Ever wonder how to add subscribers to your text marketing campaigns from your website? It's possible with a little bit of HTML and the Marketing 360® Text app.
Your community needs to text your custom 10-digit long number to subscribe, and this little bit of HTML generates the text for them so all they have to do is hit send!
Hyperlink text to generate the text to subscribe
Note: This HTML needs to be added to the HTML content editor. It will not work on a front-end, visual editor. If you're on Websites 360®, add an HTML block to the page and add this snippet.
Find the exact place in the page where you want to request text subscribers and paste this HTML code. It's different HTML for Android and iOS users, so you may want to consider a double button option with "Click here for Android" and "Click here for iOS".
You'll notice a subtle difference in the code. Android messaging apps use the question mark (?) after the phone number to text, while iMessage uses an ampersand (&).
<a href="sms:XXX-XXX-XXXX?>Android user? Subscribe to texts now!</a>
<a href="sms:XXX-XXX-XXXX&>iOS user? Subscribe to texts now!</a>
The two examples above shows the text that you want to display on the front-end of the website. It's the text that will be hyperlinked and can be customized to whatever you want to say. Replace the XXX-XXX-XXXX with your custom 10-digit long code. If you like, you can also customize the bolded text above with something unique for your business.
The user experience from the front end
As someone using the website with this hyperlinked subscription option, the experience for clicking it is different depending on which device the user is on.
Desktop users will use any messaging app that is connected. If there is nothing connected, users will typically see a pop-up looking for which messaging app to connect to the website. Then, it'll create a text with the message ready to send to your custom 10-digit long phone number.
Mobile users will be redirected to their messaging app with a text containing the message ready to send to your custom 10-digit long phone number.
All they have to do is hit "send" on their messaging app and they'll be subscribed to your business' text marketing.