What is Web-Push Notifications?
Web push notifications allow you to send to web visitors even if their browser isn’t open. Chrome supports web push on both desktop and android mobile devices, this can reach users at native app level now.
Why use it?
With the social media surge, the decline of email and as other traditional advertising mediums fall by the wasteside, staying in touch and being timely and relevant will matter most. WPN now give you the ability to let user stay updated in real time but all while they are giving their consent. According to Zipstripe, the average time for email recipients to view an email message is 6.4 hours. This means that email is not effective for sending time-bound emails, such as coupons with a tight redemption period, or important actionable information such as “Your package is out for delivery”.
SMS is effective if you want your user to read your message very quickly – 90% of SMS messages are read within the first 3 minutes. This makes it useful for communicating important business-information like “Your cab is arriving” or “Your item will be delivered today”.
What is OneSignal?
OneSignal is a high volume and reliable push notification service for websites and mobile applications. We support all major native and mobile platforms by providing dedicated SDKs for each platform, a RESTful server API, and an online dashboard for marketers to design and send push notifications.