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: 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.

4 Ways to Personalize B2B Customer Support at Scale

TeamSupport

Of everything a business-to-business (B2B) company must be great at in order to grow, delivering personalized customer support at scale needs to be a priority. There’s so much new technology available, especially in the world of customer support.

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.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

HOW TO CAPTURE THE VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER IN AN ERA OF CHOICE - SPIGIT 1 HOW TO IMPROVE. CUSTOMER. ERA OF CHOICE HOW TO CAPTURE THE VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER IN AN ERA OF CHOICE - SPIGIT 2 It doesn’t matter if you’re a large enterprise, small business, or solo. is its customers.

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.

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?

6 Reasons Why Customer Support Is an Essential Part of Your Business

ProProfs Blog

It takes 12 positive interactions to make up for 1 negative interaction with a customer. The worst part is, 33% of customers don’t even return after 1 negative experience. In short, customer support makes all the difference. And along your customers, goes your revenue.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Excellent Customer Support on Social Media

ProProfs Blog

Long gone are the days when phone calls were the best way to deliver excellent customer support. Modern customers believe that social media is a new better way to interact with the brands when they have questions, problems, or concerns. Offer Customers Contact Alternatives.

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.

Are You Adapting Omni-Channel Customer Support?

Etech GS

Customer support was originally handled through three information channels: telephone, letter or in person. Now, businesses must handle customer service communications through a multifaceted approach known as omnichannel. Personalized. Understand Customer Behavior.

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?

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?

5 Quick-Fire Tips for More Personal Customer Support

Kayako

Aside from building an excellent product, companies should also focus on outstanding customer support. Research has shown that around $83 billion is lost by businesses every year just because of poor customer service. One way to do that is to make customer support personal.

Why Facility Management Leaders Need B2B Customer Support Software

TeamSupport

You’ve got customers with all different types of buildings and a wide array of needs and demands. This means there’s isn’t a “blueprint” for how to deal with customer issues as they arise. Fortunately, B2B customer support software exists to help! B2B Customer Support

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How to Chat With Customers Online: 9 Effective Tips for Customer Support

ProProfs Blog

Customer expectations are on the rise. Your customer support operators need to know how to chat with customers online to keep them hooked with your brand. 9 Amazing Tips on How to Chat With Customers Online. Not aware of customer pain points.

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.

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 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.

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? Chances are that your request has been handled by a chatbot instead of a person.

5 Ways to Start Modernizing Your Customer Support for a More Personal UX

UJET

Until recently, it was assumed that technology would replace people in customer support. Modern customers want the organizations they work with to be their advocates, to be accountable and proactive when it comes to their needs and goals. Customers want their experience with a brand to be personalized and intimate. Customer ExperienceNow it's clear that technology alone isn't enough.

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.

5 Reasons Why Customer Support Systems are Essential to Great Businesses

TeamSupport

Customer support can be a challenge. Especially in the B2B (business-to-business) industry, the quick decisions your support team makes can have a profound impact on a customer relationship. Customer Support System

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.

The Great Data Debate: Personalization vs Privacy What Really Matters

ProProfs Blog

Here’s what she had to say on the Personalization vs. Privacy debate. #Q1 Q1 How Has the Privacy Paradox Changed the Way Marketers Approach Personalization? Q2 How Can Companies Strike the Right Balance Between Offering Personalized Services and Getting Too Close for Comfort?

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.

Customer Experience Metrics: 6 Ways to Measure Customer Support Success

Helpware

If your customers are happy, magical things happen. Just a 5% increase in customer retention can have a dramatic impact on your bottom line, increasing profitability by a whopping 75%. The first step to happy customers is implementing a total customer experience strategy.

Computer Vision: The pathway to a personalized CRM experience

TechSee

In recent years, a wide range of AI technologies have been successfully integrated into the CRM domain, from sales and marketing to customer support and retention. Computer vision can be a force multiplier for adding more essential insights for customer upsells and cross sales.

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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.

Give Great Support by Supporting Your Customer Support Team

Nicereply

Give your support people opportunities to explore things that they are curious about, and help them get breaths of fresh air in the form of taking breaks or switching to a different task temporarily. How can you make sure your customer support people stay friendly day-in and day-out?

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.

Is Ditching Phone Customer Support a Smart Decision?

TeamSupport

There’s an old saying – “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” – that sometimes rings all too true for customer support teams. When prioritizing support inquiries, there’s a hierarchy of channels. Chat is somewhere in the middle, with customers expecting a response in a few minutes.

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.

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.

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.

4 Must-Have Customer Support Channels Your Company Needs

OctopusTech

Ever since the customers can reach the company via phone, there has been a tremendous decrease in the amount of letters sent to these companies. b) Facebook excels in customer-2-business interactions due to its being more of a personal platform.

Aircall’s 2018 Customer Support Strategy Survey

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Plans, Predictions, Insights, and Opinions From 475 Customer Support Leaders. This survey provides a detailed (and timely) answer to a two-part question: What are the issues today’s customer support leaders care about the most? 3) Increasing customer lifetime value.

A Playbook for Difficult Customer Support Scenarios

Help Scout

It’s the same with support — work with your team to have these strategies planned and ready for the next time things get hairy. This happens to all companies, whether big or small, and it’s something that every support team should be prepared for.

Ensuring Data Security In Customer Support Programs

UJET

As organizations strengthen their customer support with new policies and technologies, they must also ensure they are building security and privacy into their overall support program. And given the large amounts of sensitive personal information involved in customer service interactions, organizations must take measures to ensure this data is properly secured. Customer Support Security

Is Happiness at Work Necessary to Give Good Customer Support?

Nicereply

Specifically, the average person spends 90,000 hours at work over the course of their lifetime. Our feelings about work are especially important in customer support, where our moods have the potential to affect our customers. appeared first on Customer Happiness Blog.