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).

How to Get Feedback from Customers?

kommunicate

We all know that customer is the king. Keeping your customer happy or satisfied plays an important role in the growth of any business. But, there are many questions that need answers when improving customer happiness and satisfaction, such as: How do we know what the customer wants?

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.

Improve Work Environment Using Employee Feedback

ProProfs Blog

A poor work environment could bring adverse results like low employee morale, high attrition and bad social media feedback, which will reduce the number of people applying for jobs at those companies. . How to Use Employee Feedback to Create a Perfectly Suitable Work Environment.

How to Write a Compelling Customer Support Email

Kayako

When you’ve worked in support for a while, especially for the same company, it can feel like Groundhog Day. 3 common emails support receive: In my experience, most emails we receive in support fall into into three buckets: I love you, but here are the things that you need to change.

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.

Customer support training is way too passive

Kayako

It’s unfortunate to see just how much customer support learning depends on one-off inductions. There’s no way that alone can prepare a support rep to perform at their best. Support reps need a systematic way to put theory to practice. Support is an active player’s sport.

5 Channels for Collecting Customer Feedback (that you’re probably not using)

ProProfs Blog

Collecting and responding to customer feedback is critical for any growing business. It’s a great way to make sure you’re spending time and money on improvements that will help turn your existing customers into loyal brand advocates for life. “My 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.

Customer Feedback Is Never Just a Score.

Lumoa

There's a company X that collects customer feedback. on a scale from 0 to 10) " after each customer purchase or interaction. The company X doesn't ask why the customers are giving the score. The company X started to contact its customers and finally ask why.

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.

Where Customer Support and Customer Success Goals Overlap

Kayako

It should never be customer success vs customer service. They’ve been separated to showcase customer success as being this proactive, product-driven, revenue generating machine, and left the support department sitting around feeling like a reactive cost center.

5 ways to retain your customer support staff

Kayako

Many companies face the same challenge with their customer support team: how to prevent the support staff from leaving. There are many reasons why people burn out, especially within a customer facing role. But, these can be prevented by nurturing your support team.

Forget Happiness, This Is the Top Emotion for Customer Support

Toister Performance Solutions

I placed a frantic call to technical support. The technical support rep must have been super empowered. She skipped all of the usual items on the support checklist ("Yes, I've tried rebooting my computer.") For support teams, customer relief is much more important than happiness.

Customer Support Predictions for 2016

Kayako

We looked back with our best posts from the customer support community in 2015, now we’re looking forward with predictions for 2016. We’ve asked support pros from Kayako and beyond what they think the biggest trends in customer support will be in the next 12 months.

3 Untapped Opportunities for Preventing Customer Support Team Burnout

Kayako

Perhaps you entered a career in customer service for the wrong reasons? Or maybe your helpdesk is limiting you to reactive customer service? Satisfaction for working in customer support has been sinking. Customer support professionals are 6.8%

Proven Customer Support Tools for Startups With Plans to Scale

aircall

In the beginning, you and your co-founders bootstrapped solutions and personally attended to each customer like they were newborn kittens. The demand is there, but support needs to keep pace. As the customer list gets longer so too will your help queue. Customer Success

How strong customer support benefits every department

aircall

Today’s marketplace doesn’t tolerate poor customer support. Bad news travels fast in the digital age, and your customers likely have more alternatives and fewer switching costs to consider than ever before. For this reason, strong customer support has emerged as a greater differentiator than price for businesses looking to stand out in the eyes of prospects. Marketing, Sales, & Customer Success. the customer should have a voice.

11 TED Talks to Inspire Better Customer Support

Kayako

You’ve read all the classic books on customer service— Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and more. Videos to motivate a customer-centric business. What if customers become friends? Employees first, customers second.

Building an Onboarding and Training Program in Customer Support

Kayako

To help you build your own customer support training program, I’ve collected some key insights from managers at other SaaS and tech-industry companies to help make sure you’re getting it right from the get-go. 3 Principles of a good customer support training program.

4 Customer Support Myths to Avoid

Return Customer

To someone who sees this as generic data, the implication is that a customer would propagate a poor experience to approximately 40% more people than a good experience. These are the facts that led brands to become more conscious about their customer support practices.

Guest Blog: Rebuilding the Foundations of Customer Support in the New World of Software as a Service

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Boaz Amidor, shares four techniques that have striking, measurable results when it comes to the efficiency of the Customer Support Program of companies providing online and mobile customer support.

How To Capitalize On Customer Feedback

Comm100

One often overlooked aspect of customer service is sourcing customer feedback. What many managers don’t understand is that customers are often willing to give feedback to brands they have done business with and some, in fact, are eager to do so!

How to Recruit Your First Customer Support Employee

aircall

We’ve looked at how to successfully scale your customer support team before. This article will explain how to recruit your first customer support employee. Why you need to recruit your first customer support employee. Poor customer reviews.

6 authentic ways to show appreciation for remarkable customer support

Liveops

As someone who worked as a call center agent for Liveops prior to taking on my current role of managing teams of agents, I can tell you: Most people are quick to share stories about less-than-stellar calls with customer service. What usually goes untold are the times when someone does deliver great customer service. Yet customer service agents are the lifeblood of every organization, including/especially here at Liveops. If you have something nice to say, say it loud.

How to Create a Customer Feedback Form Without Causing Friction

Kayako

Customer feedback is important for any business that wants to better themselves. We can collect feedback on virtually any aspect of our business—our customer support, our website’s usability, the effectiveness of email campaigns, you name it.

Why Customer Support Can Be a Secret Sales Weapon (and Where to Start)

aircall

Support agents, on the other hand, have the benefit of starting conversations without the burden of such stereotypes. Support agents, on the other hand, have an advantage. It’s as if your support agent were eavesdropping on every sales conversation. Sales Support

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The cheapest, easiest, and fastest change in customer support is language

Kayako

Last week, Sarah Hatter of CoSupport and Sarah Chambers of Kayako joined forces to present a fantastic live webinar about the top five customer support mistakes all businesses make, and how to conquer them. How support teams are the backbone of your product.

Optimizing Call Center Customer Support for Increased Revenue

Tenfold - Contact Center Blog

? Organizational success and long-term growth primarily depends on customer satisfaction and loyalty, and customer service has always supported corporate growth by keeping customers happy and ensuring their ongoing loyalty.

Computer Telephony Integration: 8 Ways It Benefits Customer Support

aircall

This article will explore the various beneficial effects that computer-telephone integration can have on your call center installation, and on your customer experience. Call centers can provide assistance to their customers in different languages and time zones without delocalising.

NPS: Achieving Brand Loyalty by Closing the Feedback Loop

Kayako

Paul Campillo will show you the value of choosing NPS as your next customer feedback questionairre. Every company wants loyal customers. Sure, sales are great, but nothing beats sales from repeat customers. You’re swimming in an ocean of feedback.

Who Should Be Accountable for Customer Feedback Loops?

Kayako

Customer feedback loops suffer from a lack of commitment. Most teams believe that a response to their customer marks the end of a closed-loop feedback system. For a product-driven business there’s much more you can be doing with that feedback!

5 customer support job descriptions to build an all-star team

aircall

As a field and as a department, customer support is no longer relegated to the kids’ table. Customers are afforded more options than ever, and as a result, their expectations in terms of service and support are soaring. The importance of customer support.

3 ways to empower your customer support team

NewVoiceMedia

Customer support agents are the warriors of every organization. They tackle the toughest questions and they’re highly accountable to both the company and the customers they serve. It’s their job to represent the interests of both—make customers happy and uphold company policy—which is a hard role, to say the least. But no company will see success without a frontline team that keeps its customers on track. So how do you empower your customer support team?

Make the Switch: Why Kayako Is The Customer Support Software For Your Small Business

Kayako

At Kayako, we want to help you create effortless customer support experiences. Before we launched, it was obvious that traditional help desk solutions weren’t doing enough to help businesses improve their customer support. Effortlessly pull in customer data.

4 Ways Feedback Is Central to Customer Satisfaction

Win the Customer

Smart companies engage in a variety of feedback methods to get at the heart of how their business is performing. As feedback comes in, these businesses begin to gain a clearer sense of what they are doing right and what they are doing wrong.

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?

How to Get a Pay Rise as a Customer Support Manager

Kayako

Particularly for humble customer support teams, who are secretly people pleasers, and find it difficult to put themselves before others for a change. When we put together the Customer Support State of Profession, one of the biggest surprises we found was the disparity in salaries.

4 Reasons You Need to Be Using the Phone for Customer Support

aircall

In the face of growing customer expectations, businesses face the imperative of adopting an omnichannel customer support strategy. One pitfall is to sacrifice the efficiency of established support channels in order to spearhead new ones. Call Center Support

4 ways to deal with negative customer feedback you should implement right away 

Lumoa

Unhappy, yet talkative customers are a golden source of information for your business. 1: Address the feedback quickly It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the more efficient your team is in solving the customer’s issue, the more satisfied the customer will be.