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How to Import Contacts to SimpleTexting

Already have a list? Easily import your contacts in seconds. Include additional fields like Email, Name, and Note to use for personalized messages. Make use of the contacts you already have!

Video Transcript

Hey everybody, thanks for checking out our video series.

Today we’re going to show you how to import your contacts into SimpleTexting.

Before you do anything, you’re going to have to get in touch with the support team at SimpleTexting by emailing [email protected] or clicking on the blue chat bubble in the top right of the site. You’ll need to confirm that all of your contacts have given express consent to receive your messages. The team will get back to you and let you know when the account is approved.

To import, you’re going to upload a CSV file. If your contacts are in a different format, you can usually Save As or export to CSV in Microsoft Excel or similar programs.

Now that we’ve got our list, let’s go back to SimpleTexting. Once you’ve logged in, go to Subscribers, and we’re going to create a new list. The list’s name and description are just for your own reference, but make sure it’s something meaningful.

Next, we’re going to click Import CSV, Choose File, and select our list to upload. Select the list you just created to import the contacts into.

For compliance reasons, we recommend sending a free best-practice compliance message to the contacts you are importing. Keep in mind that this message is sent as soon as you import, so make sure you’re doing it during regular business hours.

Agree to the terms and conditions, and click Next. Now we just match fields to fields, so phone number, first name, last name, email, and any notes we might want to include.

Click Import, and there you go. You’re ready to send a message to your contacts.

If you have any questions, check our resources and guides in our learning center or reach out to a member of our support team.

Thanks for watching, and happy texting!