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Experts Share How Chatbots Will Evolve in 2019

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In recent years we have seen the decline of phone calls and emails as the direct source of communication in daily life, businesses and customer support. With the hype and launch of bot platforms, it has become commonplace to turn to AI to quickly answer customer questions. Thanks to the advancements in NLP and machine learning chatbots have diversified their use-cases. What’s in store for the future of chatbots? Some bot experts weigh in with their predictions.

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Connect Users to your App with a Chatbot

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Your developers likely spent countless hours obsessing over the details of your application’s user interface. They looked at menu placement, what happens when different buttons are clicked and make sure to ensure smooth navigation from any point. So why are visitors not engaging with your application the way you hoped? What is it that you’re missing? The best design in the world can’t make up for the benefits of direct user engagement. Did the idea of a customer service chatbot come up when mapping out your application design? If you did add them, are you satisfied with the ways you’ve been able to adapt them to your business needs? Do you find yourself constantly frustrated by their limitations? Engaging Users With Chatbots Creating the ultimate user experience means looking beyond the placement of different elements around your pages. What are you learning about each visitor once they hit your landing…

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How to Build a Chatbot for your Website for Customer Support

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You have just emerged from the best Cyber Monday business rush ever, and your customer service people tell you about all those orders that got away. Those escaping customers were stacked in the waiting queue of pending inquiries, and only the cyber gods how many went to your competition because your customer support system was overloaded. You probably are using some version of customer support automation, and your traditional customer service works fine. That is because your human reps can intelligently process a variety of customer questions, which are rarely simple. For simple questions, your customers go to your website for self-service, or they Google it. Customers want to chat However, not everyone has the same definition of “simple.” There are many customers whose default preference is an online chat, no matter what the question. Today’s e-commerce is centered around instant, or at least quick, gratification. Many customers will willingly…

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Chatbots: The Best Way to Ensure Total Customer Satisfaction

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Poor customer service is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year leading to customers switching to competitors. Chatbot automation can guarantee that every customer is satisfied with their service. Whether you are a Business 2 Business (B2B) or a Business to Consumer (B2C) organization, there is always the important element of a customer involved. Frankly, we know, that it is customers who bring in the revenue for all businesses. Good products and services will attract more customers and vice versa. You have to ensure that every customer that encounters your business is a satisfied customer. NewVoiceMedia’s 2018 “Serial Switchers” report reveals that poor customer service is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year. That’s up $13 billion since its last report in 2016[1]. The main reasons for customers are cutting ties with businesses are as follows: Customers do not feel appreciated. Customers are not able to speak to…

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They didn’t put a chatbot on their website and this is what happened!

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Chatbot’s on company websites have become a social norm. But what about companies that don’t have a bot? What does that mean for them? Let’s take a look.  Chatbots have become the new rage in today’s online marketplace. All businesses are trying to move fast to adapt to new technology. Do chatbots really work? Do they really improve business? Or is it all just hype? Many companies were quick to join the chatbot wave while others remained skeptical and waited for results. The ‘wait and watch’ approach is almost always effective. It is a patient strategy for a business of any size. Unfortunately, customers today have a short supply of patience. Acknowledging this could make all the difference to your business. In today’s competitive world amid the digital competition, it is easy to lose customers and risk lower profits without adapting. This can penultimately result in business failure. The best…

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How Chatbots Fit into the Sales Funnel

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Chatbots are an asset to more than customer support sector. Thanks to the recent advancements in AI, chatbot use cases have greatly expanded. Bots can and have been facilitating the sales sector by collecting user data, qualifying leads and much more. In this article, we will demonstrate the benefits of AI in each stage of the sales funnel.   What is a chatbot? A chatbot is a software that is designed to simulate a conversation with human users. With machine learning and Natural language processing the formerly rudimentary interactions with a bot has become more advanced. At times users may not realize that they aren’t speaking with a human. According to the Salesforce State of Conversational Marketing report, they found that people from all 195 countries are using online chat to start conversations on business websites. Similarly, Gartner forecasts that by 2020, over 85% of customer interactions will be handled without a human….

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Chatbots and Hospitality: Robo-Powered Guest Services?

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You might not think of the silicon chip when you think about how best to serve your guests in the people-centric hospitality world, but we do! Unique solutions to age-old problems can come with ease, with chatbots being more accessible, more intelligent, and lower-cost than ever before. As polite as you want them to be, ever present, and ready to listen. These powerful tools are already making waves in sales and customer service, and the hospitality industry is sure to be next. How’s that? Let’s take a look… Bookings and reservations – any time, anywhere 64% of people think 24-hour availability is the top benefit of chatbots (Drift, 2018), and in the hospitality industry, your guests are going to be in different time zones and scattered across the globe. Booking a place to stay for your holiday halfway across the world next month? Chances are your afternoon is their midnight!…

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4 Ways FAQ Automation with Chatbots Can Save Your Users’ Hairlines

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Congratulations! You’ve accomplished your goal of creating a great piece of software capable of addressing lots of issues for end users. So why don’t you see higher utilization of your product? Your software team thought of everything as they slaved away to meet every deadline set for them. What could be the problem? Let’s see. When’s the last time you looked at your FAQ page? Yeah, your FAQ. The thing users rely on when they need to see if your product’s compatible with their system or if it’s capable of making all the necessary connections to their data sources. Outdated and Unhelpful If there’s been at least one administration change at the federal level since the last time your FAQ was updated, the chances are that’s a big part of your problem. Think about how much has changed in technology just in the last year alone. How helpful can your…

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How to Handle an Increasing Number of Facebook Messages

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Spoiler alert: You can cope with all your Facebook messages with an intelligently designed chatbot like Clustaar. (If you are into social media marketing and you take the previous statement at face value, please go directly to our Clustaar Integrations page and sign up now.) Have You Heard of Chatbots? Wait. You never ever heard of chatbots? Sure, you have. You’ve seen and used Microsoft’s Cortana and the Mac and Google versions Siri and Alexa. They even made a movie about this guy who falls in love with a chatbot named Samantha. You say you’ve never considered plugging a chatbot into your social media. Why not? Where Are Your Customers? You want to go where your customers are, right? Well, social media is where they are. Statista, a portal for marketing statistics, reports that nearly three-quarters of the US population has at least one social media account. If you’re doing business overseas, in 2018…

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Chatbot for Customer Support and Sales: One Team

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Convert Users to Buyers With Customer Support From the bottom line perspective, customer support is usually seen as a cost, rather than a way to drive revenue. It is an essential function, but just below the commercial and customer success teams. With this mindset, you’re probably missing an opportunity to convert more users into buyers. All in one: The Customer Team When it comes to customer success, support is seen as a cost that should be controlled and at times, reduced. But as most SaaS businesses provide a free trial period, things change. Although the user is not yet a customer, they’re using, trying and testing your product and the quality of your support. With the use then buy model, the conversion journey and customer support must be seen in the same business cycle. Here’s why: The frontier between a sales lead and a customer gets thinner The prospective client is buying…

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Why Small and Medium SaaS Companies Should Automate Their User Support

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Why Small and Medium SaaS Companies Should Automate Their User Support The tech community has seen Software as a Service (SaaS) market grow from a niche to a full-fledged market segment. This subset of the Cloud Services market experiences a 20% yearly growth powered by category-killers like Salesforce. The overall market size is expected to double, reaching $75 billion in 2020. The SaaS segment’s growth is primarily driven by small and medium-size companies attracted to the user-friendly interface, affordability, easy setup & training costs associated with SaaS technology. However dynamic the SaaS segment is, it is over saturated and increasingly competitive, with numerous sub-segments dominated by large incumbents (Salesforce, Dropbox). The environment is harsh for smaller SaaS vendors, and far more difficult to get their message across and to recruit new customers. One key element to growth survival is to get a product-market fit position, and then, create an amazing…

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Introducing the Clustaar Webchat

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This is a big day for us, because we are introducing to you the Clustaar Webchat! This is something we have been planning for a while and we have finally been able to put the final touch to our own livechat front. A simple and efficient livechat We already had great livechat integrations, like Intercom, or Messenger. But with the Clustaar Webchat, we allow you to build a bot and plug it to your website litterally in 5 minutes. We can also add that the use of the Clustaar Webchat is included in our Pro and Enterprise plans, so you won’t have to spend another dime on your chatbot. It is made to plug Chatbots built on the Clustaar Platform easily on any website with great features. The features of the Clustaar Webchat are the ones every Chatbot Livechat should have: Insert images or gifs; Use Quick Replies in the…

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