What can customer service chatbots do for your business? Quite a bit!
A customer service chatbot uses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and natural language understanding (NLU) to mimic human speech. Businesses have been steadily adopting chatbots and incorporating them into their service models to answer customer questions and automate routine tasks. While chatbots have some limitations - they're not very smart yet - they can play a useful role when performing the right tasks.
Some businesses may have some reservations, and rightfully so, about the impact customer service chatbots might have on the customer experience. Our research shows that, with a 28% satisfaction score, chatbots haven't yet won the hearts of consumers. However, younger customers have a higher opinion of chatbots. In fact, Generation Z and Millennials think customer service chatbots make it faster and easier to get issues resolved.
If you're still on the fence about customer service chatbots, here are some of the many ways they can be deployed to improve efficiency and enhance the customer experience.