10 Growth Opportunities Hiding in Your Customer Support Software

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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

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%.

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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.

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

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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

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.

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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.”.

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.

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

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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

5 Tips for Onboarding Your Team to New Customer Support Software

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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. Combine that with a worldwide pandemic and a sudden shift to remote work, and you’ve got a recipe for anxiety. We’re seeing all sorts of new companies sign up for Groove these days.

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. The typical support “strategy” is to let common issues roll in for support reps to address. But this approach not only overwhelms your team, it also means customers frequently have to wait hours or even days to get the help they need.

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.

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.

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.

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. Because customer retention is tightly correlated with customer satisfaction and customer service. As such, Customer Success and Support teams need to work together closely to keep customers happy and coming back for more.

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.

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

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.

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 internet is also driving an explosion in customer choice, allowing them to easily switch to businesses who provide better experiences. Customer support is undergoing massive, irreversible change. The Conversational Support Funnel.

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.

Customer Support + Customer Success: Working Together to Increase Customer Satisfaction, Retention, and Growth

Totango

According to data from Forrester Research, almost two-thirds of interactions between a customer and a company take place through the Customer Service department. Customers often turn to Customer Service or Customer Support teams for help throughout the customer journey. From onboarding challenges, to user experience difficulties, to product misfires, the Customer Support or Customer Service agent is often the customer’s “first responder.”.

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.

How to keep KPIs meaningful for your customer support team

Inside Intercom

When I first started to work at Intercom as a Customer Support Representative (CSR), KPIs were completely foreign to me. Now, as one of the managers of a global support team that is quickly scaling, I can completely understand not only the necessity but the benefits of tracking KPIs. Customer satisfaction (CSAT) scores. There are many more, and what works best for you will depend on the product or service you offer and the customers you have.

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. But keeping close to customer needs is crucial not just for the health of your product, but also for the overall success of your company. Nobody knows your customers (or your product ??)

The Customer Support Experience of the Future

Tomasz Tunguz

A few weeks ago, I had my first customer support experience of the future. Why did it feel so different than a traditional customer support call? The robot understood the context, in contrast to a typical support call with requires several frustrating minutes to get on the same page as a customer service rep: “What is your account number?” Even if that customer service rep was a robot.

How to ruin customer relationship with bad customer support?

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

Customer support is the most important aspect of your business, and neglecting it is the biggest mistake a company can do. Here’s the list of things you should never do, if you want to keep your customers. Hide your customer support email A lot of companies these days hide their customer support email, and instead force users to use complicated forms. Use customer support emails that are case specific Picture this. customer-service

Helping from afar: Running customer support remotely

Inside Intercom

Global customer support teams are used to working across different offices. But as we consider how we take our customer support fully remote, we are rethinking how we would use our workflows, automation tools, and day-to-day rituals to protect our team dynamics and productivity. More importantly, we’re thinking about ways to uphold the caliber of our support in a remote world. Bring in support automation and self-service. Proactive support.

How to Scale Customer Support and Customer Success at Your Startup

ChurnZero

Every SaaS organization needs Customer Support and Customer Success functions. Michael spent the last five years growing the Customer Support and Customer Success functions at HubSpot, and he shared his hard-earned lessons of how they started from a team of one to now a global team of over 250. Q: How do you go about adding onboarding specialists and renewal type of functions into the mix with Customer Success as you grow?

5 Essential Elements of Customer Service to Guide Your Growing Business

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These five elements of customer service lay the foundation for company growth, client success, and customer happiness at growing small businesses. The post 5 Essential Elements of Customer Service to Guide Your Growing Business appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

9 Best Knowledge Base Software Options for Startups and Small Businesses

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Customer SupportA comprehensive guide to the best knowledge base software for your business. The post 9 Best Knowledge Base Software Options for Startups and Small Businesses appeared first on Groove Blog.

How We Reduced Support Volume by 33% Using a Web Widget

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Everything you need to know about using a web widget for customer support. The post How We Reduced Support Volume by 33% Using a Web Widget appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

5 Steps To Troubleshooting Technical Issues Quicker

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Here's an ultra-practical guide to help non-technical founders (and customers alike) troubleshoot and resolve issues. Customer SupportThe post 5 Steps To Troubleshooting Technical Issues Quicker appeared first on Groove Blog.