You probably already have landing pages or product detail views in your web application which you're using to generate some excellent leads for your business. Would you like to let the sales team know when you've got a new qualified lead?
In this tutorial, we'll use Twilio Programmable SMS to send a message when a new lead is found for a Python and Flask application.
We'll be implementing instant lead alerts for a fictional real estate company.
We'll create a landing page for a new house on the market and notify a real estate agent instantly when a potential customer requests information.
Let's see how it works! Click the below button to begin.
To display a landing page for our house, we first need to add some data so the customers can see if it's a good fit.
For demonstration purposes we've hard-coded a dictionary containing information we need.
Let's look at how to render the page next.
In our template we insert data about the house and in a sidebar we'll include a form for our home-shopping user.
Here an interested shopper would enter their contact information to request more info about the home.
Next, let's see how to initialize our Twilio Client for use later on.
Now we need to create an authenticated Twilio REST API client that we can use anytime we need to send a text message.
Next up, let's see how to handle an incoming lead.
This code handles the HTTP
POST request triggered by the user from our landing page.
It uses our
TwilioService class to send an SMS message to the real estate agent's phone number, which is also set as a environment variable. We include the lead's name, phone number, and inquiry directly in the body of the text message sent to the agent.
Now the agent has all the information they need to follow up on the lead!
That's it! We've just implemented an application to instantly route leads to sales people using text messages.
Next, let's look at some other easy to add features for your application.
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