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Send an SMS with Twilio using parsed data from Parseur

Send an SMS with Twilio using parsed data from Parseur

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.

How can Parseur help you?

Parseur is a simple but effective and powerful email parser tool that will easily extract specific information from your emails with attachments. 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 Parseur and create your mailbox

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

Create my Parseur account
Free to start with. All features enabled on our Free plan!

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

Select the option Custom emails and attachments

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Select mailbox type

You can also follow our instructions here for better guidance.

Step 2: Forward your email to Parseur mailbox

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

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Example of an order

The email will arrive within less than 10 seconds!

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Parseur receives your email

Step 3: Create your first template

You can now teach Parseur 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.

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Highlight data for extraction

Your parsed results will look like this:

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Parsed results

All incoming emails that Parseur will receive within this mailbox will be processed automatically. You can also setup an auto-forwarding rule from your personal mailbox to Parseur.

Step 4: Go to export on your Parseur mailbox

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Export parse email data

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

Step 5: Choose your Parseur account and mailbox

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Choose Parseur account

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Choose Parseur mailbox

Step 6: Zapier will retrieve the parsed data

Zapier will launch a trigger and retrieve the parsed data

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Zapier retrieves parsed data

Step 7: Select Twilio as the application

Choose Twilio as the application and ‘send SMS’ as the action event.

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Choose Twilio as the ‘app’

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

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Sign in to your Twilio account

Step 8: Customize your SMS

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

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Customization of data in Zapier

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Customization of message in Zapier

Step 9: Once you are satisfied with your message, turn the Zap ON!

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.

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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.

Parseur logo What is Parseur?

Parseur is a powerful email parser software that can automatically extract text from emails, attachments and documents. Show Parseur the text you want to extract in a sample document. It will reliably then extract the same data from all similar documents. Learn more.

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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. Learn more.

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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. Learn more.