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Technology has grown so much that you can purchase clothes, wearables, and glasses from the internet, without ever having to visit a retail store. However, the downside is that you may get ill-fitting apparel. Another setback is when you have to replace, exchange, or get a refund for the product, which is time-consuming.
To help people make the right choices when it comes to clothing, a developer created a chatbot know as Pomp. It is a personal stylist cat, which gives you vital tips about online shopping. Let’s take a closer look to see how the chatbot will behave when we test out its features.
As Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular platforms for chatbots, the developer also made the same decision with Pomp. To activate the chatbot so that you can start conversing with it, you must click on “Get Started,” which appears at the bottom of your screen.
The chatbot gave a small introduction to itself, before giving a warning that it is still a beta version. Nevertheless, we went ahead with the test to see the true capability of the chatbot. Pomp has the following options in its main menu:
When you select “Clothes,” from the menu, the chatbot will share a funny image about apparel, before asking you to pick from the following options:
Let’s say you are curious about what will happen when you select “Jeans.” The chatbot has three topics of interest – how should the jeans fit, the best ones for body type, and how to know if it will fit you without wearing them. If you select “How should they fit?” the chatbot gives you a detailed description of the different types of jeans available in the market. It provides valuable advice on how the jeans will fit, along with some tips on how to wear them. At the end of the description, the chatbot gives you a disclaimer that despite not being the best in fashion, it continues to learn so that it can provide invaluable advice to all consumers.
The second topic, “The best jeans for body type,” is quite helpful. Pomp tells you about all the dos and don’ts when it comes to wearing jeans for different body times through images. The last option “How do you know if pants will fit without trying them on?” gives you an important tip, which will help you pick the right pair of jeans when you are in a hurry.
The next option, “Shirts,” has the following topics to choose from – “5 ways to roll your shirt sleeves,” “The shirt style guide,” and “The proper fit of a shirt.” Based on what you select from the menu, the chatbot will give you relevant information. For example, when you select “The shirt style guide,” Pomp redirects you to a video on YouTube about this topic of interest. For “5 ways to roll your sleeves,” the chatbot gives you step-by-step instructions regarding this subject.
Similarly, for “T-shirts,” the chatbot has the following topics – “Which types of t-shirts suits on you,” “How your T-shirt should fit,” and “How to wear a colored t-shirt?” The chatbot gives you loads on information on all these topics.
Let’s go the second category under Pomp, “Watch.” The chatbot has two areas of interest – “Types of watches,” and “Right watch size.” In the first option, “Types of watches,” the chatbot will show you all the variants of timepieces. Also, the chatbot gives you a complete description of all the different types of watches, such as when you can wear them and which style looks good. The second topic will give you all the information you need to pick up the perfect watch from any online store. For example, the chatbot shows you important parameters such as the different band types and width, case thickness and diameter.
As the developer wants to continue improving the chatbot, it asks for feedback after giving you important information. All the menus of the chatbot work as expected. The only downside is that the chatbot doesn’t work well when you type, instead of selecting the options. For example, if you type “watches,” the chatbot will give you a quote about computers getting smarter every day.
Pomp is a great fashion chatbot available on Facebook Messenger. Even though the chatbot is in its beta stages, it still provides valuable information on shopping for apparel online. Based on all the topics available, Pomp gives you both image and text-based information. The chatbot is responsive and quick in providing the necessary details. One interesting point to note is that even though the chatbot can recognize keywords, it won’t respond to them as per your expectations. For example, if you type “jeans,” or “shirts,” the chatbot will only show you the menu for clothes.
If you want to test Pomp or you want to make the right choices when buying clothes from online stores, click here!
Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/pompchatbot/
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