5 Facebook Messenger Marketing Tips (Part 1)

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What is Facebook Messenger Chatbot

In order to have your business succeed in the current market, it’s imperative that you build and maintain a strong online presence. With customers demanding answers at all hours of the day, regardless of what they’re doing or where they are, you should consider using a Facebook Messenger Chatbot.

A chatbot is an Artificial Intelligence (AI), interactive messaging system that engages with your customers on behalf of your company, all within Facebook’s popular messenger. And for the most part, no human is required.

From learning the basics of how to create one using a bot-building service, to knowing what features yours should have, and what it should look like, you’ll soon be on the way to having basic inquiries on products and services to sales, sometimes within minutes.

Gone are the days of people only being able to call customer service Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. Not only do they want answers to their questions right away, but they no longer have to leave their home in order to make a purchase. An interactive chatbot is the perfect tool for any online business.

Technology is here to stay, and customers love how it saves them so much time. Chatbots will save you both time and money, since it takes away the cost of traditional person-filled labor positions. So, if you’d like more information on how to successfully build one, keep reading!

5 Facebook Messenger Marketing Tips 

Customer FAQs

When creating a chatbot for your Facebook messenger marketing campaign, you may feel overwhelmed at what you should and should not be included in it. After all, you don’t want to inundate your customer with so much information that they lose interest in your product.

Which is why you should refer to your company’s most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s). Consider sending out a broadcast email or hosting a Facebook Live session, and see what questions pop up during your event. You can discuss your product during the event or even just use it as a basic, get to know us interaction with your audience.

Pay attention to the questions that keep popping up the most. For example, do you offer discounted or free shipping on large orders, free exchanges and returns, promotions, etc. When you go to Facebook, build your Facebook messenger chatbot, include these FAQs so that customers can easily interact with them within the platform.

While current and potential new customers are learning more about your business, it’ll all be done through a chatbot that’s been crafted with your own personal touch. Customers don’t want to hear a basic ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Even though they know they’re talking with a chatbot, they still want that human touch.

Automated Greeting

After you decide on what Customer FAQ’s to add to your Facebook Messenger Chatbot, you should consider creating a warm and inviting automated greeting. A potential customer is browsing your Facebook page, taking a look at customer comments and your posts, and they decide to reach out to your chatbot. While you may think a basic ‘Hello’ is good enough, the truth is that customers don’t want good enough.

They want to be wowed! And with so many companies out there nowadays, it’s imperative that you make yours stand out. So, think outside the box and refrain from something generic. Consider a greeting that is a bit more welcoming such as, “Greetings, and welcome to [name of company]. What brings you here today?”

Remember that when you’re in a sales environment, it’s important to ask open-ended questions. Saying something like, “Are you having a good day?” or “Can we interest you in [insert product]?” will either result in a bail out or a negative response. Encourage the customer to have an engaging conversation with your chatbot.

While the customer is interacting with your chatbot, offer multiple choice answers that gradually narrow down to very specific questions tailored to their needs. A simple “I’m interested in your body lotion, but the price is a little too high for me,” can lead to a sale of either something else you offer, or a discount if they get it with another product.

Just remember to keep the customer engaged in a casual conversation. Don’t be too pushy, and don’t sound robotic. Be warm and inviting, and make it seem as though they’re really talking with a human. And of course, allow them to exit the chatbot at any time. Customers never want to feel obligated into doing something they don’t want to!

There are lots of successful chatbots out there for you to look at, and we encourage you to do so. You can get an idea of how you want yours to look as well. Pay attention to the ones that are the most successful, and think about how a similar one would work well for your own business.

Casual Conversation Vs. Shop Button

If you’ve ever visited a Facebook business page, then you might have seen a Shop button on it. It’s pretty self-explanatory: customers can simply click on that button, and it takes them to an eCommerce store. But customers don’t need to engage with a chatbot in order to hit that button. So, should you bother putting one into your chatbot?

It’s a good idea to have a shop button, but you want to encourage customers to interact with your chatbot rather than just hitting that button. Especially since interacting with a chatbot has a better chance of having them spend more money, whereas just hitting the shop button will result in them buying what they’re looking for, and not what your chatbot recommends based on their conversation. 

First of all, remember that casual conversations almost always lead to more sales. That’s because the more your chatbot talks, the more it relaxes the customer and makes them feel at ease. And when they’re feeling at ease, they’re less likely to say ‘no’ to products your chatbot suggests.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a Shop button, too. At some point during a conversation between your chatbot and a customer, they’ll probably be interested enough to buy something.

Your chatbot can be programmed to insert links to products, or you can have a simple ‘shop’ button within the chatbot.Better yet, you can have both. This gives the customer the option to continue chatting, or to leave the chatbot and shop on their own.

Finding Your Audience

If you’re reading this special report, then chances are good that you have an inkling your audience has some presence on Facebook. But before you consider building a chatbot just for their messenger platform, you should verify that it’ll be worth your time and money.

Consider sending out an email to customers who are on your mailing list, and ask them to tell you where they spend a lot of their social media time. Try not to be too invasive about their personal lives, but ask enough to know how often they’re on the platform.

With over a billion users worldwide, it’s safe to say that most people use Facebook and their messaging application. And studies show that customers are more likely to open that application instead of an email from a company. It simply feels more personal, almost as though they’re chatting with a friend or family


Even though they’re talking about buying something from a business chatbot! Even if you decide not to build a chatbot for their messenger platform, you should still have a verified Facebook page for your business.

If enough of your customers use the messenger application, then it would behoove you to build a chatbot. Be sure to add the chatbot to your Facebook page for customers to see it, too. And remember that customers can see your response rate right on your Facebook page, at the top below your business name.

Be light with your texts within the chatbot. Customers don’t respond well to a lot of verbiage. They want a friendly response, but not a bunch of words they have to weed through. Remember that they’re having a conversation, not sitting down to read and reply to some mass email from a business.

It’s a good idea to leave about three seconds between sending messages. Sending messages back to back will make a customer feel rushed, which won’t leave them with a good impression of your company. At any point during your chatbot conversation, remember to give users the option to unsubscribe and exit the chatbot.

Promoting Your Chatbot

What’s the point of creating a Facebook Messenger Chatbot if customers don’t know that it’s available? You should make it a point to promote the new program across several social media platforms. If you want to build and maintain a successful business, you have to engage current and potential customers. And customers want immediate results. Letting them know via Facebook advertisements, and other forums online, that you have an interactive chatbot is a great way to catch their attention.

Consider taking out a Facebook advertisement where your customers tend to shop. For example, if your business is selling sunglasses then create an ad that will appear on pages related to shopping. People will see it, head on over to your page, and have the option to engage with the chatbot.

Advertising your chatbot is just as important as advertising anything else for your business, as it has the potential to bring in lots of revenue. There are still customers out there who think they have to wait on hold for a representative, when in reality, they can get an answer within a few seconds!

When it comes to creating your chatbot, there are many options out there for you. A few examples of chatbot tools you can use are:

  1. Streamchat
  2. Chatfuel
  3. Mobile Monkey
  4. ESMB

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