I am seeing a lot of missed chats because I don't have enough agents to answer them. Is there some sort of standard mechanism or strategy to deal with this?
There are some best practices you can implement to help lower the number of missed chats:
- Staff up for peak time periods when missed chats are at the highest.
- Allow Hybrid Assignment Mode for agents to take more than their concurrent limit. For more information, see the article: Configuring Hybrid Assignment Mode.
- Consider using Integrated Chat in the Web Widget to increase deflection rates.
- Make sure the pre-built Chat rescuer trigger is active in your account. The trigger won't prevent missed chats but will inform the customers that they can wait until an agent can respond.
To view the missed chats in your Chat reports, see the article: Analytics 101: Solving the missed chats mystery.