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Looking for an alternative to Zendesk?

Cumbersome user permissions, clunky customer portals, and complex ticketing systems all take time to learn. Help Scout gives you back that time by reducing help desk setup complexity, so you can focus on your customers.

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A more affordable alternative to Zendesk for companies at all stages and sizes. Help Scout delivers all the features, plus premium 24x6 support with a 30-minute average response time. There are no contracts and no surprises.

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Users
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Help Scout

$20/User, Standard plan

$200
/mo
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/mo
$1,000
/mo
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$59/User, Professional plan

$590
/mo
$1,475
/mo
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/mo
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Savings
$4,680
/yr
$11,700
/yr
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/yr

Import all your Zendesk data at no cost

When you’re ready to evaluate Help Scout, the Zendesk import tool lets you import your entire ticket history, including customer profiles, and Help Center articles from Zendesk into Help Scout. It’s automated, free, and can be done without your IT department.

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Start supporting in minutes

You only need an email address to create your first mailbox. Create multiple mailboxes for each shared email address so you can work seamlessly across departments, or manage several products/brands from a single account.

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Reporting that Scales

Unlike Zendesk, Help Scout offers reporting capabilities on every plan, making it easy for you and your team to immediately derive insights on team performance. Use reports to identify trends, recurring questions, and feedback on customer support.

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The ease of Help Scout, everywhere

Help Scout’s mobile apps keeps the easy, clean functionality of the web experience, so you can keep your finger on the pulse of customer support, across every device.

Help Scout Plus

Need more freedom and flexibility?

We’ve got you covered. Upgrading to Help Scout Plus equips your team with advanced features, like enhanced reporting, unlimited teams, unlimited custom fields, and a dedicated customer development manager.

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Integrate your Knowledge Base with Docs

Docs lets you easily create up to 5 knowledge base sites that work beautifully on any device. Docs integrates directly with Help Scout, so you can quickly locate and send answers from your knowledge base to your customer, without ever leaving your page.

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