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Programmable SMS using SMS API

Nowadays, mobile applications have become an integral part of our daily life because they contribute to facilitating our daily affairs. And for these applications to be more practical and effective, a technology has been developed to link these applications with Short Message Service (SMS) with the so-called SMS API (Application Programming Interface). And this software is highly recommended in Erbil and in Iraq generally.

APIs operate in the background of software applications and are invisible to users.  Programmers on both sides of the application use a standard protocol (called an API specification) to make this connection. “API” refers to this protocol as well as to the service performed via the use of the API.

An SMS API is well-defined software interface which enables code to send short messages via an SMS Gateway. As the infrastructures for SMS communications and the internet are mostly divided, SMS APIs are often used to 'bridge the gap' between telecommunications carrier networks and the wider web.  SMS APIs in Erbil – Kurdistan Region are used to allow web applications to easily send and receive text messages through logic written for standard web frameworks.

SMS APIs enable you to send or receive SMS messages quickly and easily through any website or application. An SMS API makes it possible for your business to operate 24/7, providing customer notifications and information even outside business hours.

Receive text messages online:

Our online SMS in Erbil receiving service API allows you to receive text messages from an inbox with our inbound SMS API. Using your API key, you can get the latest messages from one or more inboxes. Messages can either be returned as either JSON or XML for easy inclusion in your own app, CRM or system. Test our inbound SMS API in Erbil and register for an API key today.

Manage your account using our clever API features:

Using our service of SMS API in Erbil, you can do much more than just send and receive text messages. You can manage contacts, create, or delete contact groups, create respond forward SMS rules, form a short URL, retrieve SMS or MMS balances, and retrieve message reports. Standing Tech’s SMS API is the most versatile and flexible API gateways on the planet. Sign up for an API key and try our gateway in minutes.

Manual systems like email often require hands-on operations, slowing you down and making your business communications seem inconvenient and antiquated to customers. An SMS API is ideal for any business or organization that would benefit from streamlined, consistent text communication with their customers such as schools, restaurants, airlines, insurance companies, medical offices and many other domains including online stores and e-commerce. In Iraq, especially Kurdistan region, “Standing Tech” is one of the well-known companies, it provides the programmable SMS in this region.

Why do businesses integrate with Standing Tech’s API?

In a world where SMS has become an extension of a software provider’s solution, the choice of provider for an API integration becomes less about the SMS and more about what is supporting your business. This is where Standing Tech differentiates itself in operational terms. Rather than list what we see as benefits, let us review what reasons our clients shared as they moved their SMS business to Standing Tech:

Capacity planning:

One gambling client outlined that if there was large send to go out because of a national event they wanted to promote then they needed to highlight this to their previous supplier to ensure the messages could go out, meaning a lot of preparation before the event itself. With a technology stack that sends hundreds of SMS per second, that cumbersome activity has gone away.

What differentiates you from your competition?

When you compete with other software providers, you may share an ideal of forward thinking and solution innovation. However, what you need to back this up with is an aligned supplier that delivers this same vision. With Standing Tech you are assured that as we have access to new technologies through our Tier 1 network providers

And since online security and data protection are key priorities for digital businesses, “Standing Tech” provides Two factor-authentication as an additional layer of security to overcome the vulnerabilities of standard password access.

Two-factor authentication (2FA), also known as multiple-step verification, is a process by which a user's identity is double checked to determine their legitimacy. In most cases, an online account holder will be required to present two separate passwords in order access their account.

And this is in addition to OTPs (One-Time Passwords), which reduce drastically the risk of fraud by sending users a time-sensitive, unique, and random code/PIN to their mobile device via an SMS, call, or Push message. By choosing or combining both channels, you can guarantee fast and reliable delivery.

To deliver these SMSs in Erbil/Iraq, a strategy of (Short Codes) is needed, which is a specialized five to six-digit phone number used in one-way SMS and MMS messaging. Short code messages convey information to a customer that does not require a response. Conversely, a customer can text a keyword to a business to opt into marketing messages, vote, or enter a contest, and this is also one of “Standing Tech” Services in this domain.

There are two types of short codes, shared and dedicated:

  • Shared short codes exist when a single short code is shared between multiple businesses. AT&T noted the amount of spam and lack of consistent regulation within a shared short code system and announced in 2019 that it would no longer approve shared short codes. Because of this, shared short codes are being phased out, and only dedicated short codes will be sanctioned in 2020.
  • Dedicated short codes are used by only one business, meaning that one business is responsible for and controls the use of that short code. There are also two types of dedicated short codes:
  • Select or vanity short codes are selected specifically by a business. Vanity short codes are utilized so that the businesses can pick a set of numbers a consumer will remember more easily.
  • Random short codes are distributed arbitrarily, as those numbers are available.

Why do businesses use short codes?

Using short codes allows businesses to send high-volume, high-throughput messages to their consumers, unlike consumer numbers, which are designated for low-volume, low-throughput P2P (person-to-person) messaging.

Consumers today prefer to communicate through text messaging instead of taking the time to make a call, especially if they think they will have to sit on hold or hunt through menus to find the person they need. Businesses are adopting short codes in the hope of increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty by providing better customer service. Examples of promotions or marketing campaigns used via short codes include:

1- Shipping notifications: These could be notifications from a delivery service like FedEx or UPS.

2- Service notifications: Think of all the texts you’ve gotten from any maintenance company who’s doing work on your house, letting you know “worker is on his way!”, or from your lawn care provider that your services have been completed and is awaiting your feedback.

  • Appointment reminders: Simple text reminders from healthcare providers, salons, or automotive services.
  • Promotional Campaigns: Prime examples of these would be voting for your favorite participant on TV shows.

To be always updated with the most recent tools in marketing and business growing, you should know that WhatsApp Marketing in Iraq – Kurdistan Region, is one of the best platforms for any business or owner to promote his services or product. You will get direct access to various customers. The most used messaging cross-platform application by the people since it has been launched. So today is going to have a look at WhatsApp strategies of Marketing so that the small business owners can take the opportunity.

In conclusion, the best way to let your business grow and reach more people, you have to check out the above-mentioned tools and techniques in Standing Tech official website.

And in order not to waste your time, you can easily contact the customer support team of “Standing Tech” and they will help you in the most satisfying way and results.

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