Yes, you can schedule SMS and also select the specific time zone you want the SMS to be delivered. Step 1: When you fill in all the details for your campaign, you get two options. One is “Schedule” and second is “Send as Flash”.
Step 2: Click on Schedule
Step 3: If you click on time zone option , multiple time zones for different countries can be seen for the same as follows; select your specific time zone and click on “Schedule Now”
For every campaign the real time analysis is generated at every second. Different types of reports are generated like analysis report, sent report, schedule report and MIS report. This data can be downloaded with required filters. All the reports give us the results for delivery of the submitted campaigns in detail.
Unicode SMS allows you to run a campaign in a language, in which you have opted the content for. For example: If you want to send the SMS to all your customers in Hindi there are two steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Translate the content in the required language for your campaign (in this case it’s Hindi). You can use https://translate.google.com/ for any content conversion.
Step 2: Select the “Unicode” option before clicking on Send Now
Result for this would be, the SMS would be sent in Hindi.
Number of SMS character determines the number of messages generated. For Normal SMS, one message is equal to 160 characters. For Unicode SMS, one message is equal to 70 characters. Note: When you exceed even one character in the message, it will be considered as two messages.
Blocked numbers are the ones who won’t receive any campaigns from the panel. Following are the steps to add blocked numbers:
Step 1: Sign in to the Saino First Application>Click on Bulk SMS> Manage>Blocked Numbers
Step 2: Click on “Add Blocked Number”
Step 3: Add the numbers and click on “SAVE”
Step 4: Also you can import a list from your computer/laptop and add multiple contact numbers together at once
Sender ID is a unique six character string which is used while sending out the campaigns. Following are the steps to add Sender ID: Step 1: Sign in to the Saino First Application>Click on Bulk SMS>Manage >Sender ID
Step 2: Click on “Add Sender ID”
Step 3: Fill in the details to add the sender ID
Step 4: After completing the details, click on “Save”
Step 5: You can see the Sender ID created and the status as waiting for approval
Step 6: While doing campaigns select the approved sender ID you had already created
Template is a pre-decided content with a title name. Template is made because it makes easy for re-sending the campaigns. Here are a few steps for creating a template: Step 1: Sign in to the Saino First Application>Click on Bulk SMS> Manage>Templates
Step 2: Click on “Add Template” button
Step 3: Fill in the details to add the template
Step 4: After completing the details, click on “Add Template”
Step 5: You can see the template created
Step 6: While doing campaigns just avoid the manual work and select the template you have already created
To Numbers box can be used to copy-paste the number from any Excel/Text file or you can type the numbers manually. Bulk upload means uploading many contact numbers together. Bulk upload not only helps in avoiding the manual work of typing each contact number but also helps in directly uploading the file on the list of the contact numbers. Note: Only text, csv and excel files are allowed for uploading.
Route is a pathway through which the campaigns are executed. Majorly there are two types of route which are Transactional and Promotional in nature. Transactional: In this route, only customer’s transactions are intimated to them and no restrictions of DND and Non-DND contact numbers. For Example: OTP messages, Debit amount messages, Credited amount messages and many more. Promotional: In this route, all types of festive, seasonal offers and promotional messages are sent out to the customers. For Example: Discount Offers, Announcements, Cashback Offers and many more.
The procedure for executing international campaign remains the same, the only difference is when it comes to the country code that we are mentioning. All the campaigns will follow the same steps and the price will be converted according to the currency of that particular country by the panel automatically.
Customised SMS is where you can address each and every customer with their own specific details.
For Example: Name, Account Number, etc. These examples will help the customers to know the minutest detail of the message and that will make them aware.
In case of transactional SMS, user will be clear if the SMS is for him/her and will be alert with the transactions made. In promotional SMS, the user will feel special about knowing the offer that it is customised and delivered to them in person.
SMS can reach anyone and everyone who owns a mobile phone (irrespective of with or without internet connection). Intimating your end users with their transactions and new offers can keep them interested and also attract them respectively, which in the end would increase your customer base. SMS is an easy way to reach the potential customers and is the non-expensive service on this particular platform.
DND numbers: All the transactional SMS are delivered to the end client without any obstacles and the promotional SMS can’t be delivered to the DND numbers (as they are already blocked from the service of promotional SMS). Non-DND: All transactional and promotional SMS are delivered to Non-DND numbers.