There are numerous ways of getting people to text in to your short code. Remember though, just because you advertise a short code doesn't mean that people will automatically text in - you need a strong WIFM (What's In it For Me). Some good reasons why people will be happy to give you their number include:
- Offers and Promotions - People will text in if they know they will get discounts, offers or special invitations etc.
- Brochure Requests - Encourage people to text in to receive a brochure to their phone, email or both
- Confirmations and Reminders - These are helpful for the recipient and have the added benefit of reducing missed appointments
- Alerts and Information - Due to its immediacy, text is perfect to send out urgent alerts and information
- Discount Codes - Everybody enjoys a discount, so what better reason for texting your Short Code
- Text to Vote - Run an easy to use text to vote system to gather information, polls and opinions
- Text to Win Competitions - Ask people to text your short code for a chance to win a prize