SendGrid integration

SendGrid and MyWiFi

Integrate your SendGrid account with MyWiFi so that you can send emails, notifications, alerts, marketing and much more to your social WiFi guests.

Required:

  • Active subscription with SendGrid.
  • Active MyWiFi subscription.
  • A location with an associated campaign.

 

SendGrid setup

You will need to log in to your SendGrid account and retrieve your account API key before integrating it with MyWiFi.

  1. Log in to your SendGrid account.
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  2. Select Settings from the main menu.
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  3. Select API Keys.
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  4. Click Create API Key.
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  5. Enter an API Key Name -- you can name it whatever you'd like.
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  6. Select Restricted Access for API Key Permissions. You only need to grant specific access to your account, so that emails can be sent and tracked through MyWiFi.
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  7. Grant Full Access to the following areas: Mail Send, Mail Settings,and Tracking.
  8. Click Create & View located at the bottom of the page to create your API key.

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  9. Double click the API Key to copy it, then paste it in a secure place -- you can't re-view this API key within SendGrid, and you'll need it to integrate with MyWiFi.
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SendGrid integration

Now that you have your SendGrid API Key you can integrate with MyWiFi.

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  1. Log in to your MyWiFi dashboard.
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  2. Select Apps from the main menu.
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  3. Click Add New App.
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  4. Select Email Services.
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  5. Select SendGrid.
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  6. Decide on an App Name and enter the SendGrid API Key. The name can be anything you'd like, and is strictly used internally.
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  7. Click Proceed.

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SendGrid automation

Now that your SendGrid account has been integrated with MyWiFi, you can begin creating automations with it.

  1.  Select Automation from the main menu.
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  2. Click Add New Automation.
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  3. Decide on an Automation Name, and select the Location and Campaign this automation is for. 
  4. Click Proceed.
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  5. Choose a trigger -- we suggest Connect. This will trigger the automation every time a guest connects to the WiFi.
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  6. Choose a delay -- We suggest Real Time, so that your automation will trigger immediately.
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  7. Choose a send frequency -- we suggest Always to keep your information as up-to-date as possible.
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  8. Select Email from the list of available apps.
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  9. Select your SendGrid app from the App drop-down menu.
  10. Provide the sender details - Sender Name, Sender Email, and Subject are all required fields. The sender email does not need to be a verified email address, but it should be if you want to receive any replies!
  11. Click Proceed.
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  12. Choose your starting point: from scratch, from one of our many templates, or from a template you've previously created.
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    Choose 
  13. To customize your email, drag and drop page elements from the right-hand menu into your email. If you want to learn more about our WYSIWYG email editor and its capabilities, read our in-depth article!

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  14. Click Proceed.
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Test the automation

If you would like to test your new SendGrid automation, please read the following article: Testing your Automation.

 

Need Help?

If you have any questions, please contact our support team by clicking the support icon located in the bottom right-hand corner of this page.

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