We created Help Scout for businesses that share our passion for doing right by the customer. For many of us, great customer service isn’t a cost center — it’s an effective marketing tool, a competitive differentiator, and a cornerstone of the brand.
But in 2011, there were no customer service platforms available that embodied our customer-centric values. There were help desks that quite literally treated each person like a number and made it far too difficult to build a long-term relationship. We felt a strong pull to make something different, and we did.
Today Help Scout is used by customer-centric organizations around the world, from small businesses to high-growth startups and non-profits. We’ve been on this journey for several years now, but in many ways it still feels like early days. The way we see it, doing right by customers will never go out of style, and we intend to be around for as long as people value that way of doing business.