Avochato vs. Twilio Zipwhip (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avochato
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Avochato is a text messaging software service for sales, customer support, and other departments and business entities featuring two-way texting, chat widget for websites or applications, and other tools to facilitate easier communication with customers.N/A
Twilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Zipwhip, a texting-for-businesses application for two-way text between a company and its customers, was acquired by Twilio, and discontinued.
$19
per month
Pricing
AvochatoTwilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Starter
$19.00
per month
Unlimited
$49.00
per month
Premium
$99.00
per month
Commercial
Contact sales team
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AvochatoTwilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AvochatoTwilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
AvochatoTwilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
5.7
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.4
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AvochatoTwilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Avochato
Well suited: Problem resolution, timely response, 1-many communicaiton, event triggered automation, allows reservationists to text multiple people at one time, and puts all the relevant decision making information in a link. Also allows us to have a written record of the conversation. Less Appropriate: Still cannot replace the Southern hospitality of a phone call. Sometimes texting reaches a point, where a phone call can solve fix, or figure it out quicker
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Zipwhip is well suited for many scenarios. Not only do we save money and time with integrations with other programs we have, but we can follow up with a client regarding a trip, should we need further information. A client makes an online reservation and we receive a notification. While we have most of the trip details, the number portion for the drop-off location is missing, so we can reach out directly to the client via Zipwhip and request this information. All aspects of the booking can be done online and with texting and without emails or calls, which is often what many clients who book online prefer. Zipwhip has improved its images/ photos which is fantastic as we use this to send vehicle images to clients, which helps secure bookings. Our employees also use it to send us images of receipts, vehicle engine warning lights that may come on, and other issues (such as a client who may have left a mess in a vehicle). We're also able to send clients documents too, which is great. Obviously, if we have a client with an issue or who is upset, texting is not the best platform on which to address their issues, but it helps us to assess the situation/ issue and gather information before we call the client in person.
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Pros
Avochato
  • Platform for easy monitoring of communication
  • Ease of use for batching communication to multiple entities at one time
  • Projecting or pre-scheduling communication in a time pre-determined by our office.
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Discontinued Products
  • API to allow triggered text messaging.
  • Tied to a direct phone number that people can also call.
  • Easy to track a conversation in a thread.
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Cons
Avochato
  • The mobile app definitely could be better. Sometimes it crashes, and you can't see the tags or create new contacts, and it only lets you call and send and receive messages, but you can't take calls from the mobile app.
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Discontinued Products
  • I would like the quick-use app that pulls from the taskbar to be able to hold more characters- It can only do 250 while the main screen can do 600.
  • The ability to send video through this program would significantly enhance its functionality for us.
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Usability
Avochato
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
It was very easy for users to use, straight forward, and user friendly. The desktop app is very basic but easy to reply to an incoming text, but the user had to know to allow Chrome notifications to see new incoming text via the web browser, which is how they mainly used it.
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Support Rating
Avochato
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
Swift response time, multiple people have been willing to help with any issue, really anything you could be looking for from a service standpoint, they offer.
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Alternatives Considered
Avochato
We never tried or used any other platform
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Discontinued Products
Zipwhip is just a little bit more user-friendly than AliveChat because it allows you to text people on more scale. AliveChat has a great website chat function, but its texting platform is a little more clunky than Zipwhip. Zipwhip is a little more expensive but definitely the better product.
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Return on Investment
Avochato
  • Extremely positive. Very efficient style of communication.
  • Excellent booking engine, very effective marketing option. Click to text.
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Discontinued Products
  • Less confusing worker experience for our customers
  • Less back and forth communication
  • Less need for documentation about things communicated over text
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