Web hosting provider Easy CGI announced on Friday it has signed an agreement to make Oddcast’s SitePal Talking Avatar available to its shared hosting customers. The subscription-based product is designed to make Web sites friendlier, keep visitors on sites longer and convert more visits to sales.
SitePal Talking Avatars are customizable, talking characters that can be adapted from a wide range of characters or created from photographs. Users can add Talking Avatars to their websites to help convert sales at higher rates than conventional online sales formats by engaging visitors with the interactive characters. The avatars can provide knowledgeable sales or customer support information, or direct visitors to other informational areas on the website.
The Avatar’s eyes follow onscreen mouse movements and the lips synchronize realistically with speech. Voices can be instantly created, or users can have their scripts read by voice professionals in various styles, accents and languages. SitePal’s Talking Avatar is one of the many tools that Easy CGI offers to customers to improve the functionality and performance of their Web sites, says the company.
“Our Advanced shared-hosting plans are designed to give our customers easy-to-use tools to build a successful online presence,” says Ted Beckwith, VP of Easy CGI. “SitePal’s easy-to-use interface and easy integration with an existing Web site means our clients have one more, hassle-free way to drive more online traffic and sales.”