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Intercom provides three different messaging-first solutions that offer modern internet businesses a complete platform to accelerate growth...
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We started using Intercom for the…

We started using Intercom for the in-app chat. Pretty soon we started using it for everything else. Lead-nurturing mails, notifications, and even our customer behavior metrics are taken from Intercom now. There’s too many features in Intercom and many new features keep getting added. A dedicated account manager would be great to identify our requirements. We would save time exploring other products.  

We started using Intercom for the in-app chat.

Pretty soon we started using it for everything else.

Lead-nurturing mails, notifications, and even our customer behavior metrics are taken from Intercom now.

There’s too many features in Intercom and many new features keep getting added.

A dedicated account manager would be great to identify our requirements. We would save time exploring other products.

 

Would Recommend: Yes

It packs serious power, allowing us to…

It packs serious power, allowing us to do comprehensive user engagement. It’s UI is squeaky clean and all the buttons are where you’d expect them to be. It does get more expensive as your business grows. You need to be prepared for that when you sign up.  

It packs serious power, allowing us to do comprehensive user engagement.

It’s UI is squeaky clean and all the buttons are where you’d expect them to be.

It does get more expensive as your business grows.

You need to be prepared for that when you sign up.

 

Would Recommend: Yes

Being able to quickly and efficiently…

Being able to quickly and efficiently communicate with our customers is a big help. Allowing customers to chat in even when we are offline is also a great way to always insure that their issue or concern will always be addressed. I dislike that you have to purchase a separate installation for each website that you have if you want to customize the end-user experience to match the website they are currently on.  

Being able to quickly and efficiently communicate with our customers is a big help.

Allowing customers to chat in even when we are offline is also a great way to always insure that their issue or concern will always be addressed.

I dislike that you have to purchase a separate installation for each website that you have if you want to customize the end-user experience to match the website they are currently on.

 

Would Recommend: Yes

Easy to use, you can learn very quickly…

Easy to use, you can learn very quickly about almost all features. You can easily edit the information about your team, like work hours, automatic messagens, time to answer, segment your customers based on a lot of different features and create rules to automatize the communication. They take a few hours to answer in the customer service, sometimes It is not good to wait this time to solve some problem or have an answer from their team. Also I would like more options to create flows of automatic communications, also would be great to provide ways to calculate customer health scores and track this overtime. Easy way to integrate with my system and communicate with our customers.  

Easy to use, you can learn very quickly about almost all features.

You can easily edit the information about your team, like work hours, automatic messagens, time to answer, segment your customers based on a lot of different features and create rules to automatize the communication.

They take a few hours to answer in the customer service, sometimes It is not good to wait this time to solve some problem or have an answer from their team.

Also I would like more options to create flows of automatic communications, also would be great to provide ways to calculate customer health scores and track this overtime.

Easy way to integrate with my system and communicate with our customers.

 

Would Recommend: Yes

Integration with great amount of…

Integration with great amount of services (Facebook, Email, etc) Easy to use Great design New features development Customer Support Stability Cons: – Cost Some features are not developing right now (e.g. they are not going to support multilanguage for articles)  

Integration with great amount of services (Facebook, Email, etc)
Easy to use
Great design
New features development
Customer Support
Stability

Cons: – Cost
Some features are not developing right now (e.g. they are not going to support multilanguage for articles)

 

Would Recommend: Yes

Super easy to use. Allows sales and…

Super easy to use. Allows sales and support to interact with clients on a very personal level. Has decreased the number of support calls by 75%. Our customer prefer intercom support to phone support which is great because we can serve one to many on intercom. It is on the pricey side of live chat software. Some of our older clients that are less tech-savvy struggle with it using intercom but that isn’t deal breaker.  

Super easy to use. Allows sales and support to interact with clients on a very personal level.

Has decreased the number of support calls by 75%. Our customer prefer intercom support to phone support which is great because we can serve one to many on intercom.

It is on the pricey side of live chat software.

Some of our older clients that are less tech-savvy struggle with it using intercom but that isn’t deal breaker.

 

Would Recommend: Yes

I love how easy it is to set up for…

I love how easy it is to set up for mostly non-technical users. The configuration options are extensive and the support team is extremely responsive and helpful. We’ve actually seen an impact on our website engagement after switching to Intercom, and the mobile apps are excellent to engage new leads. We use Respond, and the only gripe we have with Intercom is that we can’t use different messages per page for our website. We need to switch to Engage, which is more than double the price for just this one extra feature we need. Having a small limited number of messages instead of just one would make us long-term happy customers!  

I love how easy it is to set up for mostly non-technical users.

The configuration options are extensive and the support team is extremely responsive and helpful.

We’ve actually seen an impact on our website engagement after switching to Intercom, and the mobile apps are excellent to engage new leads.

We use Respond, and the only gripe we have with Intercom is that we can’t use different messages per page for our website.

We need to switch to Engage, which is more than double the price for just this one extra feature we need.

Having a small limited number of messages instead of just one would make us long-term happy customers!

 

Would Recommend: Yes

Easy to implement Customer Engagement…

Easy to implement Customer Engagement Software with great usability and awesome and affordable features with the startup programme. I heard that they are working on more sales focus software as well, currently they dont offer great sales solution but if they expand into that area as well, it will be a great asset to any customer and sales centric company I save time and money and deliver a better service to our customers  

Easy to implement Customer Engagement Software with great usability and awesome and affordable features with the startup programme.

I heard that they are working on more sales focus software as well, currently they dont offer great sales solution but if they expand into that area as well, it will be a great asset to any customer and sales centric company

I save time and money and deliver a better service to our customers

 

Would Recommend: Yes

Ease of use and ability to reply to…

Ease of use and ability to reply to customers quickly to their questions. Automessage feature is great for onboarding new users. They kept moving features to differnet sections, but they have now simplified it which has solved the problem Customer insights and ability to send messages at the right time.  

Ease of use and ability to reply to customers quickly to their questions.

Automessage feature is great for onboarding new users.

They kept moving features to differnet sections, but they have now simplified it which has solved the problem

Customer insights and ability to send messages at the right time.

 

Would Recommend: Yes

I love Intercom – nearly every function…

I love Intercom – nearly every function it has makes my job easier, and it makes sharing information between teams regarding a single customer really easy. Bonus functions like notes/mentions, giphys, and integrations with other software systems we use really make it the best thing since sliced bread. The messenger app. We use our own live chat system and maintain use of Intercom for email communication only. Unfortunately the messenger app looks and feels exactly like live chat, which we do not want, because we use it for email communication. Users perceive it as chat, and when they do not get an immediate reply they get frustrated. I have been told that this cannot be turned off nor is there any solution for us regarding this problem. This allows us to provide top notch customer service while maintaining an organized system on the back end that would only be a headache anywhere else. We are able to flow live chats and email tickets as well as any other inbound activity to one main hub.  

I love Intercom – nearly every function it has makes my job easier, and it makes sharing information between teams regarding a single customer really easy. Bonus functions like notes/mentions, giphys, and integrations with other software systems we use really make it the best thing since sliced bread.

The messenger app. We use our own live chat system and maintain use of Intercom for email communication only. Unfortunately the messenger app looks and feels exactly like live chat, which we do not want, because we use it for email communication.

Users perceive it as chat, and when they do not get an immediate reply they get frustrated. I have been told that this cannot be turned off nor is there any solution for us regarding this problem.

This allows us to provide top notch customer service while maintaining an organized system on the back end that would only be a headache anywhere else. We are able to flow live chats and email tickets as well as any other inbound activity to one main hub.

 

Would Recommend: Yes

The general navigation of the platform…

The general navigation of the platform is hands down stupid silly perfect. Intercom really is a perfect product The lack luster settings page usually gets me riled up. I’ve not had great luck navigating around settings  

The general navigation of the platform is hands down stupid silly perfect. Intercom really is a perfect product

The lack luster settings page usually gets me riled up. I’ve not had great luck navigating around settings

 

Would Recommend: Yes

This is a great tool to automate…

This is a great tool to automate messages to our users in times of downtime, problems or simply to inform them of a new feature. Customizable messages, conditions can make quick work of a message automation! User info can be tracked easily. Although it is improving its customer support ticketing system, there is a lot of ground to cover, still. No ticket number for easy reference, a bit of a black box when it comes to how the customer will see their “emails”. Anything outside of the in-app messenger system is still to me improved. Their customer support is average and can take a bit of time to answer. Still some clarification/features to add to have the customer/user (our user) understand this may not be realtime, even though it looks like chat.  

This is a great tool to automate messages to our users in times of downtime, problems or simply to inform them of a new feature.

Customizable messages, conditions can make quick work of a message automation! User info can be tracked easily.

Although it is improving its customer support ticketing system, there is a lot of ground to cover, still. No ticket number for easy reference, a bit of a black box when it comes to how the customer will see their “emails”. Anything outside of the in-app messenger system is still to me improved.

Their customer support is average and can take a bit of time to answer.

Still some clarification/features to add to have the customer/user (our user) understand this may not be realtime, even though it looks like chat.

 

Would Recommend: Yes

It’s easy to use and you can build a…

It’s easy to use and you can build a customer support team within the tool. Another bonus is the mobile application that allows for direct contact with customers and enables me to answer questions whenever and wherever The ability to intergrade third party tools. Setting up automated emails within intercom is an issue. when making an onboarding flow, the final in app mesage is also sent by email. These emails end up in spam folders for the most part. Great tool for customer engagement. Praise from our own customers for our quick response times.  

It’s easy to use and you can build a customer support team within the tool.

Another bonus is the mobile application that allows for direct contact with customers and enables me to answer questions whenever and wherever

The ability to intergrade third party tools.

Setting up automated emails within intercom is an issue.

when making an onboarding flow, the final in app mesage is also sent by email.

These emails end up in spam folders for the most part.

Great tool for customer engagement.

Praise from our own customers for our quick response times.

 

Would Recommend: Yes

Large range of features, excellent…

Large range of features, excellent segmenting your audience for targeted messages, the interface is non intrusive for our users, but still visible enough. The HTML editor for emails is clunky and emails often end up in spamboxes, more HTML templates would definitely be helpful. We managed to give our userbase incredible fast support which often is what makes prospect trust us more than competitors.  

Large range of features, excellent segmenting your audience for targeted messages, the interface is non intrusive for our users, but still visible enough.

The HTML editor for emails is clunky and emails often end up in spamboxes, more HTML templates would definitely be helpful.

We managed to give our userbase incredible fast support which often is what makes prospect trust us more than competitors.

 

Would Recommend: Yes

Triggers to let us know which customers…

Triggers to let us know which customers need to be engaged Lets us send our monthly newsletters by filtering different messaging to different people Easy way to understand our clients. How many times they interact with our software, what location they login from etc. Doesn’t allow an easy way to setup just one template, and put “conditions” in that template. If we want to send the same template, but change one line of the email template, based on the customer, we need to create completely separate templates.  

Triggers to let us know which customers need to be engaged
Lets us send our monthly newsletters by filtering different messaging to different people
Easy way to understand our clients. How many times they interact with our software, what location they login from etc.

Doesn’t allow an easy way to setup just one template, and put “conditions” in that template.
If we want to send the same template, but change one line of the email template, based on the customer, we need to create completely separate templates.

 

Would Recommend: Yes
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Provider Overview

Intercom provides three different messaging-first solutions that offer modern internet businesses a complete platform to accelerate growth across the entire customer journey. Through their messaging platform, businesses can chat with prospective and existing customers either directly on their website or embedded right into their mobile application.  The solution was developed by four Irish designers and engineers, and Intercom as a company was founded in 2011.

The original goal of the platform was to develop a support solution that models the intimacy of a local coffee shop, providing truly personalized service to every visitor and prospect. After a brief struggle to find funding in the U.S., Twitter co-founder Biz Stone invested in Intercom only one year after their initial founding, back in 2012. Intercom’s platform has since grown to include a messaging platform to send targeted notifications and messages to leads, an inbox to manage and respond to all customer inquiries as a team, and a knowledgebase for self-service support.

 

Intercom Pricing and Services

 

Messages – Send targeted email, in-app, and push messages to leads and customers

  • Auto and manual messages
  • Audience targeting
  • Message scheduling
  • Trigger times
  • Message insights
  • CSV export
  • Intercom messenger
  • Message customization
  • Email collector
  • Smart campaigns
  • A/B testing
  • Message reactions
  • Premium integrations
  • Salesforce integrations
  • Clearbit Reveal integrations
  • Custom email templates
  • Email delivery windows
  • Unbranded messaging
  • DKIM
  • Permissions

Inbox – Manage, reply and resolve conversations with leads and customers as a team

  • Intercom messenger
  • Operator bot
  • Email forwarding
  • Team inboxes
  • Assign conversations
  • Notes & mentions
  • Conversation tagging
  • Saved replies
  • Lead and customer profiles
  • Conversation snooze
  • Office hours
  • Response times
  • Away mode
  • Message customization
  • Slack integration
  • Twitter integration
  • Facebook integration
  • Smart suggestions
  • Article search
  • Reports
  • iOS & Android app
  • Operator lead qualification
  • Round robin assignment
  • Assignment rules
  • Salesforce integration
  • Github integration
  • Zendesk integration
  • CSAT surveys
  • Messenger visibility
  • Unbranded messaging
  • Permissions

Articles – Create and publish help content to a public knowledgebase

  • Public help center
  • Article reactions
  • Smart suggestions
  • Rich feedback
  • Failed searches
  • Articles and collections
  • Article sharing
  • Help center branding
  • Intercom messenger
  • Messenger customization
  • Operator bot
  • Content importer

Pricing and Plans

Messages

Monthly Active People Essential Pro
Up to 100 People $29/mo $49/mo
101-250 People $49/mo $79/mo
251-1,000 People $70/mo $110/mo
1,001-2,000 People $170/mo $270/mo
5,001-10,000 $290/mo $450/mo
Over 10,000 people? Chat with sales

Inbox

Priced on Seats Essential Pro
2 Seats $38/mo $78/mo
Each additional Seat $19/mo $39/mo
More than 15 Seats? Chat with sales

Articles

  • Fixed monthly price of $49/mo
  • Unlimited articles included

 

Editor’s Bottom Line of Intercom

 

Intercom offers one of the most compelling live chat support solutions on the market. Whether your business is looking to capture and convert leads, onboard and engage customers, or support and retain customers, Intercom has a solution that should fit your needs. Intercom’s three product offerings can be purchased separately or combined together into one platform to offer even more functionality. For example, if your business simply needs a live chat addition on their website, then the Inbox solution is all you need.

In fact, Intercom’s Inbox solution is a very compelling live chat platform, with a centralized team inbox, multi-channel support, an operator bot to assist customers and route inquiries to agents, automated workflows, and customer profiles with lead scoring. Embeddable directly into your business’ website or mobile application, Inbox offers your customers the ability to directly chat with a representative in real-time. With an Operator Bot working as your first line of defense, customers are able to provide context in order to help agents resolve their inquiry even faster.

A centralized team inbox enables agents and representatives to manage and respond to every single conversation and interaction with leads and users, from one location. The team inbox also supports multiple channels, and the entire platform even integrates with social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, enabling agents to see and reply to both Facebook messages and Twitter DMs directly inside the team inbox. The inbox also provides customer profiles, which provides greater context to agents, allowing them to see exactly who they are talking to with including information like their location and website activity.

Intercom’s Inbox solution also allows for automated workflows, enabling canned responses to common questions or even personalized responses to specific users. Businesses can also score their leads, view leads captured over time, integrate directly with Salesforce and other CRMs, and even track different lead sources in order to understand which messages generate the most leads. Overall, the platform includes the tools to not only service your customers and generate new leads, but also the features necessary to understand how well the service is working, and how to optimize for efficiency.

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