Web Push Notification is an impressive module which allows you to send push notifications from your store to subscribed users.
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Web Push Notification is an impressive module which allows you to send push notifications from your store to subscribed users. These messages are immediately delivered to the web browser of the user. Any short message with the title, logo and redirect URL link can be used for the push notifications. As long as the web browser is running, a subscribed user will get a pop-up message on top of the screen even without opening up your website.
Note - In order to use this module, you need to have Firebase Project Credentials - Sender Id and Server Key, which will be used in the Magento configuration. Please visit the link and create a new project with your Gmail account.
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Use Case of Web Push Notification -
The push notification messages are basically used for sharing short messages to the users. The web push notification module can be used for delivering any information related to the new products, upcoming offers & discounts or any important news & updates etc. With the help of redirect URL link in the push notification, the users can click the message which can be redirected to the relevant web page.
Features of Web Push Notification -
- Web Push Notification module is very easy to configure and set up.
- Push Notifications are compatible with all the desktop web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari).
- It is designed to work with the SSL certificate websites.
- There is no monthly subscription required to send notifications.
- There is no limitation on the number of subscribed users.
- The admin can create, edit and delete notification templates from the back end.
- Any particular subscribed user can be removed from the list if it doesn’t want to receive any further notifications.
- A custom icon and redirect URL link can be added with the push notification.
- Notifications can be sent either to all the registered users or selected subscribed users.
- Search options can be used to find any specific template or subscribed users from the lists.
WorkFlow of Web Push Notification -
To set up this module, you need to create Firebase credentials from here. After obtaining the credentials, go to your admin back-end and enter these credentials. When the admin has successfully installed and configured the module, it can create a new template for the push notification. The admin needs to provide Title, Message, Redirect URL link, Template Logo, and Tags. Now to send the web push notification message, the admin can first select the users from the subscriber list and then select the template. A final confirmation will appear, click Ok to send the push notification.
Benefits of Web Push Notification -
Admin Benefits -
The advantage of using web push notification module is its ability to deliver messages immediately to the users. The store owner can use the module for sharing any news or updates related to new products or upcoming offers and discounts. These messages are always seen by the registered users, unlike the email which may not be seen or delivered.
User Benefits -
With the help of push notification, the users never miss out any important news or updates from the store. The users can click the notification messages if they want to find out more information about the message. The user engagement and interaction increases with the use of push notification. The users don't even require to open up the store owner's website for viewing the message.
Release NotesBack to top
- Compatible with CE: 2.1
- Stability: Stable Build
+ Works well in Chrome and Mozilla.
+ Designed to work with the SSL certificate websites.
+ User needs to opt-in the pop-up that reflects at the time of visiting the website.
With clicking, the user gets the access to view the push notifications until there are any manual changes from admin end.
+ With every notification, admin can send a web link. Web push notifications are clickable as clicking on notification redirects user to the site.
+ The view of push notification is in the form of an alert.
+ Admin can create different templates(notification data) which can be choose while sending notifications.
+ Admin can select subscriber ids to whom notification will be sent.
Functionality to filter subscribers on the basis of browser and date of subscription is available.
+ An option of selecting a title, message, redirect URL and icon at the time of creation of template is available.