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1-800-Flowers Customer Service
1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s customer contact center, recent winner of the global call center of the year award, is currently recruiting agents for its Work from Home Customer Service team. This team provides professional, courteous, responsive and accurate service to our customers from the comfort and convenience of their home office. Sales and Service Specialists serve as the first contact customers have with the company and will be responsible for the effective and efficient handling of customer needs. The Sales and Service Specialists will be completing transactions in real time, working simultaneously with multiple software applications; consistently following up on promises and commitments on a timely basis; appropriately identifying and escalating unresolved issues.
Successful candidates will meet the following qualifications:
· Must be a resident and live in the following states Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon
· Highly PC literate and have their own PC with a reliable high-speed Internet connection
· Ability to type 35 words per minute is essential
· Fluent in the use of Instant Message, and ability to download software
· Prior call center experience strongly preferred
· Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED to apply
· Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Fundamental math skills required
· Strong sales skills
· Highly motivated and Dependable
Hardware, Software, Workstation Specifications: Minimum Requirements
· Internet Connection:
o Cable or DSL provider (No Wireless or Satellite), VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) compatible.
o Minimum up load speed: 500 kbps
o Minimum download speed: 1.5 mbps
· Computer Hardware:
o 1.8 GHZ Processor ( minimum of a Pentium 4 processor or equivalent processor)
o 1 GB of RAM
o Sound card with speakers
o 17″ Flat Panel Display recommended (capable of 1280 x 1024), 15″ minimum
· Telephone Requirement:
o Dedicated telephone line with the ability to disable features such as call waiting, forwarding, etc. No cellular/wireless phones are permitted.
o Digital Telephones & VoIP Telephones are permitted as your alternate telephone lines. Services such as Magic Jack that connect through a USB port are not permitted.
o A corded telephone with headset capability. Must be a corded traditional telephone. No cordless telephone allowed. Please note you will need both a USB headset and a separate headset for your landline telephone.
· Headsets Requirement:
o USB headset (PC compatible) with a built-in digital signal processor has a noise-cancelling microphone
o You will also need a good quality telephone headset compatible with your land line telephone.
· Computer Software:
o Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 Operating system
o Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
o Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel WinZip, Adobe Acrobat reader. – Free download available on the Web
o Antivirus Software: Valid software with current and updated virus definitions
o AIM: Free download available at www.aim.com
o A personal email account with a professional user name.
· Office Furniture: A sturdy desk and a comfortable sturdy chair at a comfortable height with adequate back support. (5 legged chair highly recommended)
· Battery Backup: UPS/Battery Power Supply including surge
· Your workstation must be in a private, quiet area away from others in your residence and background noise
How to Apply
We are a small, boutique digital, agency running a contest for one of our clients. Contest participants will submit essays for review. We are hiring a small team of qualified people to review, record and track submissions.
3-5 hours per day M-F (15-30 hours per week) for approximately 4 weeks; beginning on April 21st.
Option to work from home some of the hours; but training and some hours will be in our trendy, loft office in NoHo.
This is a temporary job.
Hours are flexible with the exception of training.
Responsible, studious and terrific research and analytical skills.
Must provide your own laptop with wi-fi capability.
Must have an undergraduate degree.
Knowledge on backend systems, content management systems a plus.
How To Apply:
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