In-Depth CRM Review
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CRM Taxonomy: CRM – Cloud
Sub-Category: Sales Enablement
About the Company:
Our mission at Drift is to help businesses grow by delivering a better, personal experience across every conversation your customers have with your company and we’re just getting started!
Founded by Dave Cancel, the former chief product officer at Cambridge-based marketing software firm HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS), in 2014 around the idea that messaging apps on smartphones have changed the way people expect to communicate and buy products online. When an enterprise software company installs Drift’s technology on its website, visitors see a pop-up chat window where they can type with a virtual assistant that acts as “a helpful concierge,” answering basic questions and directing the potential customer to the right salesperson. which makes enterprise sales software based around a chat bot-style messaging interface, plans to be in the new location for the next three years so it needed room to grow.
“We see customers that are closing more deals faster,” Cancel said. “We get tweets all day about, ‘I installed drift and closed five deals on the first day’ or ‘I closed a $200,000 deal this weekend.'”
Drift currently has paying customers “in the low thousands,” according to Cancel, including local companies like Rapid7, Rapidminer and Perfecto Mobile. The startup is hosting a customer conference in the Seaport in September where it hopes to attract 1,000 attendees.
Drift is backed by $15 million from CRV and General Catalyst, among other firms.
About the Product:
Drift is a conversation-driven marketing and sales platform.Drift is a conversation-driven marketing and sales platform.
Drift replaces your forms with our A.I.
- Instead of traditional marketing and sales platforms that rely on forms and follow-ups, Drift connects your business with the best leads in real-time, like a virtual assistant for your website.
And the best inbound leads convert directly into sales meetings.
- The only thing Sales has to do? Connect a calendar.
Use any of the rules that matter to your business to pre-qualify demos.
- When a visitor comes to your website, our intelligent sales assistant, LeadBot, will capture that visitor’s contact information and qualify the lead for you based on the questions that matter to your business.
- Ask about company size, budget, industry, role, seniority – it’s 100% up to you.
You can also pre-qualify conversations and proactively target website visitors based on your ideal customer profile & firmographics.
And you can personalize messages for every visitor in seconds.
And all of this is pre-packaged for you, so it’s just one click to get started.
And you’ll be able to see all of the meetings you booked and pipeline you created right from Drift.
Drift fits with your existing marketing and sales stack so you can sync leads and activity.
Drift offers a perfectly useful free version. When you are ready to upgrade, pricing for Drift ranges from $50.00/month to $2,000/month.
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