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Score 7.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Olark is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • SnapEngage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Olark

89%
17 Ratings
7.5

SnapEngage

75%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.6

Olark

86%
5 Ratings
9.0

SnapEngage

90%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

9.8

Olark

98%
4 Ratings
5.0

SnapEngage

50%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Olark

80%
1 Rating

SnapEngage

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Olark

Olark chat is easy to set up and use. You can have more than one user logged in to monitor the chat on different computers. This makes a fast response time more likely. Although you have to be sure to keep your volume up on the computer so you hear the sound letting you know there's a chat waiting. I like that you can see the customers path through the website and you can put clickable links while you are in a chat to guide the customer to a product or a help page. Plus you can see if they actually went there. This makes it easier to upsell
Vivian Vassar | TrustRadius Reviewer

SnapEngage

It helps business grow, if your business is more reliable on marketing or if your business is in starting stage implementing SnapEngage to your website will give a kick start to your business because it helps to get close with the customers which are in need with those quick questions and responses we are getting from customers using chat agent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Olark

  • Olark is user friendly for both sides of the CHAT conversation. If you are initiating the chat, or the one receiving the chat, it is extremely easy to follow and use. There are many different levels of computer use comprehension and Olark is for every level.
  • Olark has reporting features to allow you to check the quality of your employees chat abilities as well as their productivity. It provides feedback for the employee themselves to also see how they are doing and take any suggestions the customer may leave for them regarding their chat experience.
  • Olark is very affordable and offers you the option, at a low cost, to look bigger and more professional that you even are. We were a smaller company and has the chat option with Olark and now have grown tremendously and STILL have the Olark chat option. Olark allowed us to grow and provide professionalism to our customers .
  • The Olark program allows you to set up quick responses to keep your customer from waiting, and to allow your employees to not have to retype the same response over and over. It is a great program that the employees really enjoy as well. It reminds you if you forgot to log out when you left your desk and provides your customer a quick note giving them the option to send the chat as an email inquiry instead, so you don't miss a thing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SnapEngage

  • Allows team members to see type in real-time before it is submitted. This enables us to gather information for responses in a more timely manner.
  • We can see which of our team members are available, busy, or not-available.
  • Ability to see some biographical information of chatters and to sync information with Salesforce.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Olark

  • Not really an area of improvement for Olark specifically, but I will offer that it is incredibly important to keep in mind your company's "shopping hours" or peak traffic times (there is a Reports feature on the software that allows you to analyze peak traffic times).
  • Transcript history can be a little tricky - if you're searching for a specific past conversation, sometimes you may get multiple search results and have to sift through them until you find exactly what you're looking for.
  • I'd also offer that you will occasionally come across folks that are on your site to cyberbully or say nonsensical things. While there isn't an absolute fullproof way to deal with this, Olark does offer a nice "block" feature to disregard any unwanted conversations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SnapEngage

  • The admin dashboard is the hardest to navigate of any tool I've ever used! THere are 7 tabs in the left-hand panel. Just within the one tab that reads "Settings" (there is a separate tab for "My Account", also Permissions?) there are 9 tabs at the top (which include names like "Agent Settings", "Integrations", "Design Studio", "Options", "Hub"), then at least another 8 tabs WITHIN those 9 tabs, giving you a total of 14 different pages of settings to search through, again, JUST in the Settings tab. What the heck?!
  • Something as simple as notification settings are spread throughout the 14 different settings pages mentioned above. Rather than having one area where you can enter email addresses for notifications, I've had to search through the 14 pages and use Ctrl+F on multiple occasions to fully remove a user from all the notifications they received. This should be much simpler!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Olark

General

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

Starting Price

$15 per month

Olark Editions & Modules

Edition
Self Service$19.001
  1. Per Agent Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

SnapEngage

General

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

Starting Price

$60 per month

SnapEngage Editions & Modules

Edition
Business60/month1
Plus140/month2
Premier420/month3
  1. includes 4 agents licenses
  2. includes 8 agent licenses, premium integrations
  3. includes 16 agent licenses, premium integrations, advanced features
Additional Pricing Details
Enterprise plans are also available and are custom tailored to the business' specific needs.

Likelihood to Renew

Olark

Olark 8.6
Based on 5 answers
To be honest, renewal decisions are not currently within my power. Hypothetically speaking, I'm very comfortable with the platform, have used it daily for nearly a year, and would see no reason to switch to anything else. The small criticisms I had are not significant enough to deter me from using Olark. It's a user friendly, effective tool for our department.
Lindsay Bytof | TrustRadius Reviewer

SnapEngage

SnapEngage 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I give SnapEngage a 9 due to how successful our company has been while using it. Unless prices were raised by an insane amount, I don't see us using a competing service.
Jessica Goode | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Olark

Olark 9.8
Based on 4 answers
Our organization does not have any complaints about Olark's Support. Anytime we reached out to them for assistance, we received a prompt, helpful reply! As mentioned previously, we used Olark fairly basically so we didn't have too much need to work with their support team other than a few general questions here and there. They were always pleasant to work with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SnapEngage

SnapEngage 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I have never needed to contact them for support.
Melissa McCormack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Olark

Olark has an easier implementation process and has better functionality such as the ability to send commands through the platform to either create a ticket in your CRM or push an opportunity to salesforce; you're even able to 'push' the end user to a web page. Implementing their SDK is a snap as well.
Quinton Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

SnapEngage

We actually demo'ed LiveChat and LivePerson and besides SnapEngage having a better UI and ease of use, the support from their team was worlds and away above the rest. They let us run an extended demo, gave us constant support, and made sure we felt comfortable before we went live with the system.
Jillian Kreider | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Olark

  • Olark allows my customer support team to respond to inquiries much faster than before.
  • We have seen an uptick in sales as we are able to address more questions from website visitors.
  • We have changed the design of our website based on chat feedback and questions obtained through Olark.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

SnapEngage

  • It has allowed us to provide more service with a much smaller team than our phone team.
  • It provides us with data helpful to not only ourselves, but our marketing team as well.
  • It's customizable so it allows us to create and update our platforms immediately when needed.
Michael Jacobson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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