If you’ve seen a sign that says something like, “Text EZSTAY to 313131 to subscribe” you’ve seen a short code in action. Here, EZSTAY is the Keyword and 313131 is short code. Usually, short codes are an easy-to-remember number. In some cases, they can be customized to spell out a word. Consumers should have no difficulty remembering a good short code.
What is a Shared Short Code? When you sign up for a texting service like EZ Texting, you will be assigned to one of our shared short codes. Multiple businesses may use the same short code, but the EZ Texting system ensures that texts meant for you end up in your Inbox. If you’re looking to grow your list, you’ll want to try a Keyword...Read more
In this example, “Text GRILL to 313131 for a 30% off coupon” GRILL is the Keyword and 313131 is the short code. You can advertise your Keyword and short code offer in store, on brochures, and on your website. Anyone who texts into that Keyword gets opted-in to your subscriber list. EZ...Read more
Mass texting is not a one-size fits all opportunity. Instead, it can work for many different use-cases, and for organizations of all sizes. Texting is a powerful tool for connecting with your audience. It boasts a 98% open rate and nearly universal usage, especially amongst younger age groups. Online text messaging platforms like EZ Texting allows you to text from your laptop to an audience of thousands with minimal effort.
So how can you make it work for you? Let’s explore the key ways that businesses and non-profit organizations benefit from mass texting.1. Notifications – Quickly Reach Many People at Once
If your business needs to send notifications or reminders to lots of different people, texting is a great way to do it. Gain efficiency with these kinds of text messages:Delivery notifications Event reminders Requests for volunteers
2. Promotions – Make Sure Your Offer Connects with Your Customers
If you’re selling something, then marketing that something is the key to your success. Because of its impressive reach, mass texting can help you make sure that your opted-in followers get your message. Drive business with these kinds of...Read more
Here are 3 ways text marketing can help you make the most of Teacher’s Appreciation Events:1. Send a Holiday Shopping Reminder via Text Marketing
In the hustle and bustle of parenting, it’s easy to forget about Teacher’s Appreciation day/week/month. Even if room parents are diligent about sending emails, email still only has an open rate of about 22%. That’s where texting can help. Whether you’re that room parent or a business with teacher-related products, a text message is the best way to remind people to get moving. Think of sending a text like this, “Tomorrow is Teacher’s Appreciation Day. Get an electronic gift card from EZ Treats: https//clk2.me/HRvz”
2. Promote Your In-Store Event with a Picture Message (MMS)
Teacher’s Appreciation is...Read more
Let’s get started:What are Texting Keywords? Have you seen ads that say, “Text JOIN to 313131 to get a 10% off coupon”? Of course, you have! The word JOIN is the Keyword. 313131 is the short code. When you sign up for a texting service like EZ Texting, you are given access to a shared short code. And then, you can acquire a unique keyword and use that to grow your list of contacts. Why Should You Want a Texting Keyword? Keywords are the easiest way to attract people to subscribe to your list. When they text your Keyword to the short code they become opted in subscribers. But just reserving a Keyword isn’t enough! You need to market your keyword and make sure your audience sees it. Think signs, email signatures, and social media! What...Read more
Here are a few texting ideas to get you rolling:1. Market a Keyword to Grow Your List
To get the most out of text marketing, you need a strong list of opted-in customers. The best way to do this is with a Keyword campaign, especially if it rewards new subscribers. Consider placing your Keyword and short code on signs in your establishment or at the bottom of the check. It could that say something like, “Text CINCO to 313131 to get 10% off your next margarita!” In this example, CINCO is your Keyword and 313131 is your short code. Mass texting platforms like EZ Texting provide you with the short code and let you reserve customized Keywords when you sign up for a plan.
2. Send Limited-Time...Read more
Here are some ways texting can help you take the load off!1. Create Automated Text Reminders Whether you want people to show up for appointments or remember to pay their bills, automated reminders can make this process much easier than if you had to pick up the phone! And, with a 98% open rate, texting gives your message a much better chance of being received and read. 2. Send Mass Notifications to Your Employees
Maybe you need to coordinate shifts or just let employees know about an important deadline. Anytime you need to make a large amount of contacts aware of something right away, texting makes it easy. With EZ Texting, you can send out a mass notices from your desktop, laptop, or mobile phone that can reach thousands of contacts at a time.
3. Have a One-to-One...Read more
Here are few tips on how you can use text marketing to boost your business this Mother’s Day:1. Build Your List Pre-Mother’s Day Using Keywords
In the weeks before Mother’s Day run an opt-in campaign using store signage and word of mouth. For example, using a service like EZ Texting you can reserve a Keyword, such as MOMZ on a shared short code like 313131. Tell shoppers that to text MOMZ to 313131 to receive a special 10% coupons and future sale notifications. You can share this message on signs, email signatures and social media to make sure people see it and take action....Read more
So how do you text hundred or even thousands of contacts without having a big IT department and money to burn? The answer is an online service like EZ Texting. Although we do offer enterprise-level API services for bigger companies, we are the industry leader in getting small to middle-sized business up and running on our self-serve platform.
How Does the EZ Texting Software Work? When you sign up for EZ Texting a few things happen right away: 1. You can upload your existing opted-in contact list - these are contacts who have said yes to receiving texts from you. In the same way you attach a document to an email, you can upload a XLSX, XLX, or CSV file with up to 50,000 contacts. 2. We’ll supply you a short code and you can reserve a Keyword Have you seen signs like this, “Text TRYIT to 474747 to get...Read more
Texting for hospitality businesses makes a lot of sense -- after all, there are countless times you need to communicate with guests, but you don’t have unlimited resources. In addition, texting is the preferred communication channel for increasing numbers of guest.
Using a service like EZ Texting means you can automate your texts online just like you do with email. You don’t need any extra equipment or technical know-how, and you also don’t have to send messages from one of your employees phones!
This article will explain how SMS texting can help you in the days and months leading up to the summer vacation season. You’ll also see how will it help your business – and improve guest satisfaction.1. Lay the Foundation - Ask Guests to Opt-In When Booking
Text messaging is a permission based communication channel. That means your guests need to give you explicit permission to text them. You can easily ask for their permission and include a checkbox on your registration form. It’s not enough that you have their phone number. They need to actively say they want your texts.
Another great way to add guests to...Read more