BOSTON, Oct. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) just unveiled a new release of BoldChat, its live chat and multichannel customer engagement offering, that aims to help businesses more effectively engage the rapidly growing number of mobile customers and visitors. The first major live chat solution on the market to offer mobile optimized proactive chat capabilities, the new release builds on LogMeIn's portfolio of mobile customer engagement offerings, and introduces simple ways to extend the benefits of chat-based interactions to mobile web efforts. As a result, businesses can more effectively engage customers and prospective customers directly on their mobile devices, while extending the conversion and customer service benefits commonly associated with chat across the fastest growing online channel. In her widely cited "State of the Internet" report, Morgan Stanley's Mary Meeker predicted that the mobile web usage will surpass desktop usage by 2015. Meanwhile, an International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) study of contact center professionals found that only 25 percent of companies currently have a mobile customer service strategy in place, while 62 percent see mobile customer service as a competitive differentiator. Mobile customer engagement and the growth of mobile web usage is especially relevant for businesses gearing up for the 2013 holiday shopping season. Beyond general customer service goals, such efforts are often linked directly to revenue implications, especially in markets like eCommerce. Shop.org, the online retail arm of the National Retail Federation (NRF), found that more than half of all online retailers cited investments in mobile optimized websites among their top priorities for this upcoming holiday shopping season. It's a stat that shouldn't be surprising given the fact that according to eMarketer, 16 percent of all US online sales this holiday season are expected to come from mobile shoppers.
The new mobile capabilities in BoldChat are designed to help business address this growing need, as well as the different expectations, user experience needs, and behaviors of mobile web visitors. With the new capabilities, site owners can:
- Deliver a great mobile chat experience for mobile users accessing sites via smartphones and tablets running the most popular mobile operating systems, like iOS, Android and Windows
- Display image and form-based proactive mobile chat invitations with no custom HTML coding required
- Easily customize proactive mobile chat invitations to meet the needs of a customer's mobile website strategies and unique branding requirements
- Establish granular invitation rules unique to mobile and or desktop/laptop users
- Deploy mobile aware chat, including chat windows optimally sized for both smartphone and tablet user experiences
Availability:The new BoldChat mobile capabilities are immediately available as part of BoldChat Pro, BoldChat Premier and Bold Chat Enterprise and are included as part of standard pricing. Existing BoldChat Pro, Premier and Enterprise customers can take advantage of the new capabilities at no additional cost. About LogMeIn, Inc. LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM) transforms the way people work and live through secure connections to the computers, devices, data, and people that make up their digital world. The company's cloud services free millions of people to work from anywhere, empower IT professionals to securely embrace the modern cloud-centric workplace, give companies new ways to reach and support today's connected customer, and help businesses bring the next generation of connected products to market. LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston's Innovation District with offices in Australia, Hungary, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the UK. LogMeIn and BoldChat are trademarks of LogMeIn, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
CONTACT: Craig VerColen Senior Director, Corporate Communications LogMeIn, Inc. +1-781-897-0696 Press@LogMeIn.com