How to send bulk SMS messages from your PC

Bulk SMS for businesses

Bulk SMS messaging has become an increasingly popular tool for business marketing in recent years. And for a good reason; SMS boasts an unparalleled open rate of 98%! With 90% of adults keeping their mobile phone within arms-reach at all times, SMS messages are read on average within 90 seconds of being sent. FunMobility also found SMS to have a click-through rate of 36%, far greater than email, which stands at roughly 3.42%. This makes SMS the most direct, quick, and arguably the most effective communication channel available today.

Related: Understanding Bulk SMS - The Benefits and Costs for Business

For businesses, sending bulk SMS messages from a PC is an efficient and affordable method to reach a targeted customer base. Reach customers in real-time anywhere in the world, at any time through an advanced online SMS platform.

Below are three ways you can send bulk SMS messages from your PC:

1. SMSGlobal’s MXT platform

    MXT is our user-friendly and intuitive platform for sending SMS and bulk SMS campaigns online. Once you’ve set up an account and signed in, all you have to do is click ‘Send Messages’ to get started. This screen has three different options to send an SMS; ‘Send’, ‘Merge Send’, and ‘Upload Send’. You can find out more about these differences between these services and how to use them here.

    If you select ‘Send’, and you’ll be able to begin creating your first bulk SMS blast. You can set-up a ‘from’ number on this screen, select your contacts, and enter the message’s content body. SMS messages can be sent from a Shared Number, Virtual Number or a Custom Word.

    After choosing a number to send from, you can begin to select your recipients. You can choose pre-existing contact groups to reach your entire customer base, or you can enter individual numbers. To learn how to import large contact lists easily click here.

    The next step is to enter the message you’d like to send to your recipients. It’s essential to structure your message correctly, so have a read through these 7 steps for creating an effective bulk SMS message.

    Once you’ve written your message, you can then schedule the SMS to go out at the desired time or send immediately. Or you can set up a recurring message, to send appointment reminders, rental alerts, annual maintenance alerts, and more! Just choose the message and how often you want to send it—be it daily, weekly, monthly, or annually.

    That’s all there is to it! In just a couple of minutes, you will be able to reach your entire customer base via a low-cost and user-friendly communication channel.

    View Bulk text messages within the Conversation Window

    MXT’s SMS Conversation Window is the easiest way to view Bulk SMS messages for individual contacts.

    Access a contact’s entire SMS history, including all bulk SMS campaigns sent to an individual recipient. The window displays both outgoing messages and incoming replies from a specific phone number.

    The SMS Conversation Window enhances:

    • Oversight of Contact message history
    • SMS Reporting and Tracking
    • Two-Way Messaging

    Set up a Virtual Dedicated Number today to enable the MXT Conversation Window and Two-Way SMS functionality!

    Related: “Understanding the world of Bulk SMS

    2. Email to SMS

      Bulk SMS messages can be easily sent using our Email to SMS service. This service allows you to send and receive SMS messages directly from your email address and any other accounts you wish to enable. Responses can be directed to individual senders or a centralised email address. Activating this service can be done in just a few minutes using this easy tutorial.

      Following activation, you can open your email account to begin sending your bulk SMS. To send to individual contacts type in [phonenumber]@email.smsglobal.com into the recipient field. If you want to send the message to a group type in [groupkeyword]@groups.smsglobal.com as the receiver. Setting up contact groups is a simple process and is a great way to save time and reach larger contact volumes.

      To complete the Email to SMS process, write your message in the body of the email and click send. Please note you do not need to include a subject line for Email to SMS.

      SMSGlobal tip: remember to remove your email signature to avoid sending long, multi-part messages.

      Sending has never been more simple.

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      3. API integration

          Bulk SMS messages can also be sent via API integration that connects your internal software to our SMSGlobal SMS gateway. Implementing an SMS API into your existing platform is a seamless transition with our range of robust and secure APIs. This process allows you to send SMS messages through the comfort of your own software.

          API integration is available to be developed and tested for free so that you know you’re getting the right fit for your needs. To get started on your API integration, click here to contact our technical support team.

          Our Customer Care team is available 24/7 and can help you set up or explain the API integration process.

          Sending bulk SMS from a PC is simple and can be done in a matter of minutes. With many great SMS options for your PC, you can find the perfect fit for your business. Whether through our MXT software, Email to SMS or API integration; sending SMS messages from a PC is an efficient and low-cost way to send bulk SMS.

          For more information about sending bulk SMS online, get in touch with one of our SMS experts to book in a free one-on-one demo.

          Related: “The 2021 Guide to Bulk SMS Integrations