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Live Chat Software Market

Live Chat Software Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by End User, By Product Type, By Device Type : Global Opportunity Analysis And Industry Forecast, 2020-2030

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Author's: Vikas Sahebrao Gaikwad | Onkar Sumant
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Live Chat Software Market Statistics, 2030

The global live chat software market size was valued at $755.23 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $1.7 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2021 to 2030. The growth of the global live chat software industry is driven by increase in popularity of live chat, as certain part of population prefers live chat for online shopping questions. Moreover, rise in need to improve customer relationship management (CRM), as it is crucial for effective revenue generation in any enterprise, and number of advantages of live chat software over conventional customer support boost the growth of the live chat software market. However, lack of standardization and continuous surge in demand for web mobile self-services are the major restraints of this market. Conversely, integration of social media and live chat software is expected to provide lucrative opportunities for this market. In addition, rise in awareness about benefits of the live chat software, which includes increased sales, enhanced customer engagement, reduced expenses, and others are expected to create growth opportunities for live chat software industry.

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Live chat software is used by website providers to interact directly with visitors on their applications and websites through the combination of survey forms, instant messaging, or chat. It enables real-time communication between two users through a connected device that is appropriate for low to moderately complex product support. Live chat software is based on client server model, which allows client to start session after logging into user account. It helps organizations to serve customers without being intrusive.

Segment Review

The live chat software market is segmented on the basis of product, device type, end user, and geography. Product segment covered in this study includes informational live chat systems, sales live chat systems, and customer service live chat systems. By device type, the market is segmented into mobile and desktop. By end user, the market is categorized into telecommunication & IT, retail, BFSI, travel & hospitality, education, healthcare, and others (entertainment, media, education, government, and real estate). By region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Live Chat Software Market by Product Type

On the basis of product, the customer service live chat system segment dominated the live chat software market share in 2020, and is expected to maintain its dominance in the upcoming years. Customer service live chat systems strongly reduces the effort it takes for visitors to receive answers to their questions. In the era of customer-focused businesses, live chat systems help to understand how and why unique customer events occur and what changes should be made to improve customer satisfaction. Moreover, rise in awareness about the benefits of the live chat software, which includes improved customer service & loyalty and customer convenience drive the market growth. However, sales live chat system is expected to register highest growth rate during forecasted period.

Live Chat Software Market by End User

On the basis of end user, the retail & ecommerce segment dominated the live chat software market in 2020.  Online chat software help retailers to connect with the customer during the shopping process rather than after a purchase. This reduces the need for retailers to deal with customer service requests in the future and allows them to cross-sell or upsell items due to which they are preferred by many of the retailers. However, travel & hospitality registered highest growth during live chat software market forecast period. The proliferation of discount travel agencies and automated ticketing websites in recent years have increased the competition in the travel industry by making it harder to attract customers and make profit. This has fueled the adoption of online chat software by number of players in the global travel & hospitality industry to gain competitive advantages over others.

Top Impacting Factors   

Increase in Popularity of Live Chat Software Among End Users

Live chat software is increasingly used by companies to offer instant assistance to their customers and website visitors. This software includes video, help desk, text chat, and CRM features. End users are increasingly using live chat software, which integrates seamlessly with their existing help desk, e-commerce, and CRM systems. In addition, the ability of the software to provide useful features such as preference settings for chat windows & reminders, share discussions, archive, and reporting tools have increased its popularity among industry verticals.                                                                                                       

Rise in Need to Improve Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Multiple companies have integrated customer relationship management tool with live chat software to improve user experience for existing customers and potential leads. It helps them to keep history of an individual’s chats with the company, their account information, and recent purchases, which can expedite troubleshooting and problem solving that are essential when a customer is dissatisfied with the services. Use of live chat software improves customer relationship management by addressing issues rapidly and deftly. This boosts satisfaction and improves retention rates by saving organization’s money and protecting its customer base, which drives the live chat software market growth.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The current estimation of 2030 is projected to be higher than pre-COVID-19 estimates. During the COVID-19 pandemic, live chat software played a vital role in resolving customer issues and providing quick solutions across the globe.                                

The advantages of live chat software have become more obvious during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The effect of the pandemic altogether has driven interest for live chat software as the main technology companies are integrating automation and intelligence into their operations for better and efficient customer engagement.

Key Benefits for Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the live chat software market analysis from 2020 to 2030 to identify the prevailing live chat software market opportunities.
  • The live chat software market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the live chat software market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global live chat software market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Live Chat Software Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By End User
  • Retail and Ecommerce
  • Telecommunication and IT
  • BFSI
  • Travel and Hospitality
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Others
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By Product Type
  • Customer Service Live Chat System
  • Informational Live Chat System
  • Sales Live Chat System
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By Device Type
  • Mobile
  • Desktop
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe  (U.K., Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
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Key Market Players

PROVIDE SUPPORT LLC., OLARK, WOOPRA, INC., ZENDESK, LOGMEIN, INC., SNAPENGAGE, . LIVECHAT, INC., KAYAKO, INC., FRESHDESK, INC., LIVEPERSON, INC.

Analyst Review

In accordance with the insights by the CXOs of leading companies, the global live chat software market is projected to witness considerable growth, especially in Asia-Pacific and LAMEA, owing to increase in emphasis on customer relationship management and increase in demand for live chat software in many industries.

The live chat software has wide applications in numerous industries. For instance, Citi Bank launched instant chat services for customers logged in to Citibank Online (CBOL). The real-time chat facility majorly focuses on resolving queries instantly, in a safe environment, for clients as they transact online. Moreover, Uber, which is the ride-hailing company, launched an in-app chat feature that enables riders to message the drivers directly via the app.

The key players focus on technological advancements; for instance, in June 2019, LogMeIn, Inc. launched Bold360 update, which is an intelligent customer engagement platform that provides a modern, flexible way for companies to interact with customers and get a real-time 360-degree view of all touchpoints and contextual data in a single solution. Moreover, in October 2020, Zendesk developed Instagram messaging to its customer support offering. This is expected to help for better customer experience on Instagram portal.

Moreover, due to digitalization, the customer is looking forward to enhance customer experience and quick results. So, the live chat software is the way forward by many industries and enterprises, as they provide quick reply and accessible support. For instance, as per 99 content, 69% of shoppers in the U.S. demand live chat features.

Author Name(s) : Vikas Sahebrao Gaikwad | Onkar Sumant
Frequently Asked Questions?

The global Live Chat Software market was valued at $755.23 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $1,725.88 million by 2030.

The key impacting factors of the live chat software market include increase in popularity of live chat software among end users, surge in need to improve customer relationship management (CRM), advantages of live chat software over conventional customer support, lack of standardization, and rise in demand for web or mobile self-services.

North America dominated the live chat software market in 2020.

Retail and Ecommerce and Telecommunication and IT are the prominent end users in Live Chat Software market.

LogMeIn, Inc., LivePerson, Inc., Zendesk, SnapEngage, and Livechat, Inc.

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Live Chat Software Market

Global Opportunity Analysis And Industry Forecast, 2020-2030