Every ticket is a puzzle: One advocate’s drive to solve them
New Zealand native Carl McDowell doesn’t have a personal mantra, but he is quick to note a telling double entendre in his last name: do well. Based on his experience as a Tier 2 Technical Support Engineer at Zendesk, high praise from coworkers, and his involvement in the community, this kiwi lives up to his […]
Using a smart knowledge base to unlock agent potential
Arm your agents with a smart knowledge base to help them become more efficient, more effective, and enjoy higher levels of satisfaction
5 ways that AI is already benefitting the customer experience
It’s great news for businesses that there are already practical applications of AI, especially for the customer experience.
Putting customers on the pathway to financial health
The LendUp customer service team does more than answer customer questions; the team works to educate and empower its customers to help improve their credit scores and pay off their loans
Proven tips for retailers to make the most of this holiday shopping season
We spoke with a few ecommerce agencies to get their advice and quick tips on how merchants can be successful during this shopping frenzy
6 steps towards developing a customer support career path
As with any profession, a customer support career path can movie in many different directions
Will your support team work from a central location or virtually?
If you find yourself in the position of needing to expand your support team, one important factor will be whether you want your agents to work from a central location or a dispersed workforce
How self-service helps Reverb hit the right notes with customers
Emphasizing strong knowledge management practices, the team at Reverb gets ahead of customers’ needs with a truly omnichannel approach to customer service.
6 keys to ticket escalation
Ticket escalation helps you identify tickets that require special attention and route them to the appropriate agents
Three things to keep in mind when recruiting customer service agents
Here are some key activities for everyone involved in the process to make sure you’re effectively recruiting customer service agents
Omnichannel vs. the other way
Let's look at how an organization that doesn’t use an omnichannel support solution compares with one that does
Announcing the Zendesk and WhatsApp Integration
We’re excited to announce the launch of our integration with WhatsApp Business Solution
How to build customer loyalty with shipping
Some retailers see shipping and delivery as solely utilitarian. In reality, how you handle this process can be a big indicator of your commitment to your customers.
Start your omnichannel journey the right way
Understanding the value of the omnichannel experience is one thing, but successfully implementing it is something else entirely
What to consider before you offer global support training
Global support training, when done correctly, can ensure you continue to provide great support as you expand to new regions
Zoom + Zendesk: the benefits of video for remote support
We spoke with Zoom’s head of support and our own experts about the benefits of using Zoom’s video app in Zendesk, and we’ve included a few additional benefits for agents that use video for remote support in customer service
New Zendesk research: how to go omnichannel
We used data from the Zendesk Benchmark to create best practices on how to actually adopt an omnichannel approach to customer service
Stairway to success: How to grow in your support role
Agent turnover can be a real problem for support teams worldwide. Manila-based Tier 2 agent Esperanza "Zsa" Trias shares her tips on charting a career path in customer service.
Agents need cross-channel communication
Here's why omnichannel support for agents and customers is a necessity
Agent education: 3 top priorities
Three Zendesk experts share insights into what companies should emphasize when considering agent growth and continuing education
Customer service world cup 2018
Using a key indicator of good customer service—customer satisfaction—we ranked the world's happiest customers by country
Take a customer-facing approach to your internal knowledge base
Self-service portals save agents and customers valuable time; more and more companies find that an internal knowledge base helps accomplish the same thing for employees. Here’s how to optimize a knowledge base for internal use.
New Zendesk research: omnichannel and better support
With data from the Zendesk Benchmark, we discovered an all-around better support experience for customers
Support agents can improve the ecommerce experience
Given the importance of streamlined solutions, it’s as important as ever for ecommerce companies to also streamline how agents solve customer problems