of people are likely to positively perceive a business that offers text message support.
of customers prefer to text a customer support agent over other communication options.
of American people rank text messaging as their most preferred channel for customer service.
of consumers want to have text conversations with businesses rather than just receive information.
Provide fast, high-quality customer service, and be responsive when customers need support.
Respond instantly to customers, serve more customers at a time, and shorten wait times in the process. Watch your backlog shrink to nothing.
Make it easy for customers to get in touch, from wherever they are. And our mobile app allows your agents to provide support from anywhere.
Quality support interactions create positive emotional associations with your brand, and the result is higher trust and better customer retention.
We make collaborating a breeze, leaving more time to focus on what’s important—your customer.
Set up separate phone numbers for different departments in your organization. Getting organized helps you lend a hand when another group needs help.
Use our Whispers tool to hold private discussions within the platform so that you can get approval from supervisors, discuss next steps, and give feedback to agents.
Your agents can claim conversations to let others know which accounts they own, or transfer clients to other team members with special expertise.
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Organize conversations, and work faster using our automations.
Keep conversation records and categorize them by issue type and outcome using our resolutions feature and tags. Plus, use our search tool to revisit old conversations.
Create message templates to answer common questions, and set up automated responses based on keywords.
Keep your finger on the pulse, and make sure your team and agents are meeting turnaround times and resolution times.
We can work with your customer support stack. Textline integrates with leading help desk software such as Zendesk, Help Scout, and more.
Customers expect their conversations to stay private. Textline handles security so you can handle support.
Learn why thousands of companies picked Textline over the competition and love using us to communicate with their customers every day.
While texting is a reliable way to resolve customer issues and answer questions quickly, the communication channel is highly regulated. Staying compliant is required by law, but it’s also a great way to establish trust and build better relationships with your customers.
To comply, it’s important for you to register your customer support phone number and ensure your SMS strategy adheres to texting laws like the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Textline makes it easy for you to stay compliant with SMS regulations. We not only have a TCPA compliance certification, but also help businesses register their phone numbers with regulators, share updates on compliance regularly, and have opt-in and opt-out safeguards in place. Textline also protects our customer data as if it's our own, ensuring your business complies with regulations outside of texting like the CCPA and GDPR.
It’s easy to start using SMS as a channel for customer service with Textline. Below we break down five key steps to help you get started quickly.
If you don’t have one already, the first step is to create a Textline account. You’ll be prompted to enter your name, organization, email, and phone number. Click here to create your account.
The second step is to set up your phone number. In Textline lingo, this is called creating a department. You have the option to text-enable your existing landline, VoIP, or toll-free number. Or, you can request a new phone number, which Textline will provide. If you want a separate phone line for different teams or locations, this is possible. You’d simply add a department. Each phone line is referred to as a department within Textline. For example, if your call center handles customer support for two separate businesses you could have one phone number for each one.
The third step is to invite your team members, which we call Agents on Textline. Inviting multiple Agents enables you to work together as a team and respond to customers promptly. Everyone has visibility into the latest messages and can jump in to respond to customers from one centralized dashboard.
When it comes to customer support and service, you are often dealing with inbound messages. As a result, this fourth step is optional, but it can help your team know who is messaging you. If you want, import your existing contact list. You can do so by uploading a CSV file to your Address Book in the Textline dashboard. Once the contact list is imported, you can easily edit contacts, add more contacts, and group them.
Once you have completed the steps above, you can start texting for customer service. If you need help getting started with your first messages, check out our tried and tested SMS templates for customer service. Happy texting!