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Nov 29, 2021   |  By Annette Franz
Customer service is a vital part of not only the customer experience but also the success of a business. It doesn’t matter through which channel customers ask for help, it needs to be executed well. Get it wrong and a lot of other pieces of the customer experience and the customer relationship with your brand will fall apart. Ninety-six percent of consumers around the globe believe customer service is an important factor when it comes to brand loyalty, according to a Microsoft study.
Nov 22, 2021   |  By Nicholas Bouchard
Customer support agents are your business’ eyes and ears. They know what your customers need, what they expect, and what they think about your product. Meanwhile, if your organization is in the tech or software industry, developers are its backbone. That means collaboration between these teams is inevitable. But few businesses have clean, clear workflows for this kind of teamwork. Usually, it depends on an ad-hoc system of emails, hidden documentation, and in-person meetings.
Nov 22, 2021   |  By Donny Kelwig
Most businesses think they have a good sense of whether sales are up or down, but how are they gauging accuracy? With shifting budgets and different departments needing more or less from the company every month, having a precise account of every expense and how it relates to future sales is a must. That’s where the percentage of sales method comes in handy.
Nov 16, 2021   |  By Donny Kelwig
Sales and customer service should be a natural fit. Both teams work to create successful customer interactions and move the company forward. It stands to reason that they should easily support one another—unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. Because sales and customer service (CS) teams are focused on different metrics, they rarely interact with each other. Sales teams, for instance, key in on sales metrics like win rates, while CS keeps an eye on tickets closed and CSAT.
Nov 15, 2021   |  By Donny Kelwig
When you think of measuring your company’s success, what markers come to mind? Perhaps you consider revenue KPIs or customer enrollment. Maybe you dream of your run rate increasing as your cost of sales decreases. No matter what success looks like to you, it’s unlikely you measure it in sales volume. But perhaps it’s time to start. Sales volume is a largely overlooked measuring tool, but its benefits to your company can’t be ignored.
Nov 15, 2021   |  By Donny Kelwig
There’s no perfect approach to sales psychology. Sales tactics are ever-changing based on the market, your products, your company, and your customers. That said, most sales tactics fall into either a hard or soft sell category, and understanding the difference between those categories is crucial to your sales success.
Nov 11, 2021   |  By Donny Kelwig
Sales operations refers to any tool, plan, or training your company uses to enable its sales staff to deliver their best work. It may seem like a vague term, but having a clear sales operations plan can greatly increase the success of your sales team. Below, we’ll explore the details of sales operations and how this flexible methodology can deliver some serious benefits to your company.
Nov 9, 2021   |  By Shailendra Gupta
How are travel companies performing today when it comes to support? In a recent experiment covered by NASDAQ, customer service quality was tested and measured across 3,000 of the top global travel and hospitality brands worldwide. Let’s just say there’s lots of room for improvement. To remove stress and surprise and delight customers with effortless experiences, companies are adopting AI-powered travel chatbots to engage with guests at every step of the customer journey.
Nov 9, 2021   |  By Donny Kelwig
Every company needs a sales plan. Without a plan, it’s easy to lose track of sales goals, lose momentum, and ultimately, lose money. Sales budgets can help—they make it easier to form concrete sales plans and greatly simplify sales management. In this article, we’ll cover what a sales budget is, why it’s important, and how to best create one for your business. We’ll also explore a few examples of sales budgets for different tracking periods.
Nov 8, 2021   |  By Stella Inabo
Are your sales reps on track to meet sales goals? What led to a bad quarter, and how can you fix it? Do you have enough prospects in your sales funnel? Answering these questions without accurate data is impossible—this is where sales reports come in. They detail all sales activities and offer key insights, helping sales managers plan ahead and build sales strategies. But the way sales leaders create their reports matters.
Dec 1, 2021   |  By Zendesk
Day in the life of a support agent. | #shorts
Nov 9, 2021   |  By Zendesk
Learn how to use messaging to connect with your customers on the web, mobile, and social apps. This video is part one in a series.
Nov 9, 2021   |  By Zendesk
Learn how to use your voice channel to speak directly with customers with calls and text messaging. This video is part one in a series.
Nov 2, 2021   |  By Zendesk
Learn how to create the best experience for your agents using Zendesk’s foundational support solution, and learn the key features of the ticketing solution to meet your business goals. This video is part one in a series. The Zendesk Foundational Support learning path contains courses, lessons, downloadable content, and short quizzes to help you learn the Zendesk ticketing solution.
Nov 2, 2021   |  By Zendesk
Learn your way around the Agent Workspace and which tools you can set up to help your agents succeed. This video is part one in a series.
Nov 2, 2021   |  By Zendesk
Learn how to use analytics to understand and act upon your reporting data. This video is part one in a series.
Oct 27, 2021   |  By Zendesk
Streamline internal collaboration with a new integration with Microsoft Teams.
Oct 21, 2021   |  By Zendesk
Zendesk provides the complete customer service solution that’s easy to use and scales with your business.
Oct 15, 2021   |  By Zendesk
On October 14th, the Zendesk community hosted a panel of Support experts who shared their advice & answered questions submitted by customers.
Oct 11, 2021   |  By Zendesk
On Thursday, October 7th, we invited experts from our Customer Service team to share the journey on how to create and manage your own agent team to lead them to drive success for your customers.
Jul 5, 2018   |  By Zendesk
Business-related AI holds lots of promise, and is changing how we work, travel, and communicate. While it's all still quite new and proven only for some specific use cases, there are quite a few ways that artificial intelligence can be utilized for customer service.
Jul 1, 2018   |  By Zendesk
Business-related AI holds lots of promise, and is changing how we work, travel, and communicate. While it's all still quite new and proven only for some specific use cases, there are quite a few ways that artificial intelligence can be utilized for customer service.
Jul 1, 2018   |  By Zendesk
What does a successful customer support team look and feel like? How can we manage delivering the best customer service while experiencing rapid growth the changes that come with it? What are the skills managers and agents need to better understand and support the agent experience?
Jun 1, 2018   |  By Zendesk
Win with fairness-strengthen your customer relationships
Jun 1, 2018   |  By Zendesk
Uncover the true value of your customer support organization with the technology trends that matter most in 2017. A recent survey by Gatepoint Research finds that 51% of Gatepoint survey respondents stated their leadership team views customer service as a potential competitive advantage. However, uneven service continues to be the main cause of customer frustration.
May 1, 2018   |  By Zendesk
Taking your self-service to the next level requires work and preparation. But don't worry; this guide is specifically designed to help you create the right practices internally and build the best self-service experience you can for your customers.
May 1, 2018   |  By Zendesk
In this ebook we dive into the research that has been done on choice making over the past 60 years, but also take you forward in time with real practical advice on how to use this research to build great customer relationships and cultivate customer loyalty through the art of supporting choice making.
Apr 1, 2018   |  By Zendesk
In this ebook, we'll look at the value of live chat first from the customer's point of view and then from a business standpoint. These viewpoints are closely tied together, because when customers are truly satisfied, your bottom line inevitably grows as well. No matter if your company is a small app maker or a major enterprise; providing chat support can make a huge difference.

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Zendesk was built upon a simple idea: make customer service software that’s easy to use and accessible to everyone. We have expanded on that idea, and now offer a growing family of products that work together to improve customer relationships, and can be embedded and extended through an open development platform.

Our products are easy to use and implement. They give organizations the flexibility to move quickly, focus on innovation, and scale with their growth.

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