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Integrating Omnichannel Strategy for an Unparalleled Customer Experience

Digital customer service means complementing service channels without replacing traditional ones. A well-thought-out omnichannel strategy enhances the customer experience and promotes seamless support as well as strong customer loyalty. Learn how to effectively integrate support channels to foster consistent and connected communication.

What this post is about

  • Developing an understanding of the omnichannel strategy
  • Recognizing the advantages of multi-channel support
  • Consciously avoid disadvantages
  • Selecting effective channels
  • Understanding the differences between multi- and omnichannel

WhatsApp, social media, and live chat are gaining significance alongside conventional channels. Customers expect consistent and seamless interaction with companies across all channels. This need is met with the omnichannel strategy, which offers significant advantages not only for sales and marketing but also in support.

What is meant by Omnichannel?

The Omnichannel strategy aims to provide a unified customer experience across all available channels – both digital and physical. The focus here is on the customer experiencing consistent service quality regardless of the communication medium. It involves intertwining the various channels in such a way that the customer receives seamless support.

An important aspect of this is the smart selection and integration of channels that are relevant for both the company and its target audience. Through centralized coordination of channels, resources can be efficiently utilized, and uniform communication can be ensured.

Essential Must-Do's: Benefits of Omnichannel

The broader your presence, the more touchpoints you offer your customers for efficient support. Instead of always sending an email or communicating questions only through the hotline, inquiries can be raised through alternative means.

You need not fear that customer issues will get lost from various directions. Thanks to direct interfaces and smart ticketing systems like Zammad, you can collect all inquiries in one place and list them comprehensively. This creates real synergies!

Through this channel-converging interface, all your employees (affectionately referred to as agents by us) are always informed about the status of a problem when it arises. Likewise, all customer information is immediately accessible and available in the same place, making your service immediately more efficient – and improved.

The best part: the permanent availability on all channels while simultaneously processing through just one platform works in your favor and contributes to positive service ratings.

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Working around potential disadvantages

However, setting up an effective omnichannel strategy inevitably entails minor hurdles and challenges. Firstly, each channel must be evaluated and assessed to determine if the output and benefits are effective enough. Under no circumstances should you underestimate the effort and costs involved in building, maintaining, and coordinating each channel.

Once your omnichannel strategy is in place and ready to be actively integrated into daily operations, be patient. It takes several weeks for logistics, processes, and procedures to become smoothly operational. Do not despair if there are initial difficulties and inquiries take longer to process than planned. Workflows need to be solidified, and best practice responses need to be established.

Part of your strategy: you need these channels

While advertising can be used on all channels and generate contact with the target group in various forms, a direct communication interface must be ensured for support. Customers must be given the option to contact service staff immediately.

The following channels are therefore particularly suitable for an omnichannel strategy at support level:

  • Email
  • Telephone hotline
  • WhatsApp
  • social media
  • Live chat on the website
  • Contact forms

All five channels offer your customers the opportunity to contact you immediately with questions and concerns in writing or verbally.

Difference between Omnichannel and Multichannel Strategy

In contrast to the omnichannel strategy, which aims for a seamless customer experience across all touchpoints, the multichannel strategy utilizes various channels independently. Choose the support approach that aligns with your resources:

Omnichannel follows the approach of being present on all existing channels (digital and offline) and integrating them with each other.
Multichannel follows the approach of serving different channels separately and according to their own availabilities.
Ask yourself especially what your customers' expectations are. Do they want not only quick answers but also effortless communication across multiple channels?

In the latter case, information must be able to flow seamlessly between the channels. For such a unified experience, opt for an Omnichannel strategy.


The omnichannel strategy is the key to a seamless and customer-centric support experience. By intelligently selecting and integrating relevant channels, companies can ensure consistent and efficient communication. However, successful implementation requires thoughtful planning, the commitment of all involved parties, and a willingness to continuously optimize processes.

  1. What is meant by Omnichannel?
  2. Essential Must-Do's: Benefits of Omnichannel
  3. Working around potential disadvantages
  4. Part of your strategy: you need these channels
  5. Difference between Omnichannel and Multichannel Strategy
  6. Summary
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