2019

What is Transactional SMS and Why Should You Use it?
Published: 24 October 2019

A transactional SMS is typically an automated SMS message sent in response to an event or action triggered by a customer.

SMS in Salons
Published: 22 October 2019

Does it annoy you when someone misses their appointment? The wax is ready, or the nail polish laid out, everything is prepped, and, for whatever reason, your client does not arrive. Missed appointments are not only frustrating, they affect revenue and can also lead to a break down in the relationship between you and your client. Fortunately, SMS allows for personal and direct communication with your clients that has proven to reduce "no shows" and keep them coming back. Take a look at the top ways SMS is being used in the beauty industry.

SMS in Retail Stores
Published: 21 August 2019

SMS is now proving to be a vital tool in the monitoring of in-store systems and processes. From temperature management to security alerts, the wide reach and instantaneous nature of SMS means that more businesses are relying on this channel to get their messages across. Here are 4 innovative ways that SMS can be used by retail stores.

SMS Assists in Online Sales
Published: 20 August 2019

The e-Commerce industry relies heavily on efficient delivery, reliable communication and ultimately, customer satisfaction, which is why many key players in the industry have turned to SMS to help streamline their processes. Take a look at how SMS is securing, enhancing and enabling the online shopping experience.

Six Reasons to choose SMS
Published: 09 February 2019

SMS has been around for almost as long as mobile phones have, making it the pioneer of mobile messaging platforms. Modern companies still use and trust this old technology to get their important messages in front of their customers. Here are 6 reasons why.

How to choose an SMS service provider
Published: 08 January 2019

In the increasingly competitive space of SMS technology, choosing the right SMS provider for your business demands more than a simple price comparison. Although cost is important, there are a number of other aspects that should be taken into account before settling with an SMS provider.

2018

How to integrate with the SMS API from PHP
Published: 09 November 2018

Our most popular API is the HTTP to SMS API. This is a RESTful API that uses simple query parameters via URLs, however, we encourage our clients to use POST requests when submitting a request to our server. Using a POST request means that the data will be secure inside the body of the POST request and not appended as URL parameters.

What is the difference between A2P and P2P SMS messaging?
Published: 09 October 2018

P2P (Person-to-Person/Peer-to-Peer) messaging is the process of exchanging SMS messages between one mobile phone and another via a valid mobile network.

What is an SMS API?
Published: 09 July 2018

An API (Application Programming Interface) is a means by which the functions of a computer program (such as the BulkSMS service) can be made available to another computer program (such as the notification component of an online booking website). This is made possible by using a standard, which is made known to the programmers of both programs.

How to send bulk text messages from an iPad
Published: 22 June 2018

Do you need to send SMS messages to large groups straight from your iPad without having to individually select each contact? The BulkSMS app is available for download from iStore and allows for the easy sending of group SMS messaging.

What is bulk SMS messaging?
Published: 02 June 2018

Bulk SMS messaging is a legacy description for application-to-person SMS messaging services. It refers specifically to the sending of large number of SMS messages to the mobile phones of a predetermined group of recipients.

SMS Shortcode. An explanation
Published: 22 May 2018

An SMS short code is a 5 digit number to which an SMS text message can be sent. Short codes are often used by businesses to allow customers to opt-in to their SMS campaigns, alert services, or to enter SMS competitions. At BulkSMS.com we offer two types of SMS shortcode solutions.

What is two-factor authentication and what are the benefits?
Published: 09 April 2018

Two-factor authentication (2FA), also known as multiple-step verification, is a process by which a user's identity is double checked to determine their legitimacy. In most cases, an online account holder will be required to present two separate passwords in order access their account.

Sending SMS messages from your PC
Published: 06 April 2018

Bulk SMS messaging, as of the late 1990's, has become a central communication tool for businesses and organizations across the globe. Due to the popularity of bulk SMS services, there are many platforms available to suit the needs of anyone wanting to send bulk SMS messages.

Sending SMS messages
Published: 15 March 2018

Unlike most SMS messaging solutions available, using the internet to send bulk SMS messages means that you can access your account and send SMS messages from anywhere in the world using an internet enabled device. The BulkSMS Web to SMS solution does just that.

Sending text messages from your iPhone
Published: 13 February 2018

Sending a mass text message to a contact group from an iPhone can be time-consuming if doing so directly from the built in SMS messaging capabilities available on the device. When sending a group SMS message, iPhone users are required to individually select and add each contact to the recipient list...

Benefits of SMS
Published: 10 January 2018

SMS remains an essential part of communication and marketing strategies. Over and above providing a simple and cost-effective way of communicating with customers, the benefits of SMS are hard to ignore. Below we outline just a few.

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