You are the secretary of your association. You have a file containing the wedding dates of your members and you will like to send good will messages on the corresponding dates. You also desire to personalize the message with their names.
This means each message will be unique and dynamically generatedwith different times of delivery. But the Sender ID will be constant for all the messages.
The CSV file
The CSV file might look like the one below.
The CSV Format
Notice that the first column contains the phone numbers with the header as PHONE.
- The second column contains the day of delivery with header as XTIME
- The third column header is XSENDER which contains the unique Sender IDs for each messages.
- Columns 4 to 6 utilizes #SmartTag#. You can learn more about SmartTags here
These are required to ensure delivery of this type of SmartSchedule.
The SmartSchedule Web Page
In this case, the SmartSchedule web page will like the sample shown below.
Sender ID : This is what will be seen by recipient as the sender of the message.
Message : The message to be sent to the recipients on the CSV file. You will notice that since the CSV uses #SmartTags#, the corresponding SmartTags holders are also used in the message.
Select CSV file : The CSV file we created above will be uploaded to this box.
Use Common Year : Since what we have is their wedding dates, we set a common year to ensure delivery for the current year.
Common Time : We want all the messages to deliver by 6:30am, therefore we selected a common time for all the messages.
DND Management Option : This can be set at desired.
Finally, we hit the SEND SMS button. The messages will be uploaded and scheduled as desired. The next page, after successful schedule shows the messages and their time of delivery. This gives you the opportunity to ensure that the messages have been scheduled correctly.
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