Plan your inbox structure
Before you create your first team inbox, it’s important to think about how you want them to work. Front’s very flexible, so you should build out the structure and workflow that suits your team. Before continuing, make sure you understand the difference between an inbox and a channel. For more info, check this out.
Here are a few ideas — feel free to mix and match!
Consolidate similar accounts into one inbox
Group all your support channels — like your support@ email address, company SMS number, and Twitter handle — into one inbox called “Support”. Then you can manage those messages all together in one process.
Use inboxes to sort messages into tiers
Prioritize messages by creating escalation inboxes, like “Tier 1”, “Tier 2”, and “Urgent”. You can manually move messages between inboxes or use rules to automatically sort them.
Give users access to exactly what they need
You can choose which teammates can access which team accounts and inboxes. You might give everyone access to general ones, like a “Customer Feedback” inbox, but limit access to a noisy “Sales” inbox that only the Sales team needs to see.
Ready to create your first team inbox? Click here.