Understanding SMS Segments and MMS

2 min read SMS and Segments Do you remember when your text messages were limited to 160 characters? They still are…kinda. SMS messages still limited to 160 simple characters, which are called ‘segments’, in order to fit network limitations. So if somebody sends a message with 300 characters, the message is broken down into two segments of 160…

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Disclosure, Opt-in, Opt-out & Help: How to Do It

3 min read Intro Disclosure/consent text, opt-in messages, opt-out messages and help messages should all be considered when your business starts texting. Depending on how you plan on leveraging text messaging will impact how you go about putting these things into place. We’ll give you some examples of what should be included within these texts for you to…

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How to get Consent to Text with your Customers

2 min read Texting with your customers or prospects doesn’t start until you have one thing, permission from the individual. For the most part, it just comes down to texting people who want to be texted; but you should be aware of what the industry defines as obtaining consent for how you use text messaging. We’ll go over what constitutes consent for various use cases, as well as let you know a few…

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New Requirements to Text with 10DLC: The Campaign Registry

3 min read There are new industry standards that require Beetexting to register your text message usage with The Campaign Registry, a registry formed by wireless carriers to provide a reliable experience for businesses and consumers.   Overview  The evolution of business texting continues. Mobile Network Operators, or wireless carriers, have grouped together to form what is called The Campaign Registry. The Campaign Registry was put together…

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How to Use Lists to Increase Sales and Reduce Costs

3 min read Intro Within Beetexting, tags are the foundation of your lists. A tag can be applied to any contact, all the contacts sharing the same tag will be put on their own list together. You can then send promotional messages to those lists. Just like any form of marketing, creating detailed lists to send your marketing to can increase your success and lower…

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Your Success Team

2 min read Intro Hello! And thank you for using Beetexting. My name is Alex and I am a member of the Customer Success team here at Beetexting. We are not your typical “Customer Service/Support Reps”. While we are in fact your touchpoint to Beetexting for whatever platform support you need, we are also here as your resource to strategize the most effective ways…

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Promotional Texting for Business, How to Do It

3 min read Intro to Promotional Text Messaging Promotional text messaging can be an extremely powerful tool, especially when digital marketing is being turned on its head by data and privacy issues. When you text, you can count on your information or promotion getting in front of the people that are most likely to be interested in it, while a social media campaign…

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Some Business Texting Best Practices

3 min read Intro Working in a new environment can be daunting, but it can also offer a great opportunity to expand! And we’re here to help you along the way. Here are a few ideas to help keep your texting operations running smoothly.     Declare who you are  When does this apply? All the time, whenever you start texting with someone.  Could…

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Toll-Free vs. Long Codes (Local Numbers)

2 min read Let’s start by saying that we are here to help you choose what kind of phone number best fits your needs. Text MEET to 309-605-0723 to schedule a call with the customer success team to discuss your use case and what type of number is best for you.   What are toll-free numbers? What are local numbers (or more…

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What are Opt-Outs and How Can You Avoid them?

2 min read An opt-out gives consumers the ability to avoid receiving communications in the future. When your business is texting with an individual, they have the ability to opt-out at any time. In fact, all it takes is for them to reply STOP to one of your messages and they will never receive messages from your phone number again.   This is a…

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