Include File Attachments in Your Bulk SMS Campaigns

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

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Go beyond 160 characters with Textlocal SMS attachments

For the first time ever, Textlocal brings email-like attachment functionality to your high engagement bulk SMS campaigns. Now, share files via SMS just the way you do it with email.

Attach files to your SMS in just 2 clicks: While composing your SMS, just click on attachment symbol and select the file from your computer. Textlocal securely hosts this file and inserts it as a clickable link/URL in the body of your text message.

Achieve faster go-to-market

No more waiting for IT/development teams to host the file or create a webpage for your marketing offers and flyers. Just upload and send via Textlocal.

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Works better than email

SMS has outperformed Email for years, in terms of both open rates and response rates. The reach for your attachments is 5X higher than Email when you share them via SMS.

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Advanced click tracking

Gain valuable insights into customer behavior by tracking how many clicked the attachment, who clicked along with mobile number, time, device characteristics & more.

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We support all popular file formats, just ensure it’s less than 10 MB in size

We also support: BMP, CSV, DOTX, GIF, MIDI, MPEG, OGG, PNG, POTX, PPSX, QT, RA, RAM, TRF, SLDX, SVG, SWF, TIFF, TSV, TXT, VCF, WAV, XLAM & XLTX

 

Track Clicks On Your Attachments and Optimize Campaign Performance

Get granular reports

Track how many people clicked on your attachments, along with their mobile numbers, device characteristics, time and date of click etc.

Measure performance

Use CTR on your attachments as an indicator to measure your campaign performance.

Export clicked numbers

You can export the detailed click reports for further analysis to gain more insights into your customer behavior.

Run A/B tests and improve

Test for the best send times, CTAs, message content, sender IDs and optimize your bulk SMS campaigns.

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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:

Image

Attach a JPEG/PNG in your SMS and convey more in 160 characters. It’s easy and you don’t have to worry about uploading, hosting them and generating short URLs.

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Brochures

Handing out flyers on the street or directly posting them is typically expensive and have low response rates. Attach PDF brochures to an SMS and see response rates hit the roof!

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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.

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Menus

Got a pile of menus stacked on your counter? Don’t wait for customers to pick them. Attach it to an SMS message and send it out to your opt-in database, or as an auto-reply

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Audio files

You can even share audio files including .mp3 and .wav over SMS. Let your recipients listen or download songs, music or promotional audio clips in just a click.

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Presentations

Share your powerpoint or pdf presentations via SMS whether it’s a weekly/monthly updates, business performance report or a simple product intro deck for quick review.

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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
  • Others: AVI, BMP, CSV, DOTX, MIDI, MPEG, MOV, MP3, MP4, OGG, POTX, PPSX, QT, RA, RAM, TRF, SLDX, SVG, SWF, TIFF, TSV, TXT, VCF, WAV, XLAM

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.