Zendesk Integration - Sync Tickets to Sell

View Zendesk Support Tickets on your Contacts and Deals in Sell with our native integration with the customer service platform - Zendesk Support. This integration is currently available on all Sell Plans.

Why integrate Sell with Zendesk?

Connecting to Zendesk will allow you and your team to see the complete picture when it comes to your customers in Sell. You'll be able to see the history of Zendesk correspondence from your Contacts when you click on them - we'll even call out currently open tickets to give you the most relevant information and increase the odds of closing and renewing your Deals.



How does the Zendesk integration work?

Connecting Sell to Zendesk will provide a one-way sync of your support tickets into Sell. If a Contact in Sell has a ticket in Zendesk, you’ll see that ticket displayed on the Contact’s activity feed (if the ticket is currently open, it will also be shown on the right side of the Contact in a box labeled “Tickets”).


 If a Contact has a currently active Deal, their open tickets will appear there as well!
Once the integration is active, you’ll also see a new option called “Total Open Tickets" appear for your Contact and Deal Smart Lists. You’ll be able to filter and sort on that column similar to other Smart List options, allowing you to easily see which of your customers have written into your Zendesk the most. 


How to Enable the Zendesk integration?

Start by heading over to your account’s Settings page. Click into Sell's Integration settings page, then scroll until you find the Zendesk option.

Note: You’ll need to be an admin in both Sell and Zendesk in order to set this integration up.


Clicking "Enable" will prompt you to log into your Zendesk account. Be sure to log into an admin Zendesk account in order to sync all of your tickets. 




You’ll then be automatically directed back to Sell. The integration is now live and will automatically start syncing ticket information to Sell.

Depending on the amount of information you have in your Sell and Zendesk accounts, this could take up to several hours. You can check back on the integration “Status” page to see progress, and you’ll receive a notification as soon as it’s done. 


Which Sell plan is the Zendesk Integration available on?

This integration is currently available on all plans.


Do I need to be on a specific Zendesk plan to use this integration?

You'll need to be on Zendesk Support's Professional Plan or higher to enable the Zendesk Integration. Check out Zendesk's Plans & Pricing here.


How does Sell match my Zendesk tickets to my Contacts?

Sell scans a combination of the name of the Contact, the email address of the Contact, as well as the domain of that email address. This is matched against the “requester” field within your Zendesk tickets. Based off of those criteria, Zendesk tickets to their records within your Sell account.

You'll find a table below with examples of requesters in Zendesk, and their respective matches in Sell. The integration is pretty forgiving when it comes to exactly matching your Requesters - we'd rather you have more information available to you than miss out on a potentially important Zendesk ticket on a Contact because it came from a slightly different name. 


Zendesk Requester

Name: Phillip Jones (Contact)

Email: phil@gmail.com

Phil Jones


Name: Tim Parker (Contact)

Email: tim.parker@delivery-inc.com

Tim Parker


Name: Gear Shift (Company)

Email: contact@gearshift.com

David Mills


Name: Quick Post (Company)

Email: No email

Mark Williams



How often does Sell sync with Zendesk?

Sell will sync once every 15 minutes with Zendesk.


What information about Zendesk tickets will I see in Sell?

Ticket Title, Requester, Owner, and Status will sync in from Zendesk’s default fields. Additionally, any custom Ticket properties defined in Zendesk will sync to Sell. You’ll also see status changes, public comments, and internal comments displayed within Sell.

Open tickets will be highlighted in a box on the right side of a Contact named “Tickets.” 


Tickets that are not currently open will be reflected in the activity feed of a Contact. 


When do I see tickets on Deals?

All open tickets for Associated Contacts are displayed on its Deal as soon as the Deal is created. You'll see them show up in the Activity feed, as well as the Tickets box on the right side of the Deal card. 


Still have questions? Reach out to us at sell@zendesk.com and we'd be happy to help!