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Part-Time, Work-from-Home Customer Service Position

Are you looking to earn some supplemental income? Do you enjoy dealing with customers and making sure they are thoroughly pleased with their experience? PerfectBee is looking to extend our customer support team and has a part-time Virtual Assistant opening in our customer service team. The position is remote/work-from-home, by design.

About The Role

This customer service position has a broad range of responsibilities. The following are representative, but will evolve over time as PerfectBee continues to grow.

  • Processing and managing orders as they are received (all orders are received and processed online)
  • Communicating with customers proactively and effectively, to answer questions and resolve issues, via both email and phone
  • Working with vendors and distributors to ensure orders are processed efficiently and on time
  • Ongoing data entry work, across various applications and services
  • Communicating with Colony members for membership-related questions, generating course certificates and more
  • Working seamlessly with other Customer Support Representatives, to ensure we serve our customers in a reliable, friendly and proactive manner
  • Engage proactively in numerous ongoing internal projects, separate to the direct customer service role

The successful candidate with have a strong passion to serve and delight customers plus a willingness to learn on an ongoing basis, including at a technical level.

Initially, there will be a small number of hours per week (5-10) but this likely will grow over time.

Skills / Background Required

  • Required
    • A keen, passionate and proven focus on customer service
    • Experience dealing with customers in an online setting, through email and over the phone
    • Solid organizational and communication skills, with a strong attention to detail
    • Strong familiarity and comfort with regular computer tasks such as editing documents, updating spreadsheets, arranging meetings and so on
    • Experience and comfort working with modern online apps and services. No specific apps are required (we will train, as required), though experience and a working knowledge of WordPress and/or WooCommerce are strong advantages
    • English speaking, with experience offering customer service in a professional setting
  • Preferred
    • An active interest in beekeeping is a strong preference, but not a requirement

Location and Availability

  • Candidates must be based in the contiguous US
  • This role requires frequent monitoring of email and an ability to respond to tasks in a reasonable timeframe during US business hours (east coast preferred but not essential)
  • An interest in optionally working outside these hours is preferred, but not required
  • During working hours tasks are expected to be completed within certain timeframes, depending on the type of task. While there will some time-critical tasks, the priority is on executing in a predictable, reliable and well-communicated manner

Resources Required

  • Reliable access to a high speed Internet connection, both upstream and downstream
  • A computer capable of supporting participation in online video meetings and the presentation and viewing of a shared screen

Why Work With Us?

Note : This is not a full time / employed position and the successful candidate will be working in a freelance capacity.

We love customers! And we love it even more when they love us! We will train you to be effective using our internal processes so you can serve our customers and members well.

You will enjoy working with our vendors and our customer and, over time, you are likely to learn a wide and diverse set of technical services.

We are a family-run business with a nice balance of informality and friendliness and a fierce, burning passion for stellar customer service. The successful candidate will track time worked and report weekly.

How To Apply

We keep it simple! Just use our contact form and please include...

  • Why you think this position might suit you and what you can offer
  • Background in customer support, both online and over the phone
  • Interest and background in beekeeping, if applicable
  • If available, a link to your resume
  • Your pay expectations (dollars per hour)
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