Customer support is vital for successfully driving any user-centric or customer-centric business. Your company needs to be responsive, and support customers in a quick and effective manner.
Have you ever encountered those touch-tone phone systems when you call authorities or big companies? They’re simply there, because they help the organization to reduce the work and also help customers to find the right answers faster.
When the quantity of support requests are high, your efficiency in support and the overall quality may drop significantly. This is when you need a customer support automation tool that can take away some of the burden and help both the customers to find right answers to their questions, and help you focus on customers which need more specific needs and require a more personal support.
Well, pretty much a big part of the online support & help process can be automated. Basically, you need to use automation to direct customers who seek help:
To determine where customers should go, you have to ask a few basic questions first, then you’ll know what they need. This is the pre-support phase which determines the right support.
Knowing the answers, you can offer them the proper help, which could be sending a link to an online user guide article, or displaying contact information of the right support agent.
There are many beneficial aspects to having an automated customer support. Here are a few:
Previously we talked about the questions that are always asked when a support conversation is initiated. These questions determine the need, and then the support team give proper help.
So, these questions can either be asked by a real human, which means an extra customer support operator who naturally needs salary, or you can simply make a smart questionnaire using tool, which can take care of this pre-phase.
If you design your questionnaire well, ask the right questions and include right information, links, and answers, then your customers might find what they need even before talking to your support agents.
Your organization may have several support agents who are specialized in different areas, such as technical support, sales, refound, etc… or your company may have different sections and each of which having their own support team who have different responsibilities.
By asking the right questions, the questionnaire can automatically route the customers to the right support experts.
This comes a great side effect of using our platform as an automated customer support program. We have a powerful analytics tool, natively integrated with our app, that displays beautiful diagrams and charts of collected data. This way, you can gather insights about your products or services, and easily follow the areas that people need your support for.
Having identified those shortage areas, you can then invest on improving them. It’s additionally possible to create sections of the collected data to track the effectiveness of your improvements. Over time, you’ll become better and better and customers may need less support. It’s like surveying people, while giving them a proper support.
The help content for automated customer service questionnaires can be created with the information gathered from your website, like your FAQ page, or user guide page. These will pages easily tell you the most frequently asked questions by your users or clients.
hen you make a survey with our tool, you’ll get a link which can be shared with anyone, posted on social media, or be forwarded via email to others. People might accidentally find the link to your survey, or search engines may lead them to it.
But sometimes you may need to restrict the access to your survey, keep it private, and share it only with a selection of people.
For example, you may be working on a secret project, designing and developing a new product or service. You still need feedback from your team or stakeholders, but you do not want others to access your survey.
In this case, you can easily assign a password to it using our survey logics, so that only those who are aware of this password can access it.
Getting feedback can sometimes be experienced as ‘stressful’ or ‘irritating’. This is why we often hesitate to get feedback from others. As experts mention in “Find the Coaching in Criticism”, published at Harvard Business Review, “Even when you know that [feedback is] essential to your development and you trust that the person delivering it wants you to succeed, it can activate psychological triggers. You might feel misjudged, ill-used, and sometimes threatened to your very core.”
But according to the same article, the good news is that you can easily overcome this psychological states of mind and become a better receiver, simply by asking for feedback more often, and by applying the a few useful tips in the feedback collection process, which will be described further down.
Before starting to collect feedback, keep in mind that according to experts, those who clearly seek critical feedback tend to get higher performance ratings. One reason is of course because of the nature of getting feedback and becoming better. But also, when you ask for feedback, you not only understand how others see you, you also change the way they see you! Just the act of collecting feedback makes people trust and respect you more; and helps you create a better image of yourself for them.
When it comes to online surveys, PC users are quite different from mobile respondents for various reasons. Evidently, mobile device ownership has surpassed desktop computers, as the former offer more freedom of usage than the latter, as users are able to take their smartphones and tablets wherever they go. But, apart from its portability features, how different are PC users to mobile owners in terms of answering online surveys?
In a featured post by IBN Live, almost 80% of adults worldwide now own and use smartphones, while 50% have tablets. Although they find PCs as the ‘single most popular tool for online access (88% for computers versus 79% for smartphones)’, the research finds mobile device ownership rates continuing to climb, while time spent on traditional computers has decreased. Thus, an increasing number of respondents are now more connected via mobile than regular PCs. This makes receiving and responding to online surveys via smartphones faster than desktop computers, and targeting more people more efficient on mobile than via PCs.
Being portable, mobile devices allow users to access online surveys easily as most smartphones are now pre-built with the fastest mobile data connection facilities on the market. Even budget-friendly devices, such as the iPhone SE, are now built with a faster 4G LTE and Wi-Fi chipsets, as reported by O2 on the handset’s specifications page. Using the device allows the streaming of videos and browsing the web at rates as much as two times faster than other affordable smartphones on the market (up to 19 LTE compatible bands, up to 150 Mbps over 4G LTE, and up to 433 Mbps over Wi-Fi). Many mobile users are now being notified quickly via their registered emails in case an incoming online survey becomes available and accessing it becomes easier and almost in real-time, thanks to mobile data.
It’s year 2016 and soon the United States Of America will be nominating its 45th president. But who will win the 2016 U.S. presidential election? This is a question, currently asked by the entire world.
So we decided to create a survey asking the world to vote for the next president of The United States Of America. We are aware that this poll is not conducted in a scientific manner, but it gives a pretty interesting picture about whom the world would love to see as the 45th president of the United States Of America.
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Poll was created using pictures, not every voter knows the candidates by name but a picture of the candidate makes it easier to recognise the person and combined with their name it becomes even easier for non-americans to vote and give their opinion. This is a survey meant for the population of the world to vote on 🙂
The actual survey is presented bellow and if you haven’t voted please take time and do so. Every vote is appreciated and gives a better picture of whom the world expects to see as the 45th president of the U.S.