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Moving from reactive to proactive customer support

Intercom, Inc.

With the right approach and proactive support tools – think Outbound Messages , Product Tours , and Mobile Carousels – you can provide every customer with the fast, personal help they need at the exact moment they need it. Then we make sure to address those exact issues at pivotal moments in our onboarding.

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How to describe your business as an equation

Lenny Rachitsky

Each week I tackle reader questions about building product, driving growth, and accelerating your career. If you’re not a subscriber, here’s what you missed this month: What to do if your product isn’t taking off First-principles thinking Inspiration for the year ahead Subscribe to get access to these posts, and every post.

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Built For You: Premier Services, Conditional Branching, and more features to tailor customer experiences

Intercom, Inc.

That’s why we’re continuing to create customizable features that will allow your marketing, sales, and support departments to flourish. You can now purchase additional services – Premier Onboarding, Success, and Support – to ensure your Intercom account provides the most value and scales with your needs. New dynamic reply times.

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The support leader’s guide to proactive support: Provide help before it’s needed

Intercom, Inc.

With the right strategy and proactive support tools – think Outbound Messages , Product Tours , Mobile Carousels , and Banners – you can alert customers to known issues, like delivery delays, bugs in your product, and website downtime. Onboard new customers. Create a customer feedback loop. .

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How support leaders measure (and improve) the quality of their customer support

Intercom, Inc.

85% of customer service teams now offer proactive help, in the form of things like in-app onboarding , outbound messaging , or notifications. So what’s the problem with the support metrics that most teams have been using up until now? Proactive support is on the rise.

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Customer Success Models: How to Choose the Right One for Your SaaS?

Userpilot

TL;DR Customer success models are frameworks that help organizations ensure that customers can use their products effectively to realize their goals. A low-touch model relies on automation and self-service resources to onboard and support customers with little direct CSM involvement. Let’s get right into it!

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To PLG or not to PLG

The Product Coalition

There’s lots of writing about Product Led Growth (PLG). Why NOT to PLG I’ll start off by saying that even though we went with PLG, I still don’t think it’s the best choice for most startups: First of all, it’s not a good fit for many companies and products. Trust me — there are zero sales-led startups with good onboarding.