Skadi opened a fidget spinner shop in Telegram - delivers to Finland

Fidget spinners in four colours in Skadi's Telegram-based shop.

Fidget spinners in four colours in Skadi's Telegram-based shop.

Skadi, the forerunner in e-commerce chatbots, conversational robots, has opened a fidget spinner shop in the Telegram messaging service. Spinners in four colours are sent to the customer’s home in Finland, when purchased in the shop, and the payment is handled through a credit card directly inside Telegram. Thus, Skadi is arguably the first in Finland to utilize the commerce function that was recently enabled by Telegram.

In addition to ecommerce, Skadi has implemented chatbots focused also on e.g. events and news.

You can try Skadi’s Spinnerkauppabot shop, in Finnish, in Telegram using this link: http://telegram.me/spinnerkauppabot

Find things to do and places to go with Kontula Bot

Kontula Bot finds activities and events for you.

Kontula Bot finds activities and events for you.

Skadi has developed an enjoyable conversational chatbot for finding things to do. Kontula Bot is best suited for active city dwellers, but includes attracting activities for all age groups and lifestyles.

As the summer holidays are ending and back-to-whatever parties are booming, Kontula Bot proposes especially evening program. But don’t let the surface fool you – the bot knows also news, restaurants, movies and some surprise activities.

Try out what Kontula Bot can do at https://m.me/kontulabot
 

Konala Bot user experience fine-tuned with students

Skadi's Mikko Nikkanen talking about startups and running a group usability test at Helsingin Uusi Yhteiskoulu. See the original tweet in Twitter.

Skadi's Mikko Nikkanen talking about startups and running a group usability test at Helsingin Uusi Yhteiskoulu. See the original tweet in Twitter.

Skadi develops its solution in iterations, and each iteration is validated with user feedback. In early May, Skadi visited local Helsinki schools to find out how Konala Bot is perceived by teenagers. In return, the students learned about entrepreneurship and software development.

Findings: Konala Bot is straightforward to use, and movies and events are a hit.

Wishlist: add restaurants and improve the bot's conversation skills.

Feedback noted - the Skadi team is working on it!

Skadi's Konala Bot is a useful and fun conversational chat bot. You can try it out at https://m.me/konalabot.

Skadi and Eximap to take Smart Traffic to chat

Skadi and Eximap have agreed to jointly develop chat based mechanisms for Smart Traffic solutions.

The AutoMopus(r) system is popular among Finnish car owners, and a useful channel for car related service providers to provide information, get feedback and increase their engagement and customer satisfaction among drivers and car owners.

The companies will develop and publish AutoMopus based information on Facebook messenger platform to make the valuable material easily available to the drivers. This will make Smart Traffic smarter and easier for the drivers to use and interact with.

For further information, please contact:
Eximap: Pasi Pohjala pasi.pohjala@eximap.com
Skadi: AarneYlä-Rotiala aarne@skadi.chat

 

Your 15 minutes of fame - every day, every hour

15 minutes of fame for you

It would be great to know where your consumers are and what they are doing, wouldn't it?
Offline you'll see them when they show up in your store, and with in-store tracking systems like https://www.walkbase.com/ you can form a pretty accurate picture of their movements.

Online you can follow general insight and data mining, especially for the consumers that visit your site. Predictive analytics and SEO help with that. All that is great to gain historical insight, but how does that help with your next offer, sale, transaction at the cash register?

People like to talk. We talk on the phone, we all over the place, and we listen to those we trust. We follow those who we trust, to the extent that if a trusted party recommends something, we are much more likely to believe it that.

Which brings us to the question - what are your customers about to do now, in the next 15 minutes? Where is your fifteen minutes of fame, right now? Do you know, or are you looking at the history just like a Nautilus? Those are fabulous animals, but their direction of travel is opposite to their eyes - just see http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/nautilus.html.
All Nautilus ever sees is the past - and that is just about the same as looking at visitor data on your site, social media behavior, search engine patterns from the past hour, day, week, month. You are looking at the rear view mirror only, and trying to find the right location.

Your consumers are on line, they are chatting, so the perfect way to find out and possibly influence them is to engage them and match the consumer intent right now, to give an offer when it matters, to make the most of the next 15 minutes.

This is possible with the help of Skadi bot system, whichprovides the tools to identify the next 15 minutes for your business. Skadi does that by letting chat bots know about the topics where you can help consumers so that your offerings can be brought up with people who are looking for it right now.
What would be a better opportunity to help your customer than the moment they are asking for your product or service?

CTO Koola interviewed for Lit Hub

Lit Hub wrote a nice article about publishing books, poetry etc on Twitter and they interviewed Skadi CTO Timo Koola for the article.

It is somewhat unexpected how a great work like Ulysses is read as tweets - but based on the number of followers of @Ulyssesreader or @finnegansreader, a bot is a great way to help people read through a book they are interested in.

The article is in LitHub . Timo Koola is not a bot (seriously, he is not) and you can reach him at timo@skadi.chat. If he sounds a little bit like Alexa, that is just you imagination:-)