πŸ“€Sending messages via the Admin Portal

How do I use the admin portal (Postman UI) to send out messages?

To start sending out messages, select the campaign that you wish to use. This will take you to the campaign dashboard page. You may choose to send to a single recipient or multiple recipients

Single recipient

Upon selecting single recipient, a pop-up will prompt you to key in your recipient's details.

  • Recipient's phone number

  • Message language*

  • Message parameters

Once the details have been filled in, click send to send out your message.

Message language option is only available if the campaign admin has selected multiple languages during the campaign creation process. If no languages have been added, the default language will be English and you will not be able to select other languages.

All message parameters needs to be filled before you can send out the message.

Multiple recipients

Upon selecting multiple recipients, you will be prompted to upload a .csv file containing

All message parameters need to be filled before you can send out your messages.

We highly recommend the following steps when formatting your .csv file to send out messages

  1. Download campaign .csv template

  2. Edit the .csv template and save it as a .csv file

  3. Upload your .csv file

In the multiple recipients sending format, any errors in the CSV file rows will result in failure to send all other messages in the campaign. You will need to fix the error(s) before all messages in the batch can be sent.

The header row will require to match the variables created, such as containing lowercase letters, numbers and _.

Recipient

This contains mobile phone number of the recipient, prefixed by the country code but without the leading +. For example, when sending to a Singapore phone number, the value of recipient will be 6599999999.

eg. 6591234567 is a recipient string for a Singapore (65) phone number (91234567)

Language

This column will need to be filled, even if there is only one available language that can be selected.

eg. If English is the only language you can choose in your message creation, you will need to fill every single entry with English.

Postman Test Site limitations

Postman's test site is meant for agency users to test out the platform. As such, you should test out the site like how you would send out messages to MOPs in a real scenario, where each number will only receive a single message.

If you send test messages with exact same content to the same person multiple times in 1 sitting in the same campaign:

eg. "Hi your appointment is on 1 Jan 2024" was sent to Tom 10 times within 1 batch send,

The telcos' automatic spam filter may be triggered . This means the message may not be delivered to Tom's phone at all, even though it will pass Postman’s send filters and status is reflected as delivered. See screenshot below on how the batch .csv is formatted in this failed example.

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