ClickSend is a cloud-based service that allows you to send and receive SMS, Email, Voice, Fax, and Letters to and from anywhere in the globe.
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ClickSend SMS + hunterCreate Lead to hunter from New Incoming SMS in ClickSend SMS Read More...
ClickSend SMS + hunterCreate Recipent to hunter from New Incoming SMS in ClickSend SMS Read More...
hunter + ClickSend SMSCreate Contact List to ClickSend SMS from New Lead in hunter Read More...
hunter + ClickSend SMSSend Voice in ClickSend SMS when New Lead is created in hunter Read More...
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Triggers when a new incoming sms is received.
Triggers when a new campaign is available to your account.
Triggers when a new lead is created.
Creates a new contact in a list.
Creates a new contact list.
Delete specific contact from list based on the contact ID.
Delete a specific contact list.
Sends a new fax.
Send a new MMS.
Sends an A4 PDF document via the post. The PDF is printed, folded, inserted into an envelope and posted to any address globally.
Sends a postcard via the post. The PDF is printed and delivered to any address globally.
Sends a new SMS.
Sends a new SMS to a list of contacts.
Send a Voice Text-to-speech message to a mobile phone or landline.
Creates a new lead.
Adds a recipient to one of your ongoing campaigns.
Welcome to ClickSend SMS. This is James and this is my review of ClickSend SMS.
So let's take a look at the integration. So the first thing I'm going to do is login to my ClickSend account... Now, I'll click on hunter and I'll click on 'settings'. And then you can see they have a few options for integrating your ClickSend SMS account with your hunter account. You can integrate with MailChimp, Aweber, GetResponse, Campaign Monitor, WordPress...
Now, today we're going to go with MailChimp because all of our traffic comes through MailChimp so it makes sense for us. So I'm going to sign up to MailChimp through hunter. That's super easy. And then I'll click 'save' and it'll ask me to add a new list. I'll click 'create a new list', I'll name it 'blog subscribers'. And then I'm going to click 'create'. And now, that list will be attached to this campaign. It'll also give me some options if this is my first time using MailChimp. So let's say I want to get started, so I'll just click 'yes' here. And then it'll ask me about my design preferences. I'll leave those as they are, and then I'm going to click 'save'. And now, everything is configured within MailChimp and it's ready to go.
Now, hunter takes care of all of the sending for you. All you have to do is configure MailChimp with your ClickSend account so that they know how to communicate with each other. Now, in order for you to receive your clicks, that's what I'm doing here, you have to have a verified account with ClickSend. So let's take a look at how that process works. So the first thing I'm going to do is go back to ClickSend and I'm going to login. And then the first thing I'm going to do is update my payment information because the credit card I used when I made the account has expired by now. So I'm going to update that and then I'm going to click 'proceed'. You can see here that we're all set. So let's go back to hunter and click refresh and take a look at our account again.
And now you can see here that I have a few clicks from ClickSend SMS so that means the integration is working! And now, before we get started with the rest of the review, let's take a look at what you get when you purchase ClickSend SMS. The first thing you get is unlimited outgoing messages and you also get your own personal shortcode which makes it easy for you to track your messages and gives you a unique number for each of your subscribers.
Now, one of the main benefits right away is that it's very easy to setup and use compared to other SMS providers like Twilio or SendHub because all you have to do is login into your ClickSend account and you're ready to send messages! No need to worry about phone numbers or any of that stuff. Another benefit is that it's really inexpensive compared to other providers who charge per message or per month. With ClickSend SMS, you only pay for one month at a time and the price per month is $24 plus tax. That's pretty cheap compared to most other providers out there! And if you confirm or re-confirm your billing information on time, each month will be discounted automatically by 10%. So if you pay for 3 months at once, that means your 3rd month will be free!
Now, even though you only pay $24 plus tax per month, you still get a ton of features included with ClickSend SMS including web tracking reports which are easy to read and help track your conversions easily as well as your payments. You also get an auto responder which allows your subscribers to subscribe and unsubscribe as well as manage their preferences easily from any device without having to text them! Another feature is tracking links which are useful for affiliate marketing or getting more email subscribers as well as social media links which allow people to fplow you on social media sites like Twitter or Facebook directly from your message!
Another great feature is scheduling which allows you to schedule when your subscriber should receive their next message from you! You can even schedule daily messages for days of the week. There are also many different ways for your subscribers to respond to your messages including by clicking on links within the message itself! You can also put custom fields in your message as well as an image so your subscribers can see what they're clicking on. Another feature is smartphone support which allows your subscribers to check their messages directly from their smartphone in just seconds instead of waiting for them to receive their message via text and then checking their phone later!
So let's take a look at how easy it is to do all these things and more using ClickSend SMS! So let's go back into our account here and we'll log in again... And then we'll click on 'messages'. And now we're in our message center where we can manage all of our subscribers' accounts! You can see here that I have two test accounts right now which allow me to make sure everything is working properly before I target my real subscribers...
So let's take a look at our first subscriber account here... Let's take a look at his preferences... We can see here that he wants daily messages every day between 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM and he doesn't want any messages outside of those times... He also doesn't want any images in his message but we can see he does want links! He doesn't want any links outside of those hours either. And he only wants one message per day... So let's go ahead and manage his preferences... And now we can take a look at our second subscriber account here... Let's take a look at her preferences...
We can see here that she wants weekly messages every Sunday between 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM and she doesn't want any messages outside of those times... She also doesn't want any images in her message but we can see she does want links! She doesn't want any links outside of those hours either. And she only wants one message per week... So let's go ahead and manage her preferences... Now we can go back into our message center again... And then we can go into our campaign manager here... And then we're ready to start managing our campaigns! The first thing we're going to do is choose the type of campaign we want...
So we'll choose the first option here which is 'broadcast'. And then we'll choose which types of subscribers we want in this campaign... So we'll choose the first option here which includes everyone who has opted in for our list... Now we're ready to choose what we want in our broadcast... So the first thing we want is an email template because this will be the subject line of our message as well as an intro paragraph, body paragraphs, signature line, footer lines, image and then links! So let's take a look at what each of these things look like... So let's start by setting up our email template... So right away, it asks us if this message is part of a series... So if this message is part of a series then we don't have anything else we need to do because it already knows what email templates we used in previous messages so it'll just copy it over for us automatically! But since this is our first message, we need to create an email template from scratch...
So let's click 'no' here and now it gives us some options regarding what information goes into our email template... Now, we already know what email address this subscriber uses based on their preferences so we don't need to put that into the email address field but since they're using an @gmail.com address, let's select Gmail and put their full email address in here because Gmail allows them to view images inline which makes it easier for them to see what they're clicking on... Now let's select their name from their preferences... Their name goes right here in the 'name' field. Next up is their city and state... Let's enter San Francisco for both of these fields because San Francisco has millions of people living there so there are more potential customers than if this subscriber lived somewhere like Cporado Springs which has less than 500,000 people living there. Now, since this subscriber opted in for automated emails from us before, there's no need for them to confirm their subscription when they receive this message so let's select 'No Confirmation Email'... Since this subscriber hasn't opted out of automated emails from us yet, there's no need for
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