Upgrade Your Customer Support Rep to a Customer Support Professional

ShepHyken

The other day I was talking with a gentleman who was as passionate about customer service and experience as I am. He had worked with support centers and we were discussing how important the team in a customer support center is to an organization.

Customer support words you need to know

UJET

Customer Support customer serviceThere are specific terms that are tossed around along with different acronyms in every industry.

The Subtle Differences Between Customer Support and Customer Service

Kayako

The term ‘customer service’ evokes nostalgia for sales clerks in long aprons in country town emporiums. Some see it as the old-fashioned version of customer support. Many people can’t distinguish between terms ‘customer support’ and ‘customer service’.

The 3 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make with Customer Support

Myra Golden Media

In my multiple interactions with the company, they made three critical mistakes in the customer support experience. These are the same 3 mistakes you can’t afford to make with your customer support experience. How can the company believe this is customer support?

Boosting Your Customer Support: Human-Operated Live Chat vs Chatbots

Kayako

When was the last time you contacted customer support of an online business? If you’ve had a customer support interaction recently, did you speak with a real person or a chatbot? Human-Operated Live Chat vs. Chatbots: Customer Perceptions.

How to Shorten your Customer Support Queues

ProProfs Blog

Isn’t it overwhelming to see a backlog of customer emails when you log in? Don’t you want to reduce and manage your customer support queues? More than ever, it is critical to offer exceptional service to your customers. Reduce customer response time.

Current and future trends in customer support in 2019

UJET

There’s no denying that excellent customer service is crucial for your business. Customer Support Customer Experience

Why Customer Support Outsourcing Should Matter to Your Business

OctopusTech

Though farming out your customer service will definitely help cut overheads, you have to understand here that it’s not a one-for-all solution to your problems or in simple words, there is no such thing as magic outsourcing beans (in case, you are thinking otherwise).

Current and future trends in customer support in 2019

UJET

There’s no denying that excellent customer service is crucial for your business. Customer Support Customer Experience

5 Influential Ways ProProfs Chat Can Help Improve Your Customer Support

ProProfs Blog

Today, they are aware of its influence and impact on customers. It is no longer considered but needed to gain benefits like: Building delightful experience with proactive support approach. Learning the customer’s behavior and pain points. 2: Understanding Customers Better.

How Should Your Customer Support be in 2019?

ProProfs Blog

One month has passed in 2019 and we are already witnessing how the game is changing in customer support across industries. Businesses can’t deny the significance of customer support, as it has the power to make or break your business. Customers have become “smart” today.

How to Implement a Proactive Customer Support Strategy

OctopusTech

When it comes to offering customer support services , there are basically two ways any call center may approach, they can either respond reactively (responding to situations after they have occurred) or proactively (eliminating problems before they have a chance to appear).

A Doctor’s Prescription for Good Customer Service

ShepHyken

This reminds us that having a good system with good people who understand how to take care of their customers is the backbone of a good service experience. The guest or customer wins because of the great service. Here’s another great story we can learn from.

6 Simple Customer Support Strategies For Small Businesses

ProProfs Blog

Customer support is an important area for any business. Particularly today, when reviews for companies can be posted so easily on the internet, helping your customers as soon as problems arise is a crucial element to running a successful business. Retain Your Customers.

The need for excellent customer service training

Peter Lavers

Amongst all the hype of customer experience, AI, chatbots and real-time personalisation, don’t forget that staff still need excellent customer service training – no matter how successful your company is right now!

Charging More for a Better Customer Service Experience

ShepHyken

It’s almost a given that every company has some form of a customer service department. Even the smallest companies – with just one solo entrepreneur – will act as if they have a customer service department. Why do people reach out to the customer service department?

Guest Blog: The 8 Elements of Customer Support Quality

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Pascal van Opzeeland who writes about the quality of customer support and what it takes to provide great customer support. – Shep Hyken. What makes a customer support interaction good or bad?

Guest Blog: The 8 Elements of Customer Support Quality

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Pascal van Opzeeland who writes about the quality of customer support and what it takes to provide great customer support. – Shep Hyken. What makes a customer support interaction good or bad?

A Beginner’s Guide to Implement Social Media Customer Support

OctopusTech

Gone are the days when the consumers expect support after they had purchased the product. Today, in the age of social networking, customers expect companies to offer their support long before they have made their mind to purchase and way after they have made that purchase.

When Customer Service Creates Customer Validation

ShepHyken

Many people think of customer service as a department. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know my belief is that customer service is a philosophy , not a department. It can be the traditional customer service team who fields questions and complaints.

Why and How To Measure Customer Support ROI

Ameyo

With customer experience research giants predicting CX to overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator by the year 2020, Customer Support department can no longer be considered as just a cost center. Customer Service Customer Support customer retention

10 Most Common Customer Service Complaints and How to Fix Them

Kayako

While most customer service and support interactions are different on a day-to-day basis, there are a few scenarios and responses that come up every day. In this article, we’ll talk about ten of those such customer service and support complaints, and how you can address them.

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10 ways to use customer data to build a better customer support training program

UJET

Proper training gives your team the tools they need to provide an exceptional customer experience. When you incorporate customer data into training programs you're ensuring that every agent understands how customers actually interact with your team.

Role of Customer Support Outsourcing in Revenue Generation

OctopusTech

Customer satisfaction and loyalty are two key factors you should look for while pursuing organisational success and long-term growth for your company. There are a number of ways customer support outsourcing can enable profitability for your business.

10 Must Have Features In A Customer Support System

Ameyo

The harsh reality for today’s business organizations is that it takes months to find a customer and just few seconds to lose one. Your customers want quick answers to the queries at their convenience. Customer Support Omnichannel Customer Experience

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Top Customer Support Challenges and How to Solve Them

Ameyo

In this era of instant gratification, where everything is just a click away, pleasing customers has become difficult than ever before. Customer Service Customer Support Omnichannel Customer Experience, Helpdesk

What does customer service mean to you in 2019?

HelpCrunch

If you try and google something like ‘customer service in 2019’ or ‘predictions for customer support’, you’ll already find a bunch of articles. Companies dealing with customer service in one way or another, software providers, [ … ].

Is Your Customer Support in the Right Direction? Check these Help Desk Metrics

ProProfs Blog

Think of a scenario where your customers are unhappy with the support that your team offers to them, and you face steadily declining customer ratings. Of course, you don’t want your customer support to face this kind of situation. Customer Support

Knowledge Base Integration With Live Chat – the Best Recipe for Customer Support

ProProfs Blog

How important is good customer support for your business? It may seem like a no-brainer, but a surprising number of businesses have failed to deliver when it comes to ensuring that their customers are happy. Good customer support is not an option anymore.

The Top 5 Emerging B2B Customer Support KPIs

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

The concept of a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) is common in the business world, yet for some customer support teams it may be new terminology. With more companies realizing that customer support is a profit center and not a cost center , measuring KPIs in the industry has been a hot topic. Let’s refresh the customer support KPI concept and look at what indicators are emerging in the industry….

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Guest Blog: How to Benchmark Your Customer Support Metrics — A Quick Guide

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Kaavya Karthikeyan who writes about customer support metrics that you should be tracking. – Shep Hyken. One of the best ways by which you can ensure your organization is consistently performing is by benchmarking customer support metrics.

Guest Blog: Customer Support Chatbots – Striking The Right Balance

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Ayush Chaudhary who writes about the social media customer support experience. Social customer service allows you to take the interactions with your customers to an even higher level. – Shep Hyken. If you’ve not been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard by now numerous projections about how chatbots are destined to take over customer support. Think of it as a telephonic IVRS analog for customer support.

How to Reduce Customer Service Response Time?

kommunicate

What is customer service response time? Customer service response time is the number of minutes, hours, or days elapsed between when a customer submits a query and when a customer support representative provides the first response. Customer Support

The Ultimate Guide to Customer Support Metrics

Kayako

When it comes to customer support, the ability to experiment, tweak, and improve your service is a huge part of making your customers’ experience great. On this page you can see a complete list of all the customer support metrics that matter, and why.

Guest Blog: Customer Service Trends for 2018

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Rohit Prasanna who shares a great list of 10 customer service trends that will affect the customer experience this year. – Shep Hyken. In the service niche, customers have come to expect real-time resolutions to their problems.

Top 13 Tips for Great Customer Service

kommunicate

Now, most of the businesses are taking a customer-centric approach to serve their customers. As a result, it is becoming tougher for companies to create the unique customer experience to stand out in the crowded market. Customer Support

$75 Billion Dollars Is Lost Due to Poor Customer Service

ShepHyken

Two years ago I reported on NewVoiceMedia’s “serial switchers” report that indicated that $62 billion was lost due to poor customer service. Customers want and expect more than ever before – because that’s what we have we taught them.

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Guest Blog: Why Knowledge Base Integration with Live Chat Is Important for Better Customer Support

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Jason Grills, writes about the importance of good customer support and the impact it can have on your business. How exactly can good customer service improve your business? Improved Customer Experience.

Don’t Give up on Great Customer Support Just Because You Are Smaller Than the Competition

Bright Pattern

In this digital age of customer experience, consumers have higher expectations and demand an effortless and seamless experience on any channel, anywhere. Midsize Companies Win Cloud Customer Service

How Tiny Businesses Can Offer Stellar Customer Support

Kayako

In all the best practices and how-to’s, it’s easy for a small business to get lost with applying every customer service tip. Forget a 50-person department dedicated to customer support – you don’t even have fifty employees, period. Focus on the customer experience.