AWS Contact Center

Updating your addresses with Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex

When someone moves, they spend time notifying their service account providers (electric, water, insurance, etc.) to update their address information. This post explains how to create an Amazon Lex bot in an Amazon Connect contact flow to automate the address update process. After you create the bot, you use AWS Lambda to confirm the new […]

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Cold Transfers with Amazon Connect

Making Cold Transfers Using the Amazon Connect Streams API

In most contact centers, the agents’ time is the most valuable commodity. Contact center supervisors make the most of that time by reducing the average handle time of interactions, so that agents can quickly address customer issues and move on to the next interaction. This approach has a broader impact on contact center key performance […]

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Keep Your Contact Data Clean by Using Session Attributes in Amazon Connect

Using data to create dynamic experiences is a great way to enhance the customer journey with Amazon Connect. Sometimes though, managing that data across Amazon Connect contact flows or AWS Lambda functions can require a level of data persistence that can lead to unnecessary attributes in the Amazon Connect contact trace records(CTRs). Examples of such […]

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Integrating WhatsApp as a channel for an Amazon Connect contact center

Today, enterprises are revamping their existing channels, such as contact centers based on interactive voice response (IVR), to provide an enhanced, seamless experience to customers. They are motivated to create an omni-channel experience, using services like Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex to enrich customer experience at a low cost. They are also using channels like […]

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Routing contacts based on external assessment of offline agent workload with Amazon Connect

Customer service departments where specialists answer incoming calls as well as perform back-office or offline duties (case processing, follow-ups, research, and troubleshooting), require different mechanisms for routing incoming contacts. Examples include mortgage originations, complex sales, and IT helpdesk to name a few. Most of these involve complex, multi-day, multi-step interactions with customers. The specialist workload […]

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Reaching More Customers with Web and Mobile Chat on Amazon Connect

We just launched an exciting new channel for Amazon Connect: chat. Today, we wanted to dive a bit deeper into what chat is and how it works in Amazon Connect. We built Amazon Connect from the ground up to be truly omnichannel, which means we provide a seamless experience across voice and chat for your […]

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Contact Lens for Amazon Connect (Preview)

Today, AWS announced Contact Lens for Amazon Connect, a set of capabilities for Amazon Connect enabled by machine learning (ML) that gives contact center supervisors and analysts the ability to understand the content, sentiment, and trends of their customer conversations to identify crucial customer feedback and improve customer experience. Amazon Connect is an omnichannel cloud […]

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Automating outbound calling to customers using Amazon Connect

Two-way contact center communications are a powerful tool with which modern businesses can convey information, make inquiries, and report issues to customers—and vice versa. The powerful StartOutboundVoiceContact API action makes Amazon Connect the ideal tool for managing this dynamic. This action enables you to program outbound calls to contact customers. These contacts might take the […]

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Recovering abandoned calls with Amazon Connect

At some point, you have likely had to hang up after waiting on the phone for an agent to help you. You lost your spot in the queue, without the option to leave a voicemail or receive a callback. This experience is exceptionally frustrating for users, and also damaging to a business from both a […]

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