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Look for the Helpers: Technology's Role in Keeping Us Connected in Times of Crisis

In this moment of crisis, when the majority of the population is self-isolating at home, technology is an even more vital tool for streamlining crisis communications between companies, their teams and their customers. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, IDG's 2019 Digital Business reported 91% of...


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How A Customer Service Chatbot Could Really Help Your Business Right Now

Increasingly, brands are looking for innovative ways to meet rising customer expectations and remain relevant in a digital-first world. One such tactic is to use chatbots and automation to streamline manual and time-consuming processes and to improve the customer experience. Customer service...


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Coronavirus and Contact Centers: Practical Solutions for Business Continuity

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, or coronavirus, increases across the United States and around the world, businesses are expressing valid concern around how their staff, customers, and day-to-day captive centers and BPO operations will be affected. To maintain employee safety as...


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KPIs for Digital Customer Support: New and Improved Ways to Measure Success

Digital customer support is new and exciting – bringing a world of possibilities for boosting customer loyalty and lifetime value (LTV). But how do you measure results? Key performance indicators (KPIs) can help prove your success in digital customer support and can also help you continuously...


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Fully Automated Customer Service: The Myth and the Reality

37 percent of customers say they would prefer to get immediate assistance from a chatbot over waiting just three minutes for a human. We’re all becoming used to interacting with automation. In fact, we often prefer it. From Siri to Alexa to automatic bill payment, automation has become...


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How a Difference in Approach to AI + Bots Impacts Business Outcomes

By Allison O'Holleran, Product Marketing Manager at Helpshift Many AI + Chatbot providers in recent years have convinced brands that deploying their technologies will result in an improved customer experience while reducing operational inefficiencies and associated costs. Yet many of those...


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3 Awesome Benefits of the Amazon Connect + Helpshift Integration

We’ve got big news today at Helpshift! We just launched a new integration between Amazon Connect and our own digital customer support platform that you all know and love. We’re pretty excited about it, and we want you to be too, so we’ve put together a brief explainer to show you everything...


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How to Leverage AI for Smart Customer Engagement

For many years, the hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) overshadowed its real-world impact. More recently, AI is delivering on its much discussed promise . This shift has resulted from an exponential increase in both computing power and available data. Today, 40% of marketing and...


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Bots and Babel Fish

In 2007, I moved to the United Kingdom. This amazing life adventure opened my eyes to cultures, languages, and opportunities I had never experienced in America. Upon arrival, it was clear my American English was not going to cut it in the UK. I immediately started hearing words I didn’t...


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Top 5 Benefits of Chatbots in Customer Service

Chatbots today should not be conflated with chatbots of the past: the technology is more advanced and the customer experience is likewise enhanced. Historically, the opportunity cost of a poor experience due to chatbots often outweighed the cost reduction component due to ticket deflection. But...