A great tool for small to medium-sized companies who want a robust tool to offer multi-channel support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated June 08, 2019

A great tool for small to medium-sized companies who want a robust tool to offer multi-channel support

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Zendesk

We use Zendesk at our small ecommerce company to support our customers via email, in-app submissions, Facebook, and Twitter. Zendesk was the right choice for us because it's relatively easy to implement, allows us to quickly create and update our help center/FAQ, has multiple integrations for the other tools that we use (i.e. Shopify), and it scales appropriately with our small setup. I've set up and used Zendesk at three separate companies and I highly recommend it for those expecting fewer than 1500 tickets/week. The robust tools they offer will allow you to create a CRM from scratch, customize it to your liking, and offer great support right off the bat.
  • Instead of using a developer's time to create a landing page for your FAQs, you can quickly and easily implement and update your FAQ/help center through Zendesk's Guide tool.
  • Quickly and easily customize your customer's experience when interacting with your organization's support team. For example, you can update the automated response received upon ticket creation and the design of that email sent to customers from Zendesk's portal.
  • Out of the box analytics for key KPIs. If you don't have much experience with this Zendesk's pre-built analytics will help you get an idea of how your support team is performing. If you want more robust reporting you can build it out with Zendesk's free Goddata analytics tool.
  • The pricing is a tad high. Considering that they're a larger company I wish they'd offer the same account levels at lower prices.
  • Their analytics infrastructure is good for basic reporting but I wish they had more robust options for advanced users, looking for more insight into their customers' inquiries.
  • Zendesk has allowed us to create a support infrastructure for a relatively low cost, allowing us to spend our money on hiring great agents who work with the tool.
  • Integrating other tools into Zendesk is easy and allows our agents to work more efficiently, reducing the touches they perform and the costs associated with that.
Zendesk is more established than these two companies and provides a more robust solution for multi-channel support. Intercom is better suited for chat support and Freshdesk doesn't offer as many features and Zendesk does.
Zendesk is great for small- to medium-sized companies that expect fewer than 1500 tickets/inquiries per week. It's especially great for small startups looking to create an out-of-the-box solution to offer customer support at an affordable price. Zendesk doesn't do very well when you have over 1500 tickets/inquiries a week. But once you get to that many inquiries, your company will be larger and ready to evaluate other solutions.

Zendesk Feature Ratings

Organize and prioritize service tickets
9
Expert directory
9
Subscription-based notifications
10
ITSM collaboration and documentation
9
Ticket creation and submission
10
Ticket response
9
External knowledge base
10
Internal knowledge base
9
Customer portal
9
Social integration
9
Email support
9
Help Desk CRM integration
9