Chatbots are destined to become an essential element in your marketing toolkit, with overall usage of messenger apps due to overtake that of social media in 2017.
So if you are still on the fence here are some reasons to embrace chatbots…
1. Meet customer expectations
We all live in a 24/7 culture and rightly have high expectations of excellent customer service. Small businesses obviously can’t resource a call centre, so chatbots help meet this need by providing quick answers to frequently asked queries and offering out of hours cover.
2. Change perceptions
Reputation is vital, and creating a Facebook Messenger chatbot will radically improve your reported response times leading to more positive first impressions and better word of mouth.
3. Reach a wide audience
As messenger app usage continues to increase exponentially you have access to a vast global audience. Facebook Messenger chatbots also offer a wide range of automatic translation and localisation options.
4. Stand out
Chatbots are a great way to differentiate your business from competitors, and offer service above and beyond the norm.
5. Showcase new products and services
If you are launching new products or test markets chatbots are an excellent way of reaching customers who want to engage with your brand.
6. Boost your brand
A well designed chatbot will help communicate the personality of your brand, inspire trust and develop a rapport with your customers. Think of it as your automated digital ambassador.
7. Capture leads simply
Chatbots offer a simple, frictionless way of capturing customer information. For example you could collect mailing list sign-ups securely within the bot without the need to send your customers to your external website.
8. Understand your customers
Gain valuable insights into the behaviour of your customers, view commonly asked queries, get demographic data and more. This will help your business identify any product gaps, and stay in tune with the needs of your customers.
9. Get smart
The artificial intelligence that underpins chatbots is both powerful and flexible, with a key benefit being that audience patterns can be identified to help improve the accuracy of responses over time.
10. Stay ahead of the curve
Every major tech company is investing heavily in this technology, so don’t get left behind. Having a chatbot for your business demonstrates a commitment to customer service and signals an innovative outlook.
Chatbots can be easily updated at any time, making them responsive to the needs of your customers. Unlike apps they do not require a time consuming approval process, so are agile and immediate.
If you’d like to find out how a Facebook chatbot can help your business, please get in touch.