Integrating Batch into your website is simple. After a 30-minute setup, you will be able to push them directly from your website, without making them install your app. And just like native applications, you can send push notifications with images, and more!
1. Account Creation
You can create an account now at https://batch.com/register.
We recommend you to invite your team members from the account manager section. In the bottom left corner of your dashboard, in "Manage Team" → "Invite user".
2. Basic Setup
Step 1. Upload the service worker
If all your content is served via the same HTTPS domain, then you must upload Batch's Service Worker to the root of your website (e.g. https://mywebsite.com/batchsdk-worker-loader.js):
🚧 Alternative integrations:
Step 3. Test your integration
You should see a push permission prompt the next time you visit your website. We recommend you try sending a test notification to your browser after accepting push notifications.
More information: How can I test my web push integration?
3. Optional Optimizations
Custom User ID
Batch can collect a unique user ID (see documentation) that will be attached to your user installation. This is a recommended step if your website has a login wall or if users can create an account on your website.
You can use that Custom user ID with:
The Transactional API, to send 1-to-1 push notifications to one or several user IDs (e.g. package delivery notification, etc) ;
The Custom Data API, sends custom data (attributes or tags) to Batch on a user ID server-side.
User ID collection also allows your teams to:
Batch automatically detects the language and the country of your user’s browser. If users can select a region or a language from your website, we recommend you overwrite the values automatically detected by Batch (see documentation).
You can determine when the permission prompt should be triggered. On Chrome, you can show that permission prompt 3 times a week (more information here).
You can also use one of Batch pre-permission prompts if you don't want to show the native prompt the first time users visit your website (know more here).
You can choose between three different formats:
An alert (default)
4. Optional APIs Setup
With Batch RESTful APIs you can easily send custom data and push notifications to take advantage of Batch’s advanced features from your own systems.
There are several APIs you can use in your app to cover all your marketing needs:
The Custom Data API sends custom data on specific custom user IDs and improves your campaign targetings.
The Custom Audience API sends Batch lists of user IDs for your push and In-App campaign targeting. Your own segmentation will then be available on the dashboard as a Custom Audience.
The Transactional API allows you to send notifications to a specific token or custom user ID based on events in your back-end (e.g. "You have a new friend request").
The GDPR API requests a data report containing a specific user's data or triggers the removal of the user's data.
Depending on the use cases you plan to set up, we can help you through the use of these APIs.
Our technical team is reachable via the “live chat” in the bottom right corner of every page of the dashboard (median response time lower than 3 minutes from 9 am to 7 pm on working days).