Register Virtual Company Phone Number for WhatsApp Business

Afilnet allows you to register virtual phone numbers to use the in your commercial activity, to that end, one of the most interesting purposes that we offer is to register numbers in order to provide support to clients through the app WhatsApp.

With this service, you can install WhatsApp Business and use it to receive from or send messages to your clients, thus dedicating an exclusive number for your commercial activity.

To make use of this service you only need to follow the following steps:

1.- Register on Afilnet.com, to do that you can click on the following link:
https://www.afilnet.com/

2.- Enter your details and validate your account through the email that you will receive, subsequently access to your account.

3.- Go to Channels > Add New Channel

4.- Select the option that you wish to acquire a new phone / cellphone channel, select the country and search.

5.- Click on Buy on the number that you want. After this, you will have a number to use with WhatsApp Business.

6.- Now we move on to the validation process of the number and the integration, to do so you must need to download the app WhatsApp Business in your mobile phone.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp.w4b&hl=es

7.- Once installed, you must open the app.

8.- Click on Accept and Continue.

9.- The next step is the verification process, indicate the phone number that you just acquired from Afilnet.

10.- Now WhatsApp will send you an SMS to the number you just acquired. To see the SMS in your Afilnet account, you must go to the option “Received”, and once received the message, you will find an entry as follows. (Refresh the page to reload the received messages)

11.- Now input the code received in your app WhatsApp Business.

12.- …And that’s all!

P.S.: It is possible that you may have to try it several times in order to receive the WhatsApp code since the SMS verification used by WhatsApp doesn’t always work. In order to see if you receive the code, you need to reload the page of “Received” in your Afilnet account.

Thank you very much!

Marketing trends by 2018

To learn about marketing trends in the coming year, the key is to observe consumers. As consumers are changing the way people behave, companies and marketing teams must adapt to them.

In the following eight marketing trends for 2018.

  1. Content Marketing

Content Marketing remains one of the keys to turning visitors into customers. Consumers are looking for information in different formats and on different channels at the same time. In 2018 we’ll see how content teams will integrate: designers, radio, video, social networking and other different formats.

According to the Demand Gen Report study, 47% of consumers saw 3-5 forms of content before starting a shopping process.

We must invest in a multi-format, multi-channel strategy where the same content is presented in different channels and formats in order to respond to the diverse needs of consumers.

  1. Customisation

As we already know, content marketing is and will be one of the main axes of marketing strategy in 2018, and to this we must add: a personalized experience for each type of client in particular.

Enterprises need to move away from fixed content and move towards dynamism that is responsive to different customer characteristics, i. e. towards intelligent content.

  1. SEO in all its formats

Aligning your SEO strategy with your content strategy is one of the best investments you can make for this new year. The key is to optimize the content in all available formats: videos, images, social networks, etc. You have to invest in SEO before creating new content. In this way you ensure that you increase your chances of converting.

  1. Videos

According to statistics, in 2017 90% of all content shared by users on social networks was in video format. Brands that are not using video as part of their social media strategy should start now.

  1. Livestreaming

In social networks, live streaming is gaining great relevance. According to Facebook, users spend 3 times more time watching live videos teen videos that aren’t anymore. Live videos are a great opportunity to increase interaction with your customers or users, generate added value to your brand and integrate new formats for your digital strategy.

  1. Automation of internal process

If you work in secure marketing you use some kind of automation software to manage social media publications, send emails or track your prospects.

Nowadays, every company must have a CRM that allows it to identify business opportunities, generate automatic emails, schedule meetings with customers in a single click, etc. If you’re wasting time on manual activities is because you’re not doing something right, there are tools to automate almost everything.

  1. A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)

For many people. The words artificial intelligence may sound like something from a futuristic or distant movie, although you’re probably already using it every day. If for example you have asked Siri about the weather, you are already a user of artificial intelligence. Although it can be considered as something of the future, within the next 12 months we will see an increase in its integration with most of the tools we use on a daily basis.

  1. Chatbots

Chatbots are a good example of how automation will make a big impact on the way you do business in this year. Chatbots or “virtual assistants” provide customers with real-time responses at any time as a support chat. After Facebook Messenger opened its API, many companies started testing these tools. This wizard allows you to automate repetitive tasks so that customer support teams can focus on adding value.