What is a Chatbot Channel?
Think of a chatbot 'channel' as the interface/system used by the end customer in the chat, as opposed to the tech behind the conversation (we call that bit the chatbot 'platform').
The customers that use your chat implementation will normally be familiar with, and probably choose the channel, e.g. WhatsApp, or Messenger. However, they are very unlikely to be familiar with the underlying platform that powers the conversation, e.g. Dialogflow or Rasa.
Omnichannel Chat Experiences
It's easier than you might think to create omnichannel conversational experiences.
You can deploy an automated assistant onto any chatbot channel or platform; we work with you to pick the right channel(s) to meet your customers' requirements, helping you maximise your ROI.
Finding the right channel for your needs depends largely on its intended use case.
Where will your solution be most useful for its end users?
For example, if it's an internal tool for your HR team, Microsoft Teams could make sense. Perhaps it's intended to help your customers find products or track orders, in which case a mobile app or website chatbot with built-in WhatsApp and Messenger options could be perfect. If you want to handle telephone enquiries more efficiently, then a smart IVR (interactive voice response) system is the channel for you.
- Messenger (Facebook/Meta)
- Microsoft Teams
- Smart IVR
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