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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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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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How to Measure your Customer Service Team Performance

How to Measure your Customer Service Team Performance

You can affect only those things you pay attention to. That is why it is important to get information about your live chat customer service team performance and make improvements based on it. With Provide Support live chat statistics tool you can easily track how many chats your live chats agents get, how fast they respond and how many chats they miss. 

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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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Best Customer Service Posts and Videos

Best Customer Service Posts and Videos from Provide Support

In 2020 customers will become smarter as their expectations for service and customer experience are set by best brands. While interacting with a business, they compare their experience to the best one they received from anyone and anywhere. Thus the gap between expectations and reality may widen for some companies. As a result customers will walk away searching for better experience. Another trend is convenience of connecting with a company. When a customer wants to get in touch, they will reach for the most convenient communication method. Thus you should not limit your communication channels just to phone, chat and email. Your customers may also use social media or an app on smartphone. This is convenience that will drive repeating sales and customer loyalty. 

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Stay Mobile with Live Chat Operator Console for iOS

Stay Mobile with Live Chat Operator Console for iOS

Provide support is glad to announce the release of the live chat operator console for iOS. This version allows you stay connected with your customers on the go and handle chat requests if you are not at your computer. The app lets you stay flexible and always online in your live chat. This way you will not miss chat requests and will be able to assist your customers during your coffee break. It will take a couple of minutes to download the app from the Apple AppStore and install it on your iPhone or iPad. Scenario 1: If you are a real estate agent Mobile app is a great help if you are constantly away from your office but need assist your customers through live chat. You can easily chat while waiting for customers or showing property. It will make the  communication process fast and convenient. 

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How to Choose the Right Live Chat Plugin for your WordPress Website

More and more websites today are managed with help of WordPress platform. The growing audience of website owners creates the growing demand for various plugins that facilitate not only website management process but also help improve customer experience. Live chat plugin can be easily added to your WP and will allow your website visitors to chat with you in real time. However, how to choose the right plugin and what kind of challenges can website owners face? 

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Data Security and Protection at Provide Support

GDPR compliance is demanded of all businesses handling EU citizens’ data by 25 May 2018. For companies across every industry, the paradigm of data privacy has changed fundamentally. Under GDPR, companies must follow uniform rules on how personal data is processed or face severe penalties. These data security rules are applied to all companies using live chat technology as communication channel. Thus they need to adapt their data processing policies. Provide Support developed tools to meet these rules and help businesses to follow data protection regulations. 

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Top Benefits of Using Embedded Chat Window on your Website

Live chat has become integral part of modern e-commerce websites. No matter whether you are a large retailer or run a small business, live chat feature added to your website will help you not only interact with your customers in real time but also engage prospects while they are browsing your store. In this blog post you will find useful recommendations for choosing the right chat window for your website.

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A Complete Guide To Using Canned Responses in Live Chat

Predefined, canned or saved responses in some cases help to facilitate and enhance live chat communication. However, live chat agents should keep in mind that misusing this feature may lead to their chat sessions sound robotic and unfriendly. All bread is not baked in one oven. The same should be applied to live chat canned responses for your company’s customer service. They should be unique and adjusted to your business needs. Though, it seems quite clear what kind of responses to add, I would like to describe some scenarios which will help you to create canned responses for your live chat. Greeting your customer Most live chat providers offer an ability to customize system messages, which appear automatically when the chat is initiated. Definitely, adding valuable for your customers information to such messages will save your team’s time and will give your customers clear directions what to do further. You can include some basic instructions, greet your customers or just thank them for contacting your support chat. Here are a couple of examples of such messages:

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