The Future of Conversational Commerce Ads

Conversational Commerce Ads

What’s Next for Conversational Commerce Ads – and Why it’s Worth Your Attention For centuries, businesses have leveraged the power of conversations to build trust and grow sales. For example, the most successful door-to-door salespeople became proficient at making quick connections with prospects – and then closing the deal. And the best in-store sales associates…

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Chatbot Horror: How Poorly Designed Chatbots Can Ruin the Customer Experience

Chatbot Horror - Bad Chatbot Designs

By now, you have likely heard how beneficial online chatbots can be. They can help reduce contact center costs by addressing common inquiries and needs, and gathering information to direct messages to the right live agent when necessary. When service agents’ time is freed up from having to ask the same mundane questions over and…

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Transform Your Customer Care Team From a Cost Center to a Profit Center

Customer Care Into a Profit Center

Every company has both cost centers and profit centers. Cost centers are departments that are necessary to the business – but don’t directly contribute to its revenue growth. Profit centers, on the other hand, are teams that do directly generate revenue. All too often, customer service is seen as a cost center. Sure, a customer…

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The Salesforce User’s Guide to Managing Business Messages

Business Messaging in Salesforce

Consumer behavior is always evolving. But the events of the past couple years have accelerated that evolution. Of course, we’ve seen a large (and well-reported) shift in where consumers browse and buy products. According to eMarketer, retail eCommerce grew a staggering 32.4% in 2020. And by 2025, eCommerce is expected to account for nearly a…

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How Business Messaging Transforms the Traditional Sales Funnel

business messaging sales funnel

One of the first topics covered in just about any introductory business class is the sales funnel and the stages within it. In other words, the steps a consumer goes through when making a purchase.  Though there are many variations of the sales funnel out there, a simple one (that’s relevant to B2C brands) might…

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Conversational Commerce: The Next Big Thing for Brands and Retailers

At this year’s Shoptalk, the topic of new channels was one that came up time and again. There were sessions focused on it, as well as conversations at networking events and the expo hall.  Clearly, it’s a topic that’s top of mind for brands and retailers. In fact, 75% of Shoptalk attendees said that new…

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Extend Your Salesforce Live Agent Capabilities with Google’s Business Messages

Salesforce Live Agent Google Business Messages

Consumers have certain, basic expectations when it comes to customer service. That’s nothing new. For example, most have always expected friendly agents and quick resolutions to their issues. But these days, consumers have higher standards than ever before. Per Salesforce’s State of the Connected Customer, over half of consumers say the crises of the past two…

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10 Examples of Conversational Commerce in Action

conversational commerce examples

Engaging in authentic conversations has always been an effective way to sell across all industries.  Consider a consumer walking into a brick-and-mortar store, searching for new skincare products. They’re greeted by a sales associate, who strikes up a conversation to learn more about the consumer’s lifestyle and needs. After building rapport, the consumer trusts the…

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6 Ways Brands Can Provide Stellar Customer Service Across Marketplaces

These days, the vast majority of brands sell through a number of different channels. Taking a multichannel approach to sales ensures these brands can get their products in front of more customers in more places, and in doing so, maximize sales.  Of course, each brand’s mix of sales channels looks different. But it might include…

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How (and Why) to Adopt Multilingual Customer Engagement

multilingual customer engagement

You might have a loyal customer base that loves your products. But today’s consumers value experiences as much as they do products. In fact, Salesforce research found that 80% of consumers say that the experiences a brand offers are just as important as its products. And a single bad experience can be enough to scare…

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