I would like to communicate specials via text to cell
Jun 15, 2022
This will be coming soon. Stay tuned!
We have a few things to button up, but it may be available as early as this summer depending on the rollout plan. We'll keep this thread updated as things evolve.
In addition to creating email reminders for an event, having the ability to allow an opt-in for a text message reminder would be a useful feature. Any possibility this is being considered?
This is a great idea, thanks for posting! I can't speak for a timeframe but the ideas shared here help detemine future updates so keep posting!
Text reminders are a GREAT idea, let's start there ....
I'd also like to see the option added for emails & surveys too!
For example ...
If a registrant would like to add text notifications to their profile, upon signing up, Constant Contact would then include a text message to those recipients either instead of or in addition to an email being sent to them.
These text messages should contain links to things like an event landing page, a survey, the events calendar, or even a "sent" email. This text message could go to all event registrants or any "list" of people for that matter.
All of this would make Constant Contact an even more useful tool for all users.
Thanks for listening!
Unfortunately we do not offer a feature like this at this time but thanks for posting this feedback!
Interested in adding text to contact list for instant messages.
We offer a text to join feature which allows people to join your list via text message. Click Contacts > SignUp Tools and then Text To Join to set this up.
It would REALLY be nice if you would add SMS/text option as reminders for Events. This would help increase attendance for some events!
Long Beach Public Library would like to request development of a text messaging feature. Please contact Jill Thank you.
YES! We need SMS capability, including maintaining phone #'s for SMS in Contacts. 20% of my Contacts prefer texting over email.
Hannah, is the Text-to-Join feature only for joining the email list? Not for receiving our campaigns by sms text, correct?
I would like to have a response button to text back to us. It adds another response option to our emails. Especially helpful for emails opened on mobile device.
All we would need is an SMS contact list. Then we can send a text link to the campaign page on our website or on CC's website. We don't have to send the whole campaign out via text. Just the ability to SMS 1-2 lines of text to a large group of customers would work great!
I spoke with a representative today that explained that you do not provide text marketing, but put me on a list to the developers that I have requested this type of service. But, after reading that this has been requested since 2014, I am curious what direction the developers are going in. I can use a third party integration with Constant Contact, but that would just eliminate Constant Contact since my customer lists are constantly updated and stored in QuickBooks and not Constant Contact. We would happily pay the additional premium to use this service withing Constant Contact rather than use a third party as we love using Constant Contact for the ease of use.
I agree that SMS is a spectacular idea and very necessary in the phone age. Too many people don't even use email any more. We still get a big response to our emails, but not as big as it used to be even when we had a much smaller number of contacts. We boost the response by posting ads in social media with the newsletter, which does help a lot. But SMS would give us a HUGE boost and carry us well into the future! SMS please!
This is a great idea. As it is, I have a great "phone tree" type service that includes this already for free and I can add a link back...it is an extra step but it works.
I want to be able to text up to 1,000 people at once. Looks like you don't have this option. Oh well.
Hello @JeffZ ,Thanks for reaching out to us with this feedback! Were you creating an event campaign or were you using the RSVP block in your email when you were looking for a similar feature? Are you looking for the ability to send out text message reminders, or would this be for you to reach out separately?
This is part of the event campaign. We currently manually create email reminders to registrants and I send them out two days before the event. Researching Demco Software: Signup offers an option for automatic wait-lists and allows the user to decided how they are reminded of an event (text or email).
I am looking for the ability to send out a text message reminder to those who registered for an event. The manual email reminders only see about a 50% open rate and I see a 30%+ drop off rate at the event.
Hello @CynthiaR176,What are you looking to do exactly with text campaigns? Are you looking to send out a text version of your campaign out? Do you want to text users a blurb with a link to your campaign? Are you looking for a different functionality all together?
A short blurb with a link to the campaign would be perfect for me.
It would be great to have the ability to text clients.
Many members of our church do not have email addresses. We need to send information to them via text. Will this option ever be available?
This would be great as long as Constant Contact doesn't start adding that on as another paid item. I think we should be able to run a/b tests and not be charged as well as social media plans etc. The costs keep going up and up.
We use both CC and One Call Now. Would love to be able to do away with one and just use the other. I know people like CC better but it doesn't offer SMS or other similar OCN features. The ability to send both email and texts, to have recipients be able to opt out of one or both would be great too. To be able to track who opened etc would also be helpful. Basically, heh, have the development team go to One Call Now, see what they offer and adopt those aspects CC doesn't Highly recommend this and imagine it would attract a whole new fan base.
I am had an opportunity 2 years ago to use TEXT marketing, that along with your current platform would be off the charts!
Hi everyone! While we continue looking into adding a SMS tool directly in our system, we're happy to announce users can now connect their accounts with EZ Texting. We recognize it is not a solution to this feature request, it is something we suggest in the meantime.
Being able to send the email campaign with Image and info as a text msg, VERY POWERFULL! You can place this feature were we schedule the email to go out or scheduled for later. Within our contact information there's a place for the phone number. Why not use it? If they don't open there email on time. They will still get it by text. There's no way we mis, MARK BOARD BULLS EYE!. That's what the new CC logo looks like. (BULLS EYE) If we cant get them one way, we get them the other. With this feature alone we would get way ahead of "THE MONKEY GUYS" THIS IS A VERY POWERFULL TOOL.
PS. I've been with CC for quite some time now, Im holding my breath!
DESEO SABER PORQUE AL REGISTARME EN CONSTACT CONTACT ME DICE:
Hemos desactivado temporalmente su cuenta de Constant Contact. Comuníquese con Atención al cliente para que podamos resolver el problema y reactivar su cuenta.
Y QUE ME SALGA ESTO ????
Continuaremos facturando su cuenta durante este tiempo.
FACTURANDO ??? A QUE SE REFIERE QUE ME VAN A COBRAR ???? NO HE HECHO USO DE NINGUN SEGUNDO DE ESTO. TAMPOCO PUEDO LLAMAR A ESOS NUEMERO DEL EXTRANJERO. AYUDA POR FAVOR
Was wondering if I would ever be able to send a text message about upcoming event or live presentation via a TEXT message. So many people have given me feedback that they have too many emails and so mine get lost in the sea of emails. Currently I text some of my clients with a, just sent you an email so that they see it and can respond to it.
What do you think? being able to send a Text message to a group as a campaign would be a great benefit.
Hi @KatherineK116 at this time being able to send contacts a notification through text message. But the good news is this is definitely a feature request we are collecting feedback on! In fact I have merged your post into a larger thread on this idea. The more votes and request a thread receives the higher of a priority it can be given by our Product Team.
Is EZ the only texting app to connect to constant contact. It only works in the USA and Canada?
I too am interested in communicating via both email and text from one platform using one set of customer contact data
It would be helpful to have an update on when SMS messaging will be available. I would also suggest allowing more than 7 data columns for a Contact List. I like that they are customizable, but I currently need about 15 columns to easily visualize and manage my contacts.
Do you think an SMS option will be coming soon from CC? Are you looking for any BETA testing sites with small volume perhaps?
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