Automatically send a welcome message when someone subscribes

Texta provides just the smartest, easy to use auto responders feature anywhere. You will be amazed and wonder, … why hasn’t anyone else thought of this?

If you have created a registration form for your web site, and now want to be super clever and send those that sign up, via your web site form, a special welcome message, then

From the messages Tab

  • Click the ‘Create new SMS campaign’ button
  • Give your message a name – ‘Welcome message’ sounds good.
  • Select the mailing list that you want the new registrations to be added too
  • Click the ‘Add ALL recipients’ button
  • Click ‘Build Campaign’ under the Broadcast SMS option
  • Type your new message. Remember to use smart tags to personalise your message
  • Click on ‘Save and continue to next step’ button

Do not click the ‘Schedule Campaign’ but Exit the Create a SMS message screen by clicking on the ‘Automation Tab

From the Auomation Tab

  • Click the ‘Create a new Auto Responder’ button
  • Give you Auto Responder a name. Something clever like ‘Welcome Auto Responder’
  • From the ‘Select an event trigger’ drop down menu select Subscribes
  • Check the box next to the mailing list that your registration form was set up to feed (same as list you selected in above step) OR you can select to send whenever anyone signs up to ANY of your lists.
  • Skip the matches the following additional conditions – Advanced feature.
  • From the ‘then send SMS based on’ drop down menu select the message you created in the above step. In this case ‘Welcome Message’ campaign
  • From the ‘Send this’ box you can choose to send the message immediately after the person subscribes or to delay sending by a set amount of time.
  • Click the ‘Create Auto Responder’ button

Congratulation! Autoresponder has now been created and all those registering on your web site will receive your most welcoming SMS after they have registered

One more thing. A copy of your Message, in this example ‘Welcome Message’ is placed into the SMS Templates folder – found on the Message Tab. It is this copy that will be used by the Auto Responder.