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A new update of phone verification extension for opencart is immediately available at onverify.com. These are the new features:
Business means sales, sales means leads. Almost every kind of business needs and does marketing. Internet based marketing is today’s least expensive entry, measurable and quick results oriented marketing method.
When a business does Internet based marketing, users are presented a landing page to give a quick idea of the offer. On that page(s), business tries to convince the user to act. Depending on the offer, user asked to download, buy, comment. In any case, business needs user information to convert the user to lead or a customer.
On Landing Page(s), simple forms are used to collect user data, that will help business to contact the lead for follow-up. As this is Internet world, letting the user to enter the data in free format, will result irrelevant and meaningless data. So the entered data is checked against some formatting rules like, email, address, city, country and most importantly phone number.
Two most important data on lead collection forms are; email and phone number. They are the only means to contact the lead. E-mails can be verified by sending a confirmation code and asking the user to confirm it. But the phone numbers other than format checking cannot be verified without actually calling. This is where OnVerify.com can help the process beneficial and automated.
Rather than calling the leads manually later, call them automatically at the time of offer, without a staff, without an investment. A true value added service to complement Performable.com’s already great set of lead generation and management tools. The result is a clean Lead Information.
OnVerify.com provides all the infrastructure as a service, integration is done using simple HTTP API.
To summarize the whole flow:
1. Marketing campaign will bring leads to Landing Page.
2. Landing Page will explain the offer, and motivate them to fill in a form
3. When Form is submitted, together with other controls, and automated phone verification call will be done over OnVerify.com. This is a call to announce a pin on the phone, and lead has to enter the pin in the form
4. If pin is right, lead will be marked as verified.
OnVerify.com announces a new feature in phone verification system. This feature helps you to do Reverse Phone Verification and also Record customer voice.
Chargebacks in online world are very common, this happens due to either customer forgets the charge or cannot recognize a charge in bill of statement of the credit card. In case of a chargeback banks usually ask a proof of purchase. Standard proofs may mean nothing to the bank, and they usually accept the chargeback.
OnVerify.com has got a solution to that problem: You may now record (only a specific sentence) of the customer, that’s to be used as a proof later on.
With the Reverse Phone Verification with Voice Recording, you shot two birds at the same time; you do two factor phone authentication and also get a real voice stamp of the customer.
We believe this feature will help online merchants by several ways.
Voice Recording as got two versions at OnVerify.com; either you can directly record the voice or record the voice after a right pin entrance.
If this is first time reading about OnVerify.com, I strongly suggest visit our other blog entries and also visit www.onverify.com to get more information and free of charge account.
Nowadays I am thinking of form of “real contact” verification methods. By “real contact”, I mean phoning, text messaging, forcing customer to act for a phone call or sms, rather than getting a reply to e-mail.
E-mail confirmation and verification is good indeed, but just for validating your further communication channel; not for validating and verifying that you are contacting with a “real” person.
Phone Verification (automatically) calls given number, plays prerecorded script. In the script there is a need to announce a password or pin to access a secure page or complete a transaction. Costs to merchant, your customer pays nothing.
Reverse Phone Verification is a step to make Phone Verification a little more complex; it’s again an automatic call, but password or pin is not announced, rather is gotten on the phone. Your customer need to enter “pin” or “password” on the phone. A callback is fired to your web site. Again costs to the you, your customer does not pay anything.
SMS Verification, is another method of delivery of the pin/password to your end user. You send out an SMS (Text message) to your customer. Well, your customer need to provide some personal mobile number. Usually merhants pays all, but in some cases, customer may be billed by his operator. Delivery may be delayed due to operator, mobile phone coverage, and some other issues. But it’s worldwide, and really cost effective.
In Call In Phone Verification, your customer need to call a local/domestic/toll-free number from the registered phone (number). Your customer either gets a “pin” or “password”, or enters the pin. This will cost to the business, and may also cost to the end user. This method lowers your automatic verification costs. Providing a local phone number, you limit your customer base to be local in a way. The advantage over the SMS Verification is that your customer does not have to provide his mobile number, he may register and call from any phone number.
There are several ways to automatically verify your customers using phone calls or sms. I tried to summarize them, and I think “Call in Phone Verification” is really a good alternative to “SMS Verification” by means of cost, easy of use.
Let me know what you think