When is it best to use chatbots vs. humans for customer service?
A common misconception is that chatbots are intended to solve 100% of problems and completely replace human agents. This is not the case.
Skills-based routing: Route your way to success
Skills-based routing (SBR), is a strategy used by support teams to match customers’ requests and questions to the most suitable pool of agents, based on their set of skills, instead of showing tickets to all available agents, whether or not they are qualified to answer them.
Zola marries passion for support with modern tools
Zola combines compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology
De-stress the change management process
Without a change management process to ensure success, all kinds of disruptions can occur, slowing down productivity and eating away at resources
Fill knowledge gaps with the Knowledge Capture app
A comprehensive knowledge base is an essential piece of a 21st-century support operation. But implementing it is just the first step—maintenance comes next.
How Freshly provides seamless, time-sensitive support
By embracing omnichannel support, Freshly empowers its customers to contact them in the way that’s most convenient
All about average handle time
A customer’s time is precious, and so is yours. Average handle time can help companies gauge the strength of their call center and phone support.
Fullscript’s prescription for omnichannel customer success
With GAAP revenue growth of a staggering 2,000+ percent over the last three years, in 2017 Fullscript moved from a combination of siloed support tools to adopt an all-in-one solution.
The data-driven path to building a great help center
Given the importance of great self-service support, which course should companies take to build out theirs? We turned to the Zendesk Benchmark for answers.
Figuring out “what happened?” with descriptive analytics
Not sure what to make of your customer service efforts? There are multiple types of customer analytics that can help customer service teams stay proactive, but for proper preparations and clarity, they’ll need descriptive analytics.
How a great customer experience comes from chat support
Live chat alone can’t define your customers’ experience – how they navigate the site, how they engage with support, and where they are on the customer journey all come into play.
Three customer support KPIs you need to track
Everyone uses different metrics to define their goals. So how should you even begin choosing your customer support KPIs?
Demystify your data: the 3 types of customer analytics
Customer analytics can tell you what you want to know about your customers, leading to sharper predictions about the future and actionable roadmaps for achieving your desired results
See your business goals through by offering live chat
It’s crucial that your live chat goals align with your business objectives. You don’t want an opportunity to slip by, so here are five business goals that can be supported (and more achievable) by offering live chat
Holiday retail and the omnichannel customer experience
For retailers, holidays are serious business year-round. Our analysis of Zendesk customer data reveals can't-miss insights.
Happier agents go with the flow
Being in the zone feels great, because it is great. These tips will help make flow state a steady part of your experience as an agent.
Product launches and the virtue of being vague
It’s not often that you will see public dates for new features or products. Why is that? And how can your Support team play at hinting about upcoming releases while keeping things under wraps?
Are your customer service representatives happy?
It's not always easy to tell if customer service representatives are happy or not, but agent satisfaction surveys and agent performance metrics can help
Turn the churn around: how to reduce customer churn
Figuring out how to reduce customer churn can take a fair amount of work. Putting an actionable strategy in place will ensure that your customers stay.
Tip of the Week: Auto-assigning Tickets
Today’s tip of the week describes how to automatically route tickets to a particular agent, or agents, in your account. It also describes how tickets from one end-user or organization can be sent by default to the same agent. Why would you want to route tickets to one agent or one group of agents? Some […]
Guide the customer to the right channel
Support is often geared to the needs and capabilities of a company. It's time to put the customer first.
Time to tackle your ticket backlog
A huge ticket backlog can be an intimidating prospect for any customer service team. Our Zendesk support team shares a few tips on how to tackle it.
Admins are artists. Give them a better paintbrush
For admins who manage call centers, the right tool is more like a right hand. Introducing Dashboard API.
Reducing the stress of constant contact
Phone apprehension is on the rise. We tell you how to banish that sense of dread—and your sweaty palms.