quick nor too slow.

2. An excessive number of options in the Menu and Lengthy Introductions

Try not to give your customers such a large number of options to choose from at one level, while ensuring that there is no delay in finding the mandatory data.

3. Various Voices and Volumes

In the interest of keeping your presentation clean and consistent, voice recordings should be done by the same person, ideally utilizing the same or at least similar equipment for each recording.

4. Not Updating Your IVR Options

Data such as business hours, office areas, web addresses, promotions, and occasional messages must be regularly updated and there are endless ways that you can refine IVR to improve customer experiences.


5. Repetitive hold messages

Listening to the same message over and over tends to drive callers mad and prompts calls being hung up. The recurrence should sufficiently be to promise customers that the call is still in the queue, and they would soon be connected. So, it’s better to make the caller aware of the speculated time for the following accessible agent.

Customer expectations are changing, and most companies are slow to alter their IVR to compliment these changes. a poorly designed IVR can have the opposite effect, like negative brand image and fewer revenues.

Using a well designed IVR will save the customer time and reduce negative feedback while getting your customers exactly what they have, faster. Are you planning to implement an IVR in your Business calls? Talk to one of our Experts Now- 9946869229

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