Interactive SMS using SMS API & Custom UI development

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Overview:

Now using Exotel’s SMS APIs send and track text messages programmatically. We will enables you to send SMS to your customers using SMS APIs and it will be 2 way communication by building a UI for the user to respond. Exotel will provide the best delivery rates at the lowest prices in India. 

About SMS API:

An SMS API allows you to send text messages using code. You can trigger messages to your customers on autopilot based on predetermined conditions.

Pre-requisites

  • An active Exotel account.
  • The authentication Key and Token.
  • Integration to be completed by the customer development team using API Documentation

Flow Diagram

How it works

  • Step 1: Your server sends An API request to Exotel with the required parameters using Send SMS API

Send SMS API: 

This API will send an SMS to the specified To number. To send an SMS through our API, you will need to make a HTTP POST request.

Please go to this page to read and try out the API

  • Step 2: Exotel delivers the message.

  • Step 3: The user clicks on the link. The link opens in the browser.

  • Step 4:  On submit, The response is sent to your server & the response is recorded. You can either take actions via Exotel or In general based on the user's input.

 

Advantages: 

  • Reduces no-shows
  • Faster response time than emails
  • Personalised Experience
  • Saves costs

Industry application:

  • Healthcare: It is very important for the healthcare industry to stay in touch with the patients. This is done to ensure their well being and offer timely treatments that improve patient care. A text message can be used to simply remind the patients to schedule their next appointment. Provide a link to book appointments.
  • Automotive: The only way an automotive brand can ensure a great driving experience for their customers is through timely service of their vehicles. From oil changes to tyre rotation, businesses can use SMS reminders to reduce missed appointments that need to be scheduled on a recurring basis.
  • Education: Establishing a relationship between parents and teachers is very important for a student’s growth. To ensure high attendance rates during meetings and events, the educational institutions can use reminder message that let everyone plan their days in advance. They also let you communicate any last minute changes — be it declaring a holiday or rescheduling examinations.

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Solution Pricing

There are three SKUs under which costs of solution is charged:

  • Software Rentals: This is monthly fixed charge for availing the Exotel services
  • Exophone Charges: Each Exophone will be charged at fixed/flat price based on the count of Exophones
  • SMS Charges: Normal SMS charges, charged for 160 char per SMS

Last modified Date

December 20th, 2021