Include File Attachments in Your SMS Campaigns

Easily share your menus, brochures, spreadsheets and PDFs with customers and track clicks

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Text messages have outperformed email messages for years, in terms of both open rates and response rates. So, we have brought some of the email functionality to text messaging, allowing businesses to really cash in on the phenomenal open rates of text messaging.

We're the first and only mobile messaging provider to offer the capability to attach files in an SMS message.

How do SMS attachments work?

As you would with an email, locate the file you want to attach from your computer and Messenger will convert this to a clickable link in the body of your text message. Your file will be securely hosted on our server so you don't have to worry about hosting the file online yourself.


How can your business use SMS attachments?

There really are no limits! If you have a file that is less than 10MB, you can attach it. Here are a few examples to get you thinking:

  • Menus
    Got a pile of menus stacked on your counter? Don’t wait for customers to pick one up; Attach it to an SMS message and send it out to your opt-in database. You can even include attachments in your automated SMS responses to incoming messages!
  • Newsletters
    The potential reach here is outstanding. One Textlocal customer generated a 40% click through rate when sending their monthly newsletter as an SMS message attachment. Email click through rates tend to peak at 8%. The numbers speak for themselves!
  • Brochures
    Handing out flyers on street corners or directly posting them is typically expensive and produces low response rates. Attaching PDF brochures to an SMS carries no additional costs and dramatically increases the chances of your brochure being read.
  • Photos
    Attach a JPEG to your SMS message to easily transmit pictures in the most cost effective way.
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Attachment formats

In order to ensure that you get the most from Textlocal, we've supported a wide range of file formats. This way, your recipients will be able to quickly access and digest the information contained within said attachment.

  • Microsoft Word Documents (DOC, DOCX)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations (PPT, PPTX)
  • Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets (XLS, XLSB, XLSX, XLTX)
  • Adobe PDFs
  • JPEG, GIF, PNG images

The diversity of formats that we support with our service not only ensure that your messages can reach and be understood by the maximum number of recipients, but that you can easily send a more diverse array of information. 

Need to send a detailed SKU list to distributors? An attached Microsoft Excel Worksheet will ably do the job. Contracts can be quickly and securely distributed via an Adobe PDF that has been attached to an SMS message, while consumer facing offers can be quickly distributed via a JPG image attachment. When used correctly, the sky really is the limit with our diverse array of attachments.