The custom bulk SMS feature, allows you to send messages personalized to the recipient.
Here are the steps to send a bulk message to your recipients.
Upon logging into the dashboard, select your APP,
Click on the Broadcasts button from the menu, or select the Create a Broadcast button on the main page
Click on the Get Started button
Click on the Create button from the SMS Broadcast menu
Select the custom option
Click on the Name (Optional) button, to name your broadcast
Key in the name of the broadcast then click SAVE. Please note this is an optional step, as it does not affect the sending of message broadcasts.
Click on the FROM button and select the channel to be used; that is Sender ID, Shortcode or Keyword, from the drop-down list:
Click on SAVE
Click on the TO button, to select the recipients: this can be done by attaching an Excel File (In the example below, contacts are uploaded via an Excel file in .xlsx format.)
Sample excel file
Click on the Message button, and key in the message. The custom message is a template message, indicate the variable to be personalized in curly brackets. Type in the same on the custom fields and click on the enter key.
Click on the SEND button to preview the message
note: The cost of the message is displayed on the preview
Click on the SEND button to complete the process
Click on the CLOSE or the Go TO BROADCAST button to view the message broadcast delivery reports (See below).
What do the delivery statuses mean?
Delivered: The message has been successfully delivered to the recipient.
Sent: The message has been sent to the telecom network, awaiting a delivery report.
Rejected: The message was not sent to the recipient.
Failed: The telecom network was unable to deliver the message (learn more here)
The record is Exportable in an Excel format for analysis.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding custom bulk SMS.