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5 tips for training call center agents

March 14, 2017

Did you know that agent demeanor is even more important to consumers than fast resolution or shorter hold times? Here are a few tips to help your agents help your customers over the phone

Improved agent experience leads to improved retention and ROI

March 8, 2017

As companies look to compete in today’s highly competitive and dynamic business climate, the pressure on customer service teams is enormous. Customer service best practices today look very different than they did even five years ago. Yet, one truth remains the same: Customer service agents want to help. They care about the customers and want […]

Boosting call center customer satisfaction

March 7, 2017

If your primary goal is to improve call center customer satisfaction, it’s not enough to just provide a phone number to call

Multi-channel support expectations are growing

March 1, 2017

Though it might seem like a contradiction, Customers simultaneously want the warmth of human communication and the speed and efficiency of automated service. Whether it’s on the phone, email, or chat, multi-channel support expectations are growing

Supporting customers while supporting the community

February 28, 2017

Meet DeShawn, a senior Tier 1 advocate, who shares why making time to volunteer in the community helps him do a better job at work

So many new apps we’re running out of headlines!

February 26, 2017

Editor apps are here and to celebrate, we’ve got a few new apps in the marketplace. Apps can now be given a new location within the Rich Text Editor in Zendesk Support accounts. They appear as native looking icons in the editor toolbar, right alongside the native formatting and attachment icons. Learn more about

New addresses, new community initiatives

February 23, 2017

To support the communities in which we operate, Zendesk recently launched a Singapore and Manila chapter of the global Zendesk Neighbor Foundation along with the expansion of our Chat Development Centre in Singapore and our new Customer Experience Hub in Manila

Text support: get it right the first time

February 20, 2017

Including text support as part of your multichannel strategy is a great way to provide better customer experiences, differentiate your service, and make your team more efficient. With text support, your mobile customers will appreciate the easy access to information or help. In fact, 52% of US consumers would prefer texting customer support over their current preferred form of communication.

3 ways to improve CSAT

February 17, 2017

Wouldn’t you want to know if your customers are unhappy, and if so, why? Understanding a customer’s pain points can help you improve your business and better serve your customers

Bright ideas: how some companies are winning the customer service game

February 16, 2017

Customer service is critical in today’s one-swipe, one-click away world; competition is stiff and it only takes milliseconds to go to a competitor. Don’t just listen to us. Read our customer stories and learn how they help keep their customers happy

How efficient customer service affects your bottom line

February 15, 2017

Your customer service agents might be hard workers, but if systems are preventing them from being productive, hard work might not always equate to efficient work. If workflows or systems are holding your employees back it might be time to reconsider the software you use

Find out what’s new with Zendesk

February 12, 2017

Join our product marketing team for an in-depth walk-through of all product updates in the last quarter. In this 60-minute webinar, we’ll take you through the new features in Support, Help Center, Chat, Talk, and Message

Community tips for happier customers

February 10, 2017

Zendesk can’t magically provide you with happier customers. But we can give you the tools you need to improve the customer experience

Customer appreciation: make new friends, but keep the old

February 9, 2017

If loyalty, like old friends, is gold, then what’s a great way to maintain loyal customers? Customer appreciation.

Gartner disrupts the traditional analyst model with new FrontRunner Help Desk quadrant

February 9, 2017

I recently attended a Gartner event in Las Vegas. It was designed to support the business and IT professionals who focus on customer initiatives for their organizations. At lunch the first day I sat with the VP of customer service at one of America’s oldest food companies. Curious, I asked, “What’s of most value to […]

WeGoLook’s fearless multi-channel approach

February 8, 2017

When deciding which channels to roll out, “it comes down to what’s most appropriate for the customer, as well as their urgency and need,” Knoll explained

How BetterCloud organizes IT support

February 7, 2017

At BetterCloud, we’ve developed some creative strategies to leverage Zendesk automations (and other features) so our IT team provide excellent internal support

Will You Make 2017 the Year of the Conscious Consumer?

February 6, 2017

As the marketplace expands, Conscious Consumers will only continue to grow in audience size, influence, and purchasing power, relative to the pool of all consumers. It’s not a fad or a trend or an ambitious new exercise regime—Conscious Consumerism is a way of thinking that’s here to stay

Are your customer experience initiatives working?

February 6, 2017

As the customer service playing field has changed, so have the criteria for measuring success. Enter Forrester’s customer service assessment tool: a detailed framework for understanding how your organization’s efforts stack up against more than one hundred and fifty customer service experience best practices

Turning customer reviews into real revenue

February 3, 2017

Customer service is too often an afterthought and many times customer requests go unanswered. Yet with the proliferation of connected devices, customer expectations are at an all time high – they expect to get help quickly and on every channel

How messaging apps can benefit your business

February 2, 2017

Serving up customer support through customer messaging software can deepen your brand’s relationship with customers. On the customer side, messaging apps provide an immediate way to connect with your business and get a response. Here are three ways your business can benefit from connecting with customers over consumer messaging apps

Why Oulun Energia turned to Pepron to give their customer service a power boost

February 1, 2017

Oulun Energia’s motto is “We are all at the customer’s service.” As a value, it has served their customers well. Behind the scenes, however, Oulun Energia was looking for a customer service solution that was also at the customer’s service. Their existing system offered limited methods for tracking customer support satisfaction.

3 takeaways from retail’s Big Show in the Big Apple

January 29, 2017

The National Retail Federation (NRF) served up some big speakers at their 2017 Big Show, held recently in New York City. Keynotes included Sir Richard Branson, restaurateur Danny Meyer, and astronaut Captain Scott Kelly

New year, new Zendesk integrations

January 27, 2017

This month we’ve added 9 new apps and integrations. These tools, a mixture of powerful and playful, can help you foster better customer relationships and inspire employees to have fun while working hard.

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