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Likelihood to Recommend

Drift

Drift does one thing really really well, chatbots. They are the best out there and way ahead of any of their competitors or other tech companies trying to simply "add-on" a chat tool. If you want to save time, reduce friction, and increase inbound traffic then get rid of forms and use Drift's chatbots. Drift is not good for email automation, at least in our company's experience, which is why we have HubSpot and Drift. Drift contact reports are slow to load, and I use Salesforce reports instead to report on Drift engagement and activity.
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Zendesk Chat

Zopim is suited best for small to mid-sized companies who are looking for a great functioning chat widget that is easy to set up and easy to use. If you are a larger company with many departments, you can use this system but I highly recommend going with the highest plan. I'm not sure if the cost is worth it, as we decided not to shell out that much money for it. We do wish we had some of the nicer features, but overall it's a great system that is easy to set up and easy to use.
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Pros

Drift

  • Inbound Lead generation, by automatically targeting prospects or qualified visitors and beginning a conversation with them.
  • User support system, by allowing visitors or app users to ask and get replies to specific product/service related questions they might have.
  • Lead nurturing, by sending automated email campaigns to users who are deemed as MQLs, but need a little extra push before they convert into SQLs.
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Zendesk Chat

  • Zendesk is very straightforward and easy to navigate. A non-technical person can work without any issue. It is very easy to write and answer tickets in the system.
  • It has an awesome user interface. Zendesk is easy to set up and configure.
  • It allows me to create macros. I can also create mother and parent tickets in Zendesk.
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Cons

Drift

  • The all vertical work flow is tough to visualize at times. It gets a bit messy.
  • Getting a fair distribution of leads to all of the reps has been a struggle.
  • It can be tough to test in a timely matter.
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Zendesk Chat

  • Customer message preview.
  • Website visitors manual invites.
  • Chat variables in chat messages. The operator needs to send the client a link to the "Contact Us page" on the web site.
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Alternatives Considered

Drift

Like I mentioned earlier, looking at Drift's UI and how it handles chat requests, it may not fare well as a dedicated support-chat system like Intercom and Zopim. Of course, their value prop is conversational marketing and lead gen through automatic bot workflows. They're trying to do too many things - like Email Sequences and Account Based Marketing for example. It would be great to see data in 12 months on how that experiment of theirs is helping the customers.
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Zendesk Chat

I like about Zopim is that it has numerous devices and choices. I like the way that you can associate with other individuals, inside and remotely. Also, I like that I can redo my notices. It coordinates with significantly other joint effort and the workplace instruments I utilize. It is stunning the capacity to convey by means of content effectively and the talk transcripts are promptly sent to our email.
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Return on Investment

Drift

  • We've been better able to engage high-value accounts who are working on deals with us.
  • We've captured leads and been able to respond more quickly than we were with email-based forms.
  • We've received feedback from visitors that we couldn't have captured otherwise.
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Zendesk Chat

  • Zopim has had a positive impact on our ROI allowing us to improve our customer support experience and satisfaction.
  • With Zopim analytics we have also been able to understand where we need additional resources as well as where we could save.
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Pricing Details

Drift

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Drift Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zendesk Chat

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0

Zendesk Chat Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$01
Basic$141
Advanced$251
Premium$551
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
The pricing above is price per user per month. You will get a discount when you opt for annual payment.

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