This section contains advice, tips and hints for both new and experienced users of SMS messaging in general and users of the Fastsms range of messaging solutions in particular.
We try to share best practice in using SMS that we pick up from our customers and are always looking for innovations we can share on our blog. We generally avoid too much technical content here, that can be found in our “Technical Info” section; and examples of how different types of organisation use SMS are well covered in our “Use Cases“.
So here you will find explanations of a general nature covering such topics as SMS keywords and shortcodes, how international SMS messaging works, what options can be used for inbound SMS.
And if there’s a topic you would like us to cover in an article please let us know and we’ll do our best to rise the challenge.
If you would like to learn more about SMS and how it could help your operation take a look at the resources provided here which includes manuals, industry guides, white papers and more. There is loads of user info also in our Fast Support Centre.
The 10 Most Loved Features Of FastSMS
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How Clubs Can Benefit from Using Text Messaging
Read how clubs can benefit from the use of text messaging services to reduce wasted time and increase customer satisfaction. They can confirm appointments in advance with an option to text back to cancel or re-schedule thus reducing no-shows. SMS is also great for sharing news and special offers with members.
[Infographic] How to Write the Perfect SMS Message
Is there such a thing as a “perfect” SMS message? Yes, there is, but there isn’t just one example of a perfect message. There are so many uses for SMS messages that each of them →
Unsolicited SMS messages lead to trouble…even for Trump
Late last month reports surfaced that the Trump US presidential campaign had sent unsolicited SMS messages to voters in the Chicago area. One man, Joshua Thorne, and his lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging →
SMS Templates Help You Stay Consistent, Efficient and Fast
Have you ever found yourself rolling your eyes as you typed the same text into yet another SMS message? Businesses and organisations often send out the same messages at different times to different people. Things like appointment confirmations, a thank you for purchases made, information on a product or link to a web resource.
The 4 Parts of an SMS Message
The great thing about SMS messaging is how simple it is. You just type, click send, and the other person gets the message almost instantly. But there’s more going on in that simplicity than you might realise. Each message has different parts. Let’s look at them individually so you’ll understand everything that goes into your message when you hit “send”.
Why you need to stick to your SMS marketing message limit
When someone signs up to your SMS marketing list, do you tell them how many messages you’ll send them? SMS best practices indicate that you should let them know either in an SMS message confirming →
5 Common Questions About SMS Marketing Compliance
Electronic marketing is a tricky thing. There are rules and regulations you need to follow, and it can all seem pretty intimidating at first. To help you get started, I’ve gathered five of the most commonly asked questions about SMS marketing and the regulations and summed them up here.
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