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DPD Implements ‘Barry’ The Chatbot

DPD Implements ‘Barry’ The Chatbot

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DPD, established in 1976 and owned by the French Postal service, delivers more than 5.2 million parcels every day and has built up a strong reputation for service excellence.

THE CHALLENGE

DPD Ireland required a chatbot solution that would allow customers to get access to delivery information and change their delivery details without having to wait for a customer agent to become available. And that would allow for 24/7 support for customers. The Chatbot solution should also provide customers with four self-service options, namely, tracking a parcel, changing delivery details, engaging through live chat, and an AI-driven natural language interface.

THE SOLUTION

To do this, TEKenable built the ChatBot UI and integrated it with the Microsoft Cortana Intelligence platform to provide the AI engine. Then it integrated it with a number of DPD’s ‘Back End’ systems to both query parcel data and transact for the Customer.

THE OUTCOME

The statistics were phenomenal, substantially reducing Call Centre traffic freeing capacity, and at the same time improving Customer Service. DPD has named their ChatBot “Barry” and is now looking at extending its capability and adding new bots to the service.

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