CSM Spotlight: best practices for ticket deflection

CSM Spotlight: best practices for ticket deflection

August 21, 2014
CSM Spotlight: best practices for ticket deflection

Wouldn’t it be great if you could provide your customers with answers to their questions before they contacted you with a new support request? Ever wondered about empowering your customers with self-service? Today is your day! We’re hosting a discussion in our forums  focused on best practices for ticket deflection.

Throughout the day, I’ll post suggestions on how to encourage your customers to use self-service. I’ll also discuss analytical tools available for Zendesk that can help you find ways to increase ticket deflection. We’ll finish up today’s conversation with a discussion of how Zendesk approaches ticket deflection. But this is a two-way street: I welcome your tips and ideas on what has worked for you!

The discussion is already underway; we kicked it off with Promoting Self-Help. Here are some highlights:

  • Create a marketing campaign around the launch of your Help Center.
  • Encourage self-help by reminding customers about your knowledge base in your communications with them.
  • Make navigating to your knowledge base easy and accessible from multiple locations.
  • Promote bookmarking your knowledge base and make authentication seamless by incorporating single sign-on.
  • Keep the search bar above-the-fold on your knowledge base pages and in a prominent location.

Head over to the forums for more details and tips, and to join the conversation.

This discussion continues our Customer Success Spotlight series: a monthly discussion in our forums about a specific topic. Hosted by a Zendesk Customer Success Manager, each day-long discussion will include Zendesk-posted content as well as tips and ideas from our customer community.

The next Customer Success Spotlight is scheduled for September 18th: End-User Adoption. Mark your calendar!

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