With more than 2 billion active users worldwide by July 2021, WhatsApp is the most used mobile messenger app worldwide. The launch of WhatsApp Business in Jan 2018 took this messenger app to the next level, aiding hundreds of businesses & entrepreneurs. Both product & service-based businesses have been using it to manage customer interactions, take orders, share catalogs, label conversations to organize chats, and engage shoppers effectively. In addition, it powered marketers to personalize their customer interactions. As WhatsApp messaging supports rich media elements such as images, videos, documents, graphics, easy catalog sharing, link sharing, etc., direct engagement turned simpler and more approachable.

Recent research by Sensor Tower states that WhatsApp Business was downloaded 24 million times by April 2022 Worldwide. With WhatsApp expanding its range of services every now and then, the count of downloads too is booming. When the pandemic hit in 2020, businesses were pushed to use WhatsApp for order collections and customer interactions. In contrast to small & medium scale businesses, customer engagement with WhatsApp personalization turned out to be tricky for brands and enterprises. Brands can move to third-party platforms or BSP portals in such cases, which is a tedious process. At Capillary, our experts addressed this situation by adding the WhatsApp Marketing feature to Engage+, a 1:1 customer engagement platform. In addition to WhatsApp, Engage+ also supports other major social engagement channels to address different customer interactions at multiple touchpoints. But before we dive into that, let’s walk you through the benefits of WhatsApp marketing as an engagement tool. 

How WhatsApp Marketing enhances customer engagement

WhatsApp marketing benefits

  • Target massive reach

With over 2 billion monthly active users, WhatsApp outranked WeChat in 2022 and reserved its name as the most popular global mobile messenger app. It’s an affordable alternative to traditional text messaging SMS for international messaging. Furthermore, it lets you convey your message better with rich media elements – photos, videos, documents, voice messages, GIFs, emojis, catalogs, and even the live location.  

  • Drive better user engagement

WhatsApp is known for its fastest delivery time & better engagement in comparison to other social channels. It lets you shape your message with ready templates, send multi-lingual messages, add CTAs to keep it actionable, draft interactive engagement campaigns, and connect with your cross-border audience. 

  • Get engagement analytics

You can track the ROI of your WhatsApp marketing campaigns with insightful reports By studying engagement analytics and harnessing the power of AI, you can make audience segmentation based on different filters to seek better insights into interaction tenures. This will push the messages to your audience at times when they are most likely to engage regularly. 

Getting Started with WhatsApp Marketing with Capillary goes like

Share vitals with us

Brands can fill out a form with vital details like Facebook Business Manager Id, WhatsApp Business number & business address, etc.

We create your WABA

The capillary team will work with a BSP (WhatsApp Business Solution Provider) to create a WABA (WhatsApp business account). 

Start WhatsApp Marketing 

Once the account is created, brands can start sending campaign messages on the WhatsApp channel from engage+.

How Capillary enables brands to boost their conversion rates with WhatsApp Marketing

Leveraging WhatsApp as an engagement channel, marketers can improve conversion rates by pushing the rewards & discount offers. They keep shoppers updated about the latest promotions and increase in-store visits by sharing location & in-store applicable rewards. Also, they can pursue existing shoppers to make them loyal customers by offering loyalty bonuses upon customer registration, customer transactions, tier upgrade, points expiry, and so on. Capillary powers marketers to create and manage WhatsApp marketing campaigns. As a brand, you must strategize your WhatsApp marketing campaign with:  

  • Verified Business Profile

A verified business profile is more impactful than just a WhatsApp business profile. It adds to the credibility of your brand among shoppers and assures them that they are connected with the legible brand. 

  • Pre-approved templates

You can create templates & send them for approval from the Capillary Platform itself. The templates can be of text or media type, and CTA buttons can also be added. You can also check the approval status for the templates you’ve created. 

  • Customer Segmentation

The audience manager feature can help you perform customer segmentation with a combination of 100+ filters for transactional & behavioral parameters. Knowing your audience better, you can plan multiple campaigns to drive better consumer engagement.  

  • Personalization

With our customer data platform (CDP) we help you understand a 360-degree view of your customer profile. With this, we can help you personalize every user’s experience. Send the right product recommendation to the right set of audiences, at the right time, on the right channel. Moreover, you can cross-sell, up-sell, and push real-time, vouchers to increase purchases.  

  • ROI Reporting

Utilizing an in-built reporting tool, track real-time reports & see how your campaigns perform. This gives you an upper hand to do A/B tests anytime to improve your approach to engaging with your audience. No rush, no fuss. Right from the groundwork of WhatsApp marketing to template management, customer segmentation, personalization, and reporting, you can manage it all centrally. 

A look at the top WhatsApp Marketing campaigns

Businesses across all the domains can count on WhatsApp to connect & engage with their clients and customers. Here, we are sharing some of the common use cases where Capillary Tech helped brands prominent fashion brands, retail outlets, supermarkets, and several others to improve their customer engagement. 

The global adaption of WhatsApp as a messenger app makes it one of the best mediums to reach your audience. And we can help you with the right marketing mix of engagement channels that can improve your brand’s ROI & bring greater engagement with mobile marketing. Register your request here for a free demo to get started with WhatsApp marketing for your business, if you haven’t already. 

Aprajeeta Singh
Writer by profession & an artist by passion. Aprajeeta spends most of her days writing the tales of brands and those of her imagination. In odd hours you find her reading literature & diving deeper into ecommerce sciences. Art fuels her creativity & she adores experimenting with it.