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Customer support

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Customer Support is a range of services to assist customers in making cost effective and correct use of a product. It includes assistance in planning, installation, training, troubleshooting, maintenance, upgrading, and disposal of a product.[1] Regarding technology products such as mobile phones, televisions, computers, software products or other electronic or mechanical goods, it is termed technical support.[1]

Phone and Emails are the primary means to offer web-based assistance for your customers when matters do not require an immediate answer. Low-cost, non-intrusive and anywhere-anytime access are some of the advantages of email-based communications. Trouble Ticketing System and CRM Applications help keep track of a series of follow-up correspondence with a particular customer.[2] Services offered via email response management is claims processing, polling/media analysis, subscription services, troubleshooting, complaint registrations etc.[3]

customer support skills
Mind map depicting the skillset required to be a good customer support agent

Being a successful Customer Support agent requires a full skillset of abilities that will allow one to communicate efficiently with the customer and provide fast and effective solutions to their problems.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "What is customer support? definition and meaning". BusinessDictionary.com. Archived from the original on 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
  2. ^ Murphy, Ian (November 11, 2021). "What is Ticketing System?".
  3. ^ Murphy, Ian (November 11, 2021). "CRM Customer Relationship Management explained".
  4. ^ Greek, Jobs (December 14, 2022). "What is Customer Care and Customer Support".