Intercom Alternative: Why go with DelightChat?

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We’d like to tip our hats to the team at Intercom.

They have done a great job in building a product that empowers large ecommerce brands to manage customer support. And if you’re here evaluating Intercom alternatives like DelightChat, then you’re already on the right track for finding tools that empower your brand to deliver delightful customer service.

So what’s the difference between Intercom and DelightChat?

Sure, we’ll have differences in the way our product is implemented, its design, certain feature set, and more of which you can find out about in the post below.

But one reason stands out more than anything else. The one reason to rule them all.

It is our DNA.

The founding team at DelightChat initially built software for small ecommerce and DTC brands. From the roots, we are built for the small teams, the underdogs, the ones trying to change the world from the ground up.

That’s why you’ll find DelightChat to be designed for ease-of-use (small business owners have a lot on their plate already). And a pricing model that’s affordable and enables your brand to get the best software, without breaking the bank.

We created DelightChat to be the best customer support software for small ecommerce & DTC brands.

Top reasons why DTC brands choose DelightChat over Intercom.

Reason #1

Made for ecommerce companies

Intercom is a great customer support platform but it’s not specifically built for ecommerce. This indicates that they can only solve the common problems every business face with support.   

But as for DelightChat, we were born to solve the customer support management issues an SME ecommerce business face daily. Our robust set of features like omnichannel support, team collaboration, conversation-first approach, deep Shopify integration enable us to provide the best possible solution for budding DTC & ecommerce companies. 

Reason #2

A single screen to deliver stellar customer service

Don’t you want to be able to manage support across channels from one dashboard and not have to jump between tabs? Take a breather. We created DelightChat to solve that. It’s a customer service tool designed for the ecommerce industry that’s both pleasing to the eyes and quite simple to use. 

With DelightChat you can respond to your customer queries across channels, collaborate with your team & perform certain Shopify admin operations, all from a single screen. No need to jump around tabs just to respond to a  customer query. 

Reason #3

Unmatched features without going broke

Your way of managing customer service might differ from other companies. Hence, the feature set that you need will surely change. With a diverse set of features, DelightChat caters to all kinds of SMB ecommerce & direct-to-consumer brands. omnichannel helpdesk, team collaboration, deep integrations with Shopify & other apps - we got it all.

But unlike Intercom, we are 2x cheaper and we don’t charge by the number of reps you onboard. Heck, you can onboard your whole team. Oh, and we don’t have any add-ons. All the features are included within the plans. No need to pay for it separately.  We simply charge by the number of conversations you have with your customers in a month. 

Reason #4

Close to zero setup time

Unlike Intercom where you jump through hoops just to set up the tool, you can start using DelightChat in no time. Our tool is so simple that you don’t need to talk to a sales rep, watch a 20-min explainer video, or sit through an hour-long demo.

DelightChat is self-serve & we aim to keep it that way. That means you sign-up and start using it without any external help. Our beta customers say that they could figure out the basic operations within a couple of minutes.

Reason #5

Collaborate with your team without the annoying back & forth

Up until now, we assume that you used to collaborate with your team over WhatsApp or Slack by sharing customer query screenshots. Or, you’d be jumping between tickets within Intercom to resolve a simple customer complaint. 

With DelightChat, you can collaborate with your team and respond to customer queries from a single screen. No need to juggle between different tabs or lose your way within the tool itself. 

Reason #6

No charge extra when you add more reps

We don’t hold you in contempt for adding extra users, encourage unsafe practices like seat sharing, or create a “sophisticated” pricing model that you will need 6 days and 7 nights to unravel. 

Unlike Intercom, our plans are based on the number of conversations you have with your customers in a month. Add all your teammates, manage thousands of orders (or more), and connect all your favorite apps into the account. You still just pay a straightforward monthly subscription fee.

Reason #7

Native integration with Shopify and other apps

With Intercom, you have to switch between tools to fetch the necessary information to solve a ticket. That’s not the case with us. DelightChat solves that problem by deeply integrating with Shopify and other essential ecommerce apps. 

For example, before DelightChat, our customers would modify the wrong order because they searched with the wrong ID on the Shopify admin dashboard. Deep Shopify integrations mean peace of mind that you will always modify the correct order.

Reason #8

Conversation-first approach

Most ecommerce tools are predominantly designed as a ticketing system. If someone reports a problem, a ticket gets generated and you solve it. But your customers are humans and not just an assigned number in your support tool. 

That’s why we have built DelightChat as a conversation-first tool. The app interface gears you to have a conversation with your customer like a human, as opposed to just treating them like a lifeless ticket. Even when you’re replying to an email, it feels like you’re right there having a real conversation with your customer. How cool is that?

Reason #9

Connect all your Shopify stores

With Intercom, you need a separate account for each of your Shopify store. That’s a huge loss in productivity and work hours aside from the fact that Intercom is not built for ecommerce. 

We can feel the pain.  If you’re running more than one ecommerce business on Shopify, you can easily connect all of them and deliver delightful customer support from a single screen. 

Reason #10

Excellent support from a small & caring team

We noticed this at our previous company SuperLemon that bigger companies like Intercom don’t care much for SME ecommerce brands. They either have to wait a minimum of 24 hours for someone to answer their query, or they’re left to fend for themselves.

At DelightChat, we take great pride in providing delightful service to all our customers, whether they’re on the free plan or the paid ones. We love our customers and since we’re a small team (<10 members), we always put you first.

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