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5 Key Customer Support Trends for 2020 and Beyond Infographic

GLOW TOUCH PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST 5 KEY CUSTOMER SUPPORT TRENDS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND #1 LESS PHONE TIME, MORE LIVE CHAT 1 Even if you're primarily switching over to live chat as a reaction to COVID-19, you should consider moving forward with this strategy after the crisis has passed. Perhaps the most compelling long-term reason is the fact that customers like live chat. 79% of consumers prefer live chat over other forms of communication because of the almost instantaneous response time it offers. #2 MORE FACE-TO-FACE INTERACTIONS 2 With the realities of modern customer support (as well as social distancing guidelines), more and more consumers are becoming familiar with video conferencing technology – and sooner or later they'll expect companies to offer face-to-face chat as a support option. Because of the pandemic, Zoom's daily active user count in March skyrocketed by 378% compared to where it was at the same time last year. Apptopia #3 MORE ADVANCED SELF-SERVICE OPTIONS 3 Independently-minded consumers, and consumers that for one reason or another don't want to interact with a support agent, love self-service options. From a purely financial perspective, self-service is also an extremely cost-effective support solution. 85% of consumer interactions can be managed without human assistance. Gartner #4 INCREASED EMPHASIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA 4 Expect to see more and more companies make social media interactions a key part of their customer support strategy. When agents are vigilant about responding to complaints and issues, and offering assistance and advice, then your brand's reputation is sure to benefit. 83% IIIII Illu of consumers partially or completely trust the recommendations of friends and family. #5 MORE ASSISTANCE FROM BOTS 5 Most bots can be programmed to handle basic customer support inquiries, and even routine transactions. As these bots take away some of the burden of high inquiry volume from live agents, those agents have more time to interact with consumers that actually need escalation to the next level. The average customer support agent may spend up to 90% of his time repeating answers to the same old questions, and resolving the same old issues for customers. Hubspot GlowTouch provides outstanding contact center and technology outsourcing solutions to clients around the world. Specializing in omnichannel customer and technical support, we solve issues, satisfy customers, and sell additional services, therefore providing a superior return on investment for our clients. Find us online at For more information, contact Vikki Karrer at 502-947-3005 or email us at

5 Key Customer Support Trends for 2020 and Beyond Infographic

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What are some important changes in the customer support industry that you should pay attention to? Our infographic shows you 5 key customer support trends that are sure to increase in popularity for t...


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