Import Contacts - SMS Marketing Features - SimpleTexting
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Import Contacts

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If you already have a list of mobile phone numbers, SimpleTexting makes it easy to add them to your SMS campaigns. You can also include additional attributes like name, email, and personalized notes.

How to Import Contacts

Log in to SimpleTexting and navigate to Subscribers > Import CSV.

You should see a popup screen that looks like this:

Screenshot of CSV import screen in SimpleTexting dashboard

Click Browse to upload your file, which should be formatted as CSV, XLS, or XLSX. Then, use the dropdown menu to select the list you’d like to import to.

Below the dropdown menu you’ll see two checkboxes.

The first one is checked by default. It tells our system to send a free compliance message as soon as you complete the import process. (In the example above, the company name “SimpleTexting” would be prepopulated with your company name.) You can deselect this box you’d like, but for compliance reasons we recommend that you leave it selected. To learn more, please consult our Help Center articles about compliance, TCPA compliance, and express consent.

The second box is unchecked. You’ll need to check it to indicate that you’ve read and agreed to our terms and conditions.

Once you’ve got your file uploaded and your boxes checked, your screen should look something like this:

Screenshot of CSV import screen in SimpleTexting dashboard, showing list uploaded and boxes checked

Now you can click Next to move to Step 2, where you’ll align the fields in your file with the fields in SimpleTexting’s app. This process is called “mapping fields.” 

Here’s what Step 2 looks like:

Screenshot of second CSV import screen in SimpleTexting dashboard, showing options to map fields

The gray uppercase text (CONTACT PHONE, FIRST NAME, etc.) represents the fields available in SimpleTexting’s app. The dropdown menus should contain fields from the list you selected for upload.

For each available SimpleTexting field, simply select the relevant field in your list. Then, click Import.

Congrats, your contacts are now added to SimpleTexting!