Send an SMS with Twilio using parsed data from Parseur

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Let's say your business is online and you have an e-commerce platform where your customers can purchase items. Once their order is confirmed and payment is done, both of you receive a copy of the sales order or invoice.

If you have a Twilio subscription for your business, you can manually go through all sales orders and eventually, confirm your clients' orders through a text message.

However, it can take a lot of your time especially if you receive many orders on a daily basis!

At Parseur, we have a simple solution for you: automate the data extraction.

Integrating Parseur with Twilio

Parseur is a powerful data entry automation tool that will easily extract text from emails as well as PDFs. Extracted data can be downloaded or exported to any application of your choice, in this case to Twilio, using Zapier.

What you will need?

  • A Parseur account
  • A Zapier account
  • Your Twilio account

With zero coding experience, Zapier facilitates integration of thousands of applications with Parseur.

How to get started?

Step 1: Sign up for your free plan and create your Parseur mailbox

If you receive a limited number of orders by email per month, you can enjoy all the features for free!

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You will be redirected to the Parseur app where you can create your mailbox.

Select the option Custom emails and attachments

Select mailbox type
Select mailbox type

For more information, check out instructions on creating your parsing template, highlighting the data that needs to be extracted.

Step 2: Forward your sales order to your Parseur mailbox

Send the first email with the sales order confirmation that you received to the email address that Parseur provided you with.

Example of an order
Example of an order

The email will arrive within less than 10 seconds!

Parseur receives your email
Parseur receives your email

Step 3: Use our AI tool to send extracted data to Twilio

You can also teach our AI parser which specific data you require and it will be extracted. There will also be an online tutorial within your mailbox to help you.

Highlight the text that you want to extract and create data fields for them accordingly.

Highlight data for extraction
Highlight data for extraction

Your parsed results will look like this:

Screenshot showing extracted data from order
Extracted data from order

Parsed results
Parsed results

All incoming emails that Parseur will receive within this mailbox will be processed automatically. You should also setup an auto-forwarding rule from your personal mailbox to Parseur in order to fully automate the process.

Step 4: Export parsed data to Twilio

Export parse email data
Export parse email data

Look for Twilio and click on create Zap; this will open your Zapier dashboard.

Step 5: Connect Zapier with Parseur

Choose Parseur account
Choose Parseur account

Choose Parseur mailbox
Choose Parseur mailbox

Step 6: Zapier will retrieve the parsed data

Zapier will launch a trigger and retrieve the parsed data.

Zapier retrieves parsed data
Zapier retrieves parsed data

Step 7: Connect Zapier with Twilio

Choose Twilio as the application and 'send SMS' as the action event.

Choose Twilio as the app
Choose Twilio as the app

You will be also asked to sign in to your Twilio account.

Sign in to your Twilio account
Sign in to your Twilio account

Step 8: Customize your SMS from parsed data

You can now use the parsed data from Parseur to customize your message.

Customization of data in Zapier
Customize your SMS message in Zapier

Customization of data in Zapier (cont.)
Customization of data in Zapier (cont.)

Step 9: Test your Twilio integration

You can send a test SMS to Twilio before turning the Zap on. Once you are satisfied, turn the Zap on and your integration will be complete.

Turn the Zap on
Turn the Zap on

And, that's it! This whole manual process has been completely automated with an email parsing software. Having a parser software at hand can save you a tremendous amount of time and your customers will receive their order confirmations via SMS quicker.

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What is Parseur?

Parseur is a powerful document processing software to extract text from emails, PDFs and documents and automate your workflow. All Parseur features.

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What is Twilio?

Twilio is a cloud-based platform that allows developers to easily add capabilities like voice, messaging, and video to their applications. It enhances the communications between the user and its customers for a better client relationship.

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What is Zapier?

Zapier is a cloud automation tool that connects apps together. You can connect two or more apps to automate repetitive tasks without coding or relying on developers to build the integration.

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