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Category: Amazon Pinpoint

Amazon Pinpoint achieves HITRUST certification

Securing the storage and flow of data is increasingly critical to the healthcare industry. More stringent security and compliance needs, along with mandates like HIPAA, help the industry mitigate risk but navigating multiple frameworks makes the process complex. The Health Information Trust Alliance Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF) reduces complexity for organizations by providing a […]

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Orchestrating and Monitoring Multichannel Messaging with Amazon Pinpoint

The union of marketing and technology (MarTech) has contributed to making communications and customers interactions more dynamic and personalized. In a multichannel environment with increasingly connected customers, it is essential for a MarTech system to orchestrate a digital marketing strategy using customers’ preferred channels in addition to monitoring their effectiveness during these engagements. Companies in […]

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Obtaining a short code for sending text messages to US recipients – Part 2

In my last post, I gave an overview of the benefits of short codes. I also covered several important pieces of information that you should have in place before you apply for a short code. In this post, I’ll look at the application process itself. I’ll share tips and information that will help you complete […]

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Obtaining a short code for sending text messages to US recipients – Part 1

Many of the customers that I work with use short codes for their SMS use cases. This is especially true in the United States, where short codes are a common way to send messages to recipients. Short codes offer high throughput and high deliverability rates. They’re also easier for your customers to remember and identify, […]

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Introducing the Amazon Pinpoint SMS sandbox

Amazon Pinpoint now includes a new feature called the SMS sandbox. If you’ve sent email through Amazon Pinpoint (or if you’ve used Amazon SES), the sandbox might be a familiar concept. This new feature helps protect your Amazon Pinpoint account against unauthorized use, accidental sends, and unexpected charges. In this post, I’ll describe the SMS […]

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Advanced Amazon Pinpoint Templates using Message Template Helpers

Personalization of customer messages is a proven way to increase engagement of promotional and transactional communications. In order to make these communications repeatable and scalable, building personalization through templates is often required. Using the Advanced Template Capabilities feature of Amazon Pinpoint, it’s now possible to create highly customized templates used for email, SMS, and Push […]

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Create a serverless feedback collector application using Amazon Pinpoint’s two-way SMS functionality

Introduction Two-way SMS communication is used by many companies to create interactive engagements with their customers. Traditional SMS notifications are one-way. While this is valid for many different use cases like one-time passwords (OTP) notifications and security notifications or reminders, some other use-cases may benefit from collecting information from the same channel. Two-way SMS allows […]

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Send SMS at scale to Indian recipients using Amazon Pinpoint

SMS has one of the highest open rates of all customer communications channels, and is popular with application builders for both transactional use cases like appointment reminders or asynchronous use cases like a SMS chatbot. Amazon Pinpoint supports SMS in over 200 countries and territories, but SMS sending requirements can vary by recipient destination. SMS […]

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Solving abandoned cart scenarios using Amazon Pinpoint event-triggered journeys

In this post, we will walk through building an abandoned shopping cart user journey in Amazon Pinpoint. Journeys are multi-step user engagements with channels sends (SMS, email or push) based on conditional logic with a goal to drive a high value action. This journey will enable customers to identify users who added a product to […]

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Send SMS messages at scale using 10DLC and Amazon Pinpoint

This week, we’re adding support for 10DLC phone numbers to Amazon Pinpoint. You can use 10DLC phone numbers to send SMS text messages at scale quickly and affordably. What is 10DLC? The abbreviation 10DLC stands for Ten-Digit Long Code. 10DLC phone numbers are intended specifically for sending Application-to-Person (A2P) messages—that is, messages that are sent […]

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