UVdesk – Magento 2 Free Helpdesk Ticket System is an amazing extension which allows the customers to create support tickets regarding their queries. The customers can easily create a ticket from the UVdesk option available in My Account section.
The admin or its assigned agents can manage the tickets either from Magento backend or from UVdesk Dashboard. With the help of UVdesk Connector, all the information about the tickets is automatically synchronized between your Magento store and your UVdesk Dashboard.
Every ticket has a unique ticket number assigned to it which helps in managing them. Information such as ticket status, ticket priority, ticket labels, the number of replies etc can also visible by the admin and agents. Having a helpdesk ticket system for any kind of business small or big is very much necessary for providing customer service and support.
Please Note – To use this extension, you must have UVdesk account. You can create a free UVdesk account here.
Now you can integrate UVdesk help-desk cloud Support service with your Magento.
Features of Magento 2 Help Desk Extension
- The admin can enable or disable this module from the back-end.
- This module integrates UVdesk Helpdesk System with Magento Store.
- Only registered users are allowed to create a ticket from the front-end.
- Ticket reply to the customer can be sent either from Magento back-end or UVdesk Dashboard.
- The filter option can be used to search any specific ticket using various properties.
- A detailed information about the ticket is displayed using different labels and statuses.
- The admin and its assigned agents has an option to attach any supported file in its reply message.
- All the tickets can be managed either from Magento back-end or UVdesk Dashboard.
Installation of Magento 2 Customer Support Plugin
Download the zip file and extract its content on your computer. The extracted folder will have a folder named src, inside this folder, you will find app folder. Copy this app folder into Magento2 root directory on the server as shown below.
After the successful installation, you have to run these commands in the Magento2 root directory.
First command- php bin/magento setup:upgrade
After running the commands, you need to flush the cache from the Magento admin panel by navigating through->System->Cache management.
After flushing the Cache storage you will get a confirmation message as shown below.
How to get UVdesk Access Token
In order to use this module, the admin needs to have UVdesk Access Token, please visit this link and login to your UVdesk account. In case you don’t have a UVdesk account, you can create a free account as well.
Step 1 – Login to UVdesk Account
If you have a UVdesk account, then enter your organization’s subdomain and proceed to Step 4.
In case you don’t have an account, please click Sign Up and follow the below steps.
Step 2 – Create New Login Details
Now to create a new account with UVdesk, enter your email address, and set the password.
Step 3 – Choose UVdesk Subdomain
Enter your organization name and choose the subdomain name for your organization on Uvdesk.com. For example – abc-support. So your UVdesk address will become https://abc-support.uvdesk.com.
Please wait while your account is being created.
Step 4 – Go to UVdesk Dashboard
Once your UVdesk account has been created you’ll be redirected to the UVdesk dashboard. Please go to Profile option.
Step 5 – Create New Token
Then, go to API Access Tokens and click New Token button.
Enter any name for the token and click Save Token, you’re Token Key will be generated.
Copy and paste the Token Key in the Magento module configuration.
After successfully installing this module, navigate to Stores>Configuration>UVdesk Connector. Here you can manage the settings of this module.
Accounts – To use this module set this option to Enabled. Or Disabled, if you don’t want to use it.
Access Token – Enter the UVdesk Access Token copied from your UVdesk account.
Company Domain – Enter the Domain Name of your company. For instance – your helpdesk URL is – https://abc-support.uvdesk.com then company domain name would be – abc-support
Customer Front-end View
UVdesk Tickets Panel
Now the customer can create a support ticket for their query by going to My Account>UVdesk. Here the customer can see all the ticket created so far. To create a new ticket the customer will simply click Create Ticket button.
The customer needs to provide the following information while submitting a ticket query. First, select the Ticket Type, Enter the Subject, and Message content. The customer can also upload file attachments in the ticket.
After creating the ticket, the customer will get an email notification also.
If some agent has sent a reply to the ticket, the customer will get the email notification and can check the ticket from My Account section.
A customer can also add collaborators in the ticket by entering their email addresses. Collaborators can view and reply in the ticket thread.
When a customer adds a collaborator, two emails will be sent to collaborator’s email address. In the first email, the collaborator will find a link for setting a password on UVdesk account. In the second email, the collaborator will find the ticket thread link.
Collaborator UVdesk Panel
After successfully logging in UVdesk, a collaborator can check the ticket thread and can communicate over this ticket. Any new replies sent by a collaborator will be seen by both customer and the UVdesk agent.
Admin Ticket Management
To manage your tickets, the admin needs to login to the backend panel and go to UVdesk Connector>Tickets. The admin can now see the overview of the tickets. All the tickets are labeled as New, Unassigned, Not replied, Mine, Starred and Trashed.
The tickets are automatically divided according to various events as follows:
Open – A new ticket which has arrived and not been assigned to anyone.
Pending – A new ticket which has been assigned to someone and reply is pending.
Answered – A ticket whose query has been answered and waiting for the user’s reply.
Resolved – A ticket where the user is satisfied with the answer of its query.
Closed – A ticket which is complete and cannot be reopened by the user.
Spam – A ticket which is irrelevant or contains no message.
Priority – The tickets basis of their importance have four different priorities- Urgent, High, Medium and Low.
Ticket No. – A unique number is assigned to each and every ticket for sorting them.
Customer Name – The name of the customer/user who has created the ticket.
Subject – The subject or title of the ticket query created by the user.
Date Added – It shows the created date and time of the ticket.
Replies – Number of messages sent by the agent or the admin to the user.
Agent – The assigned person who will reply to the ticket.
As there are a huge number of tickets created by the customers, the admin can use various filters for finding specific ticket queries. The tickets can be filtered using:-
Assigned To – Find all the tickets assigned to an UVdesk agent.
Customer – Find all the tickets created by a customer.
Group – Find all the tickets of a specific group.
Team – Find tickets of a team.
Priority – Find all the tickets by priority such as high, low, medium.
Type – Find all the tickets according to their type.
Tag – Find tickets using a tag.
Mailbox – Find tickets assigned to a mailbox.
The admin can assign a ticket to any other agent, please click the Agent Edit icon and then select the agent name from the list. The assigned agent can then reply to the ticket.
Click View button in the Action column to send a reply or view more information about the specific ticket. A new page will open, which will show the detailed information about the ticket. Please refer from the screenshot below. Here you can see the customer name and its email address. The agent can attach any file with the message. Click Reply button to send the message to the customer.
After sending the reply successfully to the customer, the admin will get a successful notification message on top.
Managing Tickets from UVdesk
UVdesk Ticket View
The agent can send a reply to the customer from UVdesk. There are various options available for text formatting. File attachments is also supported.
There various options available while replying the customer. When the agent sends the reply message, the status of the ticket can also be updated.
UVdesk Ticket Management
Once the agent has opened the ticket, the agent can update the priority, status, type, group, team details for that ticket. The agent can also add tags, labels, and collaborators for the ticket.
When the agent views the ticket, it can edit the ticket using Ticket options menu.
- Edit Ticket
- Print Ticket
- Mark as Spam
- Mark as Closed
- Delete Ticket
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Current Product Version - 2.0.5
Supported Framework Version - 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x