What is bulk SMS? How do businesses use bulk SMS?
‘Bulk SMS’ or ‘bulk messaging’ refers to businesses sending SMS to one or more recipients via software platforms such as Textlocal. Bulk SMS can scale up to millions of recipients in the case of informational or promotional broadcasts. Alternatively, bulk SMS can also mean individual SMS sent to customers upon an action e.g. receiving an alert on credit card transaction. Both these activities can be easily carried out from bulk SMS platforms as they allow businesses to create, schedule, send and track SMS campaigns.
Bulk SMS is used by SMBs, global enterprises, developers, educational institutes, NGOs and government agencies for product promotions, informational communications, transactional alerts, order updates, reminders, feedback and more.
How to send bulk SMS online?
Follow the below steps to send bulk SMS online using Textlocal:
1. Signup for a free Textlocal account
2. Buy SMS credits
3. Add or upload contacts
4. Compose your SMS in English or popular regional languages.
5. Easily enrich your campaigns - personalize with merge fields, insert short links, attach files, send surveys and more!
6. Schedule or send the message
7. Track real-time delivery reports and advanced campaign click reports
How to receive bulk SMS online?
Using an inbound long code (10-digit numbers) or short code (5-9 digit numbers), you can receive SMS from your customers. You can purchase either dedicated long/short codes or keywords on shared long/short codes to setup your own SMS address and receive replies. It’s free for you to receive messages and only costs the customer their standard network cost. All messages will appear in your Textlocal account, so simply log in and view at your leisure. You can also choose to automatically forward all inbound messages to you via email for free.