Automated Appointment Reminder Texts

Transform your business’ communication with scheduled text message reminders.

Whether you need to send appointment reminders, automatically respond to incoming messages, or simply schedule a message for later, our full-featured text messaging marketing platform has you covered.

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What Are Automated Reminder Texts?

If you thought text messaging was only for teenagers then guess again, according to the 2020 Global Messaging Engagement Report is the 2nd most popular communication channel. This fact makes text messaging the perfect medium for appointment reminders.

Traditionally, appointment reminders were sent via emails as that was the best way to actually reach your customers. These days with the number of emails we’re hit with on a daily basis the chances of your customer viewing your email is so low, that’s if it doesn’t land in spam!.

That’s where appointment reminder texts come in. By taking advantage of SMS text messaging through a text message marketing system like ours, you’re able to ensure your customers get your appointment reminder and read it.

Text Reminders – Why bother?

Many business owners are neglecting the most effective communication channel between their business and its customers. 

Did you know that recent surveys have shown that 89% of consumers prefer to use SMS text messaging to communicate directly with businesses? Also, text message open rates are generally over 98% across all industries that use text messaging to communicate with customers

How To Use Texting for Your Dental Practice

Sign up for a text messaging service

You can quickly get signed up with our texting platform in just 5 minutes. All you have to do is pick your plan, provide a few details about your company and you’re all set to start sending your first text message marketing campaign.

Collect your customer’s information

Make sure to set upto include your the dedicated text messaging number and your keyword to all your marketing materials such as flyers, billboards, coupons etc. We also provide a convenient custom contact form template designed for use on your restaurant’s website to collect your user’s information and opt them into your text message updates as well.

Craft Your Text Message Campaigns

Setup campaigns that are specific to the category of subscriber you want to send a message to. For example, you can segment your subscribers into lists based on group membership such as students, promo customers, repeat customers, etc. Need to reach students to promote your latest student special? No problem you can send out a quick text to the students that opted in to your texts with just a few clicks.

Once you know what group of subscribers you need to communicate with, it’s time to craft your text message campaign. Our platform allows you to plan your campaign weeks in advance with automated follow-up text messages that go out at a scheduled date and time that you decide.

Setup Your Campaign Keyword

To help segment your subscribers you should create a campaign keyword that allows future subscribers interested in a particular promotion or event at your restaurant to signup to your list using that keyword to place them in the correct list.

For example, you could encourage your customers interested in live entertainment to text ‘ENTERTAIN’ to your dedicated texting number to get signed up to text reminders of upcoming live music gigs or events at your bar or restaurant.

This way you won’t annoy all of your subscribers with irrelevant messages and make sure everyone is up to date with the information they are specifically interested in.

Promote Your Keyword

Make sure to promote the keywords you just set up everywhere that your reaturant markets and promotes itself. You should be plastering the keyword and your dedicated texting number on every piece of direct mail, flyers, bulletin board, social media profiles, and voicemails to make sure your subscriber list continues to grow and more importantly so your restaurant can continue growing it’s sales!

Start Texting!

Once all the set up is out of the way all that’s left to do is to get started texting your now growing list of text message subscribers. Make sure you make use of the best practices when sending text messages. See below for details.

Sign up for a text messaging service

You can quickly get signed up with our texting platform in just 5 minutes. All you have to do is pick your plan, provide a few details about your company and you’re all set to start sending your first text message marketing campaign.

Collect your customer’s information

Make sure to set upto include your the dedicated text messaging number and your keyword to all your marketing materials such as flyers, billboards, coupons etc. We also provide a convenient custom contact form template designed for use on your restaurant’s website to collect your user’s information and opt them into your text message updates as well.

Craft Your Text Message Campaigns

Setup campaigns that are specific to the category of subscriber you want to send a message to. For example, you can segment your subscribers into lists based on group membership such as students, promo customers, repeat customers, etc. Need to reach students to promote your latest student special? No problem you can send out a quick text to the students that opted in to your texts with just a few clicks.

Once you know what group of subscribers you need to communicate with, it’s time to craft your text message campaign. Our platform allows you to plan your campaign weeks in advance with automated follow-up text messages that go out at a scheduled date and time that you decide.

Setup Your Campaign Keyword

To help segment your subscribers you should create a campaign keyword that allows future subscribers interested in a particular promotion or event at your restaurant to signup to your list using that keyword to place them in the correct list.

For example, you could encourage your customers interested in live entertainment to text ‘ENTERTAIN’ to your dedicated texting number to get signed up to text reminders of upcoming live music gigs or events at your bar or restaurant.

This way you won’t annoy all of your subscribers with irrelevant messages and make sure everyone is up to date with the information they are specifically interested in.

Promote Your Keyword

Make sure to promote the keywords you just set up everywhere that your reaturant markets and promotes itself. You should be plastering the keyword and your dedicated texting number on every piece of direct mail, flyers, bulletin board, social media profiles, and voicemails to make sure your subscriber list continues to grow and more importantly so your restaurant can continue growing it’s sales!

Start Texting!

Once all the set up is out of the way all that’s left to do is to get started texting your now growing list of text message subscribers. Make sure you make use of the best practices when sending text messages. See below for details.

F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions About Mass Texting

Is Mass Texting Legal?

Yes! Mass texting is perfectly legal as long as everyone you are messaging has given express written consent to receive SMS messages from your business.

What is the maximum number of texts I can send?

While there is no theoretical maximum to the number of mass texts you can send using Texting.io, we do require that all of your recipients be opted in and give consent to receiving SMS from you.

How much does sending mass texts cost?

As a marketing tool, mass SMS is incredibly affordable. We have a 14 day free trial that gives you 50 texts to send, and our paid plans allow you to send 500 or 500,000 texts!

Can I choose my number?

Every Texting.io account comes with a free toll-free number that is mass-text enabled. That said, you also have an option of choosing a 10DLC local number or getting a short code provisioned for your business. Contact us to learn more.

Do you support MMS in mass texting?

Yes. All Texting.io mass texts are MMS enabled. MMS counts as 3 text messages as far as credits are concerned.

Do you have long term contracts?

All of our plans are month to month, however you do have the option of choosing a yearly plan where you can save 25%!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

14 Day, No Credit Card Free Trial

Every free trial gets a dedicated toll-free number and 50 free texts. Test out all of our features without a credit card.

24/7 Support

All support requests are handled by our professional support team. We guarantee that any request submitted to our support email will be answered within 24 hours.

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Our Dashboard Makes Text Marketing Easy

Whether you’re sending 10 or 100,000 texts at once, the Texting.io dashboard is simple to use and scales perfectly with your business. You can upload an already subscribed list of contacts or use our subscribe keyword functionality to build a subscription list yourself.

We welcome your feedback and encourage you to share your success stories and personal experiences.

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