FAQ about Distributions
In this article, you will find some frequently asked questions regarding distribution and messaging. If you don't find the answer here, please don't hesitate to contact us directly.
- Why do I have a limit on messages during the trial?
- How can I remove the message limit during the trial?
- What's the difference between automatic and manual distribution?
- What are 'messages' and 'distributions' in Voucherify?
- What is ‘publication’ and how can I publish codes to my customers?
- What is a webhook?
Why do I have a limit on messages during a trial?
- Voucherify requires all Users to comply with:
- CAN-SPAM Act of 2003,
- Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 8 June 2000, on legal aspects of information society services, in particular, electronic commerce in the Internal Market ('Directive on Electronic Commerce'),
- Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 12 July 2002, concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (‘Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications’),
- laws in force of the User’s country of residence.
- The User must provide their true and accurate postal address that will be included in each message footer. The User is required to maintain and promptly update this data to ensure it is current, complete, and accurate.
- Each message sent from a Voucherify Account should contain an unsubscribe link. The link automatically updates the mailing list to ensure that a subscriber that has opted out will not be sent any further mailings. The User is not allowed to send messages to any individual that had been added to the mailing list but later unsubscribed from it.
- Sending emails, SMS, or push notifications with content that:
A. offer or disseminate fraudulent goods, services, schemes, or promotions (e.g. make-money-fast schemes, chain letters, pyramid schemes), payday loans or engage in any unfair deceptive act or practice;
B. are associated with any form of gambling, betting or bingo- or lottery-type services;
C. are associated with any form of video lotteries, cylindrical games, card games, dicing, and automated games;
D. add, remove or modify the identifying header information, in an attempt to deceive or mislead the recipient;
E. included pornographic material; is prohibited.
- Sending or distributing emails, SMS, or push notifications with:
A. stimulants or drugs;
B. any form of criminal activity;
C. nicotine products;
D. medical services, medical aid, medical assistance, medicines;
- Voucherify strictly enforces the provisions of the Anti-Spam Policy and every violation will be addressed. The degree of Voucherify's response to violations is proportional to the severity of the breach of this policy.
How can I remove the message limit during the trial?
According to our Anti-Spam Policy, to get unlocked the security limits, you have to pass a few checks.
One of the primary requirements is to describe the purpose of using our distribution mechanism (especially, to whom and what emails you are going to send). Additionally, please provide us with your company name and address in the Brand Details section in your Project Settings.
In addition, we highly encourage you to use Marketing Permissions to ensure end-customers' consent to data gathering and processing. In accordance with the GDPR, consent has to be opt-in which means that it should be freely given and that neither pre-checked boxes nor customers’ silence are equal with consent for personal data processing.
If you took all the above steps you should contact our Support Center to get access to bigger messaging limits during the free trial period.
If you decide to purchase a subscription, the limit of the messages will be increased according to the subscription plan you choose.
What's the difference between automatic and manual distribution?
Manual distribution is a one-time action. Right after the distribution is confirmed, the messages are delivered to customers and the distribution is over.
Automatic distribution works differently. In this case, confirmation in the Manager with SET LIVE only starts the distribution. In the Distribution Manager, you need to define what circumstances trigger the message delivery.
For example, if a customer enters the segment called New Customers, send him/her a message. This type of distribution delivers messages automatically every time the trigger conditions are met (new customer joins New Customers segment).
What are 'Messages' and 'Distribution' in Voucherify?
Voucherify has a Distribution Manager which enables you to send messages to your customers straight from the Dashboard via many channels (email, SMS, Intercom, MailChimp, ActiveCampaign, webhook).
'Distribution' defines the process of creating a message workflow in the Distribution Manager. It comes down to define message details such as receivers, message trigger, purpose, and template.
'Message' in Voucherify is every action that results in pushing Voucherify code outside your account (to the end customer or to your infrastructure synced with Voucherify). It can be done using API, your custom channels, or channels built into the Distribution Manager.
Follow this guide to learn more and set up your first distribution.
What is ‘Publication’ and how can I publish codes to my customers?
Publication means assigning a code to a particular customer (each Voucherify code can be published to one customer only). Typically, a publication is made by distributing your codes to your customers. From the moment the code was delivered to a customer, it's visible in his/her profile in Voucherify.
Distribution using Voucherify Distribution Manager is not the only way to publish vouchers, gift cards, or loyalty cards to your customers.
You can see them all in this article.
What is a webhook?
Webhooks allow external services to be notified when certain events happen. Instead of polling data from Voucherify endpoints, you can use webhooks to get notified when events such as successful redemptions happen.
You can configure webhooks in the Project Settings. Then, you use them as internal notifications and also, as a channel in the Distribution Manager.