Last year, we highlighted some of the key customer service trends to watch in 2018 and many of them came to fruition. The shift in perception of AI and automation was arguably the most significant. Once a thought of the distant future, many companies began adding these concepts to their workflows and roadmaps.
Once again, for the third year in a row, here are 7 customer service trends to watch in 2019…
1) B2B self-service will become more interactive – Thanks to an increase in on-demand video content in their personal lives, customers are more frequently asking for the same in the business world. As a result, more companies are doing less telling through text and more showing through interactive guides and customer service video content to get messages across.
Company growth is a great thing and it puts a buzz in the air that is tough to match. With this increase in revenue and customers, however, often comes a higher volume of help desk tickets. Before you know it, your lone help desk employee is working overtime to keep up. After adding a couple people to truly make your own help desk “team”, you realize that spreadsheets and emails aren’t the way to go.
It’s usually pretty difficult to tell when it’s time to upgrade a software system, especially when it comes to your help desk software. Even in the best cases, an outdated or small help desk system can be frustrating for everyone involved. Users are already upset that something isn’t working right on their end, and sometimes they have trouble being patient while your team searches for a solution.
Properly managing your help desk software is just as important as what solution you choose. Even if you have the best technology, if it’s not properly configured the software can create problems and hostility with its users. One of the best ways to optimize how employees utilize your help desk system is through implementing custom fields. Not only do they save time, but they also improve the communication of your team with customers and even between departments. Here are a few ways on how to set up a help desk software properly with custom fields to save time and money…
The amount of focus companies devote to customer experience and engagement has continued to increase. Especially for companies who can’t beat their competition when it comes to price, an excellent customer experience can be a key differentiator. This is especially true in the B2B industry, where companies are often willing to pay more for a better experience. One of the best ways to improve the help desk portion of the customer experience is by utilizing external help desk software.
In the modern help desk era, sometimes waiting around for your customers to reach out to you isn’t good enough. Competitors are pestering your customers with emails and phone calls on a daily basis, yet some help desk teams are limited to only communicate with customers in their ticket queue which ignores a huge opportunity. After all, your business development team worked hard to acquire your customers, so why should communication slow so substantially once they sign the dotted line?
Here at TeamSupport, we're always striving to create a better help desk experience for customers in the business-to-business (B2B) industry. Last week, we were honored and humbled to learn that we have been named a "Leader" by independent research and review firm G2 Crowd in their latest G2 Crowd Grid® for Help Desk report.
Companies are always looking for ways to improve how they work together and with others. Whether it’s internally or with customers, having the right information at your fingertips is necessary to keep up in the fast-paced business world. But how does this era of connectivity, where information is shared seamlessly between individuals and groups, impact a help desk team and the tools they use? Here are some of the key help desk integrations utilized by software solution providers so employees can get the information they need.
It’s easier and more profitable to sell to returning customers than to new ones. In an era of empowered consumers, companies are looking for ways to reduce customer churn with positive customer experiences. As technology empowers consumers, it also enables businesses; operational needs are being met with digital, primarily Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), solutions that can improve performance, efficiency, and results.
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