CRS have worked with clients in the retail the Retail Sector for a number of years. As we move through the new millennium the traditional catalogue type purchases are moving to online. Our strategies, experience and technology are an ideal fit for the changing face of retail collections.

A little bit about us

CRS are an award winning UK Specialist Debt Collection Agency based in Halifax West Yorkshire. We are a new breed of DCA who use the latest notification methods as Debt Collection tools. We pioneered the use of SMS, Email and IVR messages whilst the industry norm was to use a ‘Letter & Dialler’ approach.

It is because of this that we boast close partnerships with some of the largest UK online retailers, compliantly recovering in excess of 3 million defaulted accounts. Our systems and procedures have been built to deliver positive collections results for e-commerce products whilst protecting your brand and ensuring Customers are treated fairly.

Bespoke approach

All our content is agreed with you, and all of our clients, in advance to fit in with your culture and compliance approach. Although common themes do run throughout. Our strategies are always designed with a focus on matching your route to market – eCommerce. Typical procedures involve high volumes of emails, SMS and Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) calls rather than the traditional cold calling, dialler and lettering techniques that other agencies still employ. This method of communication is perfect for your customers who are typically tech savvy and used to corresponding in this manner.

Portal power

Our simple to use online Customer portal is perfect for customers to manage their accounts whenever and wherever they want. It’s responsive design means that customers can use any size screen from a phone to desktop without compromising their experience.

Payments are simple to make for the user but driven by a number of powerful algorithms, that take into account customers affordability, to tailor a personal repayment plan that suits them and more than satisfies FCA requirements. SMS and email campaigns are also developed to direct customers to our ‘Offers’ Module. Voucher codes are given, and inputted, to transact settlement discounts pre-agreed with you.

Having a place for customers to transact payments online is not enough anymore. Consumers expect more. We have a detailed query resolution service in our ‘Contact us’ module which can be amended at client level, as well as a ‘My account’ area where we can display your terms of business and FAQs. Need help? Not a problem, our ‘Help’ module directs customers through the site and signposts them to debt advice charities. Our trained agents are also on hand for web-chat if required.

Expert people

All responses are managed by our specialist retail who are (or working towards) CAI accreditation and passers of our own, stringent, internal assessment programme.