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  Post #46 (permalink)   04-11-2016, 01:22 AM
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We also provide only L1 support via chat, also we are planning to provide also L2 and L3, but it's not easy to manage...maybe the level2 is possible, but the level3 sometimes request time and in hard to handle!

  Post #47 (permalink)   04-25-2016, 10:02 AM
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Try and keep it to aminimum, 1-2 and bringinhigher level later if needed and customer wants to stay on chat.

  Post #48 (permalink)   04-25-2016, 04:43 PM
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Try to provide Tier 1, pre-sales and sales support and critical tech support. This is the bare minimum.

  Post #49 (permalink)   04-26-2016, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by VpsAG View Post
Try to provide Tier 1, pre-sales and sales support and critical tech support. This is the bare minimum.
You may do what Hostgator does. Once you start asking for account specific support they force a login
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  Post #50 (permalink)   05-13-2016, 09:17 PM
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Simple questions, yes, absolutely. More complex stuff should require a ticket. Same goes with phone support.

None of this 'we will open a ticket for you' garbage either. Have the customer open the ticket, explaining the problem and the rep handling the case reply with what was done to try to fix it.

I realize that's not the popular opinion, by any means, but not everything can be 'instant gratification'. Sometimes, you have to wait a couple of hours for a problem to be found and solved. Don't keep agents on the phone, or on a chat , taking away from other support, that's just rude.
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  Post #51 (permalink)   09-10-2016, 03:41 PM
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Here's the way I do it...

- All requests REQUIRE a ticket, sales, billing, customer service, L1 support, L2 support, L3 support, etc...

Live Chat
1. Sales
2. L1 Support Issues Only
3. Customer Service
4. Billing

If the customer has an emergency. I will be nice and I will verify them and will open a ticket on their behalf. They are already frustrated enough in an emergency situation.

We use Security PIN verification for accounts. The client WILL need to login to their WHMCS account in order to get the Support PIN to verify. After they generate that, then we can proceed with supporting their account.

This is a MUST with accounts. We may also implement 'Security question' verification as well into our support verifications and account holder validation.

We are very limited on what we provide on live chat, but we do also do billing and customer care (account changes, etc.) via live chat too, but again, everything needs a ticket first before live support is provided, for documentation and tracking purposes.

We use LiveChatInc and they have a module that is nice, that attaches the ticket to the customer's account, if they are logged in and start a chat with us. So we can always reference that chat ticket, but we still create 'another ticket' for the actual issue and the troubleshooting that takes place, and for documentation purposes.

If you don't document it, it never happened!


  Post #52 (permalink)   11-13-2016, 08:04 AM
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We always try to resolve issues through live chat, however for more complex issues, we would ask the client to open a support ticket and make sure that it is addressed in a timely fashion.

I believe that keeping your customers happy is key to building a good reputation for your business.

  Post #53 (permalink)   11-15-2016, 05:06 AM
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Tickets are always best to resolve any issues that arent a quick fix. I use live chat for issues that only require a few minutes to resolve at most. better to keep tickets logged for any reoccurring issues that arise
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