UncommonGoods has a unique mission—to connect makers and their creations with individuals looking for truly special goods, regardless of the physical distance between the two. Founded in 1999 and based in Brooklyn, UncommonGoods is a Certified B Corporation that puts sustainability and customer service at the center of everything it does, donating $1 at checkout to the customer’s nonprofit partner of choice through its Better to Give program.
UncommonGoods first engaged with Convey it was gearing up for the 2016 holiday season. As a heavily gift-oriented business, two-thirds of UncommonGoods’ revenue is generated in the final quarter of the year. Without brick and mortar stores, the company’s packages act as a virtual storefront—essentially the first physical touchpoint a customer has with the online retailer—making the end user experience that much more important. UncommonGoods knew its customers expected visibility into where their packages were at any given time, and was on the hunt for a solution that would help deliver that experience.
With Convey, we’ve got a unified experience that feels like it’s all coming from UncommonGoods regardless of carrier. That unifying experience is one of best benefits for the customer. We can try new things and new carriers and the customer gets a consistent experience—all branded in one place. Customers really appreciate being in the loop, and alerted when there’s an unforeseen delay. Rather than causing them to be angry, often UncommonGoods looks like the hero because we’re being so proactive. Convey really shines on the operational side. We see the delivery date as a promise, and the Convey platform is key to us being able to be keep it.MC Halfpenny Director of Operations, UncommonGoods
Early knowledge of customer feedback and shipment issues like delays, incorrect addresses or damaged shipments has given the UncommonGoods team more time to proactively correct problems rather than ruin an important anniversary or holidays with a late shipment.
Benefits and Outcomes
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leave feedback before delivery
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increased ability to plan for CSR staffing needs with greater visibility into issues
optimized by only needing to learn one system with standardized exceptions across multiple carrier websites and languages