Web push notifications have more features and are much cheaper compared to traditional SMS. They are generally the best choice for online businesses. However they have a drawback for physical stores: it can be hard to make the user subscribe. For SMS it is much easier: you just need to collect the phone number through a form (e.g. using paper). For web push is different: you need to tell the user to visit a given website in order to subscribe. Or… you can use QR codes!
Microsoft has just announced that the latest version of Edge supports the Push API.
You can use the Push API to send timely notifications from your website (the notifications are delivered even when the user is not on your website). If you use Pushpad, a service for web push, it is very simple to set the time when the notification must be delivered. The following example shows how to create a button to create a reminder.
As you may already know, you can use Pushpad to collect metrics about the delivery of web push notifications. We have recently updated the docs with more detailed information, so you can check them out.
Today we are also happy to announce that a new metric is displayed in the dashboard: the Click-through rate (CTR).
Sometimes an event can be triggered very frequently. However you want to send a notification to the user only once in a period of time: for example you may want to notify the event with at most one notification every hour (or day, etc.).
If you have problems with web push or with other service worker based technologies on Firefox, then you probably want to use the Firefox developer tools for debugging.
If your website uses Pushpad for web push notifications is very easy to create a NPS survey with a high rate of responses.
Do you want to send a welcome message when a user subscribes to your web push notifications? Here’s how to create welcome notifications using Pushpad Pro.
You can use web push notifications to create welcome series for the new users that sign up to your application. Let’s see how to create a welcome series using Pushpad.
If you currently use a service different from Pushpad and you want to migrate your existing web push subscribers to Pushpad you can follow these steps: