Providing great customer experience (CX) is the most important goal for companies today, whether it’s through support, pre-sales or post sales service. Conventionally, businesses tend to tackle customer support requirements by deploying specific channels for certain scenarios; voice or phone support (for pre-purchase support), emails (for post-purchase support), etc. But these are definitely not conventional times. Call centres are blocked with customer requests, hold times for calls have increased beyond minutes, turnaround responses for customer emails have become irregular and to top it all, businesses have had to reduce supply of support agents in this pandemic. Yet, customer queries continue to rise.
It’s now obvious why businesses prioritize customer experience above all else as part of business growth. With the help of conversational messaging, different sectors like banking, telecommunications, e-commerce, etc are exploring new ways in which to reduce the biggest pain points in customer service and to improve their customer engagement further.
If there is anything that marketers and sales support teams of a brand completely agree on, it’s the importance of customer experience management. And a major aspect of that is how brands communicate with every individual customer; before, during, and after a sales transaction. It’s no surprise, therefore, that as businesses have gone digital, so have their customer touch-points.
Customer support used to depend on face-to-face interaction, in-branch, or on-site service. Then came the time of on-call support, IVR, and SMS services to make customer interactions quicker and after-sales customer experience smoother. The mobile nature of customer support has now extended to in-app and WhatsApp engagement.
Businesses are adapting their lead management and service functions to reach millions of customers every day via WhatsApp. So even without returning to the app, customers can still receive the order and service-related notifications of their business. This is a feat that is impossible to achieve without automation, and that’s where WhatsApp Business API comes into play.
WhatsApp for small enterprise integrations allows companies to receive and reply to WhatsApp chat messages with amoCRM. Gupshup.io is the official service provider of WhatsApp Business API. It provides an application that allows the users to test the operation of WhatsApp Business API.
There is no need to add a mobile number to WhatsApp Business API to test it while using Gupshup.io. The test mode in Gupshup offers a credit of 1$ and allows to send and receive up to 1000 text messages under this offer. Gupshup.io helps to authorize your business integrations on Facebook as well.
Gupshup.io’s app allows users to use all of the WhatsApp Business API features without any subscription fees. You only need to pay for the incoming and outgoing messages. However, Voice messages, pictures, and videos cannot be used in the test mode.
The ubiquity of the Internet means that users’ demands regarding Internet-enabled services are also on the rise. In response to these demands, companies are coming up with newer technologies, not to deliver these services, but also to enhance user experiences. In every industry and sector, there is an increasing push towards providing better customer experiences (CX), combined with the realisation that this can be made possible by engaging users in a personalised manner. In fact, the personalisation of user experiences for an “audience of one” has become a major theme in the development and growth of Internet-based services.
Earlier engagement formats such as web and app were structured formats consisting of screens, tabs and buttons – they require humans to behave like computers; conversational interfaces are natural and intuitive – forcing computers to behave like humans. In that sense, conversational interfaces enable the most advanced form of customer engagement.
A key evolution of the brand messaging strategy is that a consumer should be able to communicate with the brand as they do with their friends. Messaging is the key to that. Messaging apps like WhatsApp are the most widely used smartphone apps. It has over 2 billion monthly users worldwide and approx. 459 million active users in India.
Given the rise in Whatsapp for Business accounts around the world, the platform is enabling the creation of conversational experiences delivered via Whatsapp Chatbots. Whatsapp Chatbots allow conversations between brands and consumers through a familiar experience and allow the creation of meaningful experiences. As compared to chatbots on websites, WhatsApp chatbots can aid you in reaching consumers with significantly more flexibility and frequency. This is primarily due to the way most users operate on WhatsApp – they are perpetually active and available to reply most of the time.
By Adwit Sharma
Manager- Presales and New Solutions
Dec 30, 2019
WhatsApp as a platform has become a critical and inseparable part of our online lives. Continue Reading
Our constant need for faster, engaging and secure communication that is agnostic to distance between the communicating parties has pushed messaging services to the top of our Smartphone augmented lives.
WhatsApp is at the forefront of this revolution and not undeservedly so. WhatsApp has approached communication to be clutter-free, personal and easy to use. The ease of use has enabled that my 5-year-old nephew to send me voice notes and pictures of the stars he gets on his homework.
He still cannot read or write however is able to regularly broadcast his feelings to everyone he loves without ever sitting down to learn how to use this platform.
There are no advertisements, no constant inflow of ‘publisher content’ and the feeling of individual space (that was missing on Social Media).
There is a new kid in the tech world: WhatsApp Business. This android mobile app allows small business enterprises to create business WhatsApp profiles that they can use to communicate with their employees and clients. It even has automated business greetings and replies for quick communications. The profile can include email and physical addresses, business description, website URL, and other pertinent business details.
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WhatsApp for Business is available not only in the Play Store but also on the web. That will make it easier for businesses to manage their profiles and to pursue varied business leads. From the web, business owners will be able to track their progress through the analytics data this app provides. It is expected that this new trend will hit the ground running immediately it is rolled out across the world. Continue Reading
Product Marketing | gupshup.io
June 06, 2018
If you’ve been wondering how some chatbots have grown exponentially with regards pooling in Daily active users in the thousands, reach and popularity ….well you would be surprised to know that they concentrate their efforts into solidifying the basics instead of dabbling all available means for promotions.
Well, now that you know what to do you would still be asking yourself how?
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Product Marketing | gupshup.io
Apr 17, 2018
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With the rise of “conversational experiences,” just about every business function—from marketing to commerce to support—must be redesigned to be conversational. The greatest impact felt due to conversational marketing is that businesses interact with far more consumer prospects than they do with paying customers. Each of us soon will be experiencing this as a target, if we aren’t already. Read more Continue Reading