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Read our free guides for detailed information on how to create high impact bulk SMS marketing campaigns and offer superior customer experience via SMS. You'll find expert tips, best practices and step-by-step flows on everything from growing your customer database and sending an SMS campaign to creating mobile surveys and measuring campaign performance. They are free and we'd love it if you downloaded a copy!


How to create and grow your database

A great starting point for those new to bulk SMS marketing or if you simply want to grow your existing database. This guide shares best practices and is full of great tips, including how to remain compliant.

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How to send bulk SMS texts

This step by step guide shows how to send bulk SMS from Textlocal portal. It includes everything you need to know about bulk sms marketing from composing effective messages to when to send them and how to measure success. It also touches upon the additional features offered by Textlocal.

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How to use short links and attachments in SMS

Including links and attachments in an SMS is a great way to maximize results from your SMS campaigns. This guide explains how to include web links, attachments, mobile webpages, surveys and forms in your SMS messages and how to track response rates.

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How to create transactional SMS templates

A step-by-step guide for Transactional account holders on how to create and edit SMS templates and how to send an SMS using Messenger or API. It includes everything you need to know about different types of templates, replaceable parameters, merge fields and common troubleshooting FAQs.

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How to create mobile web pages

Using clear screen shots and instructions, this guide explains how to create your own mobile web page which can easily be sent out through a short link in an SMS.

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How to create mobile surveys and forms

This short guide demonstrates how you can create your own mobile optimized surveys and forms from start to finish. Discover how your business can use mobile forms to collect information from customers and staff and how to create your own in minutes.

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How to create mobile tickets, vouchers and loyalty cards

Whatever your business, our mobile voucher, ticketing and loyalty cards tool holds the secret to multiplying revenue and customer satisfaction. Read this guide and discover how you can send a custom designed voucher, ticket or loyalty card via an SMS link, with unique redeemable codes for each of your customers.

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