November 25, 2019 – Tech

Easy SMS Automation with Integromat

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;

  1. Go to your Integromat account
  2. Go to scenarios at the left side menu
  3. Click “create a new scenario”
  4. 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’.

Watch videoguides on how to set up SMS automation via Integromat

Send SMSes via Google Sheet
Connect Google Sheet with GatewayAPI and manage SMS broadcasts easily and for free in most cases.

Connect GatewayAPI with your email client

Create a setup where you can easily send messages to a list of recipients simply by sending an email.

Features you can set up

Currently, you can set up:

  • Automation of SMS broadcasts – e.g. via Excel or Google Sheets
  • Connect GatewayAPI to Woocommerce
  • Get a SMS every time you are invited to a calendar event or receive a direct Slack message
  • Create an SMS broadcast simply by sending an email
  • Receive monthly SMS updates on data usage
  • Send a secret SMS message (hides the message content from everyone but the recipient, which is useful when sending sensitive data).
  • Send an overcharged SMS message
  • Create a scheduled SMS

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.

Completely GDPR-proof

When you use Integromat, you are completely covered in regard to GDPR. One of the reasons we chose Integromat is that privacy is hardcoded into the platform. Every piece of information that goes through Integromat is encrypted, and you are able to specify that Integromat will not log any data. You can get more information on their Privacy Policy here.

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 sales@gatewayapi.com

If you have a concept or business that could benefit from employing SMS communication, contact us. We will help you get started.