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.


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.

Shared mailboxesUnlimited2
Maximum agentsUnlimited25
The most popular ready-made plan$17per user/month$40per user/month
Works inside Gmail
Advanced Reports + Export
HubSpot integration
+$25per user/month
Shopify integration

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

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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

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Best-in-Class Analytics

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

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Automate Everything

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

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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.

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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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