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Customer Service vs Customer Success: What's the Difference?

While it’s not uncommon to hear the terms “customer success,” and “customer service,” used interchangeably, one should be cautious of doing so. Yes, these terms are related and connected in various ways. They both involve helping customers, troubleshooting issues and providing valuable information, however using these terms as synonyms would be a mistake. 

This blog aims to dispel the differences between these two terms and make it abundantly clear what each of these mean.

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Sarah Robinson-Yu

Carrie Melissa Jones

Carrie Melissa Jones is a community leader, entrepreneur, and community management consultant who has been involved with online community leadership since the early 2000s. As the founder of Gather Community Consulting, she consults with brands to build and optimize communities around the world.

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