What does customer service mean?
Defining good customer service can be tricky, but forward-thinking companies realize that it’s customers who get to make that determination, not them
From content manager to cross-functional collaborator
As bonafide subject matter experts collaborating cross-functionally across the company, agents play an important part in knowledge management. Set them up for success by putting the right processes in place.
Customer support executives and the many roles they must play
Most careers come with extra responsibilities, beyond what was outlined in the job description, especially in a fast paced field like customer relationship management
7 ways to improve your agent capacity
If your agents are constantly switching between channels and unable to communicate and collaborate in real time, there are serious consequences—think low CSAT, low ASAT, and a general lack of support efficiency.
How to make your workflow flow
As your support teams grow, here are some tips on how to optimize operations at scale
How to collaborate across teams to scale customer support
For enterprise companies with hundreds of employees and dozens of departments, you often need to go outside of your customer service team to answer a question
These consumer contradictions mean AI opportunities in CX
Your customers still aren’t entirely comfortable with AI, nor do they understand how it’s already affecting them. Here’s how to help them — and your agents.
How to keep that personal touch as your company grows
As businesses grow, they often grapple with a perplexing problem: how can a customer service team maintain that personal touch as it scales?
The path to a better customer service workflow
You’ve done the work of building a strong team of great agents. Now, empower them to provide the best customer service they’re capable of.
The 3 keys to silo-free, scalable self-service
Having a knowledge base is one thing; but how do you manage content as it gets used across your business, in new and different contexts? Scale it smartly with these tips in mind.
Do you need a customer service BPO?
Every business has specific needs that can’t be solved with a one-size-fits-all solution - consider utilizing a customer service BPO
Good proactive engagement factors in privacy concerns
Many consumers love proactive engagement, when it’s done well. But honing it involves our data — which some of us would rather keep private.
3 benefits of proactive engagement
Proactive engagement is anticipating the context of common support issues and being a step ahead, so you can guide customers towards the experience they deserve
Your customers are important–and so is their data
Security breaches pose real danger to fintech firms and their customers--so when evaluating customer service software, here's what should support leaders look for
5 trends to uncover in your customer service data
A whole lot of data comes out of support interactions. Here are five telltale signs that there's a trend involving your customers and the effectiveness of your customer support.
Solving your customer problems without causing more problems
What your agents experience and how they keep track of customer needs is the crucial difference between a business that works and one that works well
Customer support vs customer service
While the meaning of the terms “customer service” and “customer support” may have become muddled, it is still important to differentiate the two
4 tips for springboarding from Tier 1 support
See how Leah Guest used her training ground in Tier 1 support as a jumping-off point for her current position as a Voice of the Customer Platform Coordinator at Zendesk
The top 3 benefits of a sandbox
Developers have been playing in sandboxes since the '70s. Then and now, these controlled computing environments allow them to work free of real-world ramifications.
3 smart solutions to common customer service challenges
While every business is unique, growing businesses that prioritize customer experience often have a few common customer service challenges in common
Employees are customers, too: why building a better internal help desk matters
Focusing on customers' needs is crucial, but creating a rich employee experience can be just as important to a company’s long-term success
5 questions every IT leader should ask of their CRM platform
When IT leaders are deciding what they need out of a CRM platform, there are five important questions they need to ask
Why AI will transform how customer service teams work
Artificial intelligence will upend how customer service teams work in ways that will have far-reaching ramifications for companies across the globe.
How to structure product support
Preparing agents and triaging tickets are especially important when it comes to structuring product support