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´╗┐Using Live Chats To Reinforce Customer Support


In today's fast paced world everybody wants an instant answer to their queries; live chat is the most comprehensive solution to online customer support needs. Generally most of the queries directed by customer to online support are by emails, but because the emails may not answer the user query quickly and efficiently live chats are in great demand. They can easily fit into any type of support service weather it is sales, technical or information based support.

Live chats offer a great way of interacting with the present customers as well as the convincing the user on your site to become a customer. Live chats gives personal touch to the online support team as user can directly interact with the support person. Since this a real time conversation, operator can interact with the user regarding the type of assistance/product they are interested in and according to their needs offer the solution.

He can also inform the consumer about the incentive or special offers the company is giving at that time which can help increase the sales. Many live chats also offer 'proactive invitation' feature by which support operator, instead of consumer, can initiate the chat and provide help to the browsing customer.

Live support gives lots of flexibility to operators as they can simultaneously be in contact with different users and can also transfer the chat to some other operator which cuts down the customers hold times. It also has chat history by which operator can see for information on a repeating consumer or can send the chat history to the consumer if he is eager to save the information passed in the chat.

Live chats can also help the company evolve a better marketing strategy as live chat software can help you find out entry point to your site. They also help to monitor how much time the consumer spend in your site, how they navigated in your site, in which product he was interested enough to buy and which product he gave a skip.

Live chats also incorporate feedback facility by which consumer can provide their views on the product or services of the company. This helps in improving the overall satisfaction of the customer with the company and help improving the service of the company. Live chats also offer facility by which a manager can oversee the operator by remotely logging in to his computer. He can also gauge the efficiency of the operator by seeing his statistics like number of chats handled per hour or by customer feedback provided on the operator by the consumers.