Integromat describes itself as ”the glue of the internet,” and is a platform that enables everyone to set up automation of workflows quickly and easily. With no coding experience whatsoever, it is possible to set up almost any automation one desires, between hundreds of apps, services and devices. In this blog post, we will show you how you can quickly set up an SMS automation, by combining Integromat with GatewayAPI.
Perhaps you want to enable easy-purchasing via SMS at your Shopify setup? Or send out a customer SMS every time an appointment is booked? Or you wish to manage SMS broadcasts via Excel? Integromat can make it all possible.
A fast-growing platform
Integromat is one of the fastest growing automation platforms on the market, which makes good sense considering that they offer an extremely easy to use platform that are free to use as long as you run less than 1,000 operations a month. Additionally Integromat offers high stability (99.99% uptime) and high security.
With the several hundreds of apps and services being added to Integromat so far, such as Shopify, Facebook, Instagram, CRM-systems, billing-systems, spreadsheet software, and emailing software etc., one can optimise their use of the platform by choosing the most familiar software. For example, if you prefer to use Excel, you can easily manage SMS broadcasts from Excel via Integromat. If you can’t currently find the system or platform you use on Integromat, there is a high possibility that it will be added soon. If you can’t wait that long, you can also add it yourself by using Integromat’s pre-built generic modules that can connect to any type of API by using HTTP, JSON, SOAP or XML.
Getting started with SMS automation
Find the GatewayAPI app on Integromat here and get started building your own customised SMS automation.
When you have both of these, you can set up your automation as follows;
- Go to your Integromat account
- Go to scenarios at the left side menu
- Click “create a new scenario”
- Search for GatewayAPI to set up the automation.
You can also opt for the predefined templates that we have created. When setting up the app, you will be prompted for your unique GatewayAPI key, which you can find at your GatewayAPI dashboard under ‘API Keys’ and ‘Token’.
Currently, you can set up SMS broadcasts, and soon we will add the following actions, triggers and webhooks:
- Send a secured SMS message
- Send a secret SMS message
- Send multiple SMS messages
- Send an overcharged SMS message
- Create a scheduled SMS
- Delete a scheduled SMS
- Watch SMS messages (webhook)
- Receive SMS messages (webhook with mobile short code)
The beautiful thing about Integromat is that it also allows developers to customise the automation further if needed. So, Integromat works just as well for those who are familiar with coding and those who aren’t.
Global SMS Gateway
We have made it simple to implement SMS services into your business by offering some of the lowest prices in the world as well as easy integration, world-class customer support, an intuitive interface and a rock-solid uptime of 99.99%. If you don’t have an account yet, you can create a FREE account in less than two minutes here: Go to GatewayAPI or contact email@example.com
If you have a concept or business that could benefit from employing SMS communication, contact us. We will help you get started.
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