Intercom

Who Uses Intercom?

Intercom has over 30,000 paying customers all over the globe including larger companies like New Relic, Sothebys, and Shopify, and smaller companies like Airtable and Coda.

What Is Intercom?

Intercom is a Conversational Relationship Platform (CRP).

With Intercom, you can build better customer relationships through personalized, messenger-based experiences across the customer journey.

The world's most successful companies, like Atlassian, Shopify, and New Relic use Intercom to deliver conversational customer experiences through chat, bots, and personalized messaging.

Intercom Details

Intercom

https://www.intercom.com/

Founded 2011

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Starting price

US$38,00/month
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Intercom deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Intercom Features

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Behavior Tracking
  • CRM
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Churn Management
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Live Chat
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Support
  • Visual Analytics
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

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  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Inbox Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Support Ticket Management
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  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
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  • Voice Mail
  • Workflow Management

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Intercom Reviews

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Overall rating

4,5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,4
Customer Service 4,3
Features 4,3
Value for Money 4

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Liam M.
Liam M.
People Operations Manager
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/08/01

"Not Much Competition"

Comments: Everything has been fantastic from the Customer Success-led implementation process to it being deployed to our users. Multiple compliments on the feasibility of use since purchasing.

Pros: From both the administrative and user perspective, the ease of use and just overall depth of what you can create with the product is very impressive. It allows a great amount of customer support to be automated and simplify it's delivery via articles and a knowledge base that'll continually grow. Although it's not the biggest feature, as a user, I love that it's focused on getting you an answer/resolution the quickest way possible given the same entry method. Type "adding users" in an application with Intercom support will quickly both deliver you articles that can potentially solve your problem or will also quickly deploy a CSM to you to answer it directly in case it was a bit more complex. Best part though is the feedback cycle, you're typing exactly what you want to know into the application and if no articles return: New Content Topic.

Cons: Theres really not much. I've run into situations where it was wrongly applied within other organizations and not properly resourced, giving a less than average experience. But that's not as much specific to Intercom themselves. Given they are the industry leader, it can come at a premium for a larger organizations.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/08/01
Verified Reviewer
PM
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/02/25

"Engagement with Customers is Great!"

Comments: It is an easy choice if you want to create unique, engaging customer journeys! It also connects to many other tools, so it's a great addition to any software stack.

Pros: I like that we are able to gain insight, offer promos, convert leads, provide support, host a help center, and create unique customer journeys right from within one platform. The Inbox feature is very helpful in providing quick and easy support, especially when using the Intercom mobile app!

Cons: There are few things I would consider cons about Intercom. I wish they offered a bit quicker support, as I often wait a day to hear back, but it is a minor detail compared to the value we get from using the platform.

Vendor Response

by Intercom on 2021/03/04

Thanks for taking the time to leave us this review and let us know how Intercom is helping you create unique, engaging customer journeys as well as integrate so well with your existing etch stack :)

Thanks for your feedback regarding our support response times. These vary based on the urgency of the issue as well as plan, but we always aim to get back as soon as possible. I'll make sure to pass this feedback on to our team here.

Thanks again,
Kate (Intercom - Customer Engagement)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/02/25
Héctor H.
Héctor H.
Head of Customer Service & BackOffice
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/23

"De lo mejor a nivel producto, pero con una atención al cliente nefasta"

Pros: A nivel de producto están continuamente evolucionándolo y sacando nuevas funcionalidades que ayudan a crecer tu negocio. Series, para desarrollar campañas a tus clientes es brutal, se puede combinar con mensajes a través de un banner, un mensaje in-app o un email principalmente. Eso sí es un servicio caro. Tiene una herramienta para helpcenter muy práctica y con buena relación calidad-precio. Para soporte por chat con los clientes quizá hay alternativas mucho mejores pero si no requieres de mucha complicación te servirá. Además tiene productos como chatbot, product tours, multitud de integraciones con otras apps y pequeñas funcionalidades que por supuesto incrementarán su coste y no podrás tener todo...
A nivel de integración es bastante sencillo y permite mucha personalización.

Cons: El mayor inconveniente es el inexiste servicio de atención al cliente, para contratar el producto o probar nuevas funcionalidades no tendrás problema pero si realmente te encuentras con un problema grave, por experiencia hemos tenido varios como problemas con la renovación de un contrato o el envío de emails en una campaña, lo más seguro es que o no tengas una respuesta clara o que se vayan pasando la consulta de unos a otros sin ayudarte

Vendor Response

by Intercom on 2021/07/28

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Hector. I appreciate all the feedback around our products and it's good to see you are using a varied amount of them.

I'm sorry that our customer service has let you down. We had a few weeks recently where our customer service was not where we wanted it to be. We have implemented new processes to help improve this and hope that the next time you need customer service, you will find it better.

Thanks,
Eabha (Customer Engagement)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/23
De L.
Sales
Financial Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/26

"NOT $39 starting price anymore. $59 a month for basic chat function"

Comments: My overall experience with Intercom has been poor. we've been using them at the basic level for three years. I chatted with them to get a demo of their features to upgrade but they refused to give me a demo and finally set me up with a "30" call in which the rep tells me that she won't give me an upgrade after she finds out that i am not interested in the $500/mo annual contract. She says demos are for those upgrading to that level, instead, she'll send me links and prerecorded stuff. And that i can reach out if I have questions. The 30 min call was more like a 5 min conversation which was already difficult to set up. I've been in sales for over 15 year and when there is an upgrade opportunity regardless how small, I support that client. If Intercom was the only organization that did what they do, maybe I understand their cockiness and disregard for the smaller organizations. However, there are SO many competitors that provide you with very similar functionalities for less the price and with better customer support. So yes, I'm annoyed as I am a current user who is doing research on other competitors so I can stop being a customer.

Pros: It's "popular" and works well if your company is enterprise sized.

Cons: If you're a start up or a smaller business don't expect to get support. It's very expensive - starting at 59 dollars a month for one person accessing the basic chat. Sure they offer a few other things but like a team inbox? Most organizations already have an email system and a company chat in place. Next level up is $119 a month that gives you a few more functions. Until you are paying their $500 a month locked in an annual contract, you are "self serve" customer. Meaning, no support - just their faq/website. Can't even get a good phone call for help.

Vendor Response

by Intercom on 2021/06/16

Hi De,

Thanks for leaving us such a detailed and candid review. I'm sorry to hear that you are disappointed with your Intercom experience, it's certainly not what we aim for. While we do tier our support and sales resources based on subscription levels, the max you should be waiting for a response is 2 days. I'll flag this with both our Support and Sales team as it sounds like we haven't met this expectation in your case.

When it comes to pricing we have a number of plan available (including our Early Stage plan where eligible startups get advanced Intercom features and Early Stage Academy at a 95% discount). As Intercom has grown, our pricing has had to evolve alongside this and there's still work to be done in this area. We're aware that no pricing structure will suit every business type but our aim is to truly reflect the value that our product delivers, allowing both your business and ours to succeed. Your feedback is extremely helpful and will be passed on to the team.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/26
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Ceo
Internet, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/21

"Great customer service tool for internet companies"

Comments: Great software, one of the few CRM that actually delivers real value and fosters taking care of customers, not tickets.

Pros: Direct integration to your website or system and being able to feed data directly to intercom. You can then use that data to filter and manage customers.

Cons: They have been launching new features but it feels like they are towards the higher priced plans, which may make it expensive if you got 10k or more users.

Vendor Response

by Intercom on 2021/06/30

Thanks so much for leaving us this review. It's great to hear we're delivering real value for your company and that our approach on prioritizing customers rather than tickets resonates with you.

Thanks again,
Kate (Intercom - Customer Engagement)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/21