Well, it is always more convenient for people to communicate with real person. Just put yourself on your clients' place: would you like to have your question precisely answered? It also indicates the attention you give to your clients.
As about chatbots it is can be used for FAQ.
What is your problem with the live chat system you're using right now? I guess there are two options: bad chat software or incompetent chat agent.
I would recommend Upwork to find the right person on chat agent's position.
What is the audience that you are communicating?
If they don't expect a tailored service and have to find out basic answers, then chatbots might be useful.
On the contrary, if your customers would like to get any value beyond the basic FAQ, why not try to guide them to email? I like how Squarespace manages a stream of customers. First, extensive FAQ. Then they give clients a choice: leave a message to email for an answer in 24h, or open a live chat and get a reply as he queue goes.
I think that's the best practice.
Many business owners face the same dilemma: should I choose a chatbot for my business or would a live chat suffice and help me answer all questions instantly?
But you need to understand that it all depends on the needs of your business.
Chatbots help your business answer swiftly to problems faced by customers instantly. However, live chat helps you build a personal experience that prompts customers to return to your brand every time.
If you need an in-depth detail on what works best for you and your business, read a blog post here to understand what you should know before investing in either of the technologies.
According to surveys, the majority of customers prefer live chat over chatbots. But I believe a mix of chatbot and live chat will be the most efficient approach. The chatbot will be your first line to get the initial details and info from the customer and if the concern is complicated that cannot be handled by the chatbot you turn it over to a live chat representative. This will reduce the workload and you will be able to maximize the workload of your live chat reps.
In case you are interested in getting live chat representatives, we offer that service at Digital Minds BPO Services Inc. We are a small BPO Company based in the Philippines and have been operating since 2010. We have experienced and competitive agents. We currently have more than 100 agents and still growing. Our facilities have a redundant power supply and up to 100 Mbps internet and we are operating 24/7.
I hope my answer was helpful to you.
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It's totally based on your business and service model.
First and foremost, you need to under what is Chatbot - Chatbot is nothing but the automated answering system. If your customer asks a regular question, it provides answers from the database. It's very useful for FAQ type questions. To know more about chatbot - https://www.pattronize.com/blog/how-chatbots-can-be-part-user-search-experience/
Live chat is nothing but, interaction with the customer on a real-time. It gives more attention to your customer.
If you are a startup, just go with a chatbot is the best option. Once your customer answering session will be increased to 50 to 100 chats per day. It's better you go with live chat.
I hope the answer will be helpful. Thanks!
Having a live chat is great especially if you have the resources to handle it. However, looking at the potential of chatbots powered by AI, the future of chatbots seems bright.
However, they are not here to replace human beings (at least not anytime soon) but to help us save money, time, and energy.
If you're having issues with live chat response time, I think chatbot can be a good way to start a consumer interaction while you connect them with the proper live chat person, or it can be useful if you notice your consumers consistently asking the same questions. However, as a consumer I typically find live chat sessions to be more helpful since I can receive answers that are specifically tailored to my questions.
I will go for a live chat but you have to be active at all times to connect visitors...
I use tidio on my website and so far it has been good. It has a chatbox which keeps the customer engaged before you get online.
Chatbot vs live chat:
According to studies, 73% of consumers say live chat is their most preferred method of communication. You've got two choices: chatbots or live chat representatives. Chatbots are computer-generated responses. They allow customers to receive answers to their questions via AI software.