In this challenging period, Byside has been a strategic partner for TAP. Their solutions have improved our sales processes and digital experience. I highly recommend Byside for their professionalism, proactivity and excellence.
BySide became a strategic partner of La Redoute with the implementation of their Click2Call and Chat solutions, which allowed La Redoute to give customer support during the user journey. This partnership has evolved and now includes integrated solutions with our CRM, La Redoute's strong feature, giving more flexibility and agility to our digital marketing campaigns.
Experts in lead management and conversion, BySide is the perfect partner for a sales-oriented company. Committed to our goals, they offer technological solutions to every concern, in order to increase sales.
BySide is a long-standing partner of Portugal Telecom, with whom we have been working to take advantage of the growing digital channel opportunities, helping us to transform online visitors into valuable commercial leads.
In an increasingly competitive market, it is imperative to choose each partner carefully. To OK! Teleseguros, innovation is a critical success factor and the work done by BySide has been proving to be a valuable asset, not only for their innovative features but also for their proactivity, flexibility, dedication and professionalism. BySide is a positive bet.
MásMóvil is a sales-oriented company. In the online world, this means that we need to get the most from each visit and have the best conversion from visit to sale. BySide is the company that guarantees us the best ratios, as well as a wider lead management control. For these reasons, we have decided to trust them with our online service.
Thanks to BySide’s Click2Call, HP has been able to improve the quality of its customer support, while managing online lead generation in a more effective way and with great results, when it comes to converting into sales.
Attaining a solid relationship with the customers through a differentiating service is one of our goals. Being our partner since 2011, BySide has been continuously showing a strong customer orientation and a very proactive attitude. Added up to their competence, this has been helping Seguros Continente become a benchmark of excellence.
BySide is a partner that has allowed us, in an agile and flexible way, to increase our conversion rates and provide better service to our users and customers, thanks to its service.
Considering how far we have come in the reality of our digital economy, it is perhaps shocking to think about the pace at which it has been growing and evolving, and what it represents nowadays. As it keeps gaining ground, it requires a constant search for more and better services, an attitude that I find in BySide. They add value and innovation to their partners’ businesses. These are the reasons that lead us to consider BySide as an asset to the evolution of the digital world and the online market.
In a world where the customer demands more availability, BySide’s services are undoubtedly a critical factor that has been keeping up with all business demands.
Before integrating with BySide, Movistar’s main problem was that customers would arrive at its online channels looking for answers to their needs and be greeted by an information overload. They would be bombarded by products they didn’t want, additional services they didn’t need, and customer support facilities they weren’t looking for. This abundance of information was off-putting and could become complex and difficult to wade through.
“Presenting every customer with the same array of products and services had the opposite effect of what we wanted,” says Gonzalo Rodriguez, Head of Sales for Mass Market and Enterprises at Movistar. “Instead of being encouraged to buy any of them, customers were put off and encouraged to click away. This negatively impacted both the conversion of commercial opportunities and the execution of our customer support operations.”
Movistar decided that eliminating the overload meant shedding irrelevant information. So, instead of showing the exact same content to all those who visited its website or landing pages, it wanted to be able to show products, services and support facilities that were relevant and tailored to each visitor, giving them a more personal experience.
Movistar was already offering personalised experiences through channels such as telesales and in store, since these were channels where they could easily identify existing customers. But online customers were a different story. Most of them were anonymous browsers, electing to surf Movistar’s public web pages but not log in to their accounts. This meant that Movistar was unable to identify them, and if it couldn’t do that, it couldn’t provide them with targeted information.
“We needed a way of identifying these unknown visitors, tracking and understanding their preferences, and presenting them with relevant information,” says Rodriguez. “That’s when we contacted BySide, which had been recommended to us by Banco Español de Crédito for their customer engagement and lead activation services. In 2013 we teamed up with BySide to pilot a scheme that allowed us to identify anonymous customers and personalise the content presented to them. This pilot showed that BySide was an agile company when it came to deploying its SaaS solution and adapting its services to each client’s needs. More importantly than that, it worked.”
The BySide solution used web analytics information and Movistar’s internal customer data to generate ‘next best offer’ lists. These lists specified which product offering should be displayed to each customer in certain pre-defined website locations, based on the customer’s previous purchases and browsing interests. The pilot project demonstrated a significantly higher conversion rate from customers who had seen personalised offers compared with a control group that hadn’t. As a result of the pilot’s success, personalisation was extended to other website locations and honed using further information gathered by BySide, such as page browsing history and broadband coverage.
After the pilot, BySide worked directly with a dedicated team within Movistar to create personalised experiences for customers across all website areas. Over 60% of Movistar’s home page content was personalised using BySide’s technology. What’s particularly important is that it happened in real time. This means as soon as someone lands one of Movistar’s web pages, the system is able to recognise their profile and change the website layout based on it. The system also lets Movistar do multivariate testing so that it can better understand which content elements work best.
One of the key aspects of the BySide solution is that it allows clients to synchronise their online and offline view of their customers. In other words, Movistar is now able to see its customers through a singular lens, regardless of whether their interactions have happened offline (in store or on the phone) or online (website navigation or app usage). It means Movistar is able to present the same offer across all channels, bringing greater precision and efficacy to its sales model.
“Last year, 25% of sales through our digital channels were attributed to BySide’s personalisation strategy,” says Rodriguez. “What’s more, the system has been able to identify more than 14 million previously unknown customers to engage with. It’s a much more dynamic model. We’re learning so much about our customers that we didn’t know or appreciate before, and we’re using that information to create more useful and enjoyable sales experiences for them with a minimum of technical effort.”
Before the BySide implementation, call management at MásMóvil was decentralised and managed directly by the call centre. The company’s sales management teams had no visibility and could not tell which online media campaigns were contributing to its telesales by generating qualified leads. This stopped them from being able to optimise the company’s investments. It also meant MásMóvil could only work with one call centre. It couldn’t add new call centres without a centralised call management system, presenting MásMóvil with a restraint on its efficiency and a barrier to its growth.
In 2016, having worked with BySide on a number of previous projects, MásMóvil sought their help again. Francisco Trujillo, Head of Online Sales for MásMóvil, explains, “Our previous collaborations were highly successful, but the main reason we chose BySide is because they have one of the strongest lead activation solutions on the market. We’re also consistently impressed by their professionalism and their commitment to the projects they take part in.”
The BySide platform has since played a major role in unifying MásMóvil’s online and offline call data and bringing the company the visibility and control it needed. The platform does this through inbound call tracking, interactive voice responses (IVRs), and BySide Click2Call. MásMóvil now operates six different call centres and customer calls can be distributed between them according to visitor/page information, call centre capacity, and agent availability. BySide has integrated with each call centre’s management software in order to get feedback about the result of each call, i.e. if they made a sale; if not, why not; and if they did, which product or bundle was sold.
What’s more is that all call information is matched with visitor information and can be used in marketing automation initiatives. For example, MásMóvil can create workflows where customers who don’t pick up or abandon calls while in a queue are automatically called back or sent a text message.
BySide Click2Call is more than a simple ‘request a call back’ system. It’s intelligent. Contact windows appear according to the visitor’s behaviour or profile, or when triggered by a specific action, facilitating contact when it is most relevant for MásMóvil and the customer.
Furthermore, MásMóvil call centre agents get real-time access to visitors’ profiles through the BySide platform. As these profiles are fed directly and automatically with call status and results information, agents are able to interact with customers on a much more personal basis than they could before. This increases their chances of making a sale.
At the beginning of 2017, MásMóvil was already handling more than 7,000 customer calls per day and generating around 150 daily sales thanks to BySide. In fact, 65% of MásMóvil’s mobile-only sales and 100% of its bundle sales only happen because of BySide’s technology. Now that MásMóvil enjoys a comprehensive 360º view of the sales process, the company is able to build stronger leads and make smarter investments.
Francisco Trujillo says, “Adding BySide to our operation gave us a very robust call management and lead activation solution in a very short timeframe — without any big upfront investment.”
In 2016, MásMóvil made two key acquisitions, Pepephone and Yoigo. Yoigo’s previous click-to-call solution had a multitude of limitations and didn’t allow it to grow at the pace required to launch a new product. MásMóvil needed to increase the volume of calls Yoigo was getting, and optimise the handling of those calls to enable better, more targeted sales and marketing decisions. Enter BySide.
Trujillo explains, “We started by adopting BySide Click2Call at Yoigo. We then integrated BySide’s other lead activation and personalisation tools. The implementation has resulted in a very significant increase in the volume of relevant customer calls from different visitor profiles, and we couldn’t be more pleased.”