Understand the customer journey
We recommended an automated welcome programme delivered via email, to answer the key questions new customers have without losing the human touch that Energy Online customers have come to expect. We held a workshop to uncover the key drivers of call centre queries. We discovered new customers were confused about timelines, their account details and when to expect their first bill. This informed the timing and content of the emails.
Flexible, dynamic content
The welcome programme includes a series of three fully personalised, mobile optimised emails that are automatically sent to customers based on which stage of the on-boarding process they have reached. To support the fully personalised email content, we set up flexible email templates, with dynamic data-driven content blocks that include variable content based on each customer's details and their plan type, as well as any marketing campaigns that are live in market. To make sure that each customer receives the right message at the right time, we set up both real-time and daily data processes to integrate with the Energy Online website and back-end systems.
Ensuring database quality
Welcome programmes often have a high hard-bounce rate, where the new email addresses provided are incorrect. To counter this we set up an automated TXT programme - if we email a customer and can't get through, they are sent a TXT message asking them to reply with their email address. Their email address is automatically updated in the UbiQuity database and their email is re-sent. All updated email are sent back to Energy Online in an automated daily file to their back-end systems.