Both Tolstoy and ChipBot Pylons look similar.
Face-to-face video products to get more leads and sales. A novel product solution for marketing and sales.
…but are they really the same?
This guide helps explain the major differences between the two products. If you read the guide through, you’ll get a bonus reward. Experience an actual ChipBot Pylon using our exclusive timer feature.
What are they solving?
|Improve your website’s sales and lead-gen with personal contextual videos.||Raise your awareness, increase engagement, qualify leads, and drive sales using interactive videos.|
Let’s unpack this.
- Personal contextual videos – Show face-to-face videos to website visitors, on a specific page, at the right moment, driving users to act at the most optimum time.
- Interactive videos – Show face–to–face videos with deeper interaction and complex engagement paths for users to explore on any marketing channel.
What’s the difference here?
Your website is the only overlap between the offerings of both products. ChipBot Pylons is for your website, whereas Tolstoy is a jack-of-all-trades for email, social media, video-only landing pages, and your website.
Pricing, Plans, and Reviews
|Recording options||Computer, mobile, direct upload||Computer, mobile, direct upload|
|Prerecorded options||40+ videos using 7+ multi-cultural actors||15+ videos using 3+ actors|
|Video button types||Links, Calendly, contact form, Facebook messenger, Shopify checkout, ChipBot Nexus connection||Links, quizzes, polls, video/audio responses from anonymous visitors|
|Contact form||Built-in. Text only.||Built-in (basic text area). Optionally reply with video/audio|
|Calendly Integration||Built-in||External link|
|Shopify cart integration||Yes||No|
Does not support complex patterns
|A/B testable||Yes (via page query string)||No|
|Customer behavior events listeners||Yes||No|
|International language support||Yes||No|
Analytics and Reporting
|Metrics||Views, view-time, completion, click-through rates||Views, view time, interaction depth, lead rates, conversion rates|
|Email reports and notifications||Yes (weekly, daily, or instantly)||Yes|
|Other app analytics||ChipBot Nexus data integration||None|
Performance and Security
|Load time performance||Little to no impact. Black Friday peak performance enhancements. Graceful failover||Little to no impact|
|Security||Secure, XSS prevention, script tamper detection||Secure|
|Public Monitoring||Uptime monitors and status show up on the log-in page when a disruption occurs (automated)||Unknown|
|Infrastructure Backbone||Amazon Web Services||Amazon Web Services|
|3rd party integration||2,000+ apps via Zapier||2,000+ apps via Zapier|
|1st party integration||ChipBot Nexus||None |
|Rest API integration||Yes||Yes|
The choice couldn’t be any clearer.
- If you want to improve your website with video, choose ChipBot Pylons.
- If you want to add video interaction into your entire marketing engagement strategy, use Tolstoy.
Both have a free tier. Both have fanatical fans. Both are fast-growing products with amazing customers using them.