Customer Support for WooCommerce makes customer services a lot easier and simple for online sellers. Keep track of your customer enquiries right from within your WooCommerce store.
- Download the .zip file.
- Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New
- Upload Plugin with the file you downloaded with Choose File.
- Install Now and Activate the extension.
Customer Support for WooCommerce is a simple plug-and-play extension. To configure Customer Support:
- Go to WordPress Admin and navigate to WC Customer Support>Configuration
- Set Ajax Refresh time to function optimally, at 3 seconds. It can be increased to reduce the load if your server is fully loaded or you are receiving customer enquiries in bulk.
- Set your Customer Support status to Online to let your customers know that you are available to respond in real-time and click Save Settings.
- You are all set, now go to WC Customer Support tab and chat with your customers!
After installation customer can see a chat slider on bottom-right of your WooCommerce Store.
On clicking Live help! slider, it will slide up and your customer can use to chat with you.
How Customers can Start a Conversation?
Live help! chat slider, when opened for the first time by a new customer, will be asked for their name and emails address. They are then connected to your customer support directly after entering it.
Existing customers with an account on your web store can connect directly to your customer support without being asked for any credentials.
How Store Owners Interact with their Customers?
You can navigate to WordPress Dashboard > WC Customer Support to interact with your customers about their enquiries.
In Customer Support for WooCommerce tab, for customers who have ordered products from your store, information related to their last three orders is provided in the right next to their chat tab. This helps store owner to see and track customers’ orders easily.
Latest orders from clients have the following product information:
- Status of Product
- Order Date
- Payment Method used
- Shipping Method used
- Billing Address
- Shipping Address
Store owners can also be able to view the total order history of their clients by clicking on View Orders option from Customer’s recent orders column.
I am online but working on other things. How would I know that I have received any message?
You will hear a clear beep sound when you receive a message from your customer and you can check your inbox to respond to them in real-time.
What will happen when I have selected offline from the configuration menu?
When you are set to offline mode, customers will be notified in the Need help chat slider that you are offline at that time. The message will be saved in WC Customer Support tab and can be accessed and given response anytime.
How would I know whether a certain customer is available or not after sending a message?
When customers are online or their tab is open after sending a message, the green dot next to their name will identify that they might be available to chat.