A Help Scout alternative that works inside Gmail
Help Scout is a powerful too built for large dedicated customer support teams. If you have a small growing business, it may be way more than you need.
Keeping gives you all of the customer support features you need to manage customer support right inside Gmail. Teams love Keeping because there is no complicated onboarding or new tool to learn.
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Why choose Keeping over Help Scout
Keeping is the Help Scout alternative that works inside Gmail.
Create a Keeping mailbox, forward your shared email address or connect with Google, and invite your team.
Know where every support email stands by marking them as Open, Closed or Pending. No more requests slipping.
Easily share notes with your whole team to communicate what needs to be done or how to follow up.
Add as many shared inboxes as you like - respond from your personal inbox without having to manage multiple logins.
Advanced reporting gives you the data you need to know to measure your team’s performance.
Getting the same questions over and over again? Easily save and share canned answers across your team.
Keeping prevents multiple team members from working on the same support request at the same time.
Let your customers know you're listening with an automatic reply when you receive a new message.
Keeping works inside Google Workspace
Unlike Help Scout, Keeping creates a new section inside your Gmail. This allows you to continue to use Gmail for your day-to-day work while having easy access to your customer support inbox. No extra browser tabs to manage!
Help Scout is a powerful tool, but it's not for everyone. It's a complex system that requires training and ongoing support. If your team isn't willing to put in the effort to learn it, you're wasting your money.
Only Keeping lets you share your mailbox from right inside Gmail.
Keeping is more affordable
Help Scout's bare-bones Standard plan ($25/user) is still a lot more expensive than Keeping's fully-featured Organization Plan ($15/user). With Help Scout, if you want more than 2 shared mailboxes, you'll need to upgrade to their expensive Plus plan ($50/mo per user).
On average, Keeping is about 60% less expensive than Help Scout. And you still get all of the critical features to manage a shared mailbox.
For a 5 person team with 3 mailboxes, you can expect to save nearly $1,500/year with Keeping.
A quick comparison on price
See how Keeping and Help Scout compare across every feature and why Keeping is the best Help Scout alternative for most small business.
|The most popular ready-made plan
|Works inside Gmail
|Advanced Reports + Export
The Help Scout alternative your team will love
No compromises. All the features you need to manage customer support from inside Gmail.
Collaborate in Gmail
Adding customer support to your operation no longer means opening an extra browser tab. Manage your shared inbox from your own Gmail account. No external app!
- Add collaboration to email
- Stop duplicated work
- Share the workload
Simple & Streamlined
Our instant setup and Gmail integration are designed for the busiest teams. There’s no complex software to configure. You’re up and running and supporting customers in minutes.
- Get started in minutes
- One home for multiple mailboxes
- Save time with shared templates
Advanced reporting gives you the data you need to know how your team responds to customers. Track first response time, resolution time, busiest times, and much more.
- Reports by agent, tag, and mailbox
- Understand how your team can improve
- Visualize the data over time
Focus on what’s essential and let workflows handle repetitive tasks. Automatically assign tickets, set priority and tags, or change the status based on the content of your email.
- Improve team efficiency
- Respond to customers faster
- Nothing slips through the cracks
Connect the Tools You Use
Keeping is a powerful tool that can help you to stay organized and productive. But it can be even more powerful when you connect it to your other tools, such as Shopify, Zapier, or HubSpot.
Collaborate on customer support, inside Gmail
Made for busy teams
Collaborate with team members in real-time — no more forwarding emails and confusion around who is doing what.
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There's no credit card required to get started. Get set up and connected in less than 10 minutes.
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