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Guide to Select Best WhatsApp Solution

When comes to WhatsApp Business Solution we have 2 options and flexible billing plans to select. This guide helps to choose the best solution for your business.

WhatsApp Business Solutions Offered by Picky Assist

There are 2 options available with us to choose, based on your nature of business and usecase you can select the most suitable one.

  1. Official WhatsApp Account
  2. WhatsApp Web Automation (Adon)

Both the Solutions works similarly however there are certain advantages and disadvantages when you work with both solutions, you can compare both solution quickly

Quick Comparison

FeatureWhatsApp Official Web Automation
Send Text , PDF, Images, Video & Audio Message✅ 
Send Contacts & Stickers
Send Location
Send or Receive Interactive Buttons & List Menu🚫
Receive Text
Receive PDF, Images, Video, Audio, Documents, Contacts, Location
Start A Conversation Yes, Template Based
Sending Speed (Text Messages)5 to 250 per second70 to 100 per minute
Sending Speed (Media Messages)5 to 250 per second50 to 60 per minute
Receiving Speed (All Messages)5 to 250 per second70 to 100 per minute
Delivery & Read Reports
Delivery Ratio98%90-95%
Quoted Replies Mentions
Coming Soon
Verified Badge (Green Tick)✅ Subjected to Approval🚫
Ability to use WhatsApp Web or Desktop App🚫🚫
Blocking AlgorithmLiberalStrict
WhatsApp Approval Required to Get StartedYesNo
24 Message Window RestrictionYesNo
Ability to Send Marketing, Promotional Messages🚫
Ability to Send High Volume Notification Messages🚫
WhatsApp Number Filter Tool
Ability to Get Display Name of the Sender
Ability to get Display Picture of the Sender🚫
Ability to Send & Receive Message in Groups🚫
Typing & Voice Recording Simulator🚫
Mandatory Warmup ProcessYesNo
Business Usecase Restrictions YesNo
Onboarding Time3-7 DaysInstant
WhatsApp Approval Needed to Get StartedYesNo
Physical Phone & WhatsApp App needed NoYes

1. Official WhatsApp Account

WhatsApp Official Solution is a fully managed enterprise scalable solution suitable for businesses who want to engage large audiences through WhatsApp. Before start using WhatsApp Official Solution, your business and phone number must be approved by WhatsApp. Don’t worry we will take approval for you.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Official Solution Approved & Authorised by WhatsAppYour business must be approved by WhatsApp before start using the service (We will take the approval) Apply Now
Highly Availablity & Scalable Service Not all categories of businesses are eligible. Read WhatsApp Commerce Policy
Supports Sending & Receiving all type of media files including contact & locationIn order to send a message after 24 hours from the last user interaction businesses need to make use of pre-approved message templates. Read More

Freehand marketing/promotions messages are not allowed after 24 hours
Supports Actual Delivery & Read ReceiptsCurrently, only image, video & pdf media are supported through templated messages, however during 24 hours you can send all type of media’s Read More
Option to get Verified Badge (Green Tick)A valid opt-in is required to send messages. Read More
No need to host any phone to send and receive messages, the solution is based on WhatsApp Official DockerCountry-wise charges for template messages. See Pricing
Possible to get the context of the message i.e when a user tap reply to a previously sent message you will able to get which message user is replied.Price starts at $199. See Pricing
Mandatory Warm Up ProcessMandatory Warm Up Process for Templated Messaging i.e Template message sending limits increase gradually i.e by default you can send template messages only to 1000 users in 24 hours window and this gradually increases when you reach each day threshold. Read More

2. WhatsApp Web Automation

We make use of your existing WhatsApp Number connected with the WhatsApp Personal or Business App, in order to automate WhatsApp you need to scan the WhatsApp Web QR code with our server.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
No Approval Needed From WhatsApp
No dependencies like Bridge app, you can just scan the QR code with Picky Assist to get startedNot possible to use WhatsApp Web or Desktop Application
Able to Send & Receive All type of media filesSending Contact is not supported now

Choosing a Solution

UsecaseSuggested Solution
Contacts between 1000 to 5000 and 100000 messaging volume monthly and need to send & receive media , location and contacts through WhatsAppWeb Automation
Want to send marketing messages after 24 hours like Drip Campaign, offers, etcWeb Automation
Businesses categories which are not allowed by WhatsApp / businesses rejected by WhatsApp for an official solutionWeb Automation
Don’t want to get billed for country wise Web Automation
Businesses who need scalable and reliable messaging solutionsWhatsApp Official Account
Business who need to deliver time-critical messages like OTP, Notification Alerts etcWhatsApp Official Account
Businesses who need to get exact delivery and read receipts of the messagesWhatsApp Official Account & WhatsApp Web Automation
Businesses who want to get a verified badge (Green Tick) and display the brand name to the user even if the number is not saved in the contactsWhatsApp Official Account
Businesses who want to send and receive all type of media including contact and locationWhatsApp Official Account or WhatsApp Web Automation
Businesses who want to collaborate through WhatsApp groups (Programmatically) Read UsecasesWhatsApp Official Account
Businesses who are a limited budget still need a scalable and reliable solution but can comprise followings;

No problems of having a shared WhatsApp number

No problems to educate users to send the specific keyword to get started

No problems to make use of the pre-approved templates

No problems if the shared number does not belong to your country.
WhatsApp Official Shared Number (Contact for more details)

Choosing the best billing plan

You can choose the billing plan based on the answers of the following questions;

  1. What is the estimated number of active subscribers in a month?
  2. What would be the average monthly messaging volumes?
  3. Whether API access is needed or not ? i.e whether you want to integrate WhatsApp with your existing CRM / Application or any 3rd party applications.
  4. What kind of features you are looking for like Smart Replies, Drip Campaign, Broadcaster, Social CRM etc ?

Based on the above answers please compare different plans and choose the best one for your business

Please note Pay As You Go & Unlimited Plan offers API access so please choose the plan carefully, if you want to send and receive WhatsApp messages programmatically or want to integrate with your application or any 3rd party applications then please select Pay As You Go or Unlimited.