3 ways to use Zendesk as an ecommerce help desk

May 2, 2017

Managing support across various channels can create accountability problems and make your customer feel undervalued. Here are three ways to corral the chaos

Introducing Zendesk Guide

May 2, 2017

To help customers take their self-service to the next level and establish a successful knowledge management practice, Zendesk is proud to launch Guide, a smart knowledge base for better self-service and empowered agents

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 best customer service is a group effort

April 23, 2017

Many teams at your company help to support the relationship between your business and your customers. While customer service handles many of the day-to-day questions, other teams like sales and billing jump in when another opportunity develops or when there’s an error with an invoice

Huckberry explores speedier support with SMS messaging

April 20, 2017

Huckberry’s philosophy—treating customers as equals—isn’t limited to brand messaging and doesn’t end at the point of purchase. This core belief permeates all areas of the business, including support

In-app support for everyone: the Zendesk kit on Fabric

April 19, 2017

We’re excited to announce the Zendesk kit for Fabric, bringing in-app support to thousands of mobile developers using the Fabric development platform. With the Zendesk kit, you can add customer self-service, messaging, and app review prompts right into your app

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

Omnichannel customer service: what people really want

April 12, 2017

Amidst a growing multitude of channel options, consumers don’t just want support on a variety of channels, they want omnichannel customer support, or support across a spectrum of channels, each one optimized for an experience best suited for that channel

Advocate Spotlight on Tier 3: Bringing a hive mentality to work

April 12, 2017

Each month we shine a spotlight on a member of Zendesk’s Global Advocacy team to learn from our advocates’ on-the-job expertise. This time around, we wanted to illuminate our entire Tier 3 team, as they truly stand as one

Why live chat is better for everyone

April 11, 2017

Customers today can be a bit challenging. They want to find answers online…until they want to talk to a human. They expect not only the right answer, but, increasingly, a lightning-fast answer. Enter live chat

How to never make a VIP customer wait

April 10, 2017

For most companies, providing 24/7 support just isn’t an option. So what happens when a VIP customer has a question during off-hours and you need to contact your engineer who’s out of the office?

How JustCo provides full service support for its co-working community

April 6, 2017

Zendesk plays an important role in the JustCo community, as it’s used by both internal staff and external community members to resolve IT and billing

Welcoming spring with some great new apps

March 30, 2017

We’re closing out March with a new round of Zendesk apps. These great tools will help you do everything from answer your customers’ questions to simplify billing. Dropbox: file sharing, management, and collaboration From the smallest business to the largest enterprise, Dropbox simplifies the way teams work together. With Dropbox for Zendesk Support, you can […]

4 KPIs you should be measuring and why

March 26, 2017

It’s an old cliché: “What gets measured gets done.” Unfortunately, many organizations make the mistake of relying too few metrics

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?

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 […]

The easiest way to improve customer satisfaction

March 19, 2017

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, if you want to improve customer satisfaction, you need to measure customer satisfaction (CSAT)

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

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