What is a Webhook?
In general, webhooks allow you to trigger an action following an IT event. They are sometimes alerts, but they can also be more complex actions.
Take for example a company wanting to send a promotional code to each customer opening their monthly newsletter. An employee could manually go through the newsletter statistics every day and add customers who opened the newsletter to a second mailing list for promotional codes. Alternatively, they could create a webhook that would automatically send the promotional code when the newsletter opens.
Which webhooks are available on Thepointofsale.com and how can I add them to my events
Thepointofsale.com currently offers its customers three types of webhooks. It would not be surprising to see this number increase rapidly as this technology is fairly easy to develop and has a major positive impact on workload.
Copy of Confirmation Email
With each new order of your event, receive a copy of the confirmation email the buyer receives. This webhook is often used for events which need a closer follow-up or when an organizer must absolutely be informed of a new sale or registration. It prevents the event manager from having to log on to the platform constantly to see all of the new orders.
Automatic sign up to receive your Mailchimp promotions
As soon as a buyer of one of your events accepts to receive your promotional communications, you can automatically add them to your Mailchimp mailing list. You will simply need the API key and List ID.
Sending charitable tax receipt automatically
For those organizing charity events issuing donation receipts, as long as you have an charity organization number, you can automatically send donation / charity receipts following purchase for your event.
First of all, we strongly recommend that you read this article fully detailing what a charitable donation receipt is, the amounts that are applicable (essential!), the rules surrounding the issuance of this type of receipt, and more.