According to Wikipedia, Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day on which lovers express their affection for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greeting cards. First associated with romantic affection in part due to Chaucer’s associations with courtly love, modern Valentine’s Day is celebrated with gifts, lavish or economical, and often times dates.
Children have it easy exchanging thematic and topical Valentine’s Day cards with each other, in addition to indulging in candy and other sweet treats.
Speaking from experience, there’s nothing worse than that moment you realize you’ve forgotten Valentine’s Day. Every restaurant is already booked, the florist is completely wiped of any passable flower arrangements, and it’s far too late to run to the mall to try to piece together what appears to be a thoughtful gift.
An IVR system would offer the perfect solution. Instead of experiencing that sinking feeling in your stomach while your loved one looks on disappointed, an interactive voice response system could be a one-stop Valentine’s Day shop. An IVR could integrate with all types of stores, restaurants and florists. Subscribers could call and do all their V-Day planning telephonically and on-the-go.
Users could call in and speak or type what they were looking for using DTMF and speech-recognition functionality. From there the IVR system could connect users with restaurants, enabling them to hear about special menus and reserve tables, connect with florists to reserve those hard-to-find Birds of Paradise bouquets and even connect with stores to ensure that perfect gift is in stock.
Instead of having to admit to your significant other that you forgot to do any planning for what could be the most romantic night of the year, an IVR system would quickly and easily solve all problems with nominal effort. If that isn’t romantic, I don’t know what is. You will be thanked later, guaranteed!