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The business case for going conversational

Conversational AI increases revenue growth, improves customer satisfaction, and reduces operating costs. Though a detailed review with one of our experts will shape the impact to your business based on your specific use cases, our calculator, below, will show the potential ROI with LivePerson.

How much could you improve revenue growth or reduce operating costs with Conversational AI and messaging?

Annual website traffic

Conversion rate to sale

Average order value

Average call volume

Cost per call

First contact resolution

Estimated Total Benefit

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3
  • Cost savings
  • Revenue growth

Please note: These ROI estimations are used to dynamically customize numbers and graphics throughout the rest of this page.


View the detailed results below

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Enormous opportunities for both cost savings and revenue growth

Based on the inputs provided in the above calculator, LivePerson projects an opportunity for your brand to bank about in benefit over three years, driven by a lift in sales and average order values as well as a reduction in contact center operating expenses. This benefit will be delivered via a Conversational program makes your customer experience more intuitive and convenient while streamlining your contact center operations with Conversational AI. LivePerson can help build, deliver, and optimize a purely digital and automation-forward contact center model, all managed on LivePerson's enterprise-grade Conversational Cloud®.

Through peer analysis of LivePerson customers using the Conversational Cloud, LivePerson has detailed the financial impact that can be realized by your brand. Based on real results from brands similar to yours, this opportunity could produce an annual financial benefit to your brand of in year one, in year two, and in year three, while ensuring high customer satisfaction. (These numbers are unique to you, estimated based on the inputs provided above. Keep reading to learn more about these benefits.)

LivePerson experts across the globe have led some of the world's largest enterprise brands through this transformation, leveraging our industry-recognized Conversational AI product suite to create customer engagement that runs on AI, but feels Curiously Human™.

How we drive value

01. Online sales double with messaging

Give consumers on your website the ability to ask product questions or get help completing a purchase through messaging. Then integrate bots in order to offer 24/7 support, reducing cart abandonment and improving sales conversion rates.

E-commerce websites and apps are great for housing information, but it is often time-consuming and cumbersome for customers to find the exact product information they are looking for. A Conversational interface solves this by allowing customers to immediately state their intent, skipping straight to the answers they need before making a purchase.

LivePerson customers using messaging and automation for sales use cases are seeing conversion rates up to 10 times higher than when consumers are left to self-serve. Applying a similar conversion rate improvement would yield in incremental revenue for your brand.

$136M

Growth

10x higher conversion rates vs self-serve
Improve purchase process in consumer journey
Lower cart abandonment

02. Average order value increases by 20%

A key metric for most brands is the average order value or average revenue per customer. Getting customers to spend more with you on a per-transaction basis is an important health indicator of a brand’s projected revenue. Even in the early stages of a sales-focused Conversational program, average order values have been reported up to 20% higher compared to customers who self-serve.

The increase in average order value is primarily driven by the ability of sales agents to show consumers product benefits or features. When customers feel informed and supported, they’re more likely to add to cart — regardless of a product’s price. Sales agents can also recommend popular add-on items to an order, driving up the number of products per order as well as the total revenue per order.

$51K

Growth

20% higher average order value vs self-serve

03. First contact resolution skyrockets

Going Conversational also presents a significant opportunity to improve the contact center experience for both consumers and contact center staff. LivePerson is the leader in operationalizing large scale messaging implementations, and we've built the playbook on how to successfully transform your contact center. One critical metric for measuring the health of your Conversational program is first contact resolution.

First contact resolution is the percentage of inquiries that are resolved for the consumer on their first outreach to your contact center. Even in the early stages of a Conversational program, LivePerson customers have seen a reduction in contacts per customer, and increases in first contact resolution rates by as much as 15%.

This improvement in first contact resolution is driven primarily by the asynchronous aspect of messaging. In traditional voice contact centers, background noise, hang-ups, and long hold times all lead to consumers having to contact your brand again, repeating their same issue to a new agent. With messaging, the connection is continuous, with history always available in case a connection is lost. This history also provides useful context to agents, enabling them to better resolve inquiries. Not to mention, it limits the number of times customers have to repeat themselves — it’s a win-win!

$7K

Growth

15% increase in first contact resolutions

04. Conversational AI enables scale

Integrate Conversational AI into your messaging conversations to automatically detect consumer intent, and route them to the right bot or agent. As you collect your rich, first-party intent data over time, you can begin automating more and more conversations, continually increasing efficiency and improving the customer and agent experience. LivePerson's AI toolset makes it easy, with a simple point-and-click bot building interface, as well as robust analytics that make tuning your bots a breeze.

On average, LivePerson customers have automated 50% of their inbound conversations. Applying a similar automation rate at your brand would yield $28.73K in savings.

$29K

Savings

05. Agents become twice as efficient

Not only will Conversational AI help reduce overall volume to your contact center, but messaging is also a more efficient channel than voice, which will further reduce your cost per conversation by as much as 50%. This would bring your current cost per conversation of $4.55 with voice calls down to about $2.28 per messaging engagement — representing $19.66K in operating savings.

There are multiple factors that LivePerson customers report as causes for these efficiency gains. They’re using bots to dynamically route to the right agents and systems based on consumer intent, agent skills and availability, and consumer profiles — and they do all of this with AI instead of rule sets that don’t scale. The result? Customers are getting the answers they need, faster, while agents are handling more conversations concurrently than ever before.

$20K

Savings

Your ROI analysis

Conversational sales

Baseline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Annual website traffic

500,000

500,000

500,000

500,000

Baseline conversion rate

0.67%

0.67%

0.67%

0.67%

Baseline digital orders

3,350

3,350

3,350

3,350

Remaining web traffic exposed to messaging

496,650

496,650

496,650

496,650

Conversion acceptance rate

0.0%

1.0%

3.5%

5.0%

Total messaging conversations

0

4,966.5

17,382.75

24,832.5

Sales conversion rate

0.67%

1.34%

3.35%

6.7%

Total messaging-assisted sales

$0.00

$66.55

$582.32

$1,663.78

Average order value increase

0.0%

10.0%

15.0%

20.0%

Average order value

$120.00

$132.00

$138.00

$144.00

Conversational care

Baseline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Shift to messaging

Total number of conversations

19,836

19,836

19,836

19,836

Shift rate to messaging

0.0%

10.0%

30.0%

50.0%

Conversations shifted to messaging

0

1,983.6

5,950.8

9,918

First contact resolution

0.0%

70.88%

74.25%

77.63%

Repeat conversations eliminated by FCR improvement

0

66.947

401.679

1,004.197

Resolution bots (full containment)

Baseline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Remaining messaging conversations

0

1,916.654

5,549.121

8,913.803

Bot containment rate

0.0%

10.0%

30.0%

50.0%

Bot contained conversations

0

191.665

1,664.736

4,456.901

Labor efficiency (partial containment/agent-assist)

Baseline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Remaining agent conversations

0

1,724.988

3,884.385

4,456.901

Baseline cost per conversation

$4.55

$4.55

$4.55

$4.55

Messaging efficiency ratio

-

1.40

1.70

2.00

Cost per messaging conversation

$0.00

$3.25

$2.68

$2.28

Total

Baseline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Total benefit

-

$12.20K

$97.04K

$274.57K