How to send receipts to customers via SMS from Loyverse POS
Some Loyverse POS users want to send the receipts to customers' phones via SMS.
It is possible to organize sending SMS with the receipts to users from the customer base of the loyalty program.
In this tutorial, we will explain how to make such integration by using Make, connected to Loyverse through API, and to SMS sending services such as Twilio and SMS Alert.
Before starting organizing such connections, you need to have: Loyverse account with an activated Integration subscription. Also, you need to have an Integromat account and SMS sending service account.
Sending receipt via SMS from Loyverse POS through SMS Alert
SMS Alert is an SMS-sending service. You need to have an account in SMS Alert, if you do not have - please, create one.
Copy your Loyverse API Access token at the Back office - Integrations (See: How to Create Tokens for API)
Login into Integromat and select the “Send Loyverse receipts by SMS with SMS Alert” template. You can also send just brief details of the receipt. For this use “Send short Loyverse receipt by sms using SMS Alert”.
Then click on the “Create new scenario from template” button.
Step 1, you need to add a connection to your Loyverse account.
Press the “Add” button, enter your Access token from the Loyverse API into the “Create a connection” form, “Access token” field.
Enter a meaningful name for the connection in the “Connection name” field.
Then click the “Continue” button.
Enter other details. As "Store ID", you can select a particular store of your Loyverse account. The “Limit” field defines the number of receipts that will be sent via SMS per each scenario execution.
Choose from where you want to start your automation: from now on or other custom periods.
Note: On Step 2, Step 3 and Step 4 you need to choose the same connection as added on Step 1!
To establish the connection with SMS Alert, on the Step 5, you need to copy your Username and Password from your SMS Alert account.
And paste it in the “Create a connection” form in the “User Name” and “Password'' fields respectively.
For testing your template, please, make a testing sale in your POS from the account you are connected with and run your scenario once by clicking the “Run once” button.
To start sending SMS automatically, switch the Scheduling parameter to “On”.
Don’t forget to save your scenario by pressing the “disc” icon.
After completing all previous steps, your automation is ready to go, and the whole scenario will work automatically! Integromat will get all necessary information from the Loyverse receipt and pass it to SMS Alert. SMS Alert will send the receipt via SMS to your customer, using the customer’s form’s phone number.
During the selling process, assign the ticket to a new or an existing customer with their Phone number.
Note: You should use the international format phone number in the customer's card, which starts from + and country code.
To finalize the selling process, click the “New sale” button.
After this, receipt details will be sent by SMS to the customer’s Phone number.
If you will use “Send short Loyverse receipt by sms using SMS Alert”, customers will get only information about Shops’ name, Receipt number, Total purchase value, information about Points and receipt date instead of all details of the receipt.
Enjoy using Loyverse integrations!
Sending receipt via SMS from Loyverse POS through Twilio
Twilio is a cloud communications platform as a service that allows users to send text messages. In order to send a Loyverse receipt by sms using Twilio you need to have an account in Twilio, if you do not have - please, create one.
All the process of integration is similar to those described above for SMS Alert.
In Integromat you can search and select the “Send Loyverse receipts by SMS with Twilio” or “Send sms with short Loyverse receipt details using Twilio” templates.
To establish the connection with Twilio, copy your Twilio Account SID, Auth Token and Twilio Phone number from which you would like to send SMS.
And enter them in the corresponding fields of the Twilio Connection settings. Press the Continue button.
Next you have to choose how you want to send SMS.
Click the “Continue” button and it's all done!