116-year-old company Kiehl’s has launched its first bot on Facebook Messenger. Though the “Virtual Kiehl’s Customer Representative” does not don the iconic Kiehl’s white lab coat, it promises mobile customers a similar variety of services. The bot offers access to customer service, recommendations and searches organized by product type, skin concerns, and more. From there, users can go to the product detail page and purchase the item on the spot. Like other bots related to cosmetics or fashion, the personalization of the bot experience is especially crucial when it comes to skincare. The company boasts a diverse...Read More
Are you a fashion aficionado who always seems to be on the go? Now you can catch up with all of the latest news, shows and designers with the friendly British Vogue Facebook bot. In only seconds fans can receive British Vogue’s hottest stories in pocket-sized form. Aching for shots, styles and all of your favorite designers from the latest fashion show? Look no further, the newest chatbot has all of the above. After messaging the fashion savvy chatbot, you’ll receive a reply and begin a thread of messages detailing your personal notification preferences. Editor-in-chief of British...Read More
Cosmetics company Estée Lauder launched a holiday shopping bot on Facebook Messenger, making it the first major retailer to do so in the United Kingdom. Sorry, US-based makeup lovers. The company, whose makeup brands include Bobbi Brown, Clinique, MAC, and more, is preparing for the demand of the holiday season with a new bot that incorporates delivery within an hour across London. As part of a Christmas pop-up shop near their Mortimer Street headquarters, London residents can shop for and buy presents on their smartphones by messaging the No.6 Mortimer Facebook account. Unfortunately, this is available on select multi-branded...Read More
Learning languages is tough, especially if you can’t find an available tutor or feel awkward practicing with other people as a n00b. If you’re afraid of looking like a fool as you wield your limited grasp of Español, the Duolingo bots may just be your salvation. Duolingo recently launched chatbots that help you practice your Spanish, German, or French skills anytime you want, 24/7, and free from the judgement of others. These bots live inside their iOS app, but will be coming soon to Android devices as well. The company claims that the artificial intelligence behind the bots learn as...Read More
Finding somewhere to live in today’s world can be a stressful experience. Many of us spend hours trawling through real estate websites and desperately hoping. With the advent of the new Trulia Facebook bot for Messenger, the process of finding a home just got a bit easier. Simply enter the name of a location into the chat and the bot will summon up several suggestions from the Trulia database. To save time and energy, users can also filter the results by parameters like the number of bedrooms and maximum rental price. For particularly eye-catching results, users can...Read More
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