In-Depth Comparison

Smith.ai vs. Front Chat

Compare features and see how businesses like yours can better capture leads and serve clients with Smith.ai Web Chat.

Smith.ai Web Chat:
The best alternative to Front Chat

Front Chat

costs

Money-back guarantee
14 days
No
Per chat price
$5-10 per relevant chat
$14/user/month
Starting price
$140/month
Setup fee
No
Info Unavailable
Custom programming done for you
Seats for your staff
No seats needed
Terms of service
Month-to-month
Overage costs
Priced per chat at current plan

capabilities

Staffed by live agents 24/7
Text Answering
New client intake
AI-driven technology
✔ Free
Captures email with every conversation
Captures phone number if desired
Appointment scheduling
Client callbacks
Custom branding
✔ Free
Mobile-optimized
Reporting & analytics
Canned responses & business FAQ
Pre-chat disclaimer
Client portal
View transcript for every chat
White-glove setup

INTEGRATIONS

CRM integration
Zapier integration
Google Analytics integration
Open API

AI-DRIVEN TECHNOLOGY

Uses conversational AI
No code builder
Train chat with your data
Automated lead qualification
Understands user intent
Smart Q&A database

Outsourced Chat vs. Live Chat Software

Smith.ai's Outsourced Chat

Live chat software

Answers messages w/o extra staff
Yes
No, your team has to do the work
Quick one-time setup
Yes
No, do it youself
Responds immediately 24/7
Yes
Depends on your staffing
Automates lead qualification & intake
Yes
Sometimes
Can handle multiple chats with ease
Yes
Depends on your staffing
Screens spam & sales
Yes
No

Outsourced Chat vs. Chatbot Software

Smith.ai's Outsourced Chat

Chatbot Software

Staffed by live agents
Yes
No
Can provide empathy or emotional intelligence
Yes
No
Can handle complex issues right away
Yes
No
Responds immediately 24/7
Yes
Yes
Can provide a personalized experience
Yes
Yes, with extensive programming
Quick one-time setup
Yes
Depends on goals and software

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Affordable plans for every budget.
Smith.ai and highly trained Live Chat agents qualify & book new leads 24/7. Front Chat service is an afterthought.

Outsourced live chat agents represent your business with every interaction, so it’s important to know how they’re hired, trained, and provided your business info. Smith.ai’s chat agents are obsessed with customer service, thoroughly trained, screened for grammar/punctuation quality, and backed by sophisticated AI technology.

Front Chat is advertised as a website chat option, but keep in mind, you will have the staff the chat yourself. For as much as $14/user/month, you won't be getting anything other than a basic chat software for your website.

Furthermore, Front Chat is a customer communication hub. Their specialty is in helping clients manage their email inbox. Smith.ai has years of experience hiring and training professional receptionists to help you communicate with new and existing clients. Our chat agents bring the same high-quality, friendly conversations to your web visitors as they do your phone calls and texts. This is how we truly capture and qualify leads — and then we book new consultations on your calendar! If you'd rather not have live agents handling your chats, you can always opt to use our free AI chatbot, which automatically captures, screens, and converts leads visiting your website.

For growth-minded business owners who care about price transparency, seamless integrations, and robust customizations that deliver the experience of in-house customer engagement and sales development, Smith.ai is the superior choice for your 24/7 Live Chat partner, over Front Chat.

Predictable and affordable pricing

We have prices for small to large organizations and everything in between.

Plans starting at

$140
Per month
20
Chats per month
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Simple per-chat pricing, not per-hour or per-agent
Easy and predictable month-to-month pricing
No charge for bots, spam, or unwanted sales chats
No annual contracts or setup fees
Our agents and AI harmoniously work to meet the rigorous demands of your business.

Trusted by 3,000+ businesses

5.0 stars
4.9 stars
5.0 stars
4.6 stars
Generate more leads with chat
Initially, I was skeptical. But in that first week alone, we got 20 new leads, 3 bought products, and I paid for my entire year of service in that one week.
Jorge Morales
Specialized ECU Repair

END-TO-END INTEGRATIONS

We play well with your software

Calls, chats & appointments are automatically logged in your systems. Real-time syncing with over 5,000 integrations.
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Take the faster path to growth.
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Affordable plans for every budget.