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Creating a Beacon Push Notification

Step 1 - Create A New Beacon Push Message

A beacon push message has the following fields and options:

Title: A text base title for the push message. This is only used for naming purposes in the Plexure platform and is not ever shown to the consumer. 

Campaign: Select from a drop down list of preconfigured list of campaigns. Selecting a campaign assigns this push message to that campaign. 

 

Subject:

  • Android: This field is used to enter the subject of the push notification. If the push notification subject is hardcoded into the app, you can leave this field blank.
  • iOS: This field is used to enter the message of the push notification.

Message:

  • Android: This field is used to enter the message of the push notification.
  • iOS: This field is not used.

 

Message Data Payload: The entered value is sent along with the push notification as an extended data. This value can be used to take the consumer to a particular screen inside the app or deep linking to a particular offer, etc. The entered value is treated as a JSON value.

Start Date And Time: The date and time at which the beacon push message will start.

End Date And Time: The date and time at which the beacon push message will end.  

Days Of The Week: The days of the week on which the beacon push message will be active. Ticked boxes equals active, and un-ticked boxes equals inactive. 

Offer: Links to an offer and includes the offer ID in the push message payload. Not ever seen by the consumer. 

Badge Number: Along with the push message the Plexure platform can send a badge number (only to iOS devices). This appears as a number inside a small red circle on the app icon. The badge number can only be manually set and can not reference exactly how many new offers any one consumer might have. 

Sound: Along with the push message the Plexure platform can send a sound that will chime when the push message is received if the consumer has their device volume turned on. 

 

Filters: Beacon push messages support consumer tags and operating conditions as filters. One or more consumer tags or operating conditions can be selected and only consumer with those tag(s) assigned or active in their region will be sent the push message. 

Reach Estimate: When no filters are applied the reach estimate will show the number of push message tokens that Plexure has. As each tag is added to the filter the reach estimate will update to display the number of consumers who have both a push message token and the selected tag(s). 

 

Beacon Groups: Select one or more predefined beacon groups for the push message.

 

Step 2 - Get Approval and Activate

You can save your beacon push message as a draft. Or if your message is ready to go, click the "Get Approval and Activate" button. This will send a "Push Message Authority Email" to the user specified in the Merchant Settings to approve all push message authorization emails. That user must logon to the platform to "Accept and Activate" the message.

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