The Online Dashboard provides users with a simple point-and-click tool to load a SMS Broadcast.
The "Send SMS" options
This user guide describes how to use the 'Send SMS Broadcast' wizard. This wizard is designed for sending personalised promotional broadcast messages.
For alternative methods, see Sending SMS using the Dashboard.
Click on the SMS Broadcast wizard
Under New Message | Send SMS Broadcast
Add Your Contacts
Import contacts from a spreadsheet allows you to import contacts from a list file (CSV, XLS or XSLX)
Select Address Book Contacts allows you to select individual contact names and numbers from your TNZ Dashboard Address Book
Select Address Book Groups allows you to quick-select groups of Address Book contacts
Enter contact number manually allows you to add individual mobile numbers
Also see Adding Address Book Contacts for a video guide on adding contacts and quickly selecting contacts for a SMS Broadcast.
Insert Your SMS Message
Your text message may include:
- Headers and Footers - optional, and can be automatically populated based on the logged in user
- Emojis - to spice up your text, just keep an eye on the character count as these reduce your text to 70 characters per SMS Part!
- Substitutions - personalise your text messages with First Names and other custom values (pulled from the Address Book or your imported contact list)
- MessageLink - add short links, files and web-based landing, reply and opt-out pages
Set a Sending Date/Time
Delay the sending of your SMS Broadcast. Time is in your local computer timezone.
Review and Send
One final check of the details, then click Submit!