Amazon Connect Video Update:

Transforming Customer Service with Visual Interaction

In April 2022, we introduced our first blog and demo showcasing the integration of video into call centers using Amazon Connect. Since then, the potential applications for video in customer service have continued to expand across various industry segments where “high touch” customer contact is crucial. Initially, we focused on applications that added video as a chat option, connecting website visitors to customer service representatives in contact centers. However, the practicality of video solutions has significantly increased with the advent of mobile smartphones as customer endpoints.

Enhancing Customer Service with Visual Interaction

Amazon Connect Video!Imagine an insurance adjuster dramatically increasing the number of claims they can process. Instead of visiting each claim site, a video conference enables the agent to visually inspect damages remotely, streamlining the claims process. Similarly, many technical support issues could be resolved in a single call with video support. For instance, an agent can ask, “Can you show me exactly which port you plugged that cable into?” This visual interaction can lead to quicker and more accurate resolutions.

Telemedicine: Revolutionizing Healthcare

Telemedicine is another powerful application of video integration in contact centers. Healthcare providers can offer virtual consultations, allowing patients to receive medical advice and care from the comfort of their homes. Video consultations enable doctors to visually assess patients, discuss symptoms in real-time, and even guide them through minor procedures or exercises. This not only improves patient convenience but also expands access to healthcare services, particularly for those in remote or underserved areas.

Real-Time Product Demonstrations

In retail, video can elevate the customer experience by enabling real-time product demonstrations. Customers can connect with a representative who can showcase products, answer questions, and provide personalized recommendations. This interactive approach can enhance customer satisfaction and drive sales, as customers gain a better understanding of products before making a purchase.

Virtual Property Tours

The real estate industry can also benefit from video integration. Real estate agents can conduct virtual property tours, allowing potential buyers or renters to explore homes and apartments without physically visiting the location. This not only saves time for both agents and clients but also broadens the reach of property listings to a global audience.

Personalized Financial Advice

Financial institutions can leverage video to offer personalized financial advice. Clients can have face-to-face meetings with financial advisors to discuss investments, savings plans, and other financial matters. This personal touch can build trust and strengthen client relationships, ultimately enhancing customer loyalty.

Education and Training

In the education sector, video can facilitate remote learning and training sessions. Instructors can conduct live classes, workshops, and one-on-one tutoring sessions, ensuring students receive the support they need regardless of their location. This can be particularly valuable for professional development and corporate training programs.


Consumers have increasingly adopted video conferencing, especially since the release of camera-embedded phones. By integrating video into your contact center, you can enhance the clarity and effectiveness of customer interactions. Whether it’s resolving technical issues, processing insurance claims, offering telemedicine services, conducting virtual tours, providing financial advice, or delivering education and training, video can transform customer service experiences.

Embrace the power of video with Amazon Connect and take your customer service to the next level.

Amazon Connect Configuration – Tutorial Video!

Basic Amazon Connect Configuration Guide

If you are interested in learning how to configure Amazon Connect, this guide will walk you through the complete call center configuration!  The guide will be in three parts. Part 1 will cover Basic configuration and has over 1 hour and 30 minutes of instructional content.   You can also download “DrVoIP Amazon Connect Quick Start Contact Flows” that will be used in the tutorial and will also be of assistance in the design of your own call center.

DrVoIP Amazon Connect Quick Start Tutorial Contact Flows

Amazon Connect Advanced Concepts

Part 2  below covers  Advanced configuration options including building a couple of “dialers”,  Lambda functions and DynamoDB database applications.  We will look at contact attributes and  the role they play in apple  integration.  We will also take a look at SSML for text to speech, building a “dial by name” directory.


Part 3 will continue with the Dialer overview and trouble shooting tips.