Proactive Customer Support

ShepHyken

Just last week I wrote about the concept of predictive customer support. Now, we take a slightly different angle with the concept of proactive customer support. The company reaches out to the customer before the customer has a chance to reach out to the company.

Predictive Customer Support

ShepHyken

In the old days – and even in modern times – if a customer wanted help or support, they picked up the phone and called for help. But there’s one mode of communication and customer support that hasn’t been talked about much. Let’s say a customer calls for support.

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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.

Guest Blog: The Hidden Workings of Top Customer Support Teams

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Robert Occanyan who shares what successful customer support teams are doing to deliver an exceptional customer experience. . This puts a lot of extra pressure on businesses to deliver exceptional customer service.

How a Community of Practice Can Support Your Customers

Speaker: Georgina Cannie, Online Community Lead, Pragmatic Institute

Join Vanilla Forums on Thursday, July 9th 2020 at 12 PM ET for a webinar led by Georgina Cannie, Head of the Pragmatic Alumni Community for Pragmatic Institute, as she explores how Online Customer Support Communities can incorporate CoP programs.

Guest Blog: What is Outsourced Customer Support and Why Do You Need it

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Costi Teleman who writes about the importance of excellent customer support and what to look for when outsourcing your support team. With a remote team dedicated to support, operations would be able to focus on their primary tasks.

Enhance Your Customer Support with Video

Contact Center Pipeline

It’s 2019: Your customers are going to expect immediate communication and results. Video assisted service call center contact center customer support video screen recordings video transcriptsAt one time, sure, this seemed like a lot to ask for.

Difference Between Multichannel & Omnichannel Customer Support

ProProfs Blog

Remember when your business had limited platforms, mostly email, mail, and phone support, to help customers reach your brand? No wonder customers today are more concerned about how their customer support experience might turn out with a brand. Customer Support cha

How to Use Machines to Deliver Great Customer Support

GetFeedback

Scale your hyper-personalized customer support program with the help of AI and chatbots. Articles

Security Checklist for Remote Customer Support Agents

UJET

Regardless of which system is used, it’s important that remote agents are following security tenets to keep customer data and company information secure as well as protecting company data and customer personal identifiable information (PII).

Vanilla Conversations: A Virtual Conference on May 19-21

Communities are important. They help us learn, grow, share and most importantly, connect—which is especially important during these difficult times. But creating great communities that serve this purpose, or any purpose, can be difficult to perfect, even for the seasoned community manager or enterprise organization. That's why we've created The Virtual Community Expo. Join Vanilla Forums for their free 3 day expo, where you'll hear from nearly 30 speakers on all things that matter in the community space. We can't meet in person, and so, this is where the conversation continues.

Why Customer Support Teams Need Extra Love

Guru

It’s probably not surprising that the best customer support experience I’ve ever had was with Amazon. The company is known for setting the bar on customer delight, and with good reason

A Step-by-step Guide to Provide Exceptional Customer Support

ProProfs Blog

Everyone says that customer support used to be easy. For an 18th century blacksmith, the questions and concerns from customers were pretty simple. At least it was obvious that customers would simply walk to the store whenever they needed support. . Customer Surveys.

Guest Blog: Exceptional Customer Support Is Fresh, Not Canned

ShepHyken

Meet Mor and Yoni, two of the Lightricks support team all-stars. Forced to listen to fake-happy ‘customer care’ puppets reading from scripts? The dissatisfaction you’ll be left with goes both ways: the cost of disappointed customers is high for companies, too.

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?

Increased Customer Satisfaction and Lower Call Volume During Rapid Expansion

Learn how a customized support solution for a rapidly expanding company resulted in increased customer satisfaction and decreased support calls.

5 Tips to Manage Remote Customer Support Agents

UJET

A strong customer support team is integral to the success of any business. But even with a dispersed team, managers and supervisors can ensure that agents are providing the expected high-quality support to maintain positive customer experiences.

An Insider View on Customer Support Strategies with Lindsay Willott

ProProfs Blog

Every brand in the market wishes to revamp its customer support strategies after a certain period of time. No wonder we come across so many articles online that speak of various strategies that organizations can implement to improve their customer service.

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: 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.

Your Guide to Boosting ROI Through Customer Service

Today’s most successful brands understand how great customer support can grow their bottom line. Having provided outsourced customer support to some of the world’s top brands, we know what works, and now we’re sharing that with you.

CX Specialist Ben Motteram Divulges Upcoming Trends in Customer Support

ProProfs Blog

The promise of a delightful customer support experience comes with the responsibility of actually delivering it consistently. Just buying and installing the latest customer support software onboard does not automatically mean that you will provide a great experience to your customers.

What is the Difference Between Customer Service and Customer Support

ProProfs Blog

Customer service and customer support may seem like semantics; even Google does not make a difference in them. Each of these terms is customer-facing disciplines, but they cannot be used in place of the other. What is Customer Service? What is Customer Support?

Demystifying AI automation for Customer Support

Nicereply

bot, virtual assistant) works in customer support is to look at how humans are responding to and supporting customers. It starts with the customer query. You sit down and grab the next customer query in your Inbox. Human intelligence in customer service.

Top 3 Tips for Handling Customer Support Issue Surges

UJET

From on-demand food delivery, e-commerce purchases, telehealth, and more, customers are looking for great digital experiences that not only mirror the experiences of speaking with someone face-to-face or visiting a brick and mortar location, but that goes above and beyond. Queue Customization.

The Evolution of Support: How to Manage Customer Support in an Era of Self-help

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Expert and Consultant

As self-service as a customer preference continues to grow, it's more important than ever that we assess the amount of support being given to our customer service reps. Is there a way to find the right balance between self-service and support?

4 Powerful Strategies to Deliver Superior Customer Support

Wowdesk Blog

Customers are the foundation for every successful business. Considering the importance of customers and addressing their needs efficiently ensures the long-term growth of an organization. . Strategies to improve customer service standards. Make a strong customer service team.

3 Ways Digital Twin Technology is Transforming Customer Support

TechSee

Applying the digital twin model to the technical support domain will be truly transformative, with its ability to revolutionize the role of the on-site/field technician. Technical Support in the age of Digital Twins.

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.

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?

Guest Blog: How to Provide Fast and Personal Customer Support in a World that Cannot Wait

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Valeriya Yordanova who writes about how customer support agents can deliver the fast and personal customer support that today’s customers demand. In fact, three-quarters of online customers expect help within five minutes.

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.

The pros and cons of remote customer support

UJET

Support teams are arguably the most important part of the customer experience. Agents become the voice of the company when they interact with customers. These experiences can lead to repeat sales or a loss of a customer depending on that single interaction.

How Will Customer Support Change in the Future?

Fonolo

Customer support is currently standing at a crossroads: One road leads to exciting automated technologies, and the other to the ‘human touch’. These technological breakthroughs point toward a future with remarkable changes in the customer service landscape.

Customer Support Trends and Predictions for 2020

UJET

2019 is coming to a close and the customer support industry is moving into the next decade. It’s become even more clear that support expectations are changing, expanding, and require a higher level of diligence to provide the best experience possible for customer satisfaction and loyalty. Over the years, we’ve seen voice lose ground yet still remain the primary support channel for customers in certain sectors. Support agents have a difficult job.

B2B Vs B2C Customer Support: How They Are Different

ProProfs Blog

For every organization, customer support should be a top priority as it has the potential to make or break any business. When you respond to the queries of your customers on time and resolve their issues promptly, it yields a gratifying experience. Understanding of Customers.

B2C 101

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.

5 Industries that need great customer support

UJET

Every industry needs customer support. Customers have questions before they decide to make a purchase, need help when going through a sign-up flow and need real-time support when they’re having a problem that needs quick resolution.

Add Agent Specialization to Your Customer Support Strategy

UJET

This phrase can be applied to numerous industries and roles, however, when discussing customer support agents, it can be even more relevant. But what happens when a customer has a specific problem like a high priority software integration that’s not working?

5 Customer Support Service Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Business Performance

Wowdesk Blog

It is common for humans to make mistakes, but when you are a customer support agent, you ought to leave no room for errors. . A strong customer base is an essential part of the business, and poor customer service can greatly impact your company’s performance and image. .