What are automated text messages?
Automated text messages, also known as scheduled text messages, are SMS messages that you write in advance and schedule to send automatically to your subscribers.
Text or SMS messaging is fast, fun, convenient, and personal. And thanks to automated text messages, it’s one of the easiest ways for businesses to keep in touch with their target audience.
With SimpleTexting, you can send an automatic welcome text when people join your marketing list. You can also create an automatic drip campaign with multiple texts scheduled to go out one at a time to your subscribers.
SimpleTexting can help you do it all with automated text messaging.
Benefits of automated text messages
Here are just a few of the benefits you get when you send automated text messages with SimpleTexting.
How to send automated texts with SimpleTexting
At SimpleTexting, we have two different features that let you automatically send SMS messages—Scheduled Texts and Autoresponders.
With scheduled texts, you can send individual messages at some time in the future. To use this feature, log in to your SimpleTexting account, navigate to Messaging, and click New campaign.
Write your message, select your recipient list, and then proceed to the second screen. Here, you can check the Schedule box and choose a specific date and time you’d like your message to send. Click Schedule campaign, and you’re all set!
Autoresponders let you easily create automated text messaging campaigns. To use this feature, log in to your SimpleTexting account, navigate to Messaging > Autoresponders, and click New autoresponder.
Select your recipients, write your message, and set a delay in minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months. Click Save autoresponder, and repeat for as many autoresponders as you need. When people join your list, they’ll start receiving your autoresponders. Sweet!
Pro Tip: Did you know you can personalize your automated text messages? When setting up a Scheduled Text or Autoresponder, just use our built-in Custom Fields feature to populate texts with customer names and other personal information.