Send SMS messages directly to the sellers, using Twilio.
OverviewBack to top
Note - This module is an add-on of Webkul's Marketplace Module. To use this module, you must have purchased and installed Multi Vendor Marketplace first.
Twilio is a cloud communications (PaaS) company based in San Francisco, California. Twilio allows software developers to programmatically make & receive phone calls and send & receive text messages using its web service APIs. Twilio's services are accessed over HTTP and are billed based on usage.
Twilio SMS Marketplace Add-On is allows merchants to text SMS directly to the Sellers. These SMS are sent at the time of seller approval, disapproval, product approval, disapproval, order status cancel, invoice, shipped, credit memo and even after when the product is sold. This extension comes with the ability to send the notification message to the seller.
Using Twilio messages can traverse any of 1,800 mobile carriers, each with varying levels of dependability. Twilio leaves nothing to chance, rigorously evaluating carriers to rule out SIM farms and carrier filtering. A unique feedback API is then used to actively monitor quality and adjust routes.
Twilio provides multiple services like- Local Connectivity, Short Code Phone Numbers, Toll-Free Phone Numbers, Media Storage and charge accordingly.
Use Case of Twilio SMS Marketplace Add-On -
This add-on is useful for notifying seller by text SMS. Whenever there is an update about seller approval, disapproval, product approval, disapproval, order status cancel, invoice, shipped, credit memo and the product is sold, the seller will receive a text SMS.
Please check the Twilio pricing details required for this extension mentioned below-
Local Connectivity (Engage with phone numbers that have prefixes indicating geography)-
Numbers- $1.00 per month
Local Text Messages- $0.0075 (to receive) and $0.0075 (to send)
Short Code Phone Numbers (5-6 digit phone numbers that can send and receive messages with mobile phones)
Numbers - $3K per 3 months (plus setup fee *)
Short Code Text Messages - $0.005 (to receive) and $0.01 (to send)
For more details please check Twilio pricing here.
Features of Twilio SMS Marketplace Add-On -
- Seller will receive notification message right to their phone at the time of Seller approval or disapproval.
- Seller will receive SMS at the time of product approval.
- Ability to send a message when product order is placed by admin.
- Twilio allows the user to “buy a Number” from Specific Countries so the store owner can buy any number for any country (allowed by Twilio) and country (allowed by Twilio) and then the seller of any country will receive the SMS from the store owner. For more details click here.
- Seller will receive SMS at the time of order cancel, invoice, shipped and credit memo.
- The codes are open source and it can be customised easily.
Workflow of Twilio SMS Marketplace Add-On -
Twilio SMS Marketplace is an add-on for the Magento Marketplace Multi-Vendor module. The seller can get a notification about “seller approval/ disapproval”, “product approval/disapproval”, order status "cancel, invoice, shipped, credit memo" and “sold product”.
Admin can enable the Marketplace Twilio Configuration with Account SID, Auto Token, and Twilio Phone Number. Admin can fetch Account SID, Auto Token and Twilio Phone Number by doing sign-in to the Twilio account. After log-in, the admin will get Account SID, Auto Token and Twilio Number.
Admin needs to signup on Twilio. Here admin will enter all details to get registered as shown below. After completing the signup procedure, the admin will get the Account SID, Auth Token and Twilio Number.
After the configuration of the Twilio SMS Marketplace Add-On, admin can manage this add-on from the back-end. Seller will be approved/disapproved by the admin and after that Seller shall receive a notification message.
Seller's Registration For Twilio Notification -
While registration the seller needs to submit their contact number so as to get notification regarding product approval/disapproval, Seller approval or disapproval, order status cancel, invoice, shipped, credit memo and for sold products.
At the front end of Seller profile, there is an option for Telephone Number which is responsible for notification. Seller will have to verify his mobile number for receiving the text message notifications.
Benefits of Twilio SMS Marketplace Add-On -
Store-owner benefits - Using this add-on all the notification messages will automatically be sent to the sellers.Hence the admin doesn’t need to notify them manually.
Seller Benefits - Sellers will receive SMS for seller approval, disapproval, product approval, disapproval, order status cancel, invoice, shipped, credit memo and even after when the product is sold.
Release NotesBack to top
- Compatible with CE: 2.1
- Stability: Stable Build
+ Code modified according to updated SDK of Twilio