The 2021 Guide to Bulk SMS Integrations

With over three billion people using smartphones globally, mass texting continues to cement itself as an essential sales tool, marketing channel, and support platform for many businesses.

It's not enough to send out the occasional bulk SMS blast and hope that it stands out. It takes strategy and, more often than not, internal implementation within a business. That's where integrations can enhance your bulk text messaging.

Utilising an SMS integration or plugin enables you to automate SMS, handle time-sensitive tasks more efficiently, send timely text messages, and track communications—all without leaving your business platform. Many off-the-shelf integrations can empower companies with SMS functionality within minutes.

All you have to do is find an SMS integration compatible with your software; then you can plug-and-play. It's that easy!

What are the benefits of using an integration to handle bulk SMS sending?

  • Increase operational efficiency
  • Enhance and scale legacy software
  • Task automation
  • Free up resources
  • Easy installation and configuration
  • Multi-channel communication capabilities
  • Decrease support response times
  • Gain a competitive edge

Finding the right integration fit for your Bulk Text Messaging needs

SMSGlobal makes bulk SMS integrations easy, offering robust communication solutions that suit a myriad of business needs.

With a library of ready-to-go SMS integrations and plugins, there’s a fit-out there that will match your communication requirements. Within a few simple clicks, you can very quickly add to your operational processes and integrate SMS into your current tech stack.

Flexible and dynamic, enterprise SMS services complement and enhance most existing applications or software. Whether you choose a third-party connector integration (like our Zapier SMS Integration) to speed-up tasks or a native plugin, you'll have peace of mind knowing you're using your business platform to its full potential.


Third-party Bulk SMS integrations

Zapier SMS Integration

Third-party SMS integrations are the perfect solution for small and medium businesses as they don’t require any development from the end-user. Enabling businesses to integrate and start automating SMS on Zapier in just a few steps.

With its no-code approach, Zapier empowers businesses with effortless integration for over 2000 applications. Enjoy SMS automation within your existing software without the hassle associated with traditional APIs and integrations. Automate appointment reminders, welcome messages, support ticketing processes, and more with SMSGlobal for Zapier!

SMSGlobal for Zapier lets you create SMS automation workflows with these popular platforms:

  • Google Suite and Gmail
  • Shopify
  • Zendesk
  • BigCommerce
  • Marketo
  • ActiveCampaigns
  • Autopilot
  • Spotify
  • And many more!

Related: "Automate SMS workflows with thousands of applications on Zapier"

CRM (Hubspot & Co) SMS integrations

Reach and engage potential customers in real-time by integrating SMS within your CRM. With SMSGlobal's powerful CRM SMS integrations, you can build long term customer relationships with the most personal and accessible messaging channel available.

Enhance your CRM’s core functionality with dynamic SMS integration. Facilitate a seamless customer journey with automated SMS notifications and updates that keep your clients informed instantly. Access conversational two-way messaging and automated SMS workflows with SMSGlobal’s CRM integrations.

SMSGlobal integrates with premium CRMs such as:

Related: "Unlock the power of SMS workflows with SMSGlobal for HubSpot"

Bulk SMS integrations for eCommerce platforms

Increase sales and boost conversion rates effortlessly with SMS integrations built for eCommerce. Send engaging marketing texts directly to customers' mobile devices and ensure your messages are read. Unlike marketing emails which are at a greater risk of getting lost in a crowded inbox. According to Mailchimp, email open rates sit at just 21%.

With superior open-rates that reach as high as 98%, SMS messages guarantee your marketing efforts don’t go to waste. From loyalty program offers to order status updates and abandoned cart reminders, SMS integration covers all your eCommerce communication needs.

Integrate SMSGlobal with some of the most prominent eCommerce platforms:

Bulk SMS integrations for CMS

SMSGlobal's CMS integrations provide easy configuration and usability. Enjoy integration features purpose-built for optimal communication, including Two-Way SMS and split messaging functionality to divide long-form texts.

Integrating SMS capabilities into your CMS can elevate any online project. Connect to your recipients instantly by sending bulk SMS blasts, automated responses, and personalised SMS templates directly within your CMS platform.

SMSGlobal integrates with established CMS, including:


Bulk text messaging for every industry

Equip the platforms you use every day with the power of SMS. With SMSGlobal's suite of bulk SMS integrations, it's never been easier to upgrade your tech stack and optimise your business' communication processes.

SMSGlobal offers plugins for a range of industry-specific software:

  • Hospitality management software
  • Financial management software
  • School and education administration platforms
  • Legal practice management
  • Property and real estate management

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Upgrade your tech stack in minutes with SMSGlobal's powerful SMS integrations.

Optimising communication processes and enhancing the customer journey has never been easier with SMS integrations and plugins.

What to look for in an SMS integration partner

Before you implement the first SMS integration you find that’s compatible with your platform, you must consider which SMS provider is the best fit for your unique requirements.

Not all online SMS providers are created equal. Some charge more than others for specific features, some only cater to a particular market, and some don’t use secure messaging routes. The differences and shortcomings go on and on.

With that in mind, let's run through what you should look for in a reliable SMS integration partner.

24/7 technical support

Did you know that many SMS providers don't provide 24/7 support to every customer? Often this level of support is reserved for large enterprises that can pay additional VIP support fees. But, where does that leave businesses that can't splash that extra cash? Especially during times when they might need it most.

Unlike other online SMS platforms, SMSGlobal offers round the clock support to all of our clients. And we're not talking chatbots either! Whenever you want to ask a question or talk strategy, you can speak one-on-one to an SMS Specialist from our dedicated support team; no matter the time of day.

Developer-backed

SMSGlobal integrations are made by developers, for everyone. Whether you're the Marketing Manager of a small startup or Tech Lead at a major enterprise, our team creates solutions for every technical level.

Our team of developers build integrations for a range of business models as well as legacy software and established internal systems. Alongside comprehensive API documentation developers can customise and tailor from the ground up.

Our library of ready-to-go integrations and customisable APIs are trusted by developers, so you know you’re in safe hands when you use SMSGlobal's solutions.

Reliable messaging routes

SMSGlobal maintains partnerships with hundreds of mobile carriers worldwide and employs premium messaging routes. Guaranteeing high-volume deliverability without delays or interruptions no matter where in the world you’re sending SMS.

SMSGlobal provides 99.9% uptime and availability, ensuring our customers’ business-critical SMS campaigns and alerts are delivered every single time.

Transparent pricing

SMSGlobal prides itself on providing flexible and cost-effective communication solutions that suit businesses of all shapes and sizes. Easily estimate how much an SMS campaign might cost you and plan ahead by purchasing a bulk top-up using our MXT top-up calculator!

Our competitive pricing structure allows us to provide the greatest value to our customers while still investing in reliable infrastructure and secure network connections.

When you sign up for a free SMSGlobal account, there are no catches, no contracts, and no hidden fees. You only pay for the text messages that you send. It's that simple. Plus, all new signups receive 25 SMS credits in their MXT account, on us!

MXT's top-up calculator gives you complete oversight over your spending. You can input the estimated SMS volume you'll be sending, and the calculator will display exactly how much you'll be charged. So, you'll never be caught out or run out of SMS credits when you need them most.


How to start integrating our Bulk SMS service

Before you start sending bulk SMS campaigns, first read the documentation specific to your platform integration. The documentation will take you step-by-step through the integration process. You can access SMSGlobal's API and integration documentation or follow the instructions outlined by your software provider.

One of the last steps is to connect SMSGlobal to your application using your unique API key located in MXT. From there, the world is your oyster with endless communication capabilities at your fingertips.

Power up your tech stack today and start integrating the power of SMS. Access your free API key on MXT and start sending through your existing platform in minutes.

Sign up for a free MXT account today to unlock your API key.


Can't find an SMS integration for your needs?

We can help! Get in touch with one of SMSGlobal’s SMS experts to talk about our bespoke solutions for unique business requirements. Our team of developers create communication solutions exclusively built for our clients’ messaging needs.

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