Software News tagged "Customer Support"

HammerTap is running a web-based seminar on December 11 on the topic of using market research to increase profit margins. More info.

OrderMotion has a webinar on December 13 on customer contact centers. More info.

Hosted Support's generous offer of their ezSupport for eBay tool for free is still open.

ezSupport for eBay centralizes all buyer emails in one location, answers 80% of email automatically, and is normally $39.95 per month.

Click here to sign up.

Hosted Support are offering their ezSupport for eBay tool at no cost for the first 1,000 eBay sellers to sign up.

ezSupport for eBay automatically responds to buyers' questions from a knowledgebase of previous answers, and normally costs $39.95 per month.

Click here to check if the offer is still open.

Auction management solution Zoovy intends to implement an online chat, and click-to-call function, into its customers' websites. The new tool will allow for customer tracking, multiple operators, and other data integration features that will surpass other options.

Hosted Support haved added a desktop-based Dashboard for their ezSupport for eBay product. The new Dashboard sits in the Windows System Tray, and shows incoming customer questions, tickets and returns without having to log in. ezSupport is an online tool which automatically answers 'Ask Seller a Question' emails.

Andale has introduced support for Skype within their Lister and Lister Pro auction poster tools. Users can add a “Skype” button to their eBay auction listings, enabling interested buyers to communicate directly with the seller via voice or chat.

Auction management solution provider ChannelAdvisor has announced support for the new Google Checkout. ChannelAdvisor merchants only need to open a Google Checkout account, enter their Google Checkout information in ChannelAdvisor, and add Google Checkout as a option to begin using the integrated service. Google Checkout is currently available only in the U.S.

ChannelAdvisor has also launched a new "Lab" focused on developing new online sales tools. The first two beta tools are the Customer Communication Center which automates answers to "Ask Seller A Question", and Direct2Search which aggregates products for sale by merchants who want to use pay-per-click advertising.

Finally, ChannelAdvisor, has responded to a complaint filed against it by rival Marketworks over the hiring of a former Marketworks employee who was allegedly bound by a non-competition agreement forbidding employment with AuctionRover.com, an auction management company that was bought by Overture in 2000. Overture spun off ChannelAdvisor in 2001.

Customer service automation tool ezSupport for eBay has a number of new features, including faster response times, alerting buyers when you are available on Skype, and sharing of knowledgebases across accounts.

ChannelAdvisor has a similar tool in beta testing, the Customer Communication Center.

eBay has made it possible for sellers to display frequently asked questions on the Ask Seller A Question page, to cut down the amount of time sellers spend answering buyers' questions. More info.

Hosted Support's ezSupport for eBay is a more sophisticated service with the same aim, and automatically answers buyers' questions from a knowledge base set up by the seller.

ChannelAdvisor are hosting an online seminar on "Understanding and Coping with the eBay 'UseTheYellowButton' Changes" on January 5th at 7pm GMT.

This relates to the changes in how the "Ask Seller a Question" system works and in particular the option for buyers to hide their email address. The discussion addresses issues such as increased risk of account hijack and best practices for sellers. More information.

thinkingVOICE's CallActivator, a service which enables telephone calls between auction sellers and potential buyers, has increased their trial period to 60 days and 60 minutes.

thinkingVOICE has also introduced a new Pay Per Call service which enables businesses to get phone leads from online ads.

Auction management and storefront provider Make-a-Store have partnered with e-Online Data to offer low merchant account charges and access to the technology of e-Online Data and Authorize.net. Free set up and free Authorize.net ($149 value) are available until February 28, 2005.

Make-A-Store also has a new partnership with HostedSupport.com, the creators of help sesk applications ezSupport and ezSupport Pro. Help desk, support request ticketing, and online chat features can now be added to the Heavy Metal storefront solution. The new system can be tried free for 30 days.

eBay has stated that its Links Policy does not permit Live Chat links from item pages, only from About Me pages. Live Chat applications include Boldchat, eChat Auctions, and MeetPoint.

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