Contact At Once! Blog

How to Manage Forms in the New Embedded Window

Written by: Michelle Young on January 25 2018

You have our new embedded window on your site. You’ve customized your chat & text engagements. You know what? It’s time to get acquainted with our new customized forms. Now you can gather the information about the customer that YOU want to know…before or during the conversation. There are 5 types of forms available Take […]


How to Customize Your Chat & Text Engagements

Written by: Michelle Young on December 14 2017

If you’re rockin’ our new embedded window on your site (thanks to what we refer to as the “unified tag,” which is nerd-talk for cool code), you’re in for a treat. Not only is it a great customer experience, it gives you more control. For example, your Contact At Once! admin can customize the way […]


Why We Can’t Shut Up About the “Messaging Network”

Written by: Angela Wijesinghe on November 14 2017

  Today’s car shopping path is more complex than ever. People research across brand and dealer sites, Google searches and Facebook Marketplace, aggregate search sites, review sites and more. In fact, Google followed one shopper throughout 139 searches that could have given brands and dealers over 200 interaction opportunities…had they been ready. Would you have […]


How to Easily Tell Where a Consumer Is Messaging From

Written by: Angela Wijesinghe on November 10 2017

Do you use Contact At Once! in multiple locations? From your site to third-party search/shopping sites (Autotrader, and the like), Google My Business, Facebook Marketplace/Messenger and more, we can help you message with shoppers in all those places. Not only is it easy to receive and respond to those conversations—all through the same Contact […]


Embedded Chat & Text Windows: Get This New Look

Written by: Angela Wijesinghe on October 11 2017

As a businessperson, you know the importance of making a good first impression and making things more efficient. (Those are probably a couple reasons why your company started chatting and texting!) Well, one of our latest product enhancements—embedded chat and text windows—can help you improve it all. Benefits of the Embedded Window Along with a […]


Ghosted? 5 Ways to “Resuscitate” Conversations with Unresponsive Online Shoppers

Written by: Michelle Young on October 10 2017

We’ve all been there. Someone texts in, asking a question. You respond with an answer. Maybe you have a back-and-forth conversation for a bit then…poof! You’ve been ghosted. You’re now dealing with an unresponsive customer. How do you breathe new life into that conversation and determine if they’re gone for good or ready to come […]


Contact At Once! Messaging Extends to Google My Business

Written by: Angela Wijesinghe on August 25 2017

It’s a fact of life that before they buy, people research online (and most use Google). The search giant is making it easier and easier for consumers to connect with the businesses they’re researching, too—first with Google AdWords click-to-message ads and most recently with Google My Business messaging! Contact At Once! can help you manage […]


Pump Up the Volume: How to Increase Consumer Engagement

Written by: Angela Wijesinghe on August 21 2017

You’ve been chatting and/or texting with customers for a while now, and you’re loving it. You’re one of the thousands who have discovered your customers would rather message than call or email! In fact, messaging is their #1 choice for communicating with brands (more than 75% preferred it over phone or email in this survey). […]


How to Easily Share Documents During Chats

Written by: Angela Wijesinghe on August 10 2017

When a shopper engages you via chat, you know they want quick answers. But that doesn’t mean they’re not interested in more in-depth resources. Let’s say a shopper is trying to decide between two models, and asks you a question. Or maybe they have a question about what sort of paperwork they’ll have to fill […]


6 Reasons to Build a Business Messaging Network

Written by: Angela Wijesinghe on July 26 2017

If you’ve been around Contact At Once! for any length of time, you’ve heard us talk about the “messaging network.” No, it’s not a secret society. It’s not a garage band. The network refers to how we link multiple touch points together for you, giving you easier access to customers and the resulting data. (Much […]