Welcome to Clickatell

The Global Leader in Chat Commerce

With more than 20 years of innovation, from messaging to customer engagement to chat, Clickatell gives consumers the power to transact with brands anytime, anywhere.

Integrated SMS API Platform

Start the conversation with two-way SMS messaging

Send scalable, reliable, and secure text messages to your customers anywhere, anytime.

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About Us

We're driving the next wave of digital commerce

We're obsessed with helping brands create commerce experiences their customers love in the messaging channels they already use everyday.


Find your place, make your mark

We're a global team, united in our diversity toward the common goal of bringing the next wave of digital commerce to the world. If you're looking to make history while doing the best work of your career alongside some of the planet's brightest people, you've come to the right place.

Find your place,

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The chat economy enables economic activities—including the discovery, access, and purchase of goods and services—empowered with chat apps. In this seismic shift, consumers bypass cash, talk, in-person interactions, brand-specific apps, and websites. That’s massive!

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Clickatell offers two SMS connectivity products: SMS APIs and an SMS Gateway. Both products come with Clickatell’s enterprise-level support, full scalability, 24/7 team monitoring, 99.9% platform uptime, and secure messaging encryption.

SMS Gateway

Ideal if you:

  • Are a large enterprise, aggregator, partner, or reseller sending a minimum of 250 000 messages per month.

  • Are an SMS specialist and SMS is the only channel you require.

  • Require access to specialized APIs like SMPP (in addition to standard APIs such as HTTP and REST).

  • Require custom routing profiles and full feature-level controls.

  • Require any type of special services such as conversion APIs, custom monitoring, content registration, locale domicile pricing, etc.

  • Want a post-paid billing agreement.

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Ideal if you:

  • Are a business sending any number of messages per month – any SMS amount for any business size!

  • Are planning on using other messaging channels in addition to SMS (WhatsApp, etc.).

  • Require an HTTP API or REST-based API (Clickatell’s One API supports other digital channels such as WhatsApp).

  • Require standard and priority routing as well as standard feature controls.

  • Want access to Clickatell’s Chat Flow, Chat Desk, and Campaign Manager products.

  • Want a pre-paid or post-paid billing agreement.

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See how to best approach this powerful medium for engaging and transacting with mobile-first customers.

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All believers in the future of Clickatell, our investors are some of the most forward-thinking people and companies on the planet.

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Great customer experience is a win for businesses and customers. A business’s ability to connect and transact directly on a messaging platform adds great value for both customers and brands. 15000+ clients and 1750 organizations trust Clickatell worldwide.

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The world is waiting to hear from you, so why not start the conversation with the Clickatell Chat Commerce Platform?

Deploy better customer engagement experiences with business messaging solutions delivered globally, reliably, and at scale.

Flexible SMS Pricing Options

Our SMS price estimator will assist you to calculate your SMS distribution based on the destination and type of message you’re sending.

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Clickatell Founders

A big idea. A tiny apartment

In a tiny apartment in Cape Town, our (now) CEO Pieter de Villiers, his twin brother Casper, and two friends Danie du Toit and Patrick Lawson embarked on creating an application programming interface (API) between cellphones and computers. They did it! They created a world’s first: four lines of code that created a way to send SMS from the internet to cell phones. 

The team then introduced Clickatell’s chat capabilities in developing countries, including South Africa. Here, limited transportation infrastructure makes it difficult to shop and bank at stores and financial institutions, and a cell phone is the primary communication device. Brands were in search of a mobile messaging, engagement and commerce solution to conduct business with these mobile-based customers. We delivered. 

Today, Clickatell’s solutions are utilized by companies around the world and across industries for customer care, commerce, customer acquisition, customer retention, and customer expansion. 

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Danie du Toit

Goodbye, good friend!

One of the four original founders of Clickatell, Danie du Toit was the custodian of our brand and product offering until 2005. Sadly, after a long battle with leukemia, Danie passed away August 16, 2005. We recognize his vision and contribution in establishing Clickatell as one of the leading mobile enablers in the world. We continue to track the “footprints” Danie left in the company that are inspiring until this day.

Global presence, virtual workplace.

We're one global team, coming together (virtually) from different parts of the world to collaborate together everyday. Though we're remote first, we also have hubs in key areas where we can meet and connect in person.

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9.5 Billion

Messages sent annually

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