SMS and Printer Integration

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  • #4018
    Robert Kraft

    I just finished integrating this online order printer with wp-pizza:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Food-Order-GSM-SMS-Printer/600988_470037490.html

    Online orders in wp-pizza automatically get printed in the restaurant and the printer makes a sound until order is confirmed or rejected. Restaurant replies by entering the time when the food is ready (or planned delivery time) into the printer. Customer gets notification via email and sms when the order is ready for pickup (or expected delivery time).

    Anyone interested in the PHP-code can contact me on robert.kraft[at]essbay.se

    Cheers
    /Robert

    #5443
    charis
    Participant

    Hi there

    Great to find someone who has got an SMS printer working with this plugin

    Would love to check out the code behind it

    Cheers

    #5643
    fjhomer
    Participant

    Hi Robert

    I too would love to know more about your progress. This is a great plugin but without the interface with a GRPS printer I could not use it commercially.

    Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
    P.S. Already have bought a GPRS printer

    #6018
    samoscy
    Participant

    Great my friend.

    Am interested of using this. Please tell me more about your progress.

    thanks

    #6706
    Olly
    Admin & Mod

    in case any of you guys are still following this thread/topic (or anyone else for that matter that reads this)

    i am trying to develop something that at least sends an sms to a gprs printer as well as some order notifications to a phone too (either being optional)

    however, due to the fact that i haven’t got one of those printers and am no going to buy one as I personally have no need for it, it would be great if someone would be willing to be a bit of a guinea pig for testing some things (in return for a version of that plugin of course when it’s done)

    it’s early days, and probably not – initially anyway – going to be a 2 way thing (i.e receive sms, enter time , send back sms etc. as that – from what i can see – depends on proprietary hardware)

    for starters though the idea is to – at least – send any received orders to a gprs enabled printer directly plus an sms confirmation to some sms enabled phonenumber …..

    there are a few caveats but i am happy to point these out if someone is prepared to initially “lend” me a printer so to speak i can send stuff to (i.e is prepared to waste some paper) to see and check how things print out to be able to make the necessary adjustments to get going on that project

    cheers

    #7583
    Datli
    Participant

    Hi Robert

    Great to find someone who has got an SMS printer working with this plugin.
    I too would love to check out this plugin/code behind.

    thanks

    #8108
    Lars
    Participant

    Olly, how are things comming along with this?

    Robert, can you share the code? (Did also sent you an e-mail)

    /Lars

    #8110
    Olly
    Admin & Mod

    Hi Lars,

    somewhat I think Robert has fallen off the face of the planet (at least I don’t know of anyone who got a reply)

    in any case, what exactly do you need it to do? Just send an SMS to a printer when an order gets received or some sort of 2-way “conversation” with a customer ?

    reason why I am asking is that I do have a working version here, but it’s not yet as complete as I would like it to be.
    However, if you are prepared to be a bit of a guinea pig I wouldn’t mind doing a bit of testing with your SMS printer (as I do not have or indeed need one) and get some feedback as to what it looks like for starters (in return you’d get the plugin naturally)

    having said that , as there will always be carrier costs involved, what I have here utilises the tm4b (tm4b.com) sms gateway.
    not sure if the prices they charge would be suitable for you .
    what country are you in ?

    if i am guessing correctly and you are in Denmark, they charge 0.04 GBP per/sms . Don’t know if that is a competitive/acceptable price where you are though…

    #8121
    Lars
    Participant

    Hi Olly

    I got a reply from Robert.
    We need a printer that works with http and basically does what Roberts solution does. Some back-end flow will still have to be change or extended even with that solution (i.e. transaction roll back as we talked about).

    We have decided to go with your plugin since it has all the extensions we need.
    We will do an initial roll out with eight restaurants within the next 5-6 weeks.
    It is possible I can write you an e-mail or PM and explain our flow and requirements and we can see what you can help us with and what we will have to do our self (or with external help)?

    Best regards,
    Lars

    #8122
    Olly
    Admin & Mod

    >We need a printer that works with http …
    well, that’s got nothing to do with SMS at all then…oh well.
    if you have a printer that connects to the net, you can do all sorts of other things (cloudprinting etc)

    >It is possible I can write you an e-mail …
    probably the best idea. no need for those kind of conversations to fill up stuff here as it won’t really help anyone
    => dev[at].wp-pizza.com

    #8459
    localliz
    Participant

    I have bought a wifi/gprs/sms printer. It is the same model Robert had bought but I got the model that also has wifi. If you still need help testing I would be happy to do that for you. It would great to get a solution to get this thing working.

    #8481
    Olly
    Admin & Mod

    for anybody reading this, please add your comments here

    https://www.wp-pizza.com/topic/autoprint-sms-gprs-fax-orders/

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