Why you should manage social comments in your helpdesk

Astrid Parmentier
Astrid Parmentier
Last updated on 
February 6, 2018
April 2, 2020
Why you should manage social comments in your helpdesk

How are you managing customer communications for your store?

It turns out most e-commerce merchants are using two distinct tools to manage customer communication. A helpdesk to respond to emails, Messenger conversations, and chats, and a social media management app to respond to Facebook and Instagram comments.

The problem with this approach is that communication is siloed across your tools and teams.

For instance, if a customer emails support and comments on one of yours ads with a question, your social media team won't know about the email, and your support team won't know about the comment.

On top of that, social management apps don't provide a lot of context on the customer. You can't know if you're talking to a loyal customer, or just somebody who's seeing your brand for the first time.

Sprout social comments


Comments on SproutSocial, a social media management tool: It's hard to know who this customer is.

Hence, social media for customer service.

We're introducing Facebook and Instagram comments on Gorgias.

When a customer leaves a comment, it creates a ticket and suggests a match with one of your Shopify customers. This way, you can see the order history and past conversations with this customer, across email, Messenger and other channels. (By the way, if you use Shopify, check out our list of the best social media apps for Shopify. You just might find the next tool to add to your ecommerce tech stack.)

Facebook comments and Instagram comments


A Facebook or Instagram comment thread on Gorgias

When you reply to a comment from Gorgias, it posts a reply to the comment on Facebook or Instagram.


Facebook comments and Instagram comments


What a response to a comment sent from Gorgias looks like on Facebook!

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You can also like and hide comments directly from Gorgias.

Facebook comments and Instagram comments


What a response to a comment sent from Gorgias looks like on Instagram!

Also, check out our guides on customer service for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Messenger.

And the best bit: this works with most of social media ads. You can now manage comments on your ads directly from your help desk.

We hope you'll enjoy this new social media feature. Do you have questions on how comments work, or suggestions? We'd love to show you a demo.

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