1. Decrease customer abandonment
First things first. Acknowledging a customer with a fast, friendly greeting lets them know that they’ve started on a path to resolution. Reward Bot was able to greet customers immediately while agents were busy. Agents may be busy with other conversations (we’ve seen agents handle upwards of 8 conversations at a time) but that doesn’t mean the customer can’t start engaging with your business with the help of a bot. Unlike a phone call, customers don’t have to wait stagnantly in a queue with their frustration building. A bot can collect necessary information such as name, reservation number, or other identifiers to help the human agent move the conversation forward faster.
2. Get faster, more accurate customer responses
Reward Bot was able to collect fast and accurate information. Customers can input data without creative ways of spelling out their name in the aviator’s alphabet “My last name? Ross. as in”romeo, “oscar”….uhh…“sandwich”, “sandwich”. C’mon, we’ve all done it. Bots help to avoid some of the human error when an “S” is heard as an “F” and the frustration that customers feel when they have to repeat the correct response, over and over.
Because it is messaging, the customer can see the data they’re providing and they can confirm right away if there is an error in the information. The customer can at least reference the information and catch any typo’s in their email address or the fact that they’ve provided their old phone number. It happens.
3. Prioritize customer conversations
Reward Bot was able to recognize our platinum rewards members so that they can receive the special attention loyal, repeat customers deserve. Bots can help you prioritize conversations in other ways too. For example, you can set rules within Quiq to recognize keywords such as “buy” or “purchase” to prioritize customers who may need help with a transaction. Depending on the situation, this may be placed at a higher priority than say a conversation for a password reset or one containing the word “return”.
4. Get customers to the right place
Just like our Reward Bot example above, chatbots can help route customers to the appropriate department, agent, or even another bot for help. A simple example would be a credit union with a bot that greets customers and simply asks “What can I help you with today”.
The bot can present suggested replies to the customer such as “Auto loan”, “Mortgage”, and “Savings and Checking” that the customer chooses from with just a tap of a finger. This information directly routes the customer to the appropriate department.
5. Schedule appointment reschedules
Reduce the delays and back and forth on email trying to schedule appointments. Appointment setting with business messaging and bots is faster and easier for your employees and customers. With Quiq business messaging you can present customers with available dates and times. Customers can choose and confirm a date from available calendar options.
In our particular example above, we didn’t get to see Reward Bot schedule an appointment, but I have faith in her. I bet she could do it. If needed, she could present travelers looking to change their reservation with alternative dates and times of a particular flight.