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How do I configure my Zendesk Sell integration?
How do I configure my Zendesk Sell integration?

Set up your CloudTalk + Zendesk Sell integration.

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Written by David Cacik
Updated over a week ago

Follow this guide to start integrating CloudTalk with your Zendesk Sell account.

User Level:

  • Admin

Integration Overview

You can set up your Zendesk Sell integration in three ways:

  • Only the data integration / synchronization

  • Only the CTI

  • Both (recommended)

The CloudTalk + Zendesk Sell data integration will synch all existing Zendesk Sell data (contacts, client history, emails, etc.) to CloudTalk, and vice versa. This will allow your agents to have a comprehensive understanding of their customers without having to open multiple systems.

Our CTI integration lets agents use our CloudTalk softphone to make calls directly from Zendesk, saving time and energy.

Video Overview

If you prefer video setups, here's an instruction video on setting up the CloudTalk & Zendesk Sell integration:

Data Synchronization Setup

Log into your CloudTalk dashboard. From there:

  1. Go to Account > Integrations in the left menu.

  2. Hover over the Zendesk Sell integration and click +Add.

  3. You will be redirected to a Zendesk login page to log into your account.

  4. Select Authorize and follow the authorization flow.

  5. After a successful login, you'll be redirected back to your CloudTalk dashboard, where your integration will be ready to customize:

    1. Choose how to tag your Zendesk Sell contacts in CloudTalk.

    2. Choose which calls will be logged to Zendesk Sell. You can define which calls to log (inbound, outbound, missed calls and voicemails). Logged calls will be logged as closed activities.

    3. Decide whether you want to log all calls or only calls made during business hours, as well as when your lines will be closed.

    4. Use the Connected numbers section if you only want certain CloudTalk numbers should be linked to your Zendesk Sell integration. If no number is specified, all numbers will be synced to Zendesk Sell.

  6. When you're done making changes, you can Save the integration to start synchronization.

During synchronization, all your Zendesk Sell contacts will be synchronized with CloudTalk. Please note that this process may take a few minutes.

CloudTalk CTI in Zendesk Setup

Our Zendesk CTI supports both inbound and outbound use cases, and you don't need the Click-to-Call extension.

You can click a provided phone number directly from Zendesk Sell and select the option to Call this number. Based on your phone configuration, the number will be automatically called or pasted into the dial pad.

Steps from Zendesk

  1. Navigate to the Zendesk marketplace and search for CloudTalk.

  2. Select the CloudTalk for Sales app. Install.

  3. Select which Zendesk account you would like to install the app to. (If relevant, make sure this is the same account for which you set up your data integration.)

  4. Enter an installation Title and select Install.

  5. Once the CloudTalk for Sales app is installed, you will see the CloudTalk logo in the toolbar.

  6. Select this logo to log into your CloudTalk Phone if it is your first use, or if you were previously logged in somewhere else.

    1. You may need to allow microphone or notification permissions on your browser.

    2. During the initial setup, you can select the options for how you want your CloudTalk Phone to behave within Zendesk Sell.

  7. When signed in, your CloudTalk Phone is ready to use within Zendesk Sell:

    1. Select a number and choose Call directly. (Your CloudTalk Phone settings will determine whether this option starts a call or pastes the number into your dialer.)

      Call directly will start the call or paste the number into your phone, depending on chosen settings.

      Select the CloudTalk logo anytime during your outgoing call to display or hide your phone.

To ensure your incoming calls are directed to the right interface, we only allow users to be logged into one "instance" of CloudTalk phone at a time.

  • If you are working from Zendesk, this means logging into your phone within Zendesk will log you out of your standalone desktop app (or any other integrated CloudTalk phone apps).

  • As a best practice, it's always good for sales reps to check that they are logged in from the interface they want to make and receive calls through.

If you need further assistance or have any questions, you can contact our Support team. We are always here to help you!

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