Tolstoy vs ChipBot Pylons

Matt Lo
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Matt Lo
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November 17, 2021
Tolstoy vs ChipBot Pylons

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.

tolstoyImprove 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.

chipbot pylonstolstoyFree PlanHas a free tier. No credit card is requiredHas a free tier. No credit card is requiredPaid Planstarts at $10 per monthNone*
*Tolstoy has not announced their pricing yet.Reviews
as of 11/17/21Year Started20182021

Important note: Tolstoy is still a very new company, so features, pricing, and offerings may change as they move towards product-market fit.

chipbot pylonstolstoyRecording optionsComputer, mobile, direct uploadComputer, mobile, direct uploadPrerecorded options40+ videos using 7+ multi-cultural actors15+ videos using 3+ actorsVideo button typesLinks, Calendly, contact form, Facebook messenger, Shopify checkout, ChipBot Nexus connectionLinks, quizzes, polls, video/audio responses from anonymous visitorsContact formBuilt-in. Text only.Built-in (basic text area). Optionally reply with video/audioCalendly IntegrationBuilt-inExternal linkCollects emailsYesYesYouTube integrationYesNoShopify cart integrationYesNoVideo SchedulingYesNoMulti-page supportYesPartial
Does not support complex patternsA/B testableYes (via page query string)NoCustomer behavior events listenersYesNoRemovable brandingYesUnknownInternational language supportYesNoJavaScript APIYesPartial
Limited actions
chipbot pylonstolstoyMetricsViews, view-time, completion, click-through ratesViews, view time, interaction depth, lead rates, conversion ratesEmail reports and notificationsYes (weekly, daily, or instantly)YesOther app analyticsChipBot Nexus data integrationNone
chipbot pylonstolstoyLoad time performanceLittle to no impact. Black Friday peak performance enhancements. Graceful failoverLittle to no impactSecuritySecure, XSS prevention, script tamper detectionSecurePublic MonitoringUptime monitors and status show up on the log-in page when a disruption occurs (automated)UnknownInfrastructure BackboneAmazon Web ServicesAmazon Web Services
chipbot pylonstolstoy3rd party integration2,000+ apps via Zapier2,000+ apps via Zapier1st party integrationChipBot NexusNone Rest API integrationYesYes

The choice couldn’t be any clearer.

  1. If you want to improve your website with video, choose ChipBot Pylons.
  2. 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.

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Matt Lo
Matt Lo

Matt is a Houston-based entrepreneur with over a decade of experience building highly scalable web-based technology solutions. Knowledgeable in 12 different programming languages and experienced startup veteran; having worked on 6 others. He's currently the founder and CEO of ChipBot. You can reach Matt on Twitter, LinkedIn, or StackOverflow.

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