Product managers… this one is for you.
You’ve just finished brainstorming a plethora of new ideas for your new chatbot. You’ve consulted with some of the best UX designers available at one of the popular creative agencies in your region. They’ve successfully won you over with their sleek prototype and you’ve gotten the required signatures from upper management. Congratulations! You’ve just completed the inaugural steps to deploying your very own fully functional chatbot website.
Not everyone has immediate access to a development team. Whether you lack the budget or manpower, there’s no reason to worry. You can still keep up with the chatbot and AI movement by taking a slightly different path to completion.
Botsociety understands that chatbot design goes much further beyond prototyping and that’s why we’ve compiled some of the best tools and solutions to publishing a functional chatbot website when you’re short a developer or two.
Automate live chat with a service
Okay, I get it. We don’t all have access to a complete team capable of building and deploying a chatbot without external labor. Companies like Intercom are helpful in providing a product that enables customers to automate their live chat support with a chatbot without actually building one themselves.
While some of these options can be quite pricey, they’re the fastest and most efficient way of mirroring the experience a chatbot would provide if you’d built it yourself.
There are times when you’ll need to compile data from the people visiting your chatbot website.
Acquiring the email addresses of your potential leads can be a time-consuming process.
There are some chatbot websites that are built around collecting, analyzing, and distributing data. These chatbots have a different purpose as their primary intent is larger than solely engaging in conversation. There are a few different companies presently creating tools that can streamline your data collection efforts. Collect.chat and Botsify can help you get started without even opening a text editor.
Building your Chatbot website
Finding the right combination of these tools can be complicated, but the chatbot website experience you create will be well worth it. The increases you see in lead generation, reducing the length of your sales cycle, and providing new touch points to interact with customers will prove useful and innovative.
And hey… look at you. You’ve done it all without one single developer. You’re on fire.
That’s all for now. What combination of tools are you using? Leave your comments below!