Zipwhip Shutting Down - Acquired by Twilio
Do you need a Zipwhip alternative? If you’re a Zipwhip user, you probably know by now that it has been acquired by Twilio, and Twilio announced that it will be ending the Zipwhip product offering. Its time to find a new business texting platform – its time to sign up with Clerk.
The end of Zipwhip
When Twilio acquired Zipwhip in May 2021, customers were unsure of what to expect for the business messaging platform. It only took a few months for the news to come: on October 31, 2021, Twilio announced the future shutdown of Zipwhip. The announcement detailed that all functionality, including text history and contacts would be removed and lost if no action was taken by the user.
The announcement did not include an official sunset date for Zipwhip, but said that customers should plan to migrate away from Zipwhip some time in 2022. Well, 2022 is upon us and Zipwhip users, while tasked with changing business texting platforms, now also have an opportunity to find a platform that is even better for their business texting.
The Zipwhip alternative that makes business SMS and MMS easy
Clerk is an alternative to Zipwhip, connecting business phone numbers to the most popular business communication platforms, including Slack and Microsoft Teams. If your business already uses Slack or Microsoft Teams for internal communication, Clerk is the best solution for migrating from Zipwhip.
Clerk integrates directly to Slack and Microsoft Teams, consolidating internal and external communication. Our customers use our solution for marketing, sales, customer service, and account management.
It streamlines your business’s workflows, reducing program switching, and enabling your teams to apply all the great features and benefits of Slack or Microsoft Teams to the business phone line, including history, tagging, and searchability. You can schedule SMS, send bulk SMS, and receive inbound SMS as well. Plus, our texting works in real-time. You’ll improve efficiency and open up new opportunities.
How it works
Clerk is simple to set up and use. First, simply install via the Slack or Microsoft Teams app store. It will prompt you to either choose a phone number or enter your existing phone number. So yes, you can transfer your Zipwhip phone number.
While there is no good way to export contacts from Zipwhip, if your contacts also live in another platform, you can easily sync them to Clerk. We sync with Salesforce, Google Contacts, Hubspot, or a CSV file via Google Sheets.
Clerk will automatically set up a channel for texting communication in either Slack or Microsoft Teams, and you can be sending SMS to contacts in just minutes. You can use either the main channel for SMS or even set up direct SMS channels for contacts that have ongoing text communication.
Slack is secure, the pricing is simple, and we offer around-the-clock support to our customers.
Are you ready to migrate from Zipwhip?
Zipwhip is ending soon. Don’t let the shutdown interrupt your business texting and your operations. Join 500+ brands, from startups to the Fortune 500, and start using Clerk to send and receive SMS in Slack or Microsoft Teams.