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How to Import Contacts to SimpleTexting

Already have a list of contacts you’d like to message? Our handy import feature makes it easy to add their information to your SimpleTexting account. It only takes a few seconds! You can even include additional fields like Email, Name, and Note, which can be used to send personalized text messages.

Please note: You may need to get in touch with our support team to get approval before importing new contacts. In order to comply with legal regulations, you’ll need to confirm that all of your contacts have given express consent to receive your messages. We’ll get back to you as soon as your request has been approved.

Video Transcript

In this video, we’re going to take a look at uploading subscribers. You can upload subscribers if you already have an existing list of contacts that you want to send text messages to.

On the subscriber’s page, you can add subscribers in a number of different ways. Contacts are sorted in your account by lists. This allows you to send targeted messages to only the people that need to receive your messages. You can have as many subscribers and lists as you need with SimpleTexting.

Manually Adding a Contact

First, let’s create a list to store your contacts. Give it a name that will identify the group. Then click save. Now you can add subscribers manually by clicking the add contact button and filling out the details here. At a minimum, you need to have the telephone number. Remember, you also need to select the list or lists to add this contact to. Once you’ve entered the details, just click save.

Importing a Spreadsheet

You can also import customers from a CSV or Excel spreadsheet, as long as you have their express consent to send them text messages. Just click the Import Contacts button, select your file, and choose the list you’d like to add them to. Below the list you’ll see the free compliance message. We send a best practice compliance message to the contacts that you import. Agree to the terms and conditions, and choose next.

When importing contacts, you can choose to add more than just phone numbers. It’s important that you’ve set up your file with a header row so we can easily map the fields. Here’s what it should look like.

You can import any information you’d like using our upload feature, which is a great way to segment your customers to make sure they get the most relevant message. We cover this in our segments video, which you should definitely check out later! Once you’ve mapped your fields, just click Import.

Remember, compliance and consent are a very large part of the text message industry – If you have any questions, please click on the help section on the left-hand side. Alternatively, you can contact us via phone, email or live chat. Thanks very much for joining me and have a great day.