Chatfuel vs. Helpshift

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chatfuel
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Chatfuel headquartered in San Francisco provides their AI chatbot building tool for Facebook Messenger.
$15
per month
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
ChatfuelHelpshift
Editions & Modules
Pro
$15
per month
Free
Free
Premium
Contact sales team
Starter
$150.00
per month Issue
Enterprise
Please contact Helpshift
per month Issue
Growth
Please contact Helpshift
per month Issue
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ChatfuelHelpshift
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
ChatfuelHelpshift
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Chatfuel
-
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
Chatfuel
-
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
Chatfuel
-
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
ChatfuelHelpshift
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(3 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ChatfuelHelpshift
Likelihood to Recommend
Chatfuel
Chatfuel is great for a small team looking to easily implement and set up Facebook chatbots for their clients for ease of community management, etc. Chatfuel is not necessarily meant for large scale operations that require complex workflows and chatbot requirements, it is limited to Facebook Messenger and is not 100% intuitive in this regard.
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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
Chatfuel
  • Easy to use without experience
  • Cost vs. benefit ratio very good
  • Integrations possible through API
  • Conversion funnels can be created
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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
Chatfuel
  • Setting it up is time-consuming.
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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
Chatfuel
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
Chatfuel
I haven't dealt with the support channel, so I cannot provide a full review for this
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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
Chatfuel
Both offer bot service to reply to messages from Facebook. The difference is that Chatfuel gives you the option of being able to create conversion funnels or fixed conversation changes.
Connecting to our API is free from Chatfuel and integration with other providers has an additional cost.
AIVO has no option to create conversation flows if not through keywords.
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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
Chatfuel
  • It helped overall with visitor engagement.
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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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