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Live chat is an invaluable tool that can help you provide customers with real-time support. Clicking the chat button is the first touchpoint a customer has with your live chat solution. You may think that all chat buttons are the same, however research shows that 75% of judgements about your website’s credibility are based on overall aesthetics. This proves that the design of your website is crucial to how your brand is perceived by customers, and your live chat interface is no exception.
Good design principles apply to your chat button as much as they do to your website. Your chat button should match your website branding in order to create a cohesive and consistent user experience for the customer. It should be simple and easy to access, but visible enough to stand out. By leveraging Comm100’s chat solution, you can fully customize your live chat button via:
1. Button Types: There are 3 different types of buttons available:
2. Color and Size: The color and size of your button should match your website’s branding. Ensure you choose colors that align with your brand’s colour palette, but don’t blend directly into your website. If you are using an image button, the size of your chat button should be relative to its position on the website. Too small and your customers might miss it, while making it too big might irritate customers and detract from the user experience of your site.
3. Location, Location, Location: Your chat button should be easy to locate on your site. The most common placement is on the bottom right corner of a webpage, but any location with white space, or near the top or side generally make it easiest for customers to locate.
4. Responsive Mobile Experience: 85% of adults think that a company’s mobile website should be as good or better than their desktop website. Adaptive chat buttons adjust to the size of the screen automatically, while Image chat buttons are customizable. Your mobile live chat button should be consistent with your mobile website so customers are able to easily access mobile chat support without interfering with their small-screen experience.
In this guide, we detail 10 ways live chat can help you get across those new barriers and increase your top-line, ensuring your business stays ahead of the competition.Download Now