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5 Useful Chatbots for Small Business Owners

5 Useful Chatbots for Small Business Owners
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Small business owners are the ones who cannot afford to have an extra labor like assistants or hire people because their income is limited. But the tech world is on its rise and it has been solving problems for people from every walk of life since day one. This new wave of AI and chatbots is producing some really good chatbots that are just perfect for a small business owner. Got a small business? Incorporate them in your work and feel the difference! You’ll be binge watching the shows again.

RightClick.io

RightClick.io is an automated website builder powered by AI. RightClick.io enables you to create your website in minutes. How? It has a chatbot named AIWA. AIWA uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing algorithms to understand messages and perform tasks accordingly. RightClick.io will be (because they are in pre-launch phase) the ultimate solution to your website problems.

You can create a website just by chatting with their bot and it will save a lot of time. They have a strict no-admin-panel rule that will simplify the complexities of website builders. You will be able to make an edit just by clicking the right button on your mouse. Hover the cursor to your desired content or imagery, click right and you’re done! It’s that simple.

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    Jarvis

    Who doesn’t like J.A.R.V.I.S from Iron Man? The Hi-Tech AI assistant with the world integrated. This Jarvis is not that hi-tech but it still can assist you with the reminders! Jarvis was one of the early entrants when Facebook launched its Messenger platform for the chatbots.

    Jarvis works on a good algorithm that detects your time zone and sets your reminders accordingly. It’s a good conversational bot as well. Not like Poncho but it has a good grip on conversations. Mainly, it is a scheduler assistant that will remind you if today is your wife’s birthday or you have to buy something.

      TacoBot

      Don’t you just love Taco Bell? Everybody does! Well, it’s good news that now they have a chatbot for all the work enthusiasts. Who’s got the time to order taco for lunch by making a phone call? It takes time and diverts your attention from work. TacoBot solves the equation by letting you order tacos without making any phone call.

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      Just talk to the TacoBot and you are done! TacoBot is a friendly chatbot that is AI-powered. Since Slack is the darling of enterprises, TacoBot is exclusively available on Slack so you can easily make an order while working. TacoBot is not available yet but you can join the waitlist by simply going to their website.

        BookFlight

        Travelling is important in any business and the BookFlight chatbot enables you to avoid the big hassle that is booking flight tickets. If you are always on the go, it becomes much too hectic to take out the time from your busy schedule and book flight tickets. But BookFlight is here to save the day!

        You can easily book your flight tickets on the cheapest fares just by talking to this chatbot. It has a retrieval based model integrated that allows the chatbot to look for the cheapest airline fares and get you the best deal. When I tried this chatbot, I was happy to save money! BookFlight is available on Telegram.

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          Swelly

          What to wear for the dinner? Boots or Sneakers? Can’t decide if you should take this deal or not? Ask people! Every day, we make a lot of decisions and we need people to help us with them at times. It often happens that a friend’s advice makes you choose the right option. But friends aren’t available all the time. Swelly solves that problem.

          Swelly is a chatbot available on Messenger, Kik, Telegram and iOS that helps millions of people daily with making decisions. It simply sends you their questions and you can reply with your opinion. Got no time for that? Ask a question instead and you’ll get your answers quickly!

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            Conclusion

            Chatbots are still in their nascent phase but they have started to help us already. An entrepreneur or a small business owner who is always busy with their work can get nothing better than these cute little conversational agents to minimize the workload.

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