How to use Olark live chat for customer support

79% of customers say that they prefer live chat over email or phone. Chat is fast, simple, and convenient — it allows customers to get questions answered while they work or browse, and without waiting hours for a response.

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Resolve issues faster

Real-time chat allows your team to resolve support requests in a quick conversation — instead of a drawn-out email exchange. Some Olark users have seen resolution times drop from hours to minutes, and with automated messages and canned responses, you can answer common questions in seconds.

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Collect feedback from every chat

Olark's post-chat survey invites customers to rate their experience, so you can quickly see how happy they are with your customer service.

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Live chat made it easy for our customers to reach a member of our customer experience team and significantly cut down on our email and phone cases.


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Help Scout
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Help Scout is a shared platform that allows you to help more customers, lower email volume, and create help center portals.

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Groove is a simple helpdesk that lets you collaborate on customer emails, social media posts, live chats and calls.

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JIRA Service Desk
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With our JSD integration you can open a ticket directly from a chat, then manage the issue all the way to resolution.

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