How to become WhatsApp Partner for WhatsApp API & 10x your Income

updated on 04 May 2024
How to become WhatsApp Partner (Meta Tech Partner/ Provider) with AiSensy
How to become WhatsApp Partner (Meta Tech Partner/ Provider) with AiSensy

Wish to become a WhatsApp partner for WhatsApp Business API?

If you're looking to become a WhatsApp Partner and want to help your clients drive the potential of WhatsApp Business API, you're at the right place!!

To become a WhatsApp Partner, you require assistance from a WhatsApp Business Solutions Provider (BSP) like AiSensy.

By becoming a WhatsApp Partner with AiSensy, you will be able to:

  • Get listed on the Meta Partner Directory and be eligible for the future incentive program for Meta Tech Partner
  • Get your own Embedded signup flow without the AiSensy branding. Embedded signup flow is used to apply for WhatsApp Business API. Under Meta Tech Partner program, you will get the embedded signup flow without the AiSensy branding.

If you're feeling confused with all the technical terms, don't worry, we've explained everything in this blog. Or simply fill the below form and our team will explain it to you👇


Table of Content


Basic Terminologies

Who is a WhatsApp Business Solutions Provider

Why WhatsApp

What is AiSensy

How to become Meta Tech Provider with AiSensy

Choosing the right AiSensy Partnership Model

Direct APIs Vs Whitelabel Solutions

How to upgrade from Meta Tech Provider to Meta Tech Partner

How to onboard clients after you become Meta Tech Provider

Benefits of becoming Meta Tech Provider with AiSensy

FAQs

Basic Terminologies

Before treading ahead, here are a few terms you need to know for better understanding of the entire process of becoming WhatsApp Partner:

1. WhatsApp Business Solution Provider (WhatsApp BSP): A WhatsApp BSP is a partner chosen by Meta (earlier Facebook) and only through WhatsApp BSPs like AiSensy can you apply to become a WhatsApp Partner.

2. Meta ISV: When a business applies to become a WhatsApp Partner through a WhatsApp BSP like AiSensy, it becomes a Meta ISV. Meta ISVs can onboard new clients through a co-branded embedded signup of a WhatsApp BSP. Becoming a Meta ISV is the 1st stage of becoming a Meta Tech Partner. Once a business becomes a Meta ISV, it becomes eligible to apply for the Meta Tech Provider program.

3. Meta Tech Provider: A Meta ISV becomes a Meta Tech Provider upon getting approval from Meta. A business can only apply to become a Meta Tech Provider through a WhatsApp Business Solution Provider like AiSensy. Meta Tech Provider is the 2nd stage of becoming a Meta Tech Partner. Meta Tech Provider gets an embedded signup flow with no branding of the WhatsApp BSP. Also, Meta has visibility of the number of customers onboarded by a Meta Tech Provider so that they can further upgrade them to Meta Tech Partner.

4. Meta Tech Partner: Now that Meta has visibility on the number of clients onboarded by a Meta Tech Provider, Meta reaches out to the Tech Provider to upgrade the Tech Provider to Meta Tech Partner.  The minimum eligibility criteria for this upgrade is onboarding a minimum of 10 customers and having an average WhatsApp Conversation volume of 2500 conversations every day. Meta Tech Partners get exclusive benefits such as listing on the Meta Partner Directory, BM portal, incentive programs & much more. 


Who is a WhatsApp Business Solutions Provider (BSP) & how can they help you become a WhatsApp Partner?

Here's the backstory in a flash: WhatsApp didn't want to be flooded with the responsibility of approving requests from businesses who wished to become WhatsApp Partners for WhatsApp Business API. That's why they delegated this responsibility to WhatsApp Business Solution Providers (BSPs) like AiSensy.

You can't directly apply with WhatsApp to become a WhatsApp Partner. 

A WhatsApp BSP is a partner chosen by Meta (earlier Facebook) and only through partners like AiSensy can you apply for a WhatsApp Partner. 

But, what's the edge that WhatsApp offers over other platforms that should convince you to add WhatsApp Marketing to your services?

Let's have a look.

Why WhatsApp?

  1. WhatsApp has over 3.031 Billion+ monthly Active users using it for over 20 minutes/ per day on average, making it THE BEST PLACE for you & your clients to position your brand in front of your customers.

  2. WhatsApp Marketing is 10x more effective than Emails & SMS, making it the best channel to acquire, convert & retain customers for your business.
     
  3.  WhatsApp is the perfect place for you to personalize your conversations as you can send messages with emojis, images, videos, files, clickable buttons & so on. 

  4. By adding WhatsApp Marketing to your services you can easily increase your Revenue by 10x!!

So, we understood what exactly is a WhatsApp BSP & why you should place WhatsApp as a priority Marketing channel. Now, let's see how AiSensy can help you achieve your goal of becoming a WhatsApp Partner. 

What is AiSensy & what do we do?

AiSensy (WhatsApp BSP) is a Complete WhatsApp Engagement Suite built on top of Official WhatsApp Business APIs helping business drive the complete potential of WhatsApp Marketing for their businesses. AiSensy is an Official WhatsApp Business Solution Provider (BSP) building for Technology Enablers.

Serving 30000+ clients across domains such as Education, D2C & Ecommerce, Real Estate, Marketing Companies, Finance & Banking, Retail, Tours & Travel, Media, Events & Trade Fairs in 52+ countries including India, UK, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico, USA, UAE.

AiSensy has helped 3000+ agencies, SaaS companies, CRMs, Solution providers, app developers, Conversation AI providers, CPaas & many more become WhatsApp Partners. Wish to be one of them?

Here's how you too can become a WhatsApp Partner with AiSensy.

How to Become a Meta Tech Partner with AiSensy?

Becoming a Meta Tech Partner with AiSensy is extremely simple. All you need to do is pick between the two partnership models offered by AiSensy that fit your needs.

Currently, AiSensy has two Meta Tech Partner models, including:

  • WhatsApp APIs Partnership
  • AiSensy Whitelabel Partnership

Note: You can become a Meta Tech Partner through any of these two partnership plans

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Let's look at the offerings included in both these plans one by one:

WhatsApp APIs Partnership

In WhatsApp APIs or Direct APIs Partnership plan, you can get access to the Raw WhatsApp APIs wrapped on AiSensy & build/ integrate your own solution on top of WhatsApp APIs.

Under this plan, you'll only get the WhatsApp APIs. However, you'll need to build the software for your users to utilize the WhatsApp Business API.

This plan is recommended for those who have a dedicated tech team available to build features like Broadcasting, Live Chat & many more of these built by AiSensy.

Here's everything you'll get under the WhatsApp APIs Partnership plan:

  • Access to Partners Dashboard - Track all your customer details in this Dashboard
  • WhatsApp APIs
  • Embedded Signup
  • Green Tick Application Support
  • Dedicated Customer Support for Partners over call & WhatsApp
  • Access to closed betas from WhatsApp

To know more about the Direct APIs Partnership plan, request a callback now with our team.


However, if you don't have the resources or the team for development, we have the Whitelabel Partnership plan.

AiSensy Whitelabel Partnership

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Under this plan, you can resell AiSensy under your branding.

In the AiSensy Whitelabel Partnership plan, you will be allowed to resell the AiSensy Software under your brand name as you can see in the image attached above.

All the same features, all the latest updates will be yours to sell under your branding.

Instead of the AiSensy logo, you'll find your brand's logo inside the platform.  

You won't need to spend even a minute to develop all the 150+ features of the AiSensy platform which took over 3+ years to build!!

In this plan, you'll get:

  • Partners Dashboard
  • WhatsApp APIs
  • Embedded Signup needed to onboard clients to WhatsApp API
  • Green Tick Application support
  • Customer support for partners
  • AiSensy Dashboard (Whitelabelled)
  • AiSensy Platform APIs
  • AiSensy Platform Billing APIs
  • SSO & Customer domain

Choosing the Right Partnership Model for Meta Tech Provider

Confused about which partnership plan to go ahead with to become a Meta ISV (Meta Tech Partner) with AiSensy?

Here's how to pick between the Direct APIs Partnership & AiSensy Whitelabel Partnership plan:

Direct APIs Partnership

  • In the Direct APIs plan, you'll only be getting access to WhatsApp APIs but will be required to build/ integrate your own solution
  • This plan is preferred by technology enablers having a CRM with Live Chat capabilities
  • Also, it's preferred by enablers who have a dedicated or outsourced development team.

AiSensy Whitelabel Partnership

  • In the Whitelabel Partnership plan, you'll get the fully-featured WhatsApp Engagement Platform (AiSensy) with your own branding.
  • Preferred By Technology Enablers who wish to Resell the AiSensy Platform along with their existing Products / Services with their branding.
  • Chosen By Enablers who wish to start a business via reselling.
  • Picked by Technology Enablers Providing One Way Notifications via their portal & wish to have a separate number for each customer.

For further queries & in-depth knowledge, request a callback now by clicking the below button


Direct APIs vs. AiSensy Whitelabel Solutions

For Direct API partners, AiSensy provides the Meta official Cloud API with a wrapper of AiSensy, allowing the partner to create their solution and offering advantages like becoming a recognized tech provider, access to the embedded signup form, faster template approvals, and exclusive support by the AiSensy team.

AiSensy Whitelabel Solution Partners don't need to reinvent the wheel. Partners can leverage the existing technology, including the best in the industry drag-and-drop chatbot builder, enhanced features like Click tracker, support for click-to-WhatsApp ads, multiple Native integrations, exclusive support, Platform and use case training by the AiSensy team. In the Whitelabel program, partners will get the entire AiSensy platform under their brand name hosted in their domains/subdomain.

Onboarding Process

After selecting between Direct API partnership and Whitelabel partnership model, partners need to create an app in the Meta Developer account and showcase their solution through a video. In the video, partners have to show business management and messaging using the solution and share their dashboard credentials with Meta.

For Direct APIs, partners demonstrate their solution, while for Whitelabel, partners showcase the AiSensy Whitelabel dashboard.

Approval Process

Once your app is approved by Meta, partners will send a request to AiSensy for solution provider access. The AiSensy team will approve their request. Post that, AiSensy will create a Whitelabel Embedded Signup form for Whitelabel partners, and in Direct API Partnerships, partners have to create their own Embedded Signup form.

Process to upgrade from Meta Tech Provider to Meta Tech Partner

Like we previously mentioned, there are 3 stages of progressing to become a Meta Tech Partner:

1. Meta ISV: You can become a Meta ISV directly through a WhatsApp BSP like AiSensy. This process doesn't require approval from Meta's end. 

2. Meta Tech Provider: After becoming a Meta ISV, a business can apply to become a Meta Tech Provider. This process requires Meta's approval. 

3. Meta Tech Partner: Once a business becomes a Meta Tech Provider, they must fulfill a few criteria in order to progress to the Meta Tech Partner stage. 

To progress from Meta Tech Provider to Tech Partner, partners must:

  • Complete Meta Developers onboarding
  • Accept the Tech Provider Agreement
  • Onboard at least 10 clients on their solution
  • Enable over 2,500 Average Daily Conversations

After that, Meta will approve the request and create them as Meta Tech Partners.

How to onboard clients after you become Meta Tech Provider?

So, you became a Meta Tech Provider with AiSensy by choosing any of the 2 partnership plans offered by AiSensy. What then? How do you onboard clients to the WhatsApp Business API & get started?

We've simplified the entire process for you.

To take your customers live on WhatsApp Business API, here's the end-to-end process:

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  • As shown in the above image, to onboard clients to WhatsApp Business API, your clients must have a website & they need a Fresh phone number inactive on WhatsApp.
  • After this, they'll need to apply for the API using the Embedded Flow signup. Here's a glimpse of the Embedded Flow signup we'll provide from our end to you
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  • After getting the WhatsApp Business API approved, your clients will have to get their Facebook Business manager verified to increase their messaging limit from 250 to 1000 unique users/ day.
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  • Further, they can update their WhatsApp business profiles, profile image & website of the business
  • Once all this is done, they can start submitting the template messages & send them to the end users.

For any queries, we will be there to provide customer support so all the above steps can be carried out seamlessly.

Interested? Connect with us on WhatsApp to get started with AiSensy's Partnerships Program Now


Benefits of becoming a Meta Tech Provider with AiSensy

  • Become a Meta Tech Partner with the top WhatsApp Business Solutions Provider AiSensy
  • Get co-branded Embedded signup to onboard clients on WhatsApp API in 10 minutes
  • Get end-to-end dedicated onboarding & customer support for all your queries
  • Unbeatable pricing plans in the industry
  • Earn up to 1 Cr+/ yr at minimum investment
  • Access to closed betas from WhatsApp

FAQs

A Meta Tech Provider is a business that has obtained approval from Meta to become a WhatsApp Partner. A business can only apply to become a Meta Tech Provider through a WhatsApp Business Solution Provider like AiSensy.

A Meta Tech Provider is like an upgraded version of Meta Tech Provider with additional benefits like listing on Meta directory, incentive programs & much more. To upgrade from Meta Tech Provider to Meta Tech Partner, you need to acquire minimum 10 clients & an average 2500 conversation volume everyday.

Anyone can apply become a listed Meta Tech Provider for WhatsApp through AiSensy by choosing between AiSensy’s Whitelabel & Direct APIs partnership plans. Once you receive approval from Meta, you will become a Meta Tech Provider. To apply for becoming a Meta Tech Partner, you need to acquire minimum 10 clients & an average 2500 conversation volume everyday.

Upon initial approval from Meta, you become a Meta Tech Provider and when you onboard minimum 10 clients and have conversation volume of 2500 everyday, you can apply to become a Meta Tech Partner. So, the major difference between a Meta Tech Provider & Meta Tech Partner is that Meta Tech Partners enjoy more benefits in comparison with Tech providers such as official listing in Meta directory, access to incentive programs etc.

The major difference between meta ISV and Meta Tech Partner is that Meta Tech Partners get more benefits in comparison with ISV partners. ISVs don’t have their own embedded form. The co-branding of BSP & ISV is always visible while onboarding clients. Meanwhile, Meta Tech Partners get their own embedded form with branding from Meta, get listed on Meta directory & much more.

Only a Meta Tech Partner gets listed on the official Meta Partners directory. When you get initial approval from Meta, you become a Meta Tech Provider. To upgrade from Meta Tech Provider to Meta Tech Partner, you must onboard atleast 10 clients on your WhatsApp API platform & have a conversation volume of 2500.

To upgrade from Meta Tech Provider to Meta Tech Partner, you must onboard atleast 10 clients on your WhatsApp API platform & have a conversation volume of 2500.

Final words

Becoming a Meta Tech Partner for WhatsApp Business API with AiSensy opens up endless possibilities for your Business. From increased revenue streams to expanding your service offerings, this partnership is a game-changer. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! Contact AiSensy today and embark on a journey of success.

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