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5 Reasons Why Companies Need AI Voice Agents

Mary Correnti
Mary Correnti
Head of Marketing @ Thoughtly
Strategic Insights

Speaking with customers has become increasingly challenging for businesses. The repetitive nature of calls and the intense productivity demands placed on human agents by traditional Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solutions have led to burnout and high job dissatisfaction. As a result, agents churn at a staggering rate of 45% annually, leaving businesses desperate to staff their phone lines and customers extremely dissatisfied with unprecedented call wait times. AI voice agents offer a powerful solution to these problems. Here are five key reasons why your company should consider adopting AI voice agents:

1. Improved Efficiency

AI voice agents excel at handling repetitive and mundane tasks, allowing your human agents to focus on more complex issues. In industries like pest control, where marketing campaigns often promote "call for a free termite inspection," the influx of calls can bog down phone lines and lead to long wait times. This results in potential customers dropping off before even speaking to an agent, leading to lost conversions. AI voice agents can handle every call simultaneously, ensuring zero wait times and significantly improving marketing conversions. Every inquiry gets addressed promptly, leading to higher customer satisfaction and increased revenue.

2. Reduced Agent Churn

The high turnover rate in customer service is a well-known problem. AI voice agents help by taking over the repetitive tasks that can make jobs feel monotonous. In healthcare, for example, AI can manage new patient intake and appointment scheduling, lightening the load for medical staff. Happier employees mean less turnover, saving on the costs and disruptions of constant recruitment and training.

3. Improved Customer Satisfaction

One of the biggest wins with AI voice agents is how they cut down wait times and provide instant responses to customer queries. In the auto insurance industry, for instance, AI voice agents can offer immediate roadside assistance. Customers who have been in an accident or experienced a breakdown can get help faster, significantly reducing the time they spend waiting on the highway. This quick response not only improves safety but also leads to higher customer satisfaction.

4. Scalability

AI voice agents are highly adaptable and can scale up and down to meet fluctuating demand. For example, in the travel industry, airlines experience "irregular operations" during severe weather conditions, leading to mass cancellations and a surge in customer inquiries. Human agents alone cannot handle the sudden influx of calls, but AI voice agents can swiftly scale up to manage the increased workload, ensuring that customers receive timely assistance despite the challenges.

5. 24/7 Service

Unlike human agents, AI voice agents can work around the clock. This is a huge plus for global businesses and those in the travel and hospitality sectors. AI helps customers with information and booking changes anytime, day or night. This ensures customers always get the support they need, when they need it. In the travel and hospitality industry, for instance, having AI voice agents available 24/7 ensures that customers can make inquiries, book reservations, and receive assistance even outside regular business hours, enhancing overall customer satisfaction and loyalty, ultimately leading to increased revenue.

Why Thoughtly Stands Out

While the benefits of AI voice agents are clear, setting them up can often be a lengthy and complicated process. This is where Thoughtly makes a difference. Unlike conversational AI vendors that take months to get going, Thoughtly offers an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Even if you're not tech-savvy, you can deploy a fully functional AI voice agent in just 17 minutes. This means you can quickly start reaping the benefits of AI, with minimal disruption to your operations.

In short, AI voice agents are a smart investment for improving efficiency, reducing employee churn, enhancing customer satisfaction, scaling operations, and providing 24/7 service. With Thoughtly's easy-to-use platform, integrating these powerful tools into your business has never been simpler or faster. Embrace the future of customer service with Thoughtly and see the positive impact AI voice agents can make, not only on customer satisfaction but also on your bottom line.

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