Support falls flat without customer engagement

June 2, 2017

Developing a customer engagement model goes far beyond pricing and offering a quality product or service—it’s about creating an emotional connection with customers

Let’s get serious about improving the customer experience

May 26, 2017

Companies know how imperative it is to better understand how their customers interact with their brand so they can provide a better customer experience

Setup your agents and end-users for success with Chat

May 25, 2017

You’ve made the important step of deciding to implement a new Chat channel, but now what? There are many things to take into consideration, from where you place the Chat panel to how you’ll staff your Chat agents

Create an effortless experience for customers

May 23, 2017

Providing an effortless experience for customers might seem easier than ever—after all, customers enjoy a wealth of service channels that previous generations could only dream of. But with myriad options comes complexity

How customer-centric is your organization?

May 23, 2017

When companies succeed at putting customers first, customers are more likely to advocate for and stay with a company longer. A customer-centric company’s good reputation is likely to bring in new shoppers because consumers are more willing to purchase from a company they believe will treat them well and personalize their experiences

Creating a customer service definition

May 22, 2017

Arriving at a customer service definition that everyone can agree on can be tough, but taking a step back to define its key elements is a useful exercise

Work smarter: live chat best practices

May 17, 2017

As with any communication channel, there’s a right way and a less effective way to offer live chat to your customers

Improving the customer experience

May 15, 2017

Customer experience focuses on improving the way customers interact with your business. Doing so means putting the needs of the customer front and center

Tiers for fears: Is tiered support for you?

May 11, 2017

If you’re a business with consistently growing customer base and ticket volume, it might be time to consider tiered support

Four examples of good customer service

April 26, 2017

What if the industry’s definition of what comprises top-notch customer service varies from what customers really value?

Why you must offer chat support

April 25, 2017

It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar: having spent some time researching a product online, Jane is ready to make a purchase. She starts to check out and scans the shipping options. Will it arrive when she needs it to with regular shipping or should she pay to have it expedited

The more the merrier: Add teams to Zendesk Support

April 14, 2017

Your customer service team answers many of the day-to-day questions that arise (and they’re great at it), but expertise from other departments is sometimes required

Top 3 complaints from customer support agents

April 10, 2017

We all have our fair share of job-related woes. Unfortunately, a recent Gateway Research report found that support agents have their fair share. Here’s how to meet those frustrations head-on

Proactive support with in-product messaging

March 23, 2017

Would it be helpful if you had a way to reach out to your customers before they need to reach out to you? Let’s say you have a new or updated product you want to let them know about, or you want to give your new users a suggestions on how to get started

Fine tuning: the best ticket is the one that’s never created

March 23, 2017

In our last Fine Tuning session, we took a look at building ideal workflows so that every ticket is solved as efficiently as possible. This month, we take the conversation a step further by asking, “How do we prevent ticket creation in the first place?” A good self-service strategy can have a major impact on customer loyalty, support costs, and customer satisfaction

Beyond FAQ: how support can create great customer experiences

March 23, 2017

A well-designed FAQ that matches the look, feel, and tone of the business should be top of mind for any company with a digital presence. We know it’s how customers search for information and it’s often the first place would-be customers go for details when sizing up their options for goods and services. But what about the impact of other channels, beyond the FAQ, on customer service?

Uncover the value of support: 3 ways to combat customer frustration

March 21, 2017

If your company’s current processes can’t properly address a barrage of customer grievances (and you’ll know that stress test when it happens), it could be time to reevaluate how combat-ready you are for when things get rough. Here are three great ways to combat customer frustrations

On hold no more: top 5 benefits of a callback service

March 21, 2017

No one likes calling a company only to be put on hold. In fact, according to a survey from Google, 60% of customers think 1 minute is too long to wait on hold. But the good news is that a callback service ensures that your they don’t have to be put on hold if they […]

Which comes first, the customer or agent experience?

March 16, 2017

Does a satisfied customer create a satisfied employee? Does a satisfied employee create a satisfied customer? I believe, like all healthy and prosperous relationships, that they are intertwined and

Highlighting your customer service capabilities

March 15, 2017

Companies must bring their “A game” to improve their customer service capabilities, or risk losing out to competitors who do it better

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

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

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.

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