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How to send bulk SMS messages from your PC

Bulk SMS for businesses

Bulk SMS, mass text messaging, and an SMS Broadcast have become increasingly popular tools for business in recent years. And for a good reason, SMS boasts an unprecedented open rate of 98%! With 90% of adults keeping their mobile phones within arm's 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 more significant than email, at roughly 3.42%. This makes business 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 and mass text messaging from a PC is an efficient and affordable method to reach a targeted audience. Our text messaging services give you the ability to contact customers in real-time anywhere in the world, at any time, through an advanced online SMS platform.

Below are three ways you can use our bulk SMS service from your PC with just a simple click send:

1. SMSGlobal’s MXT platform

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

    If you select ‘Send’, 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 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 of these seven steps for creating a compelling bulk SMS message.

    Once you’ve written your message, you can schedule the SMS to go out at the desired time or send it immediately. Or you can set up a recurring message to send appointment reminders, rental alerts, annual maintenance alerts, and more! Just choose the news 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

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

    Access a contact’s entire SMS Broadcast history, including all bulk SMS campaigns sent to an individual recipient. The window displays 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 Dedicated Virtual Number today to enable the MXT Conversation Window and Two-Way SMS functionality!

    Related: “Understanding the world of Bulk SMS.

    2. Email to SMS

      Small batches of SMS or Bulk SMS messages can be quickly sent using our Email to SMS gateway 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. This easy tutorial can activate this service in just a few minutes.

      You can open your email account to begin sending your bulk messages following activation. To send 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.

      Explore our online SMS platform for free today.

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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 ease of your business 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 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 or how to effectively send an SMS Broadcast, get in touch with one of our SMS experts to book a free one-on-one demo.

          Related: “The 2021 Guide to Bulk SMS Integrations