6 Bots That Help People Share the Love
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are some bots that can help you find the perfect present, plan a fun date night or book a surprise getaway—today, or any day of the year.
Find a Gift
This V-day, whether you want something for your boyfriend, girlfriend, or close friend, eBay’s Shopbot has you covered. With collections, you can find the perfect gift in a snap. You can browse the collections here, just send a photo of an item or tell Shopbot what you are looking for and it will find it for you!
Valentine’s Day is second only to Mother’s Day for flower purchases, and the 1-800-Flowers.com Assistant bot makes it easy for you to send an arrangement to loved ones without ever having to leave the house (or grab your wallet)! This bot uses quick replies to simplify the ordering process from the shopping phase through to completion of the order. By leveraging in-thread purchasing through the Buy Button, customers are able to easily complete their order and receive a receipt.
Whether your valentine is a makeup fanatic or you’re looking for a special new look for an upcoming date or event, Sephora bot has some unique features to help. Sephora’s main bot serves as a directory to both the Sephora Reservation Assistant and the Sephora Virtual Artist. The reservation assistant can help book a 45 minute makeover at a Sephora store location nearby—perfect as both a gift or a way to treat yourself. The Sephora Virtual Artist enables a “virtual try on” of lip shades across brands, and can color match lip colors seen on friends or celebrities. Once you find the shade for you, quick replies make it easy to click through to purchase!
Plan an Activity
For those in search of a quick date-night activity, Fandango’s bot makes discovering movies, browsing trailers and purchasing movie tickets simple. Through intuitive click-through quick replies, people are able to tailor results to their location and preferred show time. Clear and crisp structured content images link to Fandango’s trailer for the movie—an excellent feature for movie fans deciding what to see next.
When it’s down-to-the wire and Valentine’s Day reservations are scarce to come by, the Whole Foods recipe bot has got you covered. This bot’s click-through replies make it easy to browse recipes by cuisine, diet, or type of dish—whether you’re planning ahead or shopping last minute in the grocery store. As a bonus, asking this bot for romantic dinner ideas yields some creative and yummy results!
Book a Trip
For many people, this is the time of year for daydreaming about a vacation to somewhere warm and sunny… what better Valentine’s Day gift than a getaway vacation for two! With Kayak’s bot, shopping for flights, comparing prices, and finding deals on hotels is just a few taps away. By leveraging quick replies and a persistent menu, this bot makes searching based on specific preferences and criteria super speedy. Particularly interesting is the “inspire me” command, which suggests destination cities and provides an estimated cost to travel.