Category Archives: Live Chat Troubleshooting

Effectively Using Live Chat

Chat is a powerful tool for keeping in contact with your customers, and we’re proud

of how Conversion Support strengthens our clients’ bottom line. Whenever we work with a new customer, we remind them of something crucial: More important that the actual tool is how you use it.

A company could employ the sharpest customer-facing live chat interface, but without the sharpest operators using it to communicate the right information to customers, chat’s just not going to work. Chat supports your customer relationships; these best practices support chat.

1. Ask targeted questions.
Outcome-oriented queries keep customer-to-representative chats moving along. Customers and companies love that. Nobody likes wasted time. Your chat operators need to ask the correct questions to gather accurate information, and then use that information to deliver a substantive response.

Auto sales is a terrific example. One of our most prolific

chat users works in this industry, and they make a practice out of asking five question types that regularly deliver solid leads (and happy customers).

If you’re in a customer-facing industry, what top five questions do your customer service agents regularly ask?

2. Don’t fall back on cliched phrases to pad responses or buy time.
When a phone representative drones through an overused phrase meant to rhetorically soften a request, my cortisol levels palpably rise. Please don’t patronize your customers by saying how happy you are to look up their purchase order for them. Just do it, and deliver your response succinctly, clearly, and correctly. Be friendly without being fake or saccharine.

A successful chat is a human-to-human interaction—that’s the beauty of live chat!—so why revert to machinelike, preset phrases that don’t mean anything? That’s subverting the implicit message of live chat. Despite the digital delivery system, you’re still two humans conversing in real-time. So be human.

3. Put experts in charge.
Live answers are useless if they’re wrong. We’ve found that the most successful users of live chat are the companies that put experts front-and-center, facing their customers. Again, if a customer is chatting with you, they’re engaged. They’ll get frustrated if they have to wait too long for the right answers. Dodge that bullet by making sure your live chat operators know their stuff.

4. Make sure chat enhances your customers’ experience.
That means you’ve got to give them something worthwhile: An answer, an insight, a mollified concern, even a friendly, capable personality to embody your brand. Think of live chat as a product for your customers and an investment for you. Live chat gives you sales leads and a stronger connection to your customer base. What, specifically, can live chat give your customers?

How to Install Live Online Chat on Your Website

With most websites, installing Conversion Support’s live online chat takes less than ten minutes

To help, I’ve outlined the two steps to install our Live Chat JavaScript code on your site

(Before installing the code, log in to your website control panel or use whatever you normally use to edit your website’s HTML

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The Live Chat JavaScript Code

Insert this code near the bottom of your site’s pages, right before the closing tag; you’ll have more success installing if you place the script tag in this location

Also, be sure to replace “XXX” with the 10-digit client ID we sent in your welcome email

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The Live Chat Icon(s)

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But if you’re a do-it-yourselfer, start with these troubleshooting steps:

I Don’t See The Chat Icon

  • In your web browser, view the page source

    or Chrome, simply press Ctrl-U (Windows) or Option + Command + U (Mac OS X)

  • Is the chat icon HTML included in your page source? To locate it, use your browser’s search feature to look for the word “chatIcon”

    If you can’t find this, add the live chat icon code to your site

When I Click The Live Chat Icon, Nothing Happens

  • Check near the bottom of the page for the script tag

    Did you place the