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How to Set Up Autoresponders for a Text or SMS Marketing Campaign

With autoresponders, you can send a staggered string of texts automatically spaced over days, weeks, or months. Perfect for weekly tips and tricks!

Don’t let them forget you—send automatic texts after they join.

Video Transcript

Hey everybody, thanks for checking out our how-to video series.

Today we’re going to show you how to use the autoresponder feature with SimpleTexting. To get to the autoresponder menu, simply click Messaging in the menu bar on the left. Click Autoresponders, then New autoresponder.

Autoresponders allow you to send a delayed message a certain amount of time after someone joins your list. Let’s say you’re a business, and someone joins your list by texting your keyword to 555888. After two days, you want to send them a coupon automatically to bring them back into your business and turn them into a loyal customer.

Here’s how you do it. The autoresponder name is just for your own reference. No one will end up seeing it. Select the list name you want the message to go out to.

Now, let’s write the body of your message—”20% off any purchase. Show this text to to redeem your discount.”

Select the delay—let’s say two days. Click Save autoresponder, and there you go.

There are many ways to use autoresponders. For instance, if you’re a salon and want to share beauty tips, or a doctor’s office and want to share health tips. You can come up with a series of messages that automatically go out to new subscribers.

So we could have Tip 1, write your message, let’s say Tip 1 and insert your tip here. Set it for one week after someone joins your list. Click Save autoresponder. You can create a whole series of these so that someone will get a text every week with a new tip. Just repeat the process over again. Tip 2, write your message, and set it for two weeks.

There you go, that’s autoresponders. Thanks for checking out the video, and happy texting!