10 Growth Opportunities Hiding in Your Customer Support Software

Groove HQ

Learn how to use your customer support software as a catalyst for growth. The post 10 Growth Opportunities Hiding in Your Customer Support Software appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

Gorgias: Only 1.3% Of Us Actually Provide Top-Tier Customer Support

SaaStr

Gorgias recently did a very interesting deep dive on its 6,000+ customers for its help desk and contact center solution. Gorgias is 100% focused on e-commerce vendors, and not SaaS companies per se, but I suspect its data is pretty consistent with most folks using an online support tool.

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Navigating the surge: A customer support roundtable

Inside Intercom

It’s the perfect storm that produces a swell of people who need to get in touch with customer support. In the midst of such a surge, it’s essential to get customers’ issues resolved quickly. I’m the Global Director of Customer Support.

SaaS Case Study: How Customer Support Can Assist Sales Initiatives

Sales Hacker

The customer journey from acquisition to retention has to be seamless. To create an effective and efficient sales funnel, your sales and customer support teams need to be well trained and in sync with each other. Benefits of involving your customer support team in sales.

Drive Employee and Customer Satisfaction with SLAs

Speaker: John Goodman, Vice Chairman, CCMC, Customer Care Measurement & Consulting

Let's start making tech serve us rather than be a substitute for us. Let's empower our employees and give them the tools and strategies that will make even the angriest customer a loyal customer. Join John Goodman, Vice Chairman of Customer Care Measurement and Consulting and author of Customer Experience 3.0, and master customer rage for an insightful webinar on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

How We Avoid Outsourcing Customer Support (Plus 3 Tips If You Absolutely Must)

Groove HQ

Eight ways we managed to save money, time, and customers by keeping support in-house. The post How We Avoid Outsourcing Customer Support (Plus 3 Tips If You Absolutely Must) appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

How to Create a Knowledge Base: Building Self-Service for Customer Support

Groove HQ

Learn how to create a knowledge base from the ground up that your customers will love. The post How to Create a Knowledge Base: Building Self-Service for Customer Support appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

One-stop Guide for SaaS Customer Support Practices

SaaS Metrics

The vital ingredient to running a successful SaaS business lies in recruiting an excellent customer support department. It’s all about ensuring that the customers receive the appropriate assistance at the right time with no delays. Efficient customer support implies an alleviation in customer churn. The post One-stop Guide for SaaS Customer Support Practices first appeared on SaaS Metrics. Blog SaaS Customer Support

Moving to Online Customer Support: 8 Tips to Ease the Transition

Groove HQ

Our best advice for smoothly transitioning your team to online customer support. The post Moving to Online Customer Support: 8 Tips to Ease the Transition appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

20 Best Customer Support Tools: Our Favorite Budget-Friendly and Scalable Solutions for Growing Teams

Groove HQ

The post 20 Best Customer Support Tools: Our Favorite Budget-Friendly and Scalable Solutions for Growing Teams appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer SupportOur favorite tools for growing businesses looking to keep costs down and efficiency way up.

47 – SaaS Customer Support, with Sarah Hatter

Natalia Luneva

Today I interview Sarah Hatter and we talk about creating an excellent customer support experience for your SaaS product. . Sarah is the founder and CEO of CoSupport, a business that has helped over 200 companies create excellent customer support experiences since 2011. .

Customer Support Specialists and Beyond: How to Build (or Join!) the Customer Support Team You Need

Groove HQ

Customer support specialists are the voice of your company when customers have problems. Here’s how to build the customer support team you need. What does it take to build the right customer support team for your business? The post Customer Support Specialists and Beyond: How to Build (or Join!) the Customer Support Team You Need appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

How support leaders measure (and improve) the quality of their customer support

Inside Intercom

The wider global business scene is finally realizing what many successful companies have known for quite some time now: customer support is the face of your company. We wanted to know: what are the industry standards for support teams? How the support landscape is changing.

How We Support 9,000+ Users With Only 2 Customer Team Members: 9 Tips for Remote Customer Support

Groove HQ

How we built a highly effective (and super lean) remote support team. The post How We Support 9,000+ Users With Only 2 Customer Team Members: 9 Tips for Remote Customer Support appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

Everyone in SaaS Needs to Do Customer Support. At Least Until You Have 50-100 Employees. But Ideally, Forever.

SaaStr

The answer: everyone in a SaaS company has to do a 2+ hour stint on customer support (chat, phone, whatever) once a quarter, minimum. While they used Adobe Sign / EchoSign ten times a day, they didn’t really see it from the customer side. I spent some time answering customer support calls this week, getting a better sense of what our customers are experiencing… pic.twitter.com/VEAhXkpT6A. Your customer support team may not appreciate it, 100%.

Help Center Software: 5 Steps to Create Self-Service Resources for Customer Support

Groove HQ

Help center software empowers customers to find answers to their questions. The post Help Center Software: 5 Steps to Create Self-Service Resources for Customer Support appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

Customer Success vs. Customer Support: What Are the Differences?

Totango

Customer success vs. customer support: although these two terms appear similar, they actually refer to two different, yet complementary, functions within a company. Customer Success vs. Customer Support: How They Differ and How They Intersect.

5 Tips for Onboarding Your Team to New Customer Support Software

Groove HQ

Customer service teams that used to work together are […]. The post 5 Tips for Onboarding Your Team to New Customer Support Software appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer SupportUnder normal circumstances, moving your team to a new software system is taxing.

Why conversational customer support is a key strategic investment

Inside Intercom

In the not-too-distant past, customer support was seen as a hassle, a cost that had to be borne but which was really just a tax on success. If it wasn’t for those pesky customers with problems, profits would be through the roof, right? COGS and the real costs of customer support.

How the pandemic has changed customer support forever

Inside Intercom

The channels we use to communicate have shifted dramatically, and customer expectations for fast, personalized support are higher than ever. As a result, companies need to understand their customers and deliver to their high standards if they want to stay competitive.

The Key Differences Between Customer Support and Customer Success

Neil Patel

Customer support and customer success can be confusing for both beginners and experts alike. Both customer support and customer success teams are important for your brand’s ongoing growth and success, and the roles share similar skill sets. Customer Support.

How customer support can keep up with customer expectations

Inside Intercom

On a recent night out in London, Tristan Watson discovered the value of great customer support, when his bag full of electronics, video equipment and personal items was stolen from a pub. George, a Monzo support rep, replied in a few minutes and credited the funds back into his account instantly – all while Tristan was racing across town to track down the thieves. The difference between the customer experience with Monzo and the traditional card issuers was night and day.”.

Moving from reactive to proactive customer support

Inside Intercom

Today, customer expectations are at an all-time high. Simultaneously, support teams are struggling with spikes in conversation volumes. A proactive customer support approach is the key to regaining control. What is proactive customer support?

Buying a Customer Support Platform? Here Are 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Groove HQ

The post Buying a Customer Support Platform? Customer SupportWe expose the mistakes most small businesses make when choosing software, so you can avoid them. Here Are 6 Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on Groove Blog.

Gmail for Customer Support: 10 Best Practices You Need to Know

Groove HQ

Here’s something you won’t expect a customer support platform to say outright: Gmail is awesome for customer support. In fact, a lot of customers who come to Groove were using Gmail for customer support in the past. What’s more, plenty of small businesses we talk to don’t actually need customer support software.) The post Gmail for Customer Support: 10 Best Practices You Need to Know appeared first on Groove Blog.

Customer Support for SaaS: How To Do It Right

Baremetrics

Many SaaS businesses concentrate on offering an amazing product and then neglect customer support. They assume that when you have a great product, customers will always come back. In this guide, you will learn why SaaS customer support is so important, how to get started, and what metrics to use to track success. What is SaaS Customer Support? What is SaaS Customer Support? The reality is that unhappy customers are going to churn.

How to ramp up your Customer Support team using Intercom

Inside Intercom

As your business grows, having an excellent customer support team who can keep up is critical. Ramping up that support team, however, is easier said than done. If you don’t have a process or tools in place to help scale your support team, you’ll be reinventing the wheel each time you onboard a teammate – redirecting precious time and resources away from the customers you should be helping.

Key strategies to successfully scale your customer support

Inside Intercom

How do you scale a support organization without breaking the budget or killing the quality of the customer experience? It’s an age old question for anyone leading a customer support organization, the sort of challenge that requires continuous innovation as a company and its customer base expands. Our belief in a modern support model will never change, but we’ve spent a lot of time iterating on how best to scale our support.

Grow with the flow: scaling live chat for personal customer support

Inside Intercom

Since IBM coined the term “Help Desk” in the 1970s, customer support has come a long way. We’ve moved from call centers, to ticket-based helpdesks, to increasingly personal types of customer support. Over the past decade, one of the most popular (and personal) support channels has been live chat. However, having live customer conversations doesn’t come without its challenges. Self-service support right inside the Messenger.

How Can Customer Support Work With Customer Success to Improve Retention

ChurnZero

Even though this is partly true, the reality is that happy customers make successful businesses. The better the service, and the more customer-centric your business is, the more likely it is to succeed. The Difference Between Customer Support and Customer Success Teams.

Customer Support is being turned upside down. Here’s what you need to do about it.

Inside Intercom

The internet is moving more businesses and people online, and driving a huge increase in inbound support volume. Meanwhile customer expectations are rising – they expect better experiences and immediate support resolutions. The Conversational Support Funnel.

Just the ticket: The power of customer support ticketing workflows in Intercom

Inside Intercom

We recently released more than 20 new features that make Intercom better at handling complex queries and therefore a better tool for offering world-class support at scale. This may have made procedural sense for companies, but the reality for customers is less than ideal.

Acquiring SaaS Success: Why Customer Support is Critical for SaaS Companies

SaaS Metrics

Your Software as a Solution (SaaS) company deserves to have high profits and a host of dedicated customers. In fact, the strength of your customer service is far more important for the success of your SaaS company than you may have considered. Here are some reasons why delivering top-notch customer support is necessary. When customer service. Blog customer support SaaS

Help desk metrics: Elevate your customer support with the right insights

Inside Intercom

Modern customers expect quick, personal, and effective service. To provide this, you must understand how your customer experience stacks up against these expectations. Collecting concise metrics creates a rich tapestry of data to interpret and empathize with customer behavior.

No more compromises: Announcing 20+ new features to supercharge your customer support

Inside Intercom

Today we’re announcing Intercom’s biggest ever launch, with more than 20 new features built to ensure you can provide prompt, personal support without sacrificing power or efficiency. Collectively these features transform Intercom’s ability to handle the most intricate customer issues.

The growth of video customer support and why your business needs it

Inside Intercom

The days of waiting several hours on hold to speak with a support or sales representative are now (mostly) over. Convenience, accessibility and speed are now the major factors dictating how businesses interact with customers and build those relationships. But fast, on-demand customer interactions can come at a cost. When you start supporting hundreds or thousands of your customers through real-time messaging, you run the risk of suddenly being not very personal at all.

Transforming customer support with automation: Key trends and challenges for support leaders

Inside Intercom

Companies that automate support are 4x more likely to see CSAT improvements, according to a survey we conducted with support leaders. Today, support teams are navigating an increasingly demanding support landscape. The fundamentals of support haven’t changed.

How customer support sessions help us stay close to our customers (even as we scale)

Inside Intercom

We all talk a good game about the customer being the most important thing in our business. But the truth is, as most companies scale, the customer can feel further and further away. Customer empathy is often one of the first things to suffer as companies grow from startup to scale-up.

How Many Customer Support Reps Do You Need? These 4 Stats Will Tell You Everything.

Sales Hacker

For years, our hiring strategy for the HubSpot customer support team was simple. When support reps were overwhelmed with the volume of work, we’d hire another one. This simplistic model of growth worked to get the support team to about 25 people. We had funding, an accelerating sales team and customer count, and awesome tech. Within one week of the business “growth storm” hitting, customer support was completely overwhelmed by volume.

Tips for creating a great customer support experience during the holidays

Inside Intercom

The holidays are fast approaching, and for ecommerce businesses, that often results in significantly higher support volume for your team – which is set to further accelerate this holiday season due to the impact of COVID-19. Today’s customers overwhelmingly prefer self-service.