Creating Free Keywords With Textburst
A great way to build your contact list is by using keywords and shortcodes. Anyone can then opt-in to your messages by simply texting your keyword into our shortcode.
We offer keywords on our shared shortcode, 84433 completely free and they’re really quick and easy to set-up!
Simply follow the steps below:
- Log in to Textburst
- Select the ‘Groups’ tab
- Click ‘Add new’
- Enter your group name and decide whether you want to share the contact group with additional users
- Click ‘Next Step’
- Select the ’Text to Join’ option
- Type the keyword you want to use in the ‘Enter a Keyword’ field and check if it’s available.
- Once you’ve entered an available keyword, type your automatic reply and click ‘Save Keyword’
All that’s left to do is to invite customers to text your keyword in to 84433.
They’ll then receive your auto-reply and be added to the contact group you created. It’s a great opportunity to collect data, see who’s interested in your products, and group your contacts based on their interests.
An example would be, “Text SHOP to 84433 to join our loyalty club and for 15% off your next purchase”.
There’s more good news! You can set up as many free keywords as you’d like!
Ask customers to text into a shortcode to enter a promotion, to join your SMS “insiders club” or for money off their next purchase. Companies have been known to collect as many as 5,000 numbers in 24 hours when offering a discount.
Why not do some testing and see if it works for you, it is completely free after all.
If you have any questions please get in touch ☺