From WeChat Channels to WeCom Clienteling & Customer Service in 1 Click
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In this article, discover how WeChat Channels transforms customer engagement by seamlessly connecting with WeCom clienteling and WeChat Customer Services.

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What is WeChat Channels?

WeChat Channels is a video and live streaming platform on WeChat, empowering brands to enhance visibility, engagement, and conversions.

WeChat Channels a powerful touchpoint with 62% of WeChat users are active on Channels every month

Launched in 2020, this platform is growing to become a strong contender in the video platform space, amassing over 800 million monthly active users (MAUs) by mid-2022. In other words, over 60% of WeChat users are active on Channels every month.

Notably, WeChat Channels has outperformed major players like Douyin (Tiktok) and Kuaishou, which only garnered an audience size surpassing 680 million and 390 million MAUs, respectively.

To further enhance the pivotal role of the WeChat ecosystem in elevating the customer experience, Tencent recently enabled a game-changing feature: 1 click from Channels to WeCom and WeChat Customer Service.

From WeChat Channels to WeCom Clienteling

With a simple click while watching Channels videos, users can effortlessly add a sales associate's WeCom contact to receive personalized clienteling.

The call-to-action box appears in the lower area of the video, directly invoking the WeCom contact card. Once the user confirms adding the WeCom contact, they are automatically redirected to the chat interface with the sales associate.

This move has allowed brands to:

  • Boost 1-on-1 clienteling via WeCom to accelerate lead nurturing to conversion (for both new and existing users) and build long-term relationships
  • Drive direct data capture
  • Identify high-value clients

In fact, some brands have witnessed a 50% increase in conversion rates and a 40% decrease in conversion costs.

Many brands have seen positive results, including in retail

From Channels to WeChat Customer Service

Users can also initiate a consulting session on WeChat Customer Service (an interface to provide users with temporary conversations with the brand, its sales associate, or customer service representative within the WeChat ecosystem), while still enjoying the video.

Users can click the card to start a consulting session via the half-screen WeChat Customer Service feature, without leaving the Channels video

To elaborate, the half-screen WeChat customer service interface allows users to join the temporary chat while seamlessly staying in the Channels environment. Brands can leverage this to:

  • Improve customer communication experience by providing quick and professional Q&A services
  • Pre-screen user intentions to identify high-potential customers
  • Enhance conversion nurturing efforts

In the real estate sector, some brands have reported a 20 – 30% increase in conversions.

Conversion increase seen in many sectors, including in real estate

Implications for Brands - Engagement & Loyalty in China

In a competitive landscape with expensive customer attention on Public Traffic platforms (e.g. Tmall,, the enhanced interconnection within the WeChat super app ecosystem can help brands:

  1. Boost deeper engagement and stimulate conversations for new customers
  2. Reinforce loyalty and increase continuous repurchases from existing customers
  3. Drive effective conversion of Public Traffic into Private Traffic “retention” pools

Moreover, engagement on WeChat Channels videos, including “commenting, liking, and sharing”, helps expand the reach to the users’ social circle on WeChat as well. This in turn leads to exponential fission and a steady stream of customer acquisition within the Private Traffic domain.

Considering China's leading live commerce market, projected to reach nearly $700 billion by 2023, the possibilities with Channels can expand a lot further.

Despite the dominance of Alibaba Group and Douyin, WeChat's social elements and extensive ecosystem can certainly give its video platform tremendous value to effectively amplify its impact.

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