Taskrabbit had doubts about whether any automation solution could meet their specific needs. They had even tried other providers before, but had found the implementation too clunky and the bots too simplistic. The challenge for them was in the fact that they have unique use cases, as they serve a two-sided marketplace of both self-employed workers and the clients who hire them. More than simply being multilingual, their bot would also need to be able to route queries to the right countries by picking up on location and regional dialects, say for French Canadian or US Spanish. It was in meeting these specific requirements — along with ease of use and implementation — that Ultimate won out.
Mimi Erlick, Taskrabbit's Senior Program Manager, initially discovered Ultimate on Zendesk's list of recommended chatbots — an endorsement that stood out amid their automation skepticism. And beyond simply being able to meet their complex use cases, Ultimate’s product features — from the Zendesk integration and customizable analytics dashboard to its headless capability — enabled them to launch their bot in 9 languages within just 2 months.
Mimi also credits Ethan, their customer success manager (CSM) at Ultimate, for their success in launching so quickly. “He understood what my questions were and was available to help us every day. I’d rate the support we got from Ultimate a million out of ten.” Now, 100% of chats start with their bot, and they’ve reached a 28% deflection rate — far exceeding their initial KPIs.