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Help Scout

Shared Inbox, Help Center, & Live Chat Software

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Help Scout Overview

Help Scout is a customer service software designed to provide an efficient and organized way for businesses to handle customer support. It's primarily known for its shared inbox feature, which allows support teams to manage all customer emails in one place. This helps ensure that no customer query is missed or overlooked. Help Scout also offers a knowledge base platform, enabling companies to create help articles and resources for customers to find answers themselves. The software's live chat tool, Beacon, allows for real-time interaction with customers on websites. Additionally, Help Scout provides detailed reports and analytics, giving insights into customer satisfaction and support team performance. Its user-friendly interface and integrations with other tools make it a popular choice for small to medium-sized businesses focused on delivering exceptional customer support.

Contact Details

  • Help Scout
  • 2011
  • United States
  • 101-500

Support

  • Email
  • Chat
  • Knowledge Base

Training

  • Documentation

Licensing & Deployment

  • Proprietary
  • Cloud Hosted
  • Web-Based
  • iPhone
  • Android

Typical Customers

  • Small-Business
  • Midsize-Business

Language Supported

English

Industries

Construction, Consumer Goods, Consumer Services, E-commerce, Manufacturing

Help Scout Features

  • Email Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Signature Management
  • Spam Blocker
  • Email Marketing
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Email Monitoring
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Routing
  • Canned Responses
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting
  • Search/Filter
  • Drag & Drop
  • Campaign Management
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Inbox Management
  • Response Management
  • Email Templates
  • Queue Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Prioritization
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Communication Management
  • SSL Security
  • Text Editing
  • Activity Tracking
  • Social Media Integration
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Decision Support
  • Document Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Drag & Drop
  • Live Chat
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Self Service Portal
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Full Text Search
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Tagging
  • Widgets
  • Content Management
  • Content Library
  • Multi-Language
  • Calendar Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Appointment Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Employee Management
  • Queue Management
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Customer History
  • Call Routing
  • SMS Messaging
  • Email Management
  • Voice Mail
  • Call Center Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Live Chat
  • Activity Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Auto-Responders
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Social Media Integration
  • Contact Management
  • Automated Routing
  • Call Center Management
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Performance Metrics
  • Customer Database
  • Self Service Portal
  • SLA Management
  • CRM
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Document Storage
  • Social Media Integration
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Prioritization
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Ticket Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • IT Asset Management
  • Email Management
  • Customer History
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Document Storage
  • Mobile Access
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Screen Sharing
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Proactive Chat
  • Auto-Responders
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Offline Form
  • Collaboration Tools
  • CRM
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Contact Management
  • Geotargeting
  • Chat/Messaging
  • File Sharing
  • Canned Responses
  • Email Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Churn Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Email Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • CRM
  • Multi-Language
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Content Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Customer Database
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Communication Management
  • Live Chat
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Visual Analytics
  • Customer History
  • Customer Portal
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Customizable Reports
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Help Desk Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Task Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Ticket Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Projections
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Recurring Issues
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Email Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Project Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Prioritization
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • SLA Management

Help Scout Pricing

Pricing Type

  • Per User

Preferred Currency

  • USD ($)

Free Trial

  • Available

Free Version

  • N/A

Payment Frequency

  • Annual Subscription
  • Monthly Payment

Plans & Packages

Standard

$20 Per Month

Help Scout FAQ's

No, Help Scout does not offer a free version.

Yes, Help Scout offers a free trial.

No, Credit Card details are not required for the Help Scout trial.

Help Scout offers the following pricing plans & packages:

Starting Plan:

$20 Per Month

Help Scout supports the following payment frequencies:

  • Annual Subscription , Monthly Payment

Yes, Help Scout offers an API.

Help Scout offers support with the following options:

Email , Chat , Knowledge Base

Help Scout offers training with the following options:

Documentation

Help Scout supports the following languages:

English

Following are the typical users of the Help Scout:

Small-Business , Midsize-Business

Help Scout supports the following deployment:

Cloud Hosted

Help Scout supports the following mobile devices:

Web-Based , iPhone , Android