live chat features

8 essential live chat features to improve your customer service

For more than 15 years businesses have been using live chat software to assist their customers. During this period the significance of phone and email customer service has noticeably decreased. The time is money and more and more customers prefer using live chat and multitask instead of waiting in a queue for phone assistance or for email response. They expect to have their issues resolved right here and right now. With live chat playing the key role in customer service more and more vendors started offering this tool and develop it following their customers’ requests and demands. In this blog post we will talk about not major but really important live chat features which will not only improve the overall customer service, but will also facilitate customer your service workflow.

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First five steps to start selling online

First five steps to start selling online

The Covid-19 pandemic forced retailers to close their doors and start selling online. Recent surveys reveal that 59% of shoppers research online before they buy to ensure they are making the best possible choice and 47% of total global purchases are completed online. Today without a ecommerce website, where customers can take a look at your products and choose whatever they need, it is impossible to survive the competition on the retailers market. In 2020 many small businesses which used to sell offline were forced to build their ecommerce websites from scratch and learn how to promote themselves online. The year 2021 will become the year of new experience. During this time it is important not only to keep loyal customers but also spread online presence and win the customers who seek new suppliers instead of those who failed to adjust to the pandemic rules.

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5 Tips to Keep Customer Satisfaction High During Holiday Rush

5 Tips to Keep Customer Satisfaction High During Holiday Rush

The holiday season is not just about eating cookies, watching movies and shopping perfect gifts. It’s the busiest time for retailers both big and small. While preparing for the mad holiday rush, it’s essential that your entire team is on the same page. Both business owners and managers need to realize that the load during active shopping season increases and it is necessary to take additional actions to keep customer satisfaction high. Moreover, shoppers during holiday sales buy not only gifts, they also sneak items into baskets for themselves. Thus the load increases not only on customer service team, but also on other departments responsible for packing and shipping. In this blog post we will share 5 useful tips to keep customer satisfaction high during holiday rush.

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Shopify apps for better customer experience

10 Shopify Apps for Better Customer Experience

Customer experience is one the most important factors for any business today. Without convenient purchasing process and polite communication your customers will end with one time purchase on your store. However, if they receive excellent service or get involved into a reward program, they may consider becoming your loyal customer and take advantage of the whole range of products or services you offer. In this blog post we will help you find Shopify apps for better customer experience and explain how they can improve your store.

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live chat features

Live Chat Features that Enhance Agents’ Performance

Businesses have been successfully using live chat software for their customer service needs for more that 10 years. During this time we have seen the sky-rocket evolution of this tool. More and more vendors started appearing on the market offering various improvements and enhancements. However, not all features which live chat software providers offer are useful and really helpful during customer service workflow. Some of them just sound good but do nothing helpful. In this blog post we will tell you about live chat features that are really helpful for customer service agents, facilitate their workflow and help improve customer service experience. 

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Provide Support live chat app for Shopify

Provide Support Live Chat App for Shopify

Today more and more businesses prefer using powerful shopping cart systems for their online stores. Shopify is known to be the one of the most popular. In fact, there are over 500000 active stores in Shopify system. Moreover, 25.8 million apps have been  installed through Shopify app store, with more than 80% of merchants using third-party apps. Provide Support live chat app is also available for installation in Shopify app store. It will take just a couple of minutes to enable the app and start assisting website visitors through live chat. With Provide Support live chat you will get: 

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customer service reporting

5 Reasons Why Customer Service Reporting is Important

The success of your customer service team depends on customer service reporting and other important metrics which help get direct feedback and successfully manage your team. Today reporting became integral part of any business. We require reports not only in customer service field but also in other areas of business workflow. Detailed statistics data allows us get a direct feedback right away without collecting information from consumers and analyzing questionnaires. In this blog post I would like to tell about 5 reasons why your customer service team needs reporting and how to use available data to improve employees’ performance and customer service quality.

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browser based operator console vs stand-alone operator console app

Browser Based Live Chat Operator Console vs Native Live Chat Application

Our customers often ask us what is the difference between our browser based live chat operator console version and the native operator chat client. Though both are operator consoles, they are slightly different as are built using different technologies. In other words, both live chat apps support all features required for chatting with customers, but your choice of the version depends on various circumstances. In this post I will tell you about differences between these versions and when it is better to use one or another live chat operator console app.

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Start Chat and Leave a Message Forms

How to Customize Start Chat and Leave a Message Forms

What do Provide Support customers like most of all about our live chat product? With a great set of features Provide Support live chat window can be customized to match any website look and feel and allows collecting various information about customers through pre-chat survey and leave a message form. For many business owners it is important to collect information about customers and analyze it before and after the chat conversation. For this purpose we added a possibility to customize start chat and leave a message forms. Start Chat Form Customizations Pre-chat form or pre-chat survey can contain any number of fields as well as a custom greeting message. The content displayed on the pre-chat form will not slow down the website loading since it loads only after the chat button has been clicked.  

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8 best ways to obtain customer feedback

8 Best Ways to Obtain Customer Feedback [Infographic]

Whenever your customers contact you they can share their ideas and offer suggestions. This information is valuable both for business development and customer experience improvement. Your customers show your flaws and suggest where you need to work harder to bring your products or services to perfection. In fact, according to Microsoft research 52% of people around the globe believe that companies need to take action on feedback provided by their customers. Furthermore, that report also suggests that brands are viewed more favorably by 77% of consumers if they proactively invite and accept customer feedback. 

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