What happens next?
Setting up a WhatsApp for Business account can help you enhance the way you communicate with your customers. Earlier this year, in January, WhatsApp launched a separate platform for business owners to better engage with their customers. The WhatsApp for Business app features the following:
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Given how popular and ubiquitous the regular WhatsApp mobile application is, the business counterpart of the app will help you seamlessly communicate with your customers. Here are some important things to note before we help you setup a WhatsApp Business account.
Once you install the app, open it. You’ll be prompted to accept the terms and conditions of WhatsApp Business. You can choose to read it, and once you’re through with it, click on “Agree and Continue.”
Once you’re done, you’ll have to add your phone number and verify it. You also need to add your country in the drop-down. Click on Next to verify your code. You will receive a six-digit verification code that you’ll need to enter it in its designated field.
As mentioned before, you can add a whole load of business information. You’ll need to start by adding your business logo and your business name.
[Note: You cannot change your business name once you’ve set it up. So, make sure that you get it right.]
Now that you’ve added your logo and Business name, you can start adding additional business information. Here’s the information you’re required to update:
As the name suggests, you can automate messages on WhatsApp when your customers get in touch with you.
A greeting message – self-explanatory as it is – appears when a customer gets in touch with you for the first time.
An away message will inform your customers when you are not operating during business hours with an auto-response message.
Quick Replies is a messaging option that you can use to respond to your customers with pre-existing message templates. You can access these messages while responding to chats by typing in the forward-slash “/“ symbol. The message templates will appear in the options. This can help you save time while you communicate with your customers .
In order to track the performance of your communications throughWhatsApp, you can use Statistics. You can track and measure interaction rate, daily visit status, customer queries, etc.