How to Drive Your Business Forward With Online Customer Support

The modern business environment has changed a lot since the beginning of the 2000s. Today, if you want to make it in business, you need to have an effective online presence and focus a lot of your business incentives on the web.

The reason for this is quite simple, there are a lot of potential customers online and there are better, more cost/effective marketing methods online than those traditional ones. However, there are some things that businesses lack online.

One of the most difficult things to achieve is quality customer support. This is what businesses have been lacking online and you cannot simply overlook this aspect, especially now, when customer support is so valuable for organizations to stay competitive.

Today, we will talk about how you can improve online customer support and improve business results.

Implement live chat software

One of the biggest obstacles online customer support has is the fact that customers and potential ones cannot talk to company representatives directly. Luckily, a small tool has opened up the possibility of overcoming this obstacle – live chat software.

This is a small customer support tool which is basically a message box which, when implemented on a website, will appear on the visitor’s screen and give them the option of chatting via messages or with video, and they will not chat with just anyone, but with someone representing that website.

This is how people will be able to talk to someone instantly and get answers the right way. Not only that they will get valuable information, but you will also be able to get them closer to your business by showing that you are in fact real people working on assisting them in the best way possible.

Implement a knowledge base

knowledge base is a platform that contains a lot of important information that might be relevant to customers. Let’s face it, your customer support employees working on live chat cannot be available 24/7, and this is why you also need something else.

Additionally, some people simply prefer getting the information themselves and they don’t want to talk or chat with someone; you need to give them this option as well, and this is why it’s a good idea to implement a knowledge base to your website.

A knowledge base is a self service portal that can be accessed by any visitor to find relevant content that can focus around your products, services, prices, discounts, payment methods, and pretty much anything that your customers might be interested in.

The only thing you need is to create quality content and find a good software solution that works flawlessly and the knowledge base will do all the work for you.

Build a community around your business

You should look for a knowledge base tool that has a commenting option. All the people visiting your knowledge base will gladly share their opinion, tell you their conclusions, ask questions, and suggest various changes you can make.

Pay attention on their reactions and look to talk to your customers. Stay active on social media and constantly try to engage customers. Share valuable posts and try to start discussions with valuable content. A knowledge base has the power to create a community because it will attract people who have the same interests.

By giving your visitors a place where they can share ideas and discuss issues that bother them, not only that they will keep coming back, but you will also be able to get valuable insights and directions where your business should be heading.

Additionally, when you develop a strong community, people will exchange valuable information amongst themselves, and they won’t need you to answer their questions. At this stage, the only thing you can do is learn from what they are talking about and improve your business even further.

If you ensure that you work on these three things, you will improve your customer experience in great measure. When you have a base of customers who are satisfied with your business, you can expect them to be loyal for a long time. Additionally, they will refer your business to others and leave great reviews online, which will further boost your reputation.

Niki Vajdova

Marketing Intern

Student at Faculty of management - Comenius University in Bratislava.

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