With more than half a million customers and its status as the fourth largest software company in the world, VMware is known for their specialized IT architecture—moving virtualization, automation, networking and storage resources to the data center and cloud. With its creation of a single, hybrid cloud, any application can be accessed from any device at any time.
Like all savvy online merchants, VMware knows the importance of site optimization and had previously worked with Digital River’s MarketForce team to implement A/B testing and exit intent and improve shopper experience and store performance. Due to VMware’s complex product portfolio, adding online chat to their store was the next logical step to remove purchasing barriers and
In addition to phone, email, self-service and video, live chat is one of the best ways to get instant communication with your customers and yields the highest satisfaction rates among customers. Happier, more engaged customers lead to increased sales conversions and reduce overall customer service costs.
By adding the online chat functionality, VMware saw significant success with a ROI of around 5:1. After the success they had with the chat functionality on their US store, VMware has engaged Digital River to implement this functionality on their UK and Ireland sites, and are currently in discussions to enable chat for their corporate site.