How to Send SMS Messages

With an SMS campaign builder, you can create personalized campaigns to notify users about changes to your service or promotions and send them to a large list of recipients.

You can also integrate SMS service with your system to automatically send an SMS for order confirmations, registrations, and other events. To send transactional or triggered SMS, we recommend using the API method of creating a campaign to one recipient or sending an event using the API for Automation 360.

To create a campaign, go to the main menu and click "Send SMS"

Note: You can only replace the text and Sender ID after you refill your account balance.

Step 1. Choose a Sender ID

To send SMS to some operators in different countries, you may need to register a Sender ID.

Step 2. Enter Your Message Text

The service supports any Unicode characters. You can use the Latin alphabet or the Cyrillic alphabet. One message, which is considered according to the pricing plans, includes 160 Latin characters or 70 Unicode characters.

Please note, that spaces are counted along with other characters. Also, 3 characters are taken for combining several messages into one. You can send a maximum of 6 messages - this is 402 Unicode characters and 942 transliterated characters.

You can also include variables in the message and send different information to each recipient. To do this, click on {{}} to the right of the entry window and select a variable from the mailing list.

You can also add an unsubscribe link to the message - when clicking on it, the recipient will not receive future mailings from your account. To save the number of characters, transliteration is available - automatic translation of Unicode into Latin characters.

Step 3. Choose Recipients

Choose the method for entering your recipients. You can use manual input - when you choose this option in the next window, you need to enter the recipient phone numbers in the international format. You can also select an existing mailing list with phone numbers so that you can use variables in your messages.

Please note, if you try to send an SMS to an incorrect phone number -i.e. the number is not in the international format or invalid - the money will not be returned to the balance, so we recommend that you carefully check your recipient lists before sending SMS to them.

When choosing a mailing list, you can also segment recipients by the content of their phone number or other variables.

Step 4. Choose a Time to Send Your SMS

Choose the sending time: right away or on a scheduled date and time according to your account's time zone.

Step 5. Send the Campaign

Below you can see the total number of SMS you will send, calculated by the number of recipients and SMS parts, and the sending price for each operator or country.

Click “Submit” and your mailing list will be sent after moderation, which takes less than 5 minutes.
Viewing Statistics

After sending, you can view statistics on sent, delivered, and undelivered messages. To find statistics for a specific recipieint or sort by status, use the filter

Start creating SMS campaigns right now and notify users about promotions and important changes using this convenient communication channel. Sending SMS with SendPulse is supported by 1,000+ operators in over 200 countries.

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