Make self-service easy with the Web Widget

July 27, 2017

Most customers would rather not call support if they don't have to. Learn how to make it easy for them to find what they need

Untapped: the ROI of customer service

July 25, 2017

Customer service can have a direct impact on the bottom line. So why do so few companies understand the ROI of customer service?

Getting wise to providing (even) better support

July 13, 2017

In the beginning, Hootsuite was like a lot of startups, in immediate need of a system to help manage customer service inquiries and to keep pace with growth

From Sloane Square to SaaS: A support advisor’s journey at John Lewis Partnership

July 5, 2017

Janet Pratt has seen John Lewis move from typewriters to electric typewriters to computers. Today, she’s embracing SaaS software, diving in headfirst and taking a hands-on approach to providing support

Machine learning: a new potential in customer service

June 22, 2017

We’ve highlighted some of the potential innovations coming to customer service by way of machine learning

How video can enhance self-service

June 21, 2017

The human brain processes video at astounding speeds. Try using it in your support pages.

Deliver a seamless online customer experience

June 15, 2017

In this post, we’ll share how you can stand out from the crowd with a better online experience for your customers

How PlanGrid empowers the construction industry with Zendesk Support

June 13, 2017

PlanGrid believes that impeccable customer service is the lynchpin to a lasting and healthy relationship with customers. To build that relationship, every person they interact with should be treated with

Raise your ticket deflection ratio with smart self-service

June 7, 2017

It’s time to demystify ticket deflection and improve your deflection ratio

For FabFitFun, subscriber growth means scaling up customer service

June 1, 2017

With hundreds of thousands of members and nearly 100 employees, FabFitFun’s email, phone, live chat, and social channels have to keep up with the company’s rapid growth

Multi-channel customer service, made-to-order

June 1, 2017

“People remember how you make them feel,” said restaurateur Danny Meyer at a retail trade show earlier this year. Your product has to be great—but so, too, does your hospitality

The art of the ticket escalation process

May 15, 2017

Most customer issues are resolved on the front lines: with the service agents tasked with walking your clients through their queries and concerns. But what if an issue raised in a ticket in turn raises more questions

Excellent customer service, excellent ROI

May 15, 2017

“Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it” can be good advice in some situations, like when you’re wary of trying a new ice cream flavor. When deciding whether to overhaul your current customer service support system—not so much

How to be human while collecting customer data

May 8, 2017

Without categorizing the requests landing on your desk, collecting customer data needed to make informed decisions is almost impossible

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

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

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

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