Differences between bulk sms scheduling and sms autoresponder service

Posted on October 12th, 2017

If you have been a regular user of smsmarketingportal.com services, You’ll get to notice that there are two automation services on the site, for sending sms messages. One is the regular bulk sms scheduler and the other is the sms autoresponder scheduler service.

In understanding the difference between scheduling in Bulk sms service and sms autoresponder services we have to first go back and fully understand what bulk sms and sms autoresponders are all about.

Bulk sms messaging is the dissemination of large numbers of SMS messages for delivery to mobile phones via the use of the internet. Bulk sms messaging is commonly used by media companies, enterprises, banks (for marketing and fraud control) and many other consumer brands for a variety of purposes including entertainment, enterprise and mobile marketing.

Bulk messaging is commonly used for alerts, reminders, marketing but also for information and communication between both staff and customers.

Now we come to what sms autoresponder service is all about before we talk about its scheduling capabilities. SMS Autoresponder is the sending of pre-compiled messages and campaigns to mobile phone numbers who have triggered the “AUTORESPONSE” by sending in a pre-designated keyword or code to a specific mobile number (Longcode or Shortcode) of the auto response system. To get an sms autoresponse and other follow up messages automatically, the person must opt-in.

Back to what we’re discussing, when we say “Bulk sms scheduling”? It simply means arranging pre-compiled messages on your bulk sms portal service to be sent out at a future specified and timed date/time. This scheduled message can be set to send up to a year in the future depending on the bulk sms service platform you are subscribed to. Cool Right? You can even schedule SMS messages to go out to yourself, to remind you of any events, meetings or what groceries you need to pick up at the end of the day.

As per sms autoresponder, you can help people like colleagues or church members subscribe to a series of messages you have pre-set. They simply text in with a code or keyword and on an hourly, weekly, daily or monthly basis (whichever one you choose), they’ll get the message. This is perfect for, say a Pastor, who wants his members to subscribe to a daily bible reading devotional. You can even set the sms autoresponder to assign ticketing or set numbers for an event thus using it as a logistics solution.


Here are a few more differences between  Bulk sms scheduling and autoresponder scheduling service


1) Bulk sms scheduling involves the sender computing the intended phone numbers (recipients) of the scheduled bulk sms into the system and then scheduling (setting it up) the message to be broadcast a particular date/time in the future SMS Autoresponder scheduling involves the campaign designer first of all creating a particular “KEYWORD” relevant to the intended campaign rather than computing phone numbers. Autoresponse messages are then scheduled to be disseminated at different times in the future depending on recipients who send in the keyword


2) Bulk sms scheduled messages can be received only ONCE by the intended recipient entered into the system after the message has been scheduled. Once the message is sent and delivered, the chain is broken. SMS Autoresponder messages scheduling can be set up in such a way that different messages are received MULTIPLE times and at different intervals. Once the keyword is sent into the autoresponse system by the intended recipient and the first message is received, messages will continue to be received and the chain remains intact.


3) Bulk sms scheduling is limited in its reminder and campaign capabilities therefore cannot be used effectively in mobile marketing or events/product awareness due to its short life span, Meanwhile sms autoresponder messageshttp://smsmarketingportal.com/sms-autoresponder/ are unlimited in a sense and have endless campaign and awareness capabilities. So therefore they can be scheduled in such a manner to serve as a reminder for an upcoming event, sales, occasion e.t.c and scheduled to terminate after the intended mobile marketing or awareness has been created.


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