While digital transformation may be a buzzword, it is an important buzzword. Consumer behaviour is changing rapidly, and companies are losing control over the sales process. It used to be that a customer came to a store, was greeted with a salesperson with a smile on their face to be convinced into the product they need.
Hospitality industry is all about customer contact and personalization. As AirBnB and similar online services disrupt the traditional hospitality markets, you need all the tools you can get to stay competitive. Hospitality industry has access to a rich trove of data it can tap to deliver personalized services across multiple channels and deliver added value to combat the pricing pressures from the likes of AirBnB.
Chatbots are here to stay. These friendly little robots constantly pop up on our devices as we surf the web or use various apps. I know our user experience with chatbots can vary significantly and since this is a very popular technology, our customers love to see it in action, I would like to address few issues a business should consider when deciding whether to use a bot or not.