Wondering how to send your first text broadcast? Even if you have no experience with mass texting, SlickText makes it easy to reach thousands of people in a matter of seconds. Here's how to get started.
The first step in sending a broadcast text is to create a textword. This is a word or phrase that people can text to your number as one of the many ways to subscribe. It's also the list that holds all of your contacts. This is what you'll be sending your message to.
If you already have a list of subscribers who have opted in to receive your messages, you can import them directly into your SlickText account. In order to remain compliant with laws and carrier regulations, each person on your list needs to explicitly opt in to receive your texts.
If you don't have a list yet, we offer a number of list-growth features to help you get started. Some of these include website popups, QR codes, opt in forms, and social opt-in links.
Since text broadcasting gives you the ability to communicate immediately with large groups of people, there's plenty of application potential. Here are just a few ways you can take advantage of text messaging at scale.
Have an urgent message? Want to send out a blast for an upcoming event? Or need to send time-sensitive reminders to customers or employees? With text message broadcasting, you can share messages that will be delivered to your entire list just seconds after pressing send.
Broadcast text messaging gives you the opportunity to take your marketing strategy to the next level. Send exclusive offers to targeted lists, advertise in-person flash sales, announce new product launches — no matter what your message is, you can make sure it's seen by as many people as possible, driving traffic exactly where and when you want it.
With SlickText's broadcast SMS service, you can connect directly with your subscribers through our inbox feature, personalizing the mass-message experience. If one of your contacts responds to a message, it'll automatically generate a private text thread where you can send responses directly and answer any questions.
Not all text message broadcasting platforms are created equal, so you should carefully select one that satisfies your specific needs. Here are a few key features to look out for before making your final decision.
When sending broadcast messages, it's crucial to ensure you're following the proper laws and guidelines. Bulk SMS messages are regulated by the federal government through the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The CTIA, a wireless trade organization, also contributes additional guidelines on behalf of the cellular carriers.
The most important thing to know is that you must have explicit consent from people before sending them text messages. You also should tell them exactly who you are, the frequency with which you plan to send messages, and how they can opt out if they choose to stop receiving texts.
At SlickText, we've designed our texting service to meet federal regulations and criteria with the proper compliance already set up for you. No matter how you use our platform, we emphasize the importance of following these rules and regulations, and we'll work alongside you to keep your text broadcasts above board.Check Out Our SMS Compliance Guide
Even though sending text message broadcasts has become more popular in recent years, we find that people still have questions about various parts of the process. Here are the most frequently asked questions we receive by people looking to send text messages at scale.