AliveChat vs. Helpshift

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AliveChat
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
AliveChat is a live chat tool for websites from Houston-based WebsiteAlive.N/A
Helpshift
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Helpshift is a help desk software deployed as an in-application SDK to provide users with in-app service.
$150
per month issue
Pricing
AliveChatHelpshift
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Starter
$150.00
per month Issue
Enterprise
Please contact Helpshift
per month Issue
Growth
Please contact Helpshift
per month Issue
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AliveChatHelpshift
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFlexible Consumption-Based Pricing for Your Changing Needs. Only pay for the number of issues created each month. An issue is a customer problem or inquiry that is directed to an agent or a bot. Customers with greater usage receive a reduced per issue price. All packages come with 1,000 issues per month to get you started.
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Features
AliveChatHelpshift
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
AliveChat
-
Ratings
Helpshift
6.4
4 Ratings
21% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings5.54 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings3.64 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings6.43 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings4.53 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
AliveChat
-
Ratings
Helpshift
5.0
4 Ratings
43% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
AliveChat
-
Ratings
Helpshift
4.5
4 Ratings
52% below category average
Customer portal00 Ratings5.53 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings2.71 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings2.74 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings4.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
AliveChatHelpshift
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AliveChatHelpshift
Likelihood to Recommend
WebsiteAlive
It is well suited for communication with existing customers and prospects. It is less appropriate for people just looking to visit our website to get up to date with the latest team news or those who aren't at a computer.
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Helpshift Inc.
If you need a good way for players to send in support tickets that propagates in real-time, Helpshift would be a service I'd recommend.
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Pros
WebsiteAlive
  • Mobile compatibility - AliveChat has a dynamic user interface which makes its popup chat widget display and work perfectly on all devices - mobile and desktop. Thus web visitors get a complete experience no matter the device from which they use in accessing our website.
  • Analytic - AliveChat provides us with a dynamic set of website analytics that helps us in analyzing our progress or decline in a timely manner. With the analytics provided by AliveChat, we are able to monitor the number of visitors on the website at a particular time, the duration of which they have been on the website, the number of times they have been on the website in time past etc.
  • Feature packed - AliveChat is packed with features which makes the job of the customer care agents easier. For instance, with AliveChat it is very easy for an agent to transfer a web visitors chat to another agent that has better answers to the agent's query. We are also able to introduce short survey questions to web visitors, which they respond to before they begin chatting with a customer care rep.
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Helpshift Inc.
  • Their customer support is very responsive. If they have any problems, they fix them quickly.
  • They are constantly trying to improve and expand their offering, which is beneficial to our growing company.
  • It is very user-friendly and easy to manage. The analytics are pretty good as well.
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Cons
WebsiteAlive
  • There seems to always be required upgrades where you need to spend more money to get a better product.
  • The look and feel continues to change, not necessarily for the bad.
  • Price point has gone up a decent amount recently.
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Helpshift Inc.
  • While I am not an engineer; it is known that Helpshift can be a bit of a pain to get it implemented into our applications.
  • There are some issues with the badge when it comes to the notifications of messages that let the user know they have a reply from customer service.
  • The website dashboard that is used to respond to customers has trouble sometimes and is very slow.
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Usability
WebsiteAlive
No answers on this topic
Helpshift Inc.
Helpshift is really easy to use and set up. We enjoy the automation to automatically route certain issues to different smart folders. There's just a lot of flexibility in the functionality to make things work for our team in the best way. I didn't give it a 10/10 just because we need SMS/Apple Business Chat and Helpshift doesn't yet offer that. They also don't currently support social media channels but they are working on releasing that soon.
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Support Rating
WebsiteAlive
No answers on this topic
Helpshift Inc.
The few times we've had to contact them, they were courteous and gave us the information we needed swiftly.
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Alternatives Considered
WebsiteAlive
AliveChat really serves a different purpose than other products. Very few products offer the ability to chat through our website, so it compliments our phone, text, and email options very well.
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Helpshift Inc.
Zendesk is used for customer communication via email and Helpshift is used for chat, they are for the same purpose but with different response times.
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Return on Investment
WebsiteAlive
  • AliveChat has made it easy for us to track the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. As the real-time number of visitors on the website gives us insights into the performance of ongoing campaigns.
  • AliveChat also makes it possible for us to have an idea of where our web visitors are coming from i.e. via the pre-chat survey form for instance. We are able to generate important data like how a web visitor got to know about us, their expectations when visiting our website etc.
  • AliveChat makes it easy for web visitors to get a real-time response to their questions, with a delay of probably a few seconds.
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Helpshift Inc.
  • The ability to properly organize and delegate work to customer service representatives has been a very positive ROI after using Helpshift.
  • The customer service reps are much happier with this system over the previous system of a general company email address and other CS software tools.
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