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  Post #1 (permalink)   07-13-2010, 12:11 PM
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I am finding that using tickets is a waste of time for my business. Maybe it works for some but I did the figures and I think I will save money by offering a live chat option. Now I just need to figure out what the best live chat option is! Heh.
 
 


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Livezilla still works fine for us, and I highly recommend it as a livechat solution.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   07-13-2010, 03:25 PM
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I'd be careful. I think tickets are useful in keeping records of technical issues or disputes and in cases where there's no one waiting to answer someone's live chat request.
 
 


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  Post #4 (permalink)   07-14-2010, 04:47 AM
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Hi,
Livezilla is really a good option. Live chat solution will be a cheaper option no doubt about it as compare to ticket system
 
 


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  Post #5 (permalink)   07-14-2010, 08:21 AM
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I'd be careful. I think tickets are useful in keeping records of technical issues or disputes and in cases where there's no one waiting to answer someone's live chat request.
I agreed too

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  Post #6 (permalink)   07-14-2010, 10:00 PM
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I am finding that using tickets is a waste of time for my business. Maybe it works for some but I did the figures and I think I will save money by offering a live chat option. Now I just need to figure out what the best live chat option is! Heh.
There are issues that are not suitable for helping by livechat.
Tickets are great, so you can update about issues.
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  Post #7 (permalink)   07-15-2010, 06:11 AM
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Timpani or liveperson also good if you want to try for alternative solution
 
 


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  Post #8 (permalink)   07-15-2010, 08:46 AM
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I will look in to Livezilla and the other two. Thanks for the options. Are the last two like Livezilla or are they alternative ways to deal with issues that are not suitable for live chat?
 
 


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  Post #9 (permalink)   07-15-2010, 12:19 PM
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I'd be careful. I think tickets are useful in keeping records of technical issues or disputes and in cases where there's no one waiting to answer someone's live chat request.
I agree. One great benefit to a ticketing system is that it provides a written record that is quick and easy for either party to refer to at anytime. If a client has a problem that happens again 6 months after an online chat it's a lot easier for them to refer to a ticket number than to reference an old chat that might not still be in log files and/or describe the issue all over again.
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  Post #10 (permalink)   07-17-2010, 04:55 AM
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Similar can also be dealt with by a comprehensive and searchable FAQ. However, I do like that in livechat you can identify better, things that the client simply does not understand and so because of the lack of understanding is unable to actually tell you there is a problem with.
 
 


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  Post #11 (permalink)   07-21-2010, 08:36 AM
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There are many times in chat that you will not be able to resolve a given issue.

It is common that the complex or time consuming support or service requests will be at the top of the list for benefiting from email support.

Whenever additional research is needed, when a customer is unable to wait in chat while you resolve their issue or when trying to better explain in detail the issue all are reasons to keep email support.

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  Post #12 (permalink)   07-21-2010, 09:11 AM
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Sysaid css is a real good tool for your business for all support department. Livezilla is still a good option though
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  Post #13 (permalink)   07-22-2010, 05:16 AM
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Offering live chat is great. But from a personal standpoint, I don't think it looks all that good when you visit a website offering live chat support, and it's offline.

I'd suggest offering live chat support for level 1 technical issues and sales, personally. Some things may take longer than others, which is why I suggest it (it's like being on hold.)
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  Post #14 (permalink)   07-23-2010, 05:55 AM
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Yes that is the problem-with live chat support only, you have to make sure that there is always someone manning it, 24/7. If you are a small company that really that could be very hard to do.
 
 


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All support requests should be logged in a ticket system even if your staff creates the ticket while on livechat or the telephone with the client. So many times you need those records later on and a history of what has gone on.
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