Using Live Chat to Boost Sales

Live Chat

One of the most powerful sales tools we use at CyberStockroom is the Live Chat Feature on our website. Being a business to business provider (B2B), it is critical for us to communicate directly and effectively with all of our clients to complete the sales cycle. During the Free Trial phase of the service, users often have very specific questions about integrating our service with their business and about our features, pricing and policies. Having a Live Chat assistant available allows us to have in-depth conversations with prospective buyers and to clarify anything that is unclear to our visitors.

Live Chat is not only about providing information to the visitor. It also creates a personal experience for the user and makes them feel like there are human beings on the other end of the line who care about them and about their business. There is an enormous benefit to making visitors feel like they can trust the website they are visiting and the assurance that comes with knowing that their questions and concerns will be addressed in a timely and professional manner.

We have also discovered that Live Chat is a great place to find out which aspects of our service need to be enhanced or updated and which features our clients are most interested in using. Of course, having Live Chat also means that you need dedicated people for manning the chat lines. It is very important that these people be very familiar with the nitty gritty of the service or product that you are offering so that they will project competence and be a useful resource for your clients.

The process of incorporating Live Chat is actually extremely simple. First, find a Live Chat provider. We have worked with Vivocha, Live Chat and Pure Chat and have had great success with all of them. If you have the budget ($36-$60 / month) we recommend Live Chat since it is very well designed and intuitive to use. If you prefer a free provider then Pure Chat will do the trick. Once you create an account, the provider will give you a short JavaScript tag to place on any page where you would like the chat widget to appear. That’s it! You can then modify the settings for the widget from the provider’s website.

At CyberStockroom we offer our clients E-mail support, Live Chat support and Toll Free Phone support and we have found that all three play a very important role in keeping our clients engaged and interested. Get in touch with us if you have any questions or need any advice in adding Live Chat support to your site, we’d love to hear from you!

Published by CyberStockroom

CyberStockroom (CS) is an Online Inventory and Asset Management solution for growing businesses. CS uses a unique "Map-based" approach to managing inventory that makes it both engaging and easy to use. Users create a virtual map of their business including all their locations and sub-locations and populate it with their products. An easy Drag & Drop interface lets them move their products around and visualize how each item is distributed across the locations.

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