The Ask AI interview with Henry Shi, Co-Founder of SnapTravel
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The online e-commerce experience is more important than ever. With the hit of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have been forced to become reliant on digital products and services. As brands shift online to meet their customers, how can they find the balance between maintaining relationship experiences created in traditional brick and mortar, while transitioning to the transactional nature of online services?
In this episode of Ask AI podcast, we sit down with Henry Shi, Co-Founder at SnapTravel to learn more about their AI-powered messaging platform for booking hotels. Discover how SnapTravel is leveraging artificial intelligence to power the next evolution of e-commerce known as relationship-driven commerce, and how they have managed to thrive during the pandemic.
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What relationship-driven commerce means and how it is evolving consumer experiences
How SnapTravel iterates and trains their algorithm models
The overhype of AI chatbots and use cases
Plans for vertical expansion with SnapCommerce to touch the entire customer journey
How SnapTravel pivoted to become profitable amidst COVID-19
Sponsors: Microsoft Canada and Cinchy
Chatbot partner: Ada Support
Executive Producer: Chris McLellan
Host: Jaxson Khan
Assistant Producers: Oleena Mak and Kristin Riddell
Original music: Mike LeTourneau