It is all about data nowadays. Especially with messaging, we want to understand what happened with our messages: like where they were delivered, or how much they cost. When sending a marketing campaign, for example, you need to know how much the messages cost in order to know the ROI of the campaign.
Seeing this demand, MessageBird’s SMS API will now include information on the price per message and metadata like country and operators’ names for every SMS message you send with us. This should help improve the communications you send to your users and give you more insight around those messages. We will perform this change as a gradual rollout over the next two weeks.
That means that you can get all the information you need without sending a message to our dear Customer Success team. You can also integrate that information into your own Business Intelligence tools for reporting purposes. Our hope is to enable as much autonomy and velocity on decision making for our customers as possible.
We’ve upgraded our SMS API to provide price information, currency, country and operator names, status reasons, and more on its response and in the report webhook URL. So, on top of the current information we share, the SMS API response will now provide fields like:
The response of the API will now include this new information, see below under the “statusDatetime” line:
And reportURL will look like this: