Jitbit Blog about Customer Support

Jan 30 2017
11 Reasons Why Customer Advocacy is the Bedrock of Your Business

11 Reasons Why Customer Advocacy is the Bedrock of Your Business

Let’s face it: Not all customers are equal. Some, if you’re lucky, will become super-fans of your business. Customer advocates, if you will.

The term customer advocacy should make your ears perk up. These are the people who will become the pillars of your brand - the ones who spend the most money, bring in more customers, and shout your name from the rooftops.

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Jan 10 2017
13 Tips to Manage Your Support Ticket Queue Like a Boss

13 Tips to Manage Your Support Ticket Queue Like a Boss

For support agents, there are few things more stressful than an in inbox overflowing with support tickets.

Managing the queue can be brutal. Just when you think you’re done, you see others waiting in the ticket line. There are the tickets no one wants to touch because they are too difficult, and rogue tickets bounce back and forth between agents and departments.

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Dec 27 2016
Lessons learned from analyzing 7 million customer support tickets

Lessons learned from analyzing 7 million customer support tickets

Next month we are going to hit a total of seven million tickets handled by the Jitbit Helpdesk customers. Jitbit has been around for almost ten years, and we've accumulated a lot of data. So we thought we dig in and see what we can find.

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Dec 19 2016
13 "Must-Have" Components of a Rockstar Ticket Management System

13 "Must-Have" Components of a Rockstar Ticket Management System

If you’re a business owner, there is always a lot to do.

Vendors need to get paid. Customers invoiced. Bugs fixed. Customer service questions to be answered. There are countless moving pieces that never end.

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Dec 15 2016
Empathy is not the most important thing in customer support

Empathy is not the most important thing in customer support

Without a doubt, the most important quality to have as a customer support worker is empathy. This is the quality you need to look for when hiring. However, some companies, especially, young startups seem to take this a little bit over the top. Recently I've read an article by one of such startups, Slack, that I strongly disagree with.

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Dec 11 2016
Jitbit Helpdesk has completed the annual HIPAA audit

Jitbit Helpdesk has completed the annual HIPAA audit

We are happy to announce that we have completed another annual audit. Our HIPAA compliant help desk software has passed all the security risk assessments. Here is a brief list of the things we've done during the last couple of months:

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Nov 28 2016
How to avoid burning out at a customer support job

How to avoid burning out at a customer support job

As I said multiple times, customer support is a very stressful job. The best thing you can do for your productivity is to take care of your mental health. I believe this is the hardest part about the job and I struggle a lot with this.

I wanted to share a couple of tips in this post, which the Jitbit support team and I use to deal with frustration and to avoid burning out.

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Nov 18 2016
"Help Desk" vs "Service Desk" vs "ITSM"

"Help Desk" vs "Service Desk" vs "ITSM"

The IT industry is overwhelmed with abbreviations. ITSM vs ITIL vs SaaS vs DevOPS... Sometimes even technical journalists get lost, confusing "ITSM" with a "helpdesk"... So here is how IT guys (are supposed to) see it:

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Nov 10 2016
How to handle negative customer feedback

How to handle negative customer feedback

Customer support is not all roses - quite often you have to deal with criticism from your customers. It’s very easy to take it personally and ruin your relationships with a client even further. How do you deal with situations like that? Here is the first thing to always remember:

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Oct 26 2016
The Biggest Mistake in Customer Support: Playing for Time

The Biggest Mistake in Customer Support: Playing for Time

As I wrote in the very first blog post of our customer support series - Amazing Customer Support Defined - you should always strive to resolve a ticket as fast and in as fewer interactions as possible. It’s beneficial to both customers, and your support metrics. Unfortunately, I often see people forget about this simple rule and, I think, this is one of the biggest mistakes in customer support.

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